Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jr. Vampire - Chinese Hopping Vampire tees 殭屍

The Jiang Shi, the Chinese Hopping Vampire, is one of the coolest movie monsters, and so we've decided to make our first tee available in adult AND kids sizes a tribute to great movies like Mr. Vampire.


These cute little guys are available on ringspun cotton heather grey tees in sizes from youth to adult!

Check out our website - if you pre-order, you save $5 on the shirts! They will be shipping in about 2-3 weeks! And...more shirts in this style could follow, you never know!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Battle B-Boy

Check out the new trailer for the kung fu hip hop dance fight film BATTLE B-BOY - several Shelf Life Clothing tees show up in the film!

The movie is available on iTunes:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New! Dye Sublimation All-Over Print Tees

We're introducing a new style of tee at Shelf Life Clothing, all-over print tees created by dye sublimation, complimenting our traditional silkscreen printed tees.

Dye sublimation is a printing technique that allows all-over-printing of full color images with superior softness. Artwork is first printed onto large sheets of high release paper substrate, and the images are then transferred to the garments using heat and pressure. The heat converts the solid dye particles into a gas, and the pressure forces them to bond to the polyester content of the garments. The dye is absorbed by the garment during the sublimation process, which differs from the screen print process, where the ink sits on top of the garment.

Dye sublimation tees produce a high-quality printed image, with a distressed look around creases and seams. Sublimation printing will not crack, peel or flake off. Sublimated shirts leave a permanent, vivid image with a soft-to-the-hand feel. We use Vapor tees, which are made with high-quality 100% spun polyester and deliver the look and feel of organic cotton with the wickability of poly-performance fibers; providing a great fit with a soft feel.

Printing with Vapor tees also allows us to stock sizes up to 5XL. We were skeptical about using the spun polyester tees until we actually held a printed tee in our hands and judged the feel - it's a great, soft fabric that is not unlike a heavy cotton athletic tee. We couldn't be happier with the look and quality of the prints.

Here's a video that shows the dye sublimation print process, which also features some pretty intense death metal. Be warned!

We've got a variety of designs and will be adding more. We will also be adding a variety of tee styles and cuts, including youth and ladies sizes. Check out our new collection!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday sale at Shelf Life Clothing!

Check out Shelf Life Clothing today and do some holiday shopping for the kung fu rockstars you know who need a killer wardrobe!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Greatest Movie Stunts of All Time

View a larger version on our Facebook Page to fully enjoy the bone-crunching action!

We've picked the greatest stunts in movie history and put them all together in one death-defying, jaw-dropping video for you to enjoy! If you have a favorite that we didn't show, leave a comment! Chances are we wanted to include it but had to narrow our list down.

This compilation doesn't showcase complicated fight choreography or movements, but celebrates big, single-event, one-take gags, car stunts and falls. For instance, Tony Jaa doing a spinning leg kick isn't on the list, but Tony Jaa doing a spinning leg kick with his legs set on fire is definitely on the list!

We avoided any CGI and steered clear of scenes with a lot of edits, camera trickery, excessive wirework and any effects-enhanced stunts. We gave extra points to stunts that further a story or have some emotional resonance in the movie – like Toshiro Mifune's horse stunt in Hidden Fortress. It might not be as spectacularly death defying as the other stunts, but it is an incredible moment in the film and you can see that it is actually Mifune performing the stunt himself.

P.S. It's amazing how clever the Roger Moore era Bond films were in devising show-stopping stunts, and of course Jackie Chan's creative stunts are legend.