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graphic tees that speak for you

Graphic Tees That Speak for You

September 14, 2016

Graphic tees have had a bit of a bad rep with cheesy slogans and overly loud branding. Luckily they’ve been rescued and revived with cheeky remarks and badass images. We like graphic tees that speak for you before you even open your mouth and support brands or cultures that we appreciate.

Burning Tees Collaboration

Graffiti, in general, is a cool subculture. Whether you admit it or not, it’s a feat as an artist to make your mark on the city and have everyone recognize it. Waves Apparel has collaborated with infamous Toronto artists to create these tees. Each one is hand-crafted and hand-printed right here in Toronto.

10% of all proceeds support Sketch Toronto. Providing tools, education and a safe place for Toronto’s street youth to develop careers in their creative passions.

Toronto Forever

When you wear Toronto Forever, you help build the city’s future.

15% of your purchase is donated to Toronto Youth Development – an organization committed to improving the quality of life of the city’s at-risk youth. Together we will empower inner-city children and teenagers to overcome the repression of their environments and achieve their dreams.

Peace Collective

Peace Collective's iconic "Toronto vs Everybody" t-shirt has been worn by Jose Bautista, Cory JosephJosh Donaldson, Kevin Pillar, and Marcus Stroman. The shirt says it all with a bold statement that shows the love and support we have for the city.

With the purchase of select Peace Collective garments, $4 is donated to Breakfast for Learning and helps feed a hungry Canadian child two healthy meals and a healthy snack.


RVLT is a brand for those who wear their heart on their sleeves- or in this case on their chest. A tribute to those who don't fear the daily grind - they embrace it. - We salute the everyday heroes.

They keep it simple with a little graphic/patch. Our favourite? The 3D heart that says "fuck what you heard." It may not be appropriate to wear around your grandmother but it definitely sends a message.

Style Tips

The graphic tee- once a cornerstone of the rocker wardrobe, has been updated and redesigned for the modern man. These tees are less about emblazoned brand logos and superheroes, and more inclined to speak to cultural and geopolitical influences. Look for subtlety within the graphics, rather than a predictable statement. Google some of these captions to see what comes up- you just might learn something new.


Lucky Seven white t-shirt $55, Lucky Seven blue t-shirt $49.

Basic t-shirts are the staple of every guy’s Summer wardrobe. They’re good for layering, easy to mix into outfits, wear well, and are versatile. By now you’ve all got your solid colours, so here’s some graphic tees new to our shelves that’ll switch up your Summer look.


What’s New: Rogue

March 7, 2012

The designer for Rogue is a hardcore motorcross fan – you can see that passion in the articulation of the jackets and pants. He started off designing outerwear that soon found its way onto every hot Hollywood star. What makes the collection unique is that every garment is treated and constructed to have a worn look and it’s own personality.