Can't See the Forest But for the Socks

Design by grayehound

226 Comments

slaterock
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graye! my god this turned out amazing. $5. BR strikes again!

mikemills
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That's beautiful, graye. 5$

Ian Leino
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You never cease to astound, Graye. My brain aches just trying to comprehend the amazingness of this design. $5!

Richard_Lee
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wow. this is really well done. great job.

wullagaru
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dear god this is beautiful ....i hate you and your abilities ...okay not really

lunchboxbrain
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great concept and amazing execution. 5

littlem

this looks really great!

jublin
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this is a sure winner graye. and the colors turned out amazing. awesome show great job!

Lupencia
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So beautiful, I'd buy it in a second 5$

little g
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Shit that's great $5

d3d
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yeah i'd say that's a print. pretty amazing.

mezo
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You have an eye for merging the outdoor enviroment with the human figure. I really love what you've done for this. It's poetic and abstract and still....good enough for a hunting contest.

5$

....I MISS YOU GUYS!

sonmi
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so sweet!

Tazocat

amazing!!

tracerbullet
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gee willickers, that's swell!

Luke...
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visually stunning...

chelly

$5

cbuchholz
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wow! just, wow. This turned out incredible! 5$$$

(matthijs)
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a 200% print, really awesome stuff! (I would loose the sun though...)

adamwhite
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BEYOND AMAZING!!!! $5

ryeofcali
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tripped out! unique original design 3 cheers $5

danrule
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Great piece man, but the title is weak-sauce.

So change it when this goes to cotton!

(matthijs)
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I was just about to say that, this shirt deserves a better title

castle
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efffing AMAZING!
$5

MooseDinner

The title should be "Can't see the forest for the socks" - no "but." I agree on taking out the sun; the rest is awesome, amazing use of negative space, and I think the title (minus "but") is really fitting for the design. I'm guessing that those who don't like the title just don't understand it, cause it's really good.

Max F
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one of the best design i ever seen

abeadle
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Just gorgeous, $5

pilihp
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turned out really great!

Glennz
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One of your best Graye, well done!

mezo
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OMG GLENNZ COMMENTED ON YOUR SUB!

grayehound
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ho lee cow

I never expected a response like this, that's for sure! Thanks everyone for such incredible feedback!

Oh, and I'll post a sun-less version in my blog about this one.

funkie fresh
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wow. this turned out GREAT!

adam antium
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graye, this is simply fantastic.
smells of print to me.
5$!

staffell
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bloody hell!

g-regulate
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...and we have a winner! $5

jstumpenhorst
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i have no doubt this will get printed. as others have said, and as more will say, one of the best. $5

shs2455

I fargin love this design!! LOVE that its Brown and Green!!

Mr Rocks
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You are just too clever somedays man. You actually make me sick with jealous rage...but I'll let you buy the beers in October with the prize money from this one man!! $5

fc gravy

this simply blows my mind!

$5!!!!!!!!!!

KABOOM!

tomburns
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2 designs submitted - Score now!

i can't compete with you all anymore! 5

DesignbyProxy
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ahhh I want poetic irony!

Outlaw01

Oh my! This is amazing!

WanderingBert
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A print for sure. If it isn't, i'm leaving. $5

helo

Absolutely gorgeous and clever ! :)

--- 5 --- and $$$ BUY $$$

dacat
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The best design I've seen for a while...amazing $5

flourpower

$5
You are absolutely amazing!

sonmi
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this will become a favorite threadless shirt of mine when it is printed!

TELP

i really need this to be printed!!!!!!!!! I'D WEAR IT EVERY DAY

aled
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I love the way you've made the grass detail double as pleats in the fabric. Awesome attention to detail. Makes me wish I had more patience. Well done. 5!

Lashford

very nice. 5.

pickledbib

this needs to be printed $5

valorandvellum
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This is so cool! Nice treatment on the grass and I love how you used the trees as a transitional element so it doesn't just abruptly end at the top. Great work!!

Ste7en
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I have no idea what this has to do with the great american hunter, but its incredibly well done

kooky love
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GREAT $5

Ava Adore

hot damn! this is the best design ive seen on here
chaaaaa-ching!

slaterock
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thelovefanclub, i don't think the idea of the "buck hunter" game is to respect nature:)

slaterock
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lol at ^^lovefanclub!

Edword
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WOW!!!


Cool use of negative space.

OOH_OOH
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Beautiful submission. I'll buy this.

nonolarson
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Wow that's crazy.

Ellsswhere
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I never thought it would turn out this nice when i saw the sketches... and 105 comments sooo quickly, im sure threadless will be emailing you pronto!

Raid71
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simply amazing

ir0cko
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LOVE IT! $5!

steven218
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absoloutely brilliant graye!
you got a classic in this one!

$$$$$ - and you might even surpass tesco's comment meter too

manlooon
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Hat's off to you, that really is a quality bit of work. 5

Recycledwax
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okay this is AMAZING!
great work, coloc, concept!
5$ and a buy for me!

Manos
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Guess who is getting printed :)

corey8

what everyone else said! 5

Bramish
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Congratulations

$5

Rockslide
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Awesome, awesome sub. I don't know how anyone could top that. I agree with MAKI on the sun and title but other than that it is pure gold. Clear a space for that huge machine in your basement.

lemonalle

yayayayay!

Gringz
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amazing

Robsoul
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holy moly! you and Ian, I swear. Looks perfect to me, can't see why there would be any objections. It's a piece about he distortion of reality, therefore the deer and the sun etc... makes perfect sense, I mean, there are shoes at the spaces of those trees ppl.

dollyclothespeg

I think this is the most comments I've ever seen!
Excellent $5

bortwein
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Crazy Beautiful! 5$

sonmi
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i can't get over this, for real.

AlinaT

$5

r.o.b.o.t.i.c.octopus
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i don't get it...it's garbage...


ACTUALLY, it's quite awesome.

good job! $5

andreuh

amazing
$5

Robinetti

NICE. High $5! Allright!

ladykat
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This...

is incredible.

YOU WIN!

livodl

Brilliant!

aled
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I dont care if those are Ronald McDonalds feet. This tee makes clown shoes cool. There are so many really good designs up right now - anyone else thinking of throwing in the towel and blogging full time? $5. Again.

Kojima
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The sun should be circular, not oval.

Kojima
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No one has done forest peering as good as this, though. This has a twist to it.

SarsyBawls

This is crazy awesome. $5

grayehound
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J-Ray, I agree with a lot of what you say, but yours isn't the only dissenting opinion. I'm probably the worst abuser of the forest silhouette thing, but it still is an effective tool that fits my style well. personally, I'm sick of seeing it too, but it was the best way to resolve the idea I had in mind. I disagree with the colors being too dull. I chose what I did because they felt right with what I had in mind for the design, so that's about as subjective as you get. as for there not being an interesting message, this is just a tee design, man, not a soapbox. can't people just want to wear something pretty that tricks the eye a little? and, yea, the background is warped, very inentionally. the deer aren't weiner deer, they're the same pattern on two different socks, the sun and eagle and butterflies are tattoos, and yet they aren't....I wanted to play off that duality as much as possible

it's a free world, J. your opinion matters as much as everyone else's. thanks for the 3!

BubuSam
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WOW Amazing!! This definitely catch my eyes at the first look!! Well well done!! 6

enjoyit

this is a beauty.
$5

R G
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beautiful! I wont submit any design for that competition cause here we have the winner. congrats! very nice work

LucyB

love love love... 5$

aherting

wow! very cool.

EZFL
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Looks wonderful.

mezo
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Here's another comment for your collection!

chastinet

great!!!! congrats!!! 5$$$$$$$

Jemae
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SUPERB! 5$! =)

Janara

Amazing! 5$

hogboy
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wow... very cool. Love the colours you've gone with

Ueno

wow thats awesome details!!!!!!!!!! I'd so buy this when it gets printed! :)

Willish

A jaw dropping stunner of a design.
$5

cpdesign
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Beautiful artwork and creative concept. Print for sure $5

Mr Rocks
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It's been said before me today, but whats the point of submitting for this comp now. I mean really Graye, couldn't you wait till the last day of subs with your winning design just to give pleebs like me a slime grasp at the prize?

This is amazing work my friend, and for the first time ever I have had to comment twice. (if Steph can comment 3 times why can't I twice!!) A well deserved winner I feel...

Mr Rocks
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slim grasp....

artdrops
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The duality you achieved for the concept has been executed very well and can easily be detected with a keen eye. Great Design $5!!

Outlaw01

I can't wait until this is printed.

jstumpenhorst
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this sub is so great it pisses me off to be honest! damn it, it is so good! $5xinfiniti

Torakamikaze
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i cant imagine this not being printed.

Fantastic good sir
$5

Rock Deputy
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that is frickin' amazing! $6

huebucket
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awesome!!! Can't wait!!! $5!!!

Monkey III
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Holy shit! Great job grayehound!

scattered_heart

Other than the sun, I'm absolutely in love with this.

jpiatt
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this is extremely well done and the colors are wonderful and I agree with lots of everyone else's compliments. I just can't ever see myself wearing this on a tshirt. So I'll give you a 5 and wish you the best of luck that others don't feel the same way I do. It is a beautiful work of art though.

thatcrazywyles

My god I am so impressed I almost killed my coworker

ysy101
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This is too hot! I haven't voted for anything since December but I HAD to vote for this one! 5

ysy101
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^Make that 5$, see I haven't done this in a while

speedyjvw
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um

...

wow

5$

FRICKINAWESOME
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You know when you click on a design and you instantly get a jolt of the creative energy and bedazzling imagination beckoning toyou from the digital world of Threadless? I sear when i hit on this sub, my computer winked slyly at me. Out of the 9,000 or so subs I have voted on since my tenure as Threadless Submission Scorer #3783905, THIS IS FAR AND AWAY ONE OF THE MOST IMPRESSIVE DESIGNS I HAVE EVER SEEN ON THREADLESS. It's one of those designs that you know within a milisecond of gazing at its brilliance, you know you will be spending 15 bucks (or in my 2xl fat-ass case 17) on it in a few weeks time. Congrats, greyhound- I look forward to wearing the shit out of this very soon. 5$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$infinity....

FRICKINAWESOME
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o...and in response to my collegue j-ray's criticisms of the shirt, I thought the design was super incredible until i saw how it would look on a shirt, and then my opinion went to balisstic overload. I strongly disagree with j-ray in that i think the design benefits even more from its negative space layout on a tee and the horizontal positioning...basically, putting this on a shirt makes a great design even better. I'll stop typing words on this blog now.

squeegebeckenheim

I NEED TO WEAR THIS SHIRT! it is AMAZING! $5

slaterock
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wow...... i was wayy off. Great score Graye!

ladykat
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Congrats on the score!

I have to say I agree with FA - I liked the design, then I saw it on the shirt and LOVED it.

sonmi
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dang! that's a super high score. congrats graye!! still would've been awesome if it broke a 4, though :D


please print this and have it ready by like, next week, threadless!! $$$$$$$

aled
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Congrats on the UBER SCORE!!! Well done.

cbuchholz
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congrats graye! Awesome score!!!

pilihp
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congrats!

fc gravy

superb score, congrats!

lunchboxbrain
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hell yeah. great score for an amazing sub!

staffell
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actually i think it's 0.22 off...

funkie fresh
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holy shittt. great score for a great illo. nice job graye!

staffell
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o.21*

kooky love
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CONGRATS!

kooky love
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GREAT SCORE !

YtFeLMi

gahhhhhh. i have to have this.

please print asap.

:D

littlem

just WOW

nebagakid

we have a weener

Jemae
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Congrats! GREAT SCORE + AWESOME COMMENTS! =)

Robsoul
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jeezuz h. cripes! graye! 3.77 !

OlliRudi
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congrats graye!!!!

andyg
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AMAZING!

AlinaT

wow.. this is a deffinite print... 3.77.. wow..

aled
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Will this be a 12 Club tee? I sure hope so. How selfish of me.

jublin
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what a nice score. and by nice i mean BAM! emeril would love this!

emmy.withwings

if this is a 12 club tee i will stab myself in the eye

CONGRATS ON THE AWESOME SCORE you deserved even more though

bhoomika

I think this will win the contest!!!

g-regulate
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well done, sir!

FRICKINAWESOME
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Well deserved score, Grayehound. And to fatheed who wants this only printed as a 12 club print- you elitest meanie! I'll have to hack into someone's computer and re-divert that month's club shirt if that prophecy comes true! lol. Yeay- sometimes the best designs do indeed win here at Threadless.

Flying Mouse
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I miss this one, this is so cool!$5

timwilk

Zip to do with Buck Hunter.

bortwein
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great design I can't wait to buy it.

eskimokiss
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Thanks to moving and the lack of internet i missed out on voting for this one. (not that it would have made a difference)

This is up there as one of the best designs I've seen on threadless.
Congratulations Graye!

eskimokiss
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*moving house

Glorifiedg

This is probably the coolest thing I've ever seen.

pxlb
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Absolutely GREAT.
Have no further comments. ;)

MooseDinner

This hasn't won yet?

wimbels

This has to be the winner.

FRICKINAWESOME
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1 design submitted - Score Now!

Whether this design wins the competition or not, I can say with 95 percent certainty that we will all be able to get our grubby lil' hands on this design in the near future...just be close to your computer every monday so you get one before it sells out in the first day!

Edword
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congrats on the win! well done!

Jebs
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congrats!!! you definitively deservd this one, it would have been as hame if you were not the winner ;-)

igo2cairo
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I just bought this around a week ago - it was weird, I was at work just browsing through the tees, not expecting anything, then suddenly out of the blue one of these gems just pops up in men's med.!? Just one. At first I thought it was an optical illusion ;) It wasn't announced as a reprint or anything so I'm assuming they just found a spare one somewhere or maybe it was a return (but who would be crazy enough to do that?) Anyway, I've always loved this design and requested a reprint long ago, so this was a such a nice easter egg. My hands were trembling and I could barely type my credit card # in fast enough, because I knew it would be gone if I waited another second. So, this baby is on it's way, and I just can't wait to post a cool photo on my profile of me wearing it!

marrgalo

wow!!!!!!!!! I'm pretty new to the website but i've been browsing for awhile... just looking through t-shirts that were out of stock and this one blows my mind! this is my first comment and its definitely not wasted on this tee... reprint!!!!!!!!

alvarejo
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concur

nallukka

been almost a year since someone has made this comment, but dangit, it is still absolutely relevant...

REPRINT!

R E P R I N T ! ! !

PLEEEEEEEEASE???

I was not in America long ago when this finally printed and have LONGED for its reprint for YEARS now, literal years... And a whole new generation is around to buy it--heck, half the users probably weren't even around when it was submitted! Please?? I keep waiting for "an item you requested a reprint of has printed!!" and it is never this. It makes me cry. It is the only thing printed on brown I have loved beyond comprehension. Even my boobs distorting this won't make me sad, as it is just too awesome to worry about deer becoming pregnant or butterflies with asymmetrical wings. Please? Don't make me whimper. Puppy dog eyes are guilt-creating enough.

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