Thursday, April 10, 2014

Triple Z Threadz

Second Hand Shirts with First Rate Irony, Artistry & Embroidery.
Upcycling Shirts with a (Somewhat Unsettling) Sense of Humor.

Images from Triple Z Threadz
Name: Triple Z Threadz
Expertise: Embroidered Wearables
Materials: Thrift Store Shirts, Thread, Sewing Machine
Style: Upcycling "Fine Crap" with Humorous Embroidery
Inspiration: Unusual & Often Unfortunate Pairings
Subject Matter: Armadillos & Alcohol, Sharks & Gorillas
Sasquatches with Wristwatches and More
Original Creations: Vintage Men's Shirts with Personality
Online Shop: Triple Z Threadz Website
Social Media: [Facebook]  [Twitter]
Home Base: Austin, TX
Spotted At: Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2013

Some people wear their heart on their sleeve, open and honest emotionally so you always know where you stand. Generally speaking, it would be nice if we were all more forthcoming in most situations. Perhaps that's why I'm such a fan of these Triple Z Threadz creations, "Fine Embroidered Crap" that is. What a clever idea to let people wear their sense of humor on their chest! Put on one of these thrift store shirts repurposed with custom embroidery, and you can show your attitude without uttering a word. Such comically irreverent and even ironic pairings sewn on each side of the collar make for a great conversation starter if nothing else. If you're going to make a statement, why not pick something that makes people laugh (and probably scratch their head a little). Sasquatch in a silver Wristwatch (my favorite), Scorpions, Lucha Libre, a Gorilla facing off with a Dolphin, Beer chugging Armadillos. While some of Triple Z's shirt options are a tad too in your face for me, I commend them on the idea. They have an eye for uniquely patterned shirts. They then upcycle them with one of a kind adornment for one of a kind personalities. Very Austin and quite crafty as well!