As JFK once said, being your own person is hard work, which is why the best companies hire schizophrenics for their most demanding jobs. For an identity packed line you'd be crazy not to buy, hit PUZL Clothing.
Fresh outta the 'bridge from a local graphic designer, PUZL's a new streetwear brand rockin' a solid debut of artfully drawn, simply stated graphic tees and skate/snowboard decks, all of which are "designed for those who think independently and don't take themselves too seriously" -- yea, as if Bill Keane needed any more t-shirts. Tee highlights include the Mute, a bold red ring-spun cotton number depicting a giant old school table-top microphone with a line drawn through it; the yellow OLEG Stencil which portrays what appears to be a smiling and sunglass wearing LEGO head; and the black/white Bad Girl tee showcasing a naked silhouette of a women clutching a microphone she's NOT using for singing -- so it's most likely Ke$ha. Other standouts include a light blue tee featuring a white mirrored PUZL logo connected to the pole of four closed-circuit television cameras; a black-on-yellow circular monkey face graphic called MNKY Stencil; and a grey cotton crewneck that reads "Putting Rap Lyrics On A Tshirt Is Boring...", but putting biting commentary about that practice rules!
If you'd rather ride your new favorite designs, PUZL's droppin' a line of skate, snow, and surf decks later this summer like the logo-heavy Pattern and the abstract greytone PUZL City with puzzle pieces filling in for buildings, all of which boast the mantra "Strap up. Step On. Drop in.", which was also a JFK quote, but just when he was talking to prostitutes. And actresses. And flight attendants. And...
Published: May 24, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
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