TruffleShuffle Insider: Meet…Chris

You see the site, you see the products….but we all know you just really want to see just who’s behind the scenes at Truffle Towers right? Well our TruffleShuffler insider blog series is the perfect place to look.
Each month we corner kindly ask a member of the team and interrogate politely ask them a few questions to help uncover who they are, what they do and just what makes them tick. It’s that simple!

This post we’re taking some time out to introduce another of our warehouse superheroes and all round crazy creative Chris! Enjoy and good luck Chris!

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
I work in the warehouse, doing anything from receiving stock and booking it into our system through to picking and packing all the orders we get and having it ready to be shipped out to the customers, and everything in between. That and drinking too much coffee, asking stupid questions and generally making a nuisance of myself.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
Almost two years. I started as a Christmas temp in 2013, and I’ve basically just not left. I don’t think anyone’s noticed yet.
What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I love how amazing the team we have is – everyone is so easy going and and the sense of community is really strong, everyone really looks after each other and it’s great. Plus I get to come into work every day with my wife Michelle who is customer service manager so that’s pretty great too.
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What is your favourite tee currently on the site?
We have so many awesome designs, but my favourite has to be the Men’s Black Guardians Of The Galaxy Group Logo Marvel T-Shirt.
When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
When I’m not here I also work for myself as a freelance illustrator which is pretty cool as I get to draw and paint almost every day, which is my number one favourite thing to do. I also work as stage hand/road crew which has led to some pretty amazing times and tours, and going away to visit new places with Michelle is a firm favourite too.
Name three things you like….
Apart from the obvious like hanging out with my wife and our dog, I like painting and drawing, historical books/films/places, tattoos and beer.
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Name three things you don’t like….
I don’t like eating, burping or any chewing noises near me, especially in a quiet room. I can’t help it for some reason and it makes my blood boil. I also don’t like liver or grown adults talking in baby voices.
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Favourite three films as a kid?
Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade and Top Gun.
Who is your idol?
That would have to be Lemmy.
Who is the last band you saw live?
The last band I saw live was an awesome welsh three piece band called Pizza Tramp, they played a local show in a pub nearby. Before than that Michelle and I went to a festival in Belgium at the beginning of May and got to see a whole bunch of bands including Against Me, Off! and Iron Reagan.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’m lucky enough to have been to quite a few places, mostly on tours and the like, but if I had to choose one place it would be Nepal, with at least a few weeks each to do the Annapurna range and Everest base camp.
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
I don’t know if it constitutes iconic particularly but the hot rod from Mad Max – Fury Road is so awesome.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
I tend to have a pretty varied music lineup on my iPod but a few folks I have been listening to recently are Chuck Ragan, The Company Band and The Jezebels. The music I listen to pretty much every day is Motorhead, Black Sabbath and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
‘Wait, What?’
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would do the standards first like make sure my family and friends were taken care of, buy a holiday etc. After that I would buy several if not many bulldogs and a converted barn for my wife, a motorbike and custom art studio for myself; and then spend the rest on trying to genetically produce a real life Rocket Raccoon.
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So there you have it folks! We’re so nearly covered everyone here at TruffleShuffle so hopefully you’ve uncovered a little more about us and what we all do.

Stay tuned for more!

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In-Vest in Your Summer Style!

Firstly…apologies for the title. We have a certain type of taste for puns here at TruffleTowers 🙂

With Summer getting into full swing, there’s never been a better time (this year anyways) to bag yourself something with a taste of the outdoors than now. All year we’ve been gearing up and getting ready to rock with our huuuge collection of retro vests featuring designs from classic films, top bands, hit TV shows, brands and so much more giving you more way to show your arms and love for your favourite things.


With so much to pick from, we thought we would pick out a few of our favourite designs for you to gaze across to let us know what you think and snap up something special for your holidays, festivals or even just lazy days in the Sun.

Top Bands

Tis the season of music! With festival season getting into the swing of things, what better way to show the love for your favourite bands than with an outfit that is centred around their iconic logos and titles! Pick up one of these classic designs or one of our many other band vests and get ready to rock this Summer!

Stone Roses Lemon Vest Motorhead Vest
Joy Division Vest Motley Crue Vest
Classic Films

Why not free some of the top 80s films from the big or small screen and let them free to roam the streets with one of our amazing and exclusive movie vests! Check out some of our top and latest designs….

Harry Potter Vest Labyrinth Vest
Big Trouble In Little China Vest Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Vest

Coca-Cola Club

Cool, refreshing and giving you that bubbly feeling…and that’s just these designs! Our oh-so exclusive range of Coca-Cola vests are a great way to rock one of the biggest brands and in our eyes best drinks ever. Just like the drink, these little numbers can be mixed with a whole number of style and still come out on top. A great find for all you fans out there.

Enjoy Cherry Coke Vest Diet Coke Vest

TV Shows

Spent all winter curled up on the sofa chain watching episode of some of your favourite TV shows?? We sure did! We’re taking that same passion wherever we go all year round with these amazing new vests including Walking Dead vests, Breaking Bad vests, Big Bang Theory vests and so many more classic 90s & 80s designs too.

Walking Dead Survivor Vest Breaking Bad Vest

Fancy(dress) something different?

With so much fun and games planned for this summer, why not go all out and get into the party spirit with our amazing range of costume style vests inspired by characters like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Darth Vader, Power Rangers, R2-D2 and more. Check out some of our faves…

R2-D2 Star Wars Vest Ladies Green Leonardo Costume Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vest Dress
Whatever you’re up to this Summer, make sure you’re dressed to impress and all the while making the most of the Sun in one of our retro inspired designs. Remember, if you’re ordering in a hurry, we can offer you next day delivery if you order before 4pm on weekdays and totally free delivery when you spend £40 or more! Cool huh.

Check out our complete ranges here….
Ladies Vests
Mens Vests

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Rock on with the help of Amplified Vintage!

Like your music collection, Amplified Vintage is forever changing and bringing loads more cool stuff to the table! With so much coolness under our belt – we had to share some of the new shapes and bands introduced by Amplified Clothing recently. If you’re looking to turn up the volume on your collection of music t-shirts, you’re in good company. Founded in 2004, Amplified has fast become the definitive go to label for authentic vintage Rock T-Shirts and clothing. Fuelled by great music, the brand is created in collaboration with some of the world’s greatest and most iconic artists and so stars the likes of The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Guns N Roses, The Clash and David Bowie to name but a few!

Awesome oversized t-shirts feature in the new collection – with the likes of Motley Crue, The Grateful Dead and Blondie – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

More goodness follows in the form of dip dye vests…paying homage to your favourite bands in true retro style!

If you’re looking for a new (super comfy) way to show off some rock and roll appreciation then these leggings are sure to hit the spot.

David Bowie leggings

Rolling Stones leggings

Amplified haven’t forgotten about the men of the music scene. With the likes of Motorhead, Guns N Roses, Public Enemy and The Who making an appearance in our collection of  Men’s music T-shirts.

Ladies music T-Shirts

Men’s music T-shirts

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