“ Manufacturer: Methods NYC / Type: Casual Wear / Gender: Male „
Methods NYC was launched in 2004 as a New York City-based clothing company driven by Dave Gee and ten graffiti artists. With a style which takes its inspiration directly from the Big Apple's affluent Hip Hop community - where the culture originated, it expands this on through its fashion with music and dance (B-Boy)- edged apparel to reflect this.
Designed by Too Fly, the Stamp Tee came out in Methods NYC's Autumn 2008 season. The t-shirt comes in red, black or navy and all of these feature a different colour lettering depending on which you opt for (blue, green or pink respectively). The tee is a basic one for the brand with a 'stamped' screen print of the front forming a fresh, new logo from them.
I set out on finding a new red t-shirt because I wanted a little more variety in my waredrobe. When browsing, as I usually do, in lots of online stores this jumped-out in the 'newest products' section. I immediately knew that it was for me, in spite of the fact that the New York style of Hip Hop fashion has been on its way out more recently. This classic B-Boy look was something certainly for me and so I went out and ordered it straight away.
Once it arrived, I was excited at what I found. The t-shirt is an exciting one with great graphics on the screen print. It features a fresh new logo and a stamp dating the day '16 October 2009' in which the t-shirt was made to give it an extra added touch. I felt that the way it had been presented made it really stand out as a very eye-catching piece and something you'd be happy to own if you don't mind added attention being brought your way through wearing such 'out there' designs where tops are concerned. I thought that choices they'd gone for with the colour schemes in the range as a whole was a little odd, but they are all pulled-off well and so there are no complaints as far as I'm concerned.
Where sizing is concerned, it is a little out of the ordinary. The trim on the neck is a little tighter than usual t-shirts are, but nothing major and so it's not really something to worry about, but was something which stood out for me when it first arrived. In addition to this, I found that it went down a bit further than I'd typically expect something of this size to go, but it wasn't all that big of an issue and it seems that they've gone for a 'tall tee' style, but not gone as far as some Southern styles would tend to.
I've owned the t-shirt since just after it was launched and I haven't had any problems with it yet. In the time I've had it, the top has managed to withstand any signs of standard wear and tear. Washing it has had no effect on the brightness of the red on it, nor has it yet began to mess up the screen print and make it crack to any degree whatsoever as yet. Due to all of this, I'm satisfied by the product and would recommend it.
==Where To Buy==
You can buy this t-shirt on a range of places online. I bought mine off Karmaloop, however you won't be able to get it off there anymore. On their official website you can get it for $28 (nearly £19) and I thought that this was a relatively good price for what you get. You'll have to take note of the fact that when ordering online from the US (where you'll most likely find it), additional shipping costs have to be taken note of too.