(clothing) labels of the month

i basically only wear label related t-shirts nowadays. so, because the weather is so unthinkably fine right now, and in light of there being plenty of very sexy music related tees out there, i thought i would do a one-off round up of some threads worth checking.

the first thing to note is how the game has changed in the last few years. who remembers when richie hawtin first launched his own clothesline; scarves, beach towels and so on? i do, and i remember the backlash. shouts of ‘sell out’ reverberated around the internet but in 2013 it seems you aren’t anyone without your own t-shirt designs, tote bags or, in the case of omar s, ice trays.

of course, a good place to start if you’re after some house and techno related clobber is the millionhands site. it gets new designs on a regular basis and teams up with some of the best labels and club brands out there, as we learnt in this interview a while ago. aside from there, though, plenty of places are offering them direct…

scott grooves

under appreciated detroit house innovator has recently launched a couple of new designs and this is what he had to say to me on the matter.

“when i’m inspired to create, i like to the freedom to go in many directions which can vary from colors, shapes, even equations. as long as i reach my destination of the viewer being subtly made aware of something he hadn’t given much thought to, much like myself. to some a blank t-shirt is just that, a blank t-shirt, but to me it’s a canvas. believe it or not this helps me stay refreshed in my music. we all know what happens when a person does not find ways to refresh himself. for me it goes beyond just club gear, it’s how i stay creative, refreshed and myself.”

you can check them out and order on scott’s website.


the dutch label has been doing its own range for a while, but just recently have completely updated their selections with some brand new designs. now not only can you get the latest delsin logo in a range of nice earthy colours on great quality tops, but so too can you get some with angular, futurist designs on by graphic specialist delta, the same man who does much of the label’s album artwork. have a scan of them at delsinrecords.com


there is but one t-shirt design available from underground french outlet skylax. it’s their bold gold logo printed on a black t-shirt, but to sweeten the deal when you order, you also get a free record of choice from the imprint’s classic sounding house and techno back catalogue, decent! check them out at skylax.com


workshop turn out semi-regular new designs and the latest is a peach from airbag. it features the logo subtly on the front with a big old phone printed on the back and comes in a very suave asphalt grey colour. you can get them on the phonica site along with a few other, older deigns.

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