Monday, December 21, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

302B Great North Rd

I’m super shit at Christmas. Like shopping and stuff I mean. Actually I’m pretty useless at Christmas Day come to think of it – the last two years I’ve had to take a little break during family Christmas and nip off to bed and take a mini sleep.

Traditionally it’s taken a frantic blast of late night shopping. Late night Christmas mall shopping is the worst: rushed, stressed, and congested traffic. I’m not coping well - flustered, sweaty, hungry, shop assistants are asking me if I need help – which I do, but clearly not the type of help they can give me.

Spread the Christmas Love.

There's the goodie sacks.

I don’t want you to experience what I experienced... So we’re going to make your Christmas Shopping even easier by keeping the store open till 9pm tonight, and make it even cooler by giving away some gear. TONIGHT ONLY - come in to the showroom after 7pm and the first three customers who ask “CAN I HAVE SACK?” will get a SANTA SACK of all sorts of goodies for your troubles.

There's my face.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Debauchery

Sorry it’s taken so long to report back with the results from the Christmas Party on Friday, but I just can’t handle hangovers like I used to… I’ve spent the last few days just wallowing away feeling like someone made me do 18 shots of petrol.

The Christmas Party was highly anticipated this year, with the largest attendance ever recorded – a testament to our rapid growth this year. And it didn’t disappoint. It was a night of drama, competition, revelation and romance. But first, a recap of the amazing race challenge. Turns out my predictions were spot on.

Team A: 2nd
Joe, Andy, Rob, Andrea.
Early predictions of underhand tactics proved correct when the opening task of putting together a puzzle resulted in Joe and Andy ambushing Team B and destroying their almost completed puzzle. While they performed several tasks with aplomb and admirably attended every checkpoint on time, they just weren’t good enough in the end.

Team B: 3rd=
Jay, Hayden, Jared, Matt.
Exceeded expectations by even making it out of the bar and ticking a few tasks off the list. Unfortunately that only lasted about 20 minutes before they were back at the bar – where they set about working their way through the shots menu – missing every checkpoint along the way. Only got kicked out of one bar, which is a sensible effort all things considered.

Team C: 1st
Mel, Sarah, Francesca, Phil.
We don’t really know how they did it, but they did. The power puff girls dominated from start to finish displaying enthusiasm, determination and organization. Not exactly a crowd favorite, but congratulations are in order. Seeing Phil kiss his medal all night made us sick.

After that we went back to work for a few drinks, before heading out to Monsoon Poon for one of the most delicious meals we’ve ever had. Thanks Monsoon Poon – we endorse what you do. A night on the tiles followed at Casette9 and later Honey Bar. We lost a few along the way, and Saturday morning work sucked, but we got it done.

Highlights of the night:

  • Jared spewing
  • Hayden in a skimpy little white dress
  • Jared spewing again

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Party Predictions

So we’ve got our Christmas party today. And there’s only one thing I love more than Christmas Parties, and that’s Weddings. Nohomo - I just love whipping off the tie and putting it around my head for the dance portion of the evening.

In 2007 we went to the Mexican café and got drunk and then did some Karaoke, which was a blast. Last year we got drunk and then went to Spookers, which again was a blast.

So this year we’re doing an Amazing Race type deal where we cavort around the CBD looking for clues and stuff like that. Which we will be doing drunk. There are three teams, and the razzing has already begun. A healthy rivalry is developing, so I thought I’d take a closer look at the teams and their credentials.


Members: Hayden, Mat, Jay, and Jarred
Captain: Jay
Strengths: Underdogs for obvious reasons; their understated preparation means they’re a team not to be ignored, partly because there are only two other teams.
Weakness: A penchant for getting hammered drunk could see this team spending a large portion of this competition up a tree with a 12 box each playing ‘possum’. A realistic outcome.
Media Tag: Party boys with no fear and nothing to lose, except their police diversions.
Prediction: Unlikely victors, they’re quick on their feet and are unlikely to be phased by pressure or time restrictions. 3rd


Members: Joe, Andy, Rob, Andrea
Captain: Joe
Strengths: Several ‘Captain of Industry’ types; there’s certainly a competitive streak in Team B.
Weaknesses: Arrogance, in which they possess an abundant amount. Andy’s reluctance to break a sweat, resulting in muscle loss. And the big question; can Andrea step out of big bro Robs shadow and make a contribution.
Media Tag: Pompous men unafraid of using underhand tactics. They talk a lot but it remains to be seen if it’s all bullshit.
Prediction: The tactical nous of Andy, the silent leadership style of Joe and the can-do attitude of Rob should see them competing for a top three spot. 2nd


Members: Francesca, Sarah, Mel, Phil
Captain: Mel
Strengths: With a particularly female presence, this team undoubtedly has drive and organisation the other teams lack. They’ve copped a lot of pre-party criticism – motivation. In Mel they have a competent leader.
Weaknesses: With Phil being the only guy, there is already a click developing. Key will be gelling and using all the attributes of each member. Three girls and very little physical strength may count against them.
Media Tag: Power Puff Girls. And Phil.
Prediction: They’re not expected to perform, but their heart, determination and systemisation could see them take this out. 1st

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Rat

On Monday we were having our office meeting, just sitting around. We were all performing our usual tasks.
  • Andy was cutting the calluses off his hands with scissors
  • Joe was doodling some diddles on his pad
  • I was thinking about how I need to tan my thighs more for summer
  • Mel was waiting patiently with her little note pad in hand like a good student of PR
  • Rob’s head was buzzing like an ADHD child about to explode after his brainstorming session.
So we got started when suddenly out the corner of his eye, Rob noticed a RAT stroll in from the showroom through the office and under the couch. Resembling a well-rehearsed Mexican wave, Rob leading the way, we all jumped on to our seats and/or closest piece of furniture that took us closer to the heavens and bellowed out a series of high-pitched expletives - perhaps in a bid to deafen the scampering vermin.

Real Men taking care of bidness.

Personally, I had the toes out that day so no way was I putting the flippers down on ground level to get chewed off. This rat was BIG. And it was quick. So we called in the reinforcements. Hayden came in from out back armed with a rubber mallet, a cricket bat, two of those leveler sticks that builders use and promptly proclaimed his intent “Fuck it, I’ll just kill it”...

It was hysteria; everyone had a prod, I ran out in to the warehouse, Joe stepped on it and it ran over his size 13 foot, it climbed up one of the computers, Andy ignored it and went back to work, and we finally settled on the tactic of luring it in to a cardboard box. We felt this would cut down on blood splatter, risk of infection, and utilise Mel’s lightning reflexes.

We won. Joe and Rob directed the Rat in to the box for Mel to trap and after performing a ritualistic celebratory dance; we released the beast on to Great North Rd. With that, the Rat skipped out of the box and sprinted up Great North Rd and in to the Car Dealership next door. We wish him well and thank him for the most entertaining meeting of our lives.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Andrea

A big happy Birthday to young Andrea who turned 20 today!

Rob’s new initiative on Birthdays is to buy the whole office lunch. It’s really awesome and the last few months have brought with it a glut of Murder Burger and Hell Pizza to celebrate Joes, mine (Jay), and now Andrea’s Birthdays.

So well done Andrea, and thanks for the lovely Murder Burger. Here’s a little picture celebration of Andrea. Andrea loves going to dance parties, drinking at places like Shadows Bar n Grill, and modeling Mr Vintage t-shirts… as you can tell.

Monday, December 07, 2009

naughty jayden


This is a picture of my nephews. In this particular photo, Jayden is eye-gouging the shit out of Nikhil. he looks quite happy doing it. It’s my favourite photo at the moment, and it makes me smile. my brothers and me do our best to encourage this healthy rivalry whenever possible. It’s funny, Nikhil smiles and gets all happy when he sees Jayden, but Jayden refuses to look him in the eyes. It’s intense; it reminds me of Kane and The Undertaker from WWF before they were friends again. man I love the Undertaker. What an athlete.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Bloody ol Chappelli

1 February 1981. NZ Vs Aus. Melbourne Cricket Ground. Match 3 of 5 with the series level at 1-1. Final ball. NZ need a 6 to win. Captain Greg Chappell quickly consults the Devil. Greg orders brother Trevor to bowl an underarm ball. Trevor delivers the cowardly roll, and quickly makes his way to the changing room – clasping two one-way tickets to hell for him and his big bro. A dark day for all concerned.

Apparently Trevor later in his career had a breakdown. Oh well.

And yeah, we made this Chappelli t-shirt today. Pretty neat.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Hell awaits

Satan's got the little goatee and everything.

It’s a crappy thing to say, I know, but I reckon it’s a pretty fair bet that this kid will spend some time in Hell at some point in her life. Which sucks for her seeing as she'll be joined by this Ed-Hardy wearing twat whilst down there. gutted.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

New Year's

At this party the other day I had the pleasure of unwittingly taking in a group of teenagers discussing their New Years plans. What are you doing for new years. Where are you going new years. Yeah I totally wanted to go there. Oh my gosh Hannah is going there and she’s such a bitch so I’m totally not going there. Yeah New Years. New Years. New Years.

So here’s what we’re doing for New Years. Totally.

Rob: Attending a Dance Party called ‘Lowlife’ at Matakana, or ‘Mata-Chaos’ as him and his teenage friends call it.
Andy: Unconfirmed. Probably wherever ‘The Feelers’ are playing.
Jay: Somewhere up north, on account of owning half of it.
Joe: Gisborne, and yes. He will be signing autographs and hosting story telling sessions about the ‘big smoke’.
Andrea: Following in the footsteps of big brother Rob. Matakana. Lay off the drugs.
Hayden: Australia. In a ditch using a bottle of vodka for a pillow. Joined by a lady in a cocktail dress of course.
Melanie: Coromandel Gold with her FiancĂ© Steve. She plans on using the time to do some “wedding planning”.
Phil: "Probably just camping somewhere". Hippie.
Francesca: Just to old New York for her.
Mat: Somewhere wearing an Ed Hardy t-shirt and sporting a fake tan.
Sarah: I have no idea what kids like her do these days.

I chose this picture because it just screams 'New Year's'.

a potatoe shark

The other day on facebook this guy I know Nilesh did a status update.

if you type potatoe shark in google, and search images there will be a potatoe with a shark face. God I love the internet”

So I searched ‘potatoe shark’ and sure enough there’s a potaoe with a shark face. It’s really awesome. look.

Nilesh is so funny. We call him Mex (on account of him looking like a Mexican) but he’s actually Indian, as the name Nilesh might suggest. But he does look Mexican. This photo I've added is from this engagement party we went to the other day. There I tasted the most delicious spicy pizza. oh my goodness.

Mex. Actually Indian.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Clever little advertisers

While most advertising people are stuck-up cocaine snorting sorts, it's good to see some that are still clever. probably inspired whilst on a late night trip to the bathroom for an activity of another type.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toys for Tees.

FACEBOOK. Some think it’s just a useless tool only good for looking at people’s photos and having a moan about work. Not us. well not entirely. we do look at photos. big time. But the main reason we get amongst it at work is to interact with our customers.

And the other day we asked our fan base to decide how we could giveaway our My Little Pony toys that we’d been given to use as giveaways. Sonya came up with this great idea of giving them to the Auckland City Mission. She got an onion soup for her troubles.

So. We’re giving the City Mission a whole box of t-shirts, as well as the My Little Pony toys. Which makes us feel good. AND…

It got us thinking. We should do more for the City Mission. They’re good people and they help kids who don’t get awesome toys for Christmas. So. Over the next week we want you guys to come in and give us your old toys. Here’s how it’ll go down.
  • Dig up your old toys that are still in that old box.
  • Think about how stoked the little kids that get them will be.
  • Have one last little emotional playtime with them.
  • Come in to the Mr Vintage shop (directions here)
  • Give us your toys (not too old just vintage cool).
  • Chose whatever t-shirt you want.
  • It’s yours for only $20.
  • Go home and feel good about yourself.
  • Put your new t-shirt on and look good while you’re feeling good.
We’ll be offering this discount for 1 week only, so you’ve only got the week of 30th Nov – 4th of Dec to get amongst it. SO GET AMONGST IT.


Phil x 4

Phil our screen printer keeps so much from us. He didn’t even tell us he was in a band called OpShop. They’ve got lots of great singles like ‘One Day’ and ‘Snoozing through an alarm’. Crikey.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

creative photos are sweet.

Whatever way you look at it, that's freakin cool. having cats in their pockets for the family photo. amazing. the dude is the white is completely stoked - I bet it was his idea, he looks like the zany type. and that kid in the blue and red shirt. well. he's equally impressive. but they both know there's another brother just waiting in the wings with his pocket ready.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Joe Carrington-Wharehinga

This is our sexy designer Joe. He's super tall, around 100kg, a designer, part-time photographer, likes basketball, and can surf. anyway. On Sunday the 22nd of November 1983, Joe Carrington-Wharehinga was delivered in to the world. It’s said that he was the only child not to give his mother any pain during birth. We’re well glad he decided to make the journey up from Gisbourne – by foot I might add – to the bright lights of Auckland City and our Mr Vintage office. If you want to know more about Joe. like really get inside his head. simply visit his staff profile. or add him on facebook. zing.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is a laugh. Whether it's real or not I'm unsure. But yeah. That'll learn him for deep-throating the mic in such a manner.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

All Whites

The All Whites are my heroes.

Pretty chuffed about the Football result over the weekend. What a performance – and its pretty sweet to see some of the rugby boof-heads finally realising that the All Blacks are not the team they used to be. Long gone are the days when the All Blacks are an exciting and dominant force in World Rugby. Mike/Mark Delaney played the other day. Yeah. Exactly.

But yeah, back to the Football. What an occasion, from what I’ve heard, the TV coverage did the crowd little justice – and I was blown away by what I saw on the TV coverage – I think it’ll be one of the deepest regrets of my life that I didn’t go down to Wellington for that one. Thanks Hayden for having your boxing on the same night as the All Whites crucial World Cup Qualifying fixture, you’re a real champ like that.

What's this? Fans standing up and supporting? Wouldn't see that at a rugby game.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Hayden had his big fight on Saturday night and it was a glorious occasion. We kicked it off with a neat little BBQ at Uncle Tonys – gee whiz that man knows how to dominate a 6-Burner – before heading to the venue to soak up the sweaty atmosphere. I could describe how resounding his victory by technical knockout was, or I could just show you a video of it. The only disappointment was that he didn’t grant Rob his wish of seeing a bit more showmanship. Rob wanted Hayden to celebrate by climbing on to the ropes and saluting the crowd. Oh well. Next time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Old Hammer Hands

Hayden 'Hammer Hands' Bentley

This is Hayden. He works at Mr Vintage. This coming Saturday is the biggest day of his life. Hayden’s been doing boxing training over the past 12 weeks and this weekend all his hard work, sweat, black eyes, and lack of partying culminates in a fight to the death. We support team Hayden.

Boxing has been the ideal outlet for Hayden. It’s crazy. You meet this little man and you couldn’t meet a nicer dude. He’s relatively polite, well-mannered, friendly, and a bit of a laugh. Give him like 12 beers and he turns in to some kind of aggressive fighting machine. Ask anyone in town.

Oh yeah. we have a little wager on this one. If he loses his fight, Rob will draw a picture of a diddle that Hayden has to kiss. It's all on the line here.

Monday, November 09, 2009

L&P: Tourism Roadshow. Episode 1

Tourism in Paeroa is flailing and Morris is going on the offensive. They're efforts will make you laugh and cry. just great.

Maurice Morrison (Deputy Minister of Tourism to Tourism Paeroa), in all his wisdom, has decided to make Paeroa NZ’s next tourism hot spot. He has blindly selected semi-talented local Colin Brown, to pilot The Tourism Paeroa Roadshow van around New Zealand.

L&P Webisode #1 from Jay Govind on Vimeo.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The Bishop and Me.

Sorry about the lack of blogs lately. I’ve been busy living my life. Reoow. Nah just jokes; I’ve just been well busy with Mr Vintage stuff, but I’m back now. Today a nice lady even emailed in to say she was missing the blogs. That was a really lovely thing to say; I thought the only people that read this blog were my Mum and people that were looking for prizes to win.

The Father. Joe our designer is an avid fan of his specs and swagger.

Thinking about what’s been going on in NZ lately, it’s pretty slim pickings really – Brian Tamaki aside – we seem to just be coasting along nicely. I’ll refrain from saying too much about the Bishop/The Father/Jesus or whatever he goes by these days. He’s good for a laugh though, and I’m stoked he’s around to entertain me. Lately when it’s been really cold and I feel like I’m at the end of myself I just look at my ‘covenant ring’ that the Bishop gave me and then I smile again for ages and feel all warm and sunny in my belly. He is such a genuine guy, and I really appreciate that he told me I was allowed to copy his hairstyle. I am working on it at the moment, but I need a bit more length and I’m not sure how he gets that greasy feel to his hair but he was nice enough to recommend this product called ‘Gel for real Men’ that you can obtain from the $2 shop which is such a bargain for what it is.


Friday, October 16, 2009

andy got a dog

The other day Andy got a really little ‘handbag’ dog. We teased him about it for a bit, and then when that got old Joe made this. Good and nice one.

You must always blow on the pie.

This guy has to be one of the quickest thinking cops around. I’m terribly stoked that cops can actually have a bit of a laugh like regular people too. I remember when I worked at Mitre 10 we used to always play little games as well – like seeing how many times we could slip in the F-word when talking to non-English speaking customers. His gag is way better though. And it's true... You must always blow on the pie. Safer communities together.

I was talking to my old mate the other day, who's a cop, and he knows this dude. Reckons he's not even that funny, and his persona is more 'boring and grumpy' than 'funny and hilarious'. Interesting.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We're making some Changes

We’re ALWAYS LISTENING to what you, our customers, are saying. Whether it’s through facebook, twitter, enquiries through the website, or feedback in-store – we always take note and every now and then we sit down and see if there’s any logic in what your saying. And there is.

Here’s a bunch of things you lot always seem to ask for:

• Can I get this on a v-neck?
• Does this come in a kids tee?
• Do you have this design on a hoodie?
• The item I want is out of stock, when will you get it back?
• Can you call me when this is back in stock?

Good news. We splashed out and bought a SCREEN PRINTING MACHINE. The bad news was there was no voucher in the ‘Entertainment Book’ for a screen printer. What are the odds? Anyway, it means we can print way quicker, and offer you more variety. So over the coming months we’ll be offering more style options to you per design.

We’ve decided that SUMMER is on the way too, so singlets are on the way ladies. So too is the scoop neck, just in case you wanted to show off your sternum in the summer sun.

My sister had a BABY and my brothers’ baby is now a TODDLER, so we’re going to be doing more 1 piece baby suits and toddlers t-shirts very shortly otherwise I’m screwed for Christmas presents this year. Plus all the Mums from the yoga class next door are really demanding, so we kinda have to print some more.

BUT THE BIGGEST BIT OF NEWS is that the ‘design of the day’ will now only be available for 24hrs. Thereafter, the design will go to the ‘RETIERD DESIGNS’ section. There you can vote for the design to be re-printed, and when the design receives enough votes you’ll be emailed personally letting you know first that it’s back. It means you’re going to have to be way quicker and check the website daily… Actually, the best way would be to JOIN THE NEWSLETTER and then you get an email with the design of the day straight to your inbox.

We realise that some people will be unhappy about this, BUT

• It’ll cut down on out of stocks of other designs
• It’ll allow us to get your orders out faster
• It’ll mean some of your shirts will be limited edition collectors’ items

And NO, we can’t call you when it comes back in stock. It’s much easier than that. Simply go to the product page of the t-shirt you’re after and head down to the ‘live stock chart’. There, just choose the size you’re after and click the ‘notify me when available’ text and you’ll be emailed when it’s available. Easy as.

The world is changing. And so are we.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Could you be the one?

We need a casual helper, as the title suggests. What you’ll basically be doing will be helping us out with little things that need to be done around the place, on a casual basis – again, as the job title suggest. I thought this was enough of a job description, but I’ve been told to expand on it. So here it goes.

The ‘little things that need to be done’ may include:

  • Folding cotton t-shirts
  • Checking inwards goods (counting the t-shirts)
  • Talking to Hayden about what he did over the weekend
  • In-store customer service
  • Online and telephonic customer service
  • Running up to the fish n chippery to obtain a package of $5.00 chips

How ‘casual’ is casual?

  • Pretty casual really – we don’t have a uniform or anything
  • You’ll need to work on Saturdays though
  • Pretty much full time leading up to Christmas
  • When you’re hung-over we’ll allow you to nip off to grab a blue Powerade from Caltex

Think you’re right for this role? Here’s a checklist for ya:

  • When you see a big pile of work to do you just can’t wait to get amongst it
  • You notice little things that others might miss
  • Working towards a common cause motivates you
  • You’re friendly and have strong ‘small talk’ skills e.g. she’s a nice day today eh?
  • You’d hand in a wallet that you found at a supermarket
  • Even when you’re really super hung-over you still come in to work on time

How to get this job:

  • Quickly prepare a CV and cover letter
  • Email your curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to sales{at}
  • Make sure your references are included in said CV
  • Tell us in under 20 words why we should choose you

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Watched Outrageous Fortune last night. I’ve watched it for a while; I think it’s a good show with some good characters. Last night’s finale was a cracker… if you missed it I suggest you check it out. People were updating their facebooks and tweeting tweets about it. Crazy.

It’s amazing what some people put on their status updates. Anything and everything. Case in point Joe our designer. The guy is full of updates – he’ll update about his lunch, music, bowel movements and mood. He’s easily the most sensitive of all the guys here. But there’s far worse than Joe, check out this update. It’s not the sort of information you need to share on facebook…

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Fight of the Century

The Fight of the Century was on Saturday night. Or should I say my special lady friends’ birthday was on Saturday night. lol. No surprises with the fight anyway, I knew Tua would destroy him. I play Wii boxing at home, so I know what I'm talking about. That being said, Tua was animal in the ring on Saturday and totally deserved such an emphatic victory.

I am looking forward to seeing all of my friends that were certain Monsieur Cameron was going to win though. Their reasons varied. Age, physical shape, recent activity, literacy, height and mountaineering experience were all bandied about pre-fight. Oh well. Earned me a tidy $20 bung off my stupid brother-in-law Jono. Shwing.

Our operations Executive Andy Shackleton actually went to the trouble of driving down to Hamilton to see the 3 minute and 7 second fight. He is pleased to confirm it is not in fact the city of the future, and noted on a more promising note that certain establishments now carry EFTPOS facilities. He arrived back in Auckland unscathed and free of Chlamydia. Great success.

Yeah, no shit.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami fun.

All this talk of a Tsunami coming has me quite excited. Not in an insensitive way, people have died in American Samoa and that’s terrible. But whenever there’s a threat of a natural disaster I start thinking about the possibilities. I think the ideal scenario would involve some kind of rioting.

Not that it’s even a natural disaster, but it’s a disaster all the same. I’m thinking the best chance will be if the All Blacks lose the 2011 World Cup final. All hell will break loose. There’ll be rioting and looting. Looting. Oh my goodness. Is there anything better? I’ve thought about this before, and I know straight where I’m heading. Subway. I’ll grab the buckets of meatballs, a sack full of bread rolls, and all the sauces. Great success.

I now see that the Tsunami Warnings have been cancelled. Anti-climax.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Blogging. It aint always easy to keep up with. Especially when you’ve got a new shop and new accounting software. Anyway, just touching base to let you know that we’ve got some exciting giveaways coming up on the blog very shortly, and I will soon be back getting amongst the blogs.

In the mean time, here’s a funny little image to keep you going. Well not that little, but you get the idea.


Under no circumstances should this person ever have kids. ever. "...a 5 year responsibility... you have to give up drinking for like a month" Isn't it more like a 7 year responsibility and no drinking for like 2 months. dick

Monday, September 14, 2009

We got an email from a genuine Australian!

We got this email from Peter L*&^ard on Sunday.

Subject: idiot

From: peter l*&^ard
Enquiry date: 2009-09-13 18:35

your coments on tv are ignorent and shocking. im an aussi here in auckland running a buisness as kiwis are to stupid to. aussie are in control of most buisnesses in new zealand as you are ten years behind us. if you want to call australians lazy say it to there faces. the kiwis i have working for me are the worst people i have ever been in control off .
you are an idiot and i will relay this back to your aussie opostion and make sure that it gets harder for you. this is part of the world is forgotten as you have nothing to offer the world.

He thinks we’re idiots. Here’s 12 reasons why we’re smarter than him.

12. We use Capital letters at the start of sentences as well as for names of countries and people.
11. ‘Coments’ has two m’s. Comments.
10. ‘Ignorent’ is spelt ignorant.
9. im. I'm. It's like saying I am. That's a good way to remember it.
8. There’s an ‘e’ on the end of ‘Aussi’
7. Business. B-u-s-i-n-e-s-s. Not that hard.
6. This is a comma “,”. Try it some time.
5. To and too. Different words.
4. Say it to their faces Peter, not 'there faces'.
3. Have you been in control off them? Have you? nah.
2. ‘Oposition’. You mean opposition mate.
1. Just consider revising that last sentence.

Oh, and Peter. Please don't "make sure that it gets harder" for us. Please. Anything but that.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cheers dudes.

Following yesterdays tiff with those dudes in Australia, we’re totally stoked with the support we’ve recieved from our loyal followers. You guys are wicked awesome. Facebook comments, blog entries, Tweets, and emails flowed in. Sadly no facsimile this time however.

Anyway, I chucked a few up on the site for you to check out. Get in to it; it’s a good laugh. With regards to how we’ll proceed, we’re pretty happy to put this all behind us to be honest – they’ve taken up enough of our time. But it was fun.

I know they maintain, “there is nothing that could be considered plagiarism on the site”, and I could spend more time making screen shots of the text that I wrote on their website, but there’s no point. I’m done checking their website, I suggest you do the same.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

We've been robbed. Again. Intellectually this time.

The other day on Facebook some person recommended I become a fan of this site called Klub Retro, so I checked it out and noticed more than a few little similarities with Mr Vintage. As I continued to check out their content pages, I noticed that they’d copied our banners as well, and once I clicked through I realized that not only had they taken inspiration from our website, they had literally copied and pasted our copy from the website too!

They're like us, but way more shit. They're designs are pretty amateur, but bless them for trying...

It’s pretty annoying that a company would just come along and blatantly steal so much from our website. We worked on that for ages and put a lot of work and time in to designing it, and for someone to come along and rip it off leaves us with a pretty shitty feeling in the stomach.

I’ve included a few screen shots to show you how much they’ve copied us…. But if you really want to help out, just email them ( and tell them how strongly you disapprove of their blatant plagiarism. CC me in (jay (@) and the best few emails will win free tees.

Wholesale/Corporate pages. Remarkably different.

Sizing pages. Ctrl + C follwed by Ctrl +V.

Customer Service Pages.

About Us. Same axe.

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Monday, September 07, 2009

Clean Up

On Friday we got amongst ‘The Great New Zealand Spring Clean’ to help out our brothers over at Keep New Zealand Beautiful – and to help preserve our fine country as well I guess.

I actually didn’t get to end up going because I’m such a workhorse I just couldn’t bear to be away from my work on a Friday afternoon. (aka. My people were slaves for thousands of years, ain't no way you're getting a Brother out there). But the rest of the dudes went down to mission bay to pick up some rubbish and said they felt all warm and fuzzy inside. No homo.

Andy put a little nail on the end of his stick so he didn’t have to bend over to pick stuff up. Apparently he wanted to use as little energy as he could, so his muscles didn’t get smaller.

Check out a few of the snaps Joe took.

Horatio. CSI. Yeee Booiii.

Andy using his stick.

Sleazy Hayden. Don't trust his seedy eyes.

Mel was the real thrust behind 'Clean up week'. Here she's shown picking up a shell she thought was rubbish. Bless.

Andy. He's 27 years old.

Hayden's rats tail. Ruby League!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Shop Now Open. As the picture suggests.

It’s down at 302B Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

We’re pretty excited that our new retail store is now FINALLY OPEN, it’s super classy, and we want all of you to come down and check it out too… so the first five people that come down and buy a t-shirt with a printed copy of this blog post will get a FREE T-SHIRT!

It’s been a long time coming moving from Parnell, and for anyone that turned up at the old Parnell Showroom looking for us, we send our deepest apologies. We’ve moved to 302B Great North Rd, and you can now come in for your pick-ups & exchanges or just for a blat on your credit card.

Great North Rd is quite a big road though, so if you have any confusion about how to get to us, this will help you find our store.

So come on down and check it out now. We put a lot of work in to it, so we’d love to hear what you guys think about it. Tell all your friends as well; they’ll no doubt think it’s great too.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Loud t-shirt Week

This week we’re doing a ‘Loud t-shirt week’ in aid of ‘Loud Shirt Day’ on the 18th of September. The Loud shirt day is an annual appeal of The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme - two charities who are dedicated to enabling deaf children with a cochlear implant to listen and speak like their hearing peers.

I hadn’t really thought about the charity too much until we started working with them, and since then I’ve seen a news piece on the life of one of these children who was supported by this surgery and the story was compelling to say the least. What these guys do is really awesome, and it’s a more than worthy cause that we’re stoked to be helping out.

As I’ve said, it’s an awesome cause, and over the next week we’ll be running a new ‘loud shirt’ inspired t-shirt, with 15% of each sale going towards the Loud Shirt Day appeal. So keep an eye out and your credit (or debit) card handy over this next week – we’ve got some wicked designs in store for you.

Make sure you get yours in time for Loud Shirt Day on the 18th... and ensure you're not only the loudest, but also the coolest at your workplace.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Daffodil Day

It’s daffodil day today. Give generously; they’re an awesome cause – Cancer affects everyone is some way, and the Cancer Society support thousands of Kiwis every year. We released the Official Daffodil Day t-shirts on Wednesday, and with 15% of each t-shirt sale going towards the Cancer Society, if you’ve already bought one you’ve shown your support.

We’ll keep them on the site till they sell out, so get in quick. I don’t have mine yet, but I’ll definitely wear it – regardless of whether it’s after daffodil day or not – cos it’s a sweet t-shirt. And the money goes to a good cause so don’t think about it, just do it.