7.26.2015

CAT COVEN "CAT BUTT" PIN

http://www.catcovenshop.com/product/cat-butt-cloisonne-lapel-pin?ref=category-accessories-lapel-pins
I love my cat, but she can be such a butthead sometimes. I think all cats have it somewhere in their DNA. I mean even when they're happy, they greet you with a butt to the face. Channel this devil(cat)-may-care attitude with Cat Coven's "Cat Butt" pin. If patches are more your thing, the design is also available as a small patch or 9"x13" back patch. Get your feline fix at catcovenshop.com.

7.25.2015

SAD TRUTH "REPLACEMENT DADS" PIN PACK

http://www.sadtruthsupply.com/products/13688694-replacement-dads-pin-pack
Sad Truth plays homage to music icons Ian Mackaye and Henry Rollins with the "Replacement Dads" pin pack. Illustrated by Tristan Douglas and immortalized in nickel plating, they'll bring instant punk rock credibility to any battle vest. You can find it along with other great pins and patches in Sad Truth Supply's online shop.

REVERE COMPANY "WHO CUT THE CHEESE" PATCH

http://www.reverecompany.com/products/13593540-who-cut-the-cheese-patch
Revere Comany has so many rad new patches in stock, it was hard to decide which to write about. As soon as I saw this literal interpretation of the idiom of the same name, though, I knew I had a winner. Walk into a room of strangers rocking this "Who Cut the Cheese" patch and you'll learn who's on your wavelength pretty quickly. My mailman actually delivered the "Floor It" patch just as I was finishing this post; I definitely recommend picking it up if you're into sweet '70s vibes (it makes me want to go out and get a foot pedal right now for my shitty Hyundai Accent). Check out the entire catalog in their online store.

7.23.2015

7.21.2015

ORCUS BRAND "AXE MAN" PIN

http://www.orcusbrand.com/shop/axe-man
Orcus Brand has been hard at work building an impressive pin and patch collection, which includes this grumpy fella. "Axe Man" was a previously unused graphic created by Yaiagift until it found new life as a small but intimidating 1-1/2" enamel pin. Visit orcusbrand.com to purchase this bad boy.

THESE ARE THINGS "NO LIKES" PIN

No likes, no followers, no cares. Jen Adrion and Omar Noory of These Are Things have crafted a pin just for you loners out there. The "No Likes" pin is still available in the These Are Things webshop, and new things are dropping every Tuesday and Thursday. Follow them on Instagram to be among the first to hear about their latest patches, pins and prints.

7.20.2015

MEAN FOLK "TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT" & "BEAT IT NERD!" PATCHES

http://meanfolk.com/products/take-this-job-and-shove-it-patch
http://meanfolk.com/products/beat-it-nerd-patch-1
Mean Folk has been busy this month dropping new patches, pins, and shirts, as well as restocking old favorites. Among the mix are these two text only patches, both clean and straight to the point in their delivery but still brimming with the brand's signature bad attitude. I'm pretty sure most of you can relate to "Take this Job and Shove It" (at the very least on Monday mornings). "Beat It Nerd!" should silence any pesky know-it-all before they even open their mouth. Either one's rectangular shape is made to fit perfectly above the pocket of your favorite vest, jacket, or workshirt. Find them now at meanfolk.com.

7.19.2015

THE MSTRPLAN "PROJECT KILLROY" PATCH & PIN

http://www.themstrplan.com/product/killroy-i-patch
http://www.themstrplan.com/product/killroy-ii-pin

The story of the war-time graffiti "Kilroy Was Here" is a fascinating one, and although there seems to be a true explanation its origin, there are still multiple legends abound. One thing is for sure though, wherever images of this "Super G.I." appeared during combat, inevitably, Death was lurking too. The MSTRPLAN's "Project Killroy" is a clever reinterpretation of the legendary mark, and it's spot-on. I ordered the patch, and I'm going to head back for the pin soon if it doesn't sell out first. Grab one (or both) for yourself from the MSTRPLAN store, each less than $10 before shipping.

7.18.2015

DRESS CODE - #PINGAME

I've been spending a lot of money on patches and pins lately, and I know I'm not alone. They're popping up everywhere, and many sell out within days. I find out about most of them through Instagram by checking my favorite Instagram feeds - @patchgame, @patchthread, @pin_lord, and @pingrinz. Inspired by the great work they do, I figured I'd dedicate a week of posts to pins and patches from a few of my favorite brands. Some of them have been featured here before, some are new finds. I'll kick things off with the current set-up on my everyday jacket.

Top left to right:
Lost World Clothing "Planchette" (pin is sold out but you can still pick up the patch)
Death By Coffee "Devil"
These Are Things "Game Over" (still available thru Hello Holiday)
Joe King "ODPin"
Vintage "Mets #1" (via Bobs Sports Collectibles' eBay store)
Saint Frida "Muhajaba Saint Frida"
Explorer's Press x Dan Climan "Hobo"  

Bottom left to right:
Pink Bike Ralph "NJ Misfits"
No Fun Press "Trouble"
8-bit Zombie "Roadkill"
Vintage "Mile High Member" (via Bobs Sports Collectibles' eBay store) 
Luke Drozd "Cool Story Bro" 
Sixpoint Brewery "Culture"
A Heavy Death "In Death I Will Rest"

7.11.2015

LITTLE LAZIES "BUDDHA" FIGURINE

http://www.littlelazies.com/
Add a little piece of zen to your workspace, toy shelf or wherever with one of Little Lazies' new "Buddha". You can't help but look at these cheerful little dudes and smile. They'll be hitting littlelazies.com today, 07.11.15, and tomorrow at unspecified times in a blind-bag format; which means you might not know what color or pose you might end up receiving. I can guarantee without a doubt, though, that you'll be more than happy with the quality you'll receive. Follow Little Lazies on either Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a "hint" as to when they hit the store.

ELECTRIC ZOMBIE SUMMER 2015

Electric Zombie launched a new line and storefront yesterday, and it's full of a good mix of cartoon and horror nostalgia that will make any 80s or 90s kid at heart giddy. There's a ton of color, from the graphics to the shirts that they're printed on making them perfect for the summer. Lapel pins have also been added to the product line - check out that packaging! The stand-out piece is defintely the sleeveless "Thug" hoodie, which has been hand-textured by Kyle himself and embellished with pins and patches. I picked up the "Slapshot" tee because I own a few TMNT-themed shirts, but nothing like this. I also snagged the "Mikey" Pinhead, because I've been buying a bunch of lapel pins lately and have been waiting to find an awesome Turtles one. Of course all this great stuff is flying off the virtual shelves, so if this preview gets you excited, head over to Electric Zombie right now!

http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/invasion-t-shirt
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/plunger-t-shirt
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/turtle-killer-raw-edged-sleeveless-hoodie
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/critters-t-shirt
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/scotty-dye-sub-tee
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/shredder-t-shirt
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/pinhead-1
http://electriczombie.merchline.com/products/trashed-t-shirt