Today’s second entry in The Best Places to Get Geek Clothes is www.jinx.com. They have everything from tee shirts inspired by hit webseries The Guild to parodies of Street Fighter.
I, ladyvader99, received my first Jinx shirt at the tender age of 16. It had the trademark skull and said “Video Games make me do bad things.” Oh, how those shirts captured the adventures in the twilight, of daydreaming of owning my very own Guardian Spirit and wreaking havoc on innocent civilians.
killerrqueen would like to add that I have barely glanced at their website until I received this shirt in the mail, courtesy of Jinx themselves. I usually try to stay away from online stores, unless I am head over heels for the print. Not only is the women’s selection of most nerd swag places small, but there is a 95% chance something will be wrong – the sizing will be off, the print will be too elevated, or the shirt itself will feel like putting on a cardboard box. I am quite literally blown away by the smallest of details about this shirt, such as the threadcount and fit. It’s very rare to find nerdy women’s clothes at all, and not only am I holding a hilarious Street Fighter shirt, but it’s the most comfortable, well-fitting nerd shirt I’ve ever put over my head. I think I wear it probably 3 times a week. Back to ladyvader99, so she can give us the deets on Jinx.
Now, we geeks simply want to have shirts that echo our geeky hearts.
Jinx fulfills that requirements and they were kind enough to send samples of their product to adorn our youthful, geeky bods.
Jinx started out in 1999 from a small 10′ x 10′ bedroom that has now grown to a veritable force to be reckoned with (so don’t even think about reckoning). Can you imagine going from one room to a storage room and then to a veritable warehouse/compound!?! Tis amazing, good sirs and ladies. According to them, they’re expecting an invite to begin attending the United Nations meetings, but so far, have heard nothing.
Theirs is a motley pack of 24 employees who make it happen everyday under the watchful eye of Sean “Jinx” Gailey, Creative Overlord. He has been “entranced by technology and gaming since he was a wee lad of age 8, getting his feet wet on the Trash-80 Model III. The following 11 years consisted mainly of gaming, learning, coding and starting businesses (not necessarily in that order). He attended Miami University where he obtained a degree in Systems Analysis (read as “programming”) with a focus on games development.” He sounds badass, right?
Although J!NX finds him in a mostly creative role, he still maintains an insatiable urge to code and has at least one game “in development” at all times. Although he did play Super Mario Bros., he believes people that use that in their claim to be a gamer don’t really play games. We, at IHOGeek agree with this statement.
Please take time out of your busy day to check out their site and perhaps make an addition to your extensive geeky wardrobe as we have :D