Rhetoric is a powerful tool, whether it's instigating acts of civil disobedience, inciting coups, or reluctantly getting subjects and verbs to agree. Harnessing that power, with pictures: Rhetoric Tees. Collabing with an international group of artists/graphic designers, this Seattle co's slapping substantive messages about politics and pop culture onto a range of super-durable tees that're sewn with unbreakable nylon thread and made with artisanal Peruvian cotton that "out washes every other cotton" (so does that mean it always has grossly pruned fingers?). Highlights include the ink-sketched Melvin with a serpentine stream of consciousness coming from his head; Bottle Rocket Frog, which gives the illusion that said bottle rockets/frog are sticking out of your pockets, and one boasting a subtly smoking pirate pistol seemingly tucked into your waistband called Happiness is a Warm Gun, also the title of a series of Family Circus cartoons Bill Keane drew when he was being very honest. There's also silhouette-style pieces like Bear Market that features a Kodiak overlaid with an American flag; the bovine-boasting Endowed Bull, which wants you to "be advised this bull has 5 legs", and the self-evident Sling Shot Bird, which is deadly accurate from the outside, despite its goofy motion and hickish Indiana accent. Rhetoric offers free shipping on orders of two tees or more, and are so serious about quality they've posted a durability photo log featuring one of their shirts vs. one of American Apparel's after being washed 25 times -- proving that Rhetoric is also a powerful tool against ALL.