You know what is a great way to show off what your hobby ? A T-shirt. You can slap something right on your chest and tell the whole world, “I like this thing enough to wear it on my body.” It’s the same reason fans of various wear a jersey to represent.
For gamers, representing your favorite game on a shirt is a way of letting everyone that you’re a fan. But who wants to spend big bucks on a t-shirt? In the words of Macklemore, “that’s $50 for a t-shirt.” Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered with a bunch of websites you can visit to find your t-shirts representing the wide world of video games that you can use to find some without paying unreasonable prices.
Before you go ahead and purchase anything, be sure to read up on how to wear a graphic t-shirt like an adult.
When it comes to clothes for geeks and nerds, J!NX is one of the first websites that comes to mind. It features all kinds of clothes, not just those for video games, but a good amount of it it aimed at appealing to gamers.
Items on J!NX are displayed by the game for which the merchandise represents. Most of the clothes fall into the standard price range, but if you hit the on sale section, you will find some of the clothes you can snag at more reasonable price.
Split Reason is another website specializing in general items and clothing for geeks, and thankfully for us gamers, video games are a huge part of what makes up geek culture. Most of the shirts you will find on Split Reason are not officially branded, but instead gamer-themed shirts with a little bit of a comic twist to them. This makes for some pretty unique shirts that will not only represent the games you love, but also make your other gamer friends laugh a little over some of the jokes contained within.
“But Dave,” I hear you saying, “the shirts there are just normal t-shirt prices!” While that might be true, if you head over to the clearance section of the website, you will find the leftover designs that are quite reasonably priced. Sure, they might not be the latest design, but at some of prices, it’s pretty hard to pass up. If you are going to order from here, you should order more than one shirt, as the cheapest shipping option is $9.95, so stacking is a great way to save.
ThinkGeek is not necessarily the best place on the Internet to get video game t-shirts, as the site is also filled with tons of other geeky merchandise, but it does have a solid selection, and the prices are quite reasonable. Of course, while you’re there looking for a new t-shirt to rock while out and about in the world, you can also browse some of the other crazy stuff it sells, which can be quite entertaining in and of itself.
The prices are pretty comparable to Split Reason and J!NX for shirts, and like those sites, if you want to find gear on the cheap, the clearance section is where you are going to want to spend your time. In there, you will see the items that the site plans to discontinue, and as such, they need to move them out at a lower price. Of course, this doesn’t make the shirts any less cool, and you can definitely find some really nice deals on the ones you want to add to your geeky wardrobe.
TeeMagnet is not a site dedicated to video game t-shirts, but it is a site dedicated to cheap t-shirts from all categories (though many of the ones featured represent geek culture). It puts together all of the daily t-shirt deals from around the Internet on a single page, making it easy for you to find the absolute best deals on the Internet. Best of all, a good amount of the shirts that makes it to the site do feature video games, so you can get insane deals on the shirts that represent your favorite hobby.
My best advice is just to check this site daily, because you never know what kind of shirts you are going to find. Sure, one day you might find nothing that suits your tastes, but the next day there might be so many shirts that are perfect for you that you can’t even buy them all. Like any daily deal, it’s a grab bag, and that’s part of the fun!
I think the name of this website pretty much gives you all of the information you need about the pricing. This website sells t-shirts for $6, and the daily special only costs $2 for shipping, so you can walk away with some crazy deals on the shirts you want to wear. Not all of them are video game released, but a large portion of them are, so if you don’t want to pay big bucks to expand you wardrobe, this is a site you absolutely need to have in your bookmarks.
Plenty of the shirts here come with a comic spin. For example, the one above of a certain person who used to be an adventure, before an unfortunate incident involving an arrow sent him to the sidelines. You’ll definitely want to have a look through the Geed & Tech section to find the video game shirts that suit your taste.
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