First of all I want to extend a huge apology to the guys at Dark Bunny Tees, they were kind enough to send me several of their awesome tees to review and I only got around to making two videos.
Unfortunately I (and nearly everyone on my team) had been made redundant and, worst of all, a dear loved one lost their horrible battle against cancer. I was really creatively drained and found it difficult to want to write articles or film myself.
I’ll stop making my excuses for being a bit rubbish now but, if anyone is interested, my brother is raising money for Bowel Cancer UK in honour of our late Aunty, and if you wanted to donate you can head here https://www.justgiving.com/steffanparry
Now, onto the review/round-up:
In my `unboxing` video I pulled out three tees; Mad Max Fury Road, Labyrinth and the Guardians of the Galaxy, which I love and wore them often during the summer. I still pop them on under a jumper or hoodie now the weather has turned too.
This is actually kind of rare for me in regards to Geeky tees which have come from a website instead of buying them in person. I’ve found time and time again that tees ordered over the internet have one or more of the following problems:
- The size is often misleading, especially if they get the shirts from a Chinese supplier but don’t mention this on the product description
- The design may look amazing but that means nothing if it’s been cheaply transferred or printed onto the shirt
- The design is actually crap and not like what you ordered
- The design and print are decent but the quality of the shirt is not – seams fray, hems are wonky and forget about ordering a Woman’s size, as they’re the exact same blocky cut as the Men’s and looks good on no one
- The fabric is so thin that it is transparent
- You wash it once and the print peels, cracks and/or melts, ruining the tee.
I’ve had all of these problems with ordering tees online and feel like I’ve wasted so much money on something that isn’t even worth the postage, but this is not the case with Dark Bunny Tees (who you can also find on Twitter) I am totally enamoured with their products!
The tees are 100% cotton and are of a good thickness, all the seams and hems are well stitched and, out of the six items I have from them, only one has some loose stitching along the bottom – which means that it is an anomaly in that tee, rather than an occurring problem with the products.
If you’re getting the Woman’s sizes the fit of the tees is amazing. I’d suggest sizing up by one if you’ve never bought from Dark Bunny Tees before, to err on the side of caution. The Men’s sizes are well cut too, other than my personal dislike of the collars I think they’re great to wear and I actually quite like the length of the Men’s tees.
Now, I can wax poetic about the tees as a whole for even longer than I have done already but I should probably get on with telling you about the Guardians of the Galaxy tee and the additional surprise I got sent.
The `Quill 88` tee is a different style than the other two, a baseball tee that has baby capped sleeves. Although you CAN get it in just a standard red tee, the design looks a lot better on the white background of the baseball style tee. Over all the look of the baseball tees are a very classic American prep; a clean, sporty look in both Men’s and Women’s with some options in regards to sleeve length.
I really like the baby capped sleeves on this, I think they give the tee a sporty but sweet look and was great during the summer. The baby capped sleeves also means I can now rock this tee with a long-sleeved top underneath without making it look clunky with the combination.
The design itself is double-sided, with the QUILL 88 on the back like a normal sports team top (go sports!) and on the front there’s a great looking classic baseball team logo. I particularly love the little Rocket Raccoon silhouette and the slogan under the team name.
The print has a distressed look to it, with little faux wear and tear patches that give the shirt a vintage, worn appearance. The design has been printed on the shirt really well and I’ve not seen any colour bleeds or smudges, the distressed areas aren’t peeling away at the edges like you get with some prints in the same style.
One thing I would be weary of is the material is combed and ringspun cotton, rather than the solid cotton weave of the other tees, meaning that the cotton thread has been knitted together to give elasticated movement to the fabric. What this means for the up-keep of the tee is that there is more chance of the print cracking or coming off with wear and washes. It shouldn’t be a big problem but if you want this tee to last don’t wash it on anything higher than 30c, but preferably stick to a cool wash, don’t tumble dry and iron inside out on a low setting.
I’ve washed the tee a couple of times at 40c and have noticed a little bit of deterioration on the print, not much and probably only noticeable to me, but this goes to show that a cool wash will help your tee live a long and geeky life.
Dark Bunny sent me a Mad Max Main Force Patrol vest and although I was dubious at first (it’s not the style of top I would usually wear) I was just as pleased with it as I have been the tees.
The vest is lighter than the tees but without feeling flimsy and not verging on the transparent like some of the geeky tees I’ve picked up over the years. The vest got a lot of wear during this summer’s heat waves, leading to me getting a touch of sunburn on my shoulders during long walks up and down the Suffolk Coast, but at least I look freaking cool in my vest whilst I was getting toasted!
Over all I would highly recommend that you check out what Dark Bunny Tees has to offer. Their designs are as quality as the tees themselves, if someone gets the reference on your tee then you know you’re in the company of a fellow geek but if they don’t? No worries! The designs are more than just a standard logo or some over used quote, they’re like wearing a hidden Easter Egg that looks great even as a standalone tee.
As an extra added bonus – all their Sherlock and Dr Who merchandise is officially licensed!
I think ANY fan would love to get a Dark Bunny Tee for Christmas and you may still have time to order a fabulous fandom Christmas jumper, I would do my Christmas shopping from the site but I’d probably keep everything for myself.
GS Blogger: Fia @madame_fifi