Skins vs Shirts March 19, 2008 4:23 PM   Subscribe

Is it still possible to get Metafilter shirts? I'm going to some blogging events in the near future (April and then in July), and I would like to look like the cool kid while I'm there.
posted by misha to MetaFilter-Related at 4:23 PM (86 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Right here: http://coudal.com/archives/swapmeat/2007/06/metafilter_shir.php

I'm working on some new ones too.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:58 PM on March 19, 2008


I don't know about t-shirts, but I know where you can get a whole lotta Metafilter Compilation CDs.

Sorry, I hadn't seen it plugged in awhile and don't want anyone who doesn't have one, especially if they're new here, to forget to buy one. It's for a good cause!
posted by sleepy pete at 5:02 PM on March 19, 2008


Here is where I renew my call for t-shirts for tall and/or fat people. (XXXLT or larger, please). A reasonable extra charge is not a barrier.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:05 PM on March 19, 2008 [4 favorites]


Matt, any chance of the MeFi baseball jerseys coming back?
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 5:09 PM on March 19, 2008


Woohoo! T-shirts!
posted by lunit at 5:14 PM on March 19, 2008


Can we get custom jersey's?

With our nicks and userid's on the back?

That would be hella sweet.
posted by mrzarquon at 5:16 PM on March 19, 2008


i'd buy an XXL for sure.
posted by quonsar at 5:16 PM on March 19, 2008


I'd like to hop on one of these, but does $25 seem steep to anyone else?
posted by SlyBevel at 5:32 PM on March 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


ZOMG. you mean they're AVAILABLE?

(And yeah, $25 is a bit much. .. sigh.)
posted by Phire at 5:40 PM on March 19, 2008


Note: MetaFilter tshirt will not make you look cool. The opposite effect is more likely. Consider yourself warned.
posted by ColdChef at 5:44 PM on March 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


Wasn't there some dust-up/drama/usual snarkiness about the shirts' blue color being less than authentically "MeFi blue?"
Was that ever resolved?
[Not shit-stirring-up-ist]
posted by Dizzy at 5:44 PM on March 19, 2008


"Note: MetaFilter tshirt will not make you look cool."

Says this guy.

If anyone could use a XXXLT Mefi t-shirt, it's him.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:57 PM on March 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


They look kind of shiny.
posted by chococat at 5:58 PM on March 19, 2008


This is almost worth 25 bucks. Should have a design contest, which is easy for me to say because I know nothing about the difficulties involved in such an undertaking. Isn't CafePress a cheaper alternative? Not that I mind paying more if it's for a good cause or bandwidth or, heck, even a wish list for the mods, including Matt.
thinking more along the lines of some nifty quotation on the back, and available in all three colors.
posted by dawson at 6:00 PM on March 19, 2008


Mefi poncho?
posted by blue_beetle at 6:02 PM on March 19, 2008


Here is where I renew my call for t-shirts for tall and/or fat people.

Here is where I renew my call for t-shirts for people with boobs. Crew-necked, straight line t-shirts are terribly unflattering on a well-endowed woman.

But I'm not waiting on Matt to come up with a MeFi hoodie! Gonna knit one myself!
posted by orange swan at 6:14 PM on March 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


I used to have cafepress stuff, and yes, there were baseball jerseys, but the quality was so-so and I eventually gave up on cafepress because the options were so limited. This was a one-off silkscreen printing run and yeah, they only did one kind of shirt and only in middle-range sizes. And yes, the blue is a bit brighter than the mefi blue, but I searched for two years for a matching color and couldn't find one from any company doing shirt blanks. "Pacific Blue" by Hanes was a common close-ish match that places like Threadless uses. Look at all the user photos here to see how it's kind of brighter than actual mefi blue.

Future shirts will likely be available in American Apparel mens and womens sizes and hopefully up to 2 or 3X.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:23 PM on March 19, 2008


who, me? i'm not resisting any urge to check out orange swan's profile
posted by dawson at 6:23 PM on March 19, 2008


Stop the presses. Mefi has people with boobs?

Why wasn't I informed of this?

Oh, wait. I was.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:23 PM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Future shirts will likely be available in American Apparel mens and womens sizes and hopefully up to 2 or 3X."

Yay! (But the "T" is a very important part, too.)
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:24 PM on March 19, 2008


LOLXXXLIANS
posted by BeerFilter at 6:31 PM on March 19, 2008 [8 favorites]


Says this guy.

I was playing Santa Claus, you asshole. I fucking Bobby Deniro-ed the weight on just to take the goddamn picture. Plus...HURRICANE, you shithead!*


* "HURRICANE" is now officially my excuse for everything. Caught shoplifting? Hurricane. That waitress I was flirting with? Hurricane. Naked in the mall fountain, wrapped in a blue tarp? Hurricane.
posted by ColdChef at 6:37 PM on March 19, 2008 [12 favorites]


MetaFilter: I was playing Santa Claus, you asshole.

I love you boobs.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:49 PM on March 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


I want the gothic Banned-for-life concept that pops up from time to time sooo badly.
posted by Skorgu at 6:52 PM on March 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


I'm working on some new ones too.
I am not much into color.
I would buy a black one.
posted by bru at 6:53 PM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Bring back the "Coffee is for closers" mug, please.
posted by 517 at 6:59 PM on March 19, 2008


One with a slogan as well would be cool. Like one of those "Metafilter: X"
I'm thinkin "Metafilter: $5 to join, but the snark is free"
posted by CwgrlUp at 7:03 PM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think that was the genesis of the whole "Metafilter: X" meme, way back when matt first mused about makint shirts, CwgrlUp.

I'll patiently let someone else find the thread. It shouldn't take long.
posted by yhbc at 7:12 PM on March 19, 2008


It took less time than I thought. Voila.
posted by yhbc at 7:15 PM on March 19, 2008


The 50/50 AA shirts are much nicer than the all-cotton ones.
posted by box at 7:17 PM on March 19, 2008


Skorgu writes "I want the gothic Banned-for-life concept that pops up from time to time sooo badly."

Concept schmoncept

On cafepress but no profit for me, no siree
posted by blag at 7:23 PM on March 19, 2008


Future shirts will likely be available in American Apparel mens and womens sizes and hopefully up to 2 or 3X.

Hey! As long as I can put it on and be propelled into the future, I don't care what size it is.
posted by cashman at 7:28 PM on March 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


How about Mefi coffee cups? Or mouse pads? I'd buy a coffee cup.
posted by amyms at 7:38 PM on March 19, 2008


What about Metafilter the flamethrower?
posted by puke & cry at 8:20 PM on March 19, 2008


Dear Metafilter,

Please print your new shirt on these tees, because omg they are they are the most comfortable shirts EVER.

Also, please print some shirts for us smaller mefites!

:-*
posted by numinous at 9:00 PM on March 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


two words: mefi thong







okay, two more words: i'm drunk
posted by loiseau at 9:38 PM on March 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter logo'd condoms in both foreskinned and circumcised styles, and AskMe branded cat nail clippers, please.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:46 PM on March 19, 2008


Here is where I renew my call for t-shirts for people with boobs.

Mine fit, sorta.

*Cries, eats box of crackers*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:35 PM on March 19, 2008


If there's some way to do it with me only having to paypal Matt (I don't trust the rest of you), I will subsidize up to $10 of the shirt purchase and shipping price for 5 people.

It's worth $50 to increase my odds of seeing a Metafilter shirt in the wild, which would just be too funny.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:42 PM on March 19, 2008


Mr. Prez etc, you might be better off just buying extra shirts yourself and then secretly putting them on store window mannequins or giving them to homeless people.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:45 PM on March 19, 2008


If there's some way to do it with me only having to paypal Matt (I don't trust the rest of you), I will subsidize up to $10 of the shirt purchase and shipping price for 5 people.

If workable, I'll be the first to take you up on that.
posted by SlyBevel at 10:50 PM on March 19, 2008


No, it's important for a variety of reasons that I not actually own a Metafilter shirt, let alone five. That's why I'm limiting my stake to $10 out of $25, to avoid being viewed as the owner of the shirts.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:51 PM on March 19, 2008


And you can rest assured, Mr. President, that I will wear my shirt in public, as it will go into my normal rotation of T-shirts, including other luminaries, such as: Firefox (black), HL2 (Black), Weber Entrepreneurs Association (Black), Davis High School (White).

Oh, the times my shirt and I will have.
posted by SlyBevel at 10:55 PM on March 19, 2008


Come on, Matt, is it possible? Can we make this magic happen?
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 11:00 PM on March 19, 2008


FWIW, I'd probably buy another if the price was a little lower and they were available in the earthones which complement my complexion.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:05 PM on March 19, 2008


Metafilter membership: $5
Metafilter t-shirt: $25
Spool of #006699 thread: $1
Mead-fueled camwhorey pic of AV doing the hula in her bathroom in a sexed up Metafilter t-shirt? Cheap! Priceless.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:43 PM on March 19, 2008 [10 favorites]


Great idea.

How about a practical Red Pearl Club Long Sleeve Jersey, in an UltraSensor fabric and a mesh back panel wick away moisture and maximize airflow practical way.

In a Tee, Sensor Mini waffle fabric, available in XXL sizes, loose fitting. Or the Slice Jersey, perfect for those who like to put down their heads and hammer. [I've done that here on occasion]

Option for the ladies, a Pearl Izumi Women's MicroSensor Lori Top. Lookit all the features:
* Ultra-soft Sensor fabric transfer moisture
* MicroSensor mesh panels for comfort and ventilation
* 3 part liner bra mixes MicroSensor mesh, MicroSensor Stretch, and plush elastic for comfort during higher impact activities
* Back pocket

What's not to love. For all you marathoners.
posted by alicesshoe at 12:06 AM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


What, not MetaTalk t-shirts? Or AskMeFi? Also, if I pre-order one, can I get my user number on it?
posted by moonbiter at 1:15 AM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


What is a "blogging event" and how does one go to one? I envision a circle of self-appointed elite marshalling at a Starbucks in downtown SF. No one will actually speak, but communication will transpire between shifting glances and comments left in one another's "blawghs". Oh, the pathos, and the passive-aggression.
posted by Eideteker at 4:16 AM on March 20, 2008


Mefi has people with boobs?

yes, but if you ask to see them they delete your comment.
posted by quonsar at 4:30 AM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Speaking of shirts, would it be okay if I buy this one for jessamyn? (Or did I just reset the 30-day clock? Can I link to this xkcd comic then?)
posted by wendell at 4:36 AM on March 20, 2008


Cool at blogging events? Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron?
posted by purephase at 5:08 AM on March 20, 2008


Here is where I renew my call for t-shirts for tall and/or fat short and small people. (S or smaller, please). A reasonable extra charge is not a barrier.
posted by desjardins at 6:11 AM on March 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


I wear my shirt around town sometimes. No one has stopped me or sparked with recognition yet, but I keep hoping.

Cool at blogging events? Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron?

Cool, relatively speaking, at blogging events?
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:23 AM on March 20, 2008


"No one has stopped me or sparked with recognition yet, but I keep hoping."

"Hey, you're that guy that looks like Albrecht Dürer!"

Maybe you're düring it wrong.
posted by Eideteker at 6:49 AM on March 20, 2008


I still dream of my personalized jersey

so sad
posted by Julnyes at 6:59 AM on March 20, 2008


Or did I just reset the 30-day clock?

yup.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:03 AM on March 20, 2008


I would also like an Ask MeFi shirt. (much obliged for the fat person sizes)
posted by cowbellemoo at 8:22 AM on March 20, 2008


People in the synagogue find the the AskMe branded izmel that the new rabbi wields very snazzy.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:32 AM on March 20, 2008


I like dawson's idea of having a Metafilter design contest for something like this. With the number of graphics people who hang out here, we could see some really slick final results.

And I would love a MeFi designed Metafilter shirt. (Hell, I would love any Metafilter shirt, so I'll probably end up grabbing one of the Swapmeat ones, but I have fevered dreams in which I wear a customized jersey with my number and nic, where I'm standing on top a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at me.)

Are Chris Knight and I the only ones who have that dream?
posted by quin at 8:37 AM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Your results may vary, but I wore my MeFi shirt to the TMBG concert I asked about and none of the urban hipsters/dorks said a word to me. I feel gypped.

But I'd buy another one to expand my sample size.
posted by fijiwriter at 8:39 AM on March 20, 2008


Here is where I renew my call for t-shirts for tall and/or fat short and small people. (S or smaller, please). A reasonable extra charge is not a barrier.

XS for me, though I'd be willing to cut down an S.
posted by spaceman_spiff at 8:53 AM on March 20, 2008


What is a "blogging event" and how does one go to one?
Cool at blogger events?


So, here's the thing. (BTW, I went to bed last night with no responses and wake up to all these wonderful ideas for shirts, so thanks, everyone!)

Well, the first one is a...*sigh*..."Mommy Blogger" weekend. I am a Mom, I have a blog, so I fit, technically, that category. I was invited because, despite the fact that no one leaves comments on my blog, I am considered an "influential Mom blogger", whatever that means.

But...I'm a COOL Mom! Honest! I have NEVER talked about the color or consistency of my children's bowel movements or said anything close to "goo goo" at them. I write erotica, for chrissake (Not on the blog, of course...)!

So, yes, a Metafilter shirt would be cool at this gathering. And a lot of the women I have met at these events are fascinating people, who would enjoy Metafilter if they knew about it.

(And then the next blogger thing is BlogHer, in July.)
posted by misha at 9:09 AM on March 20, 2008


What about Spreadshirt?
I thought its whole rationale was that designs were provided and then shirts were flexible.
posted by heeeraldo at 10:20 AM on March 20, 2008


What's not to love. For all you marathoners.

It'll never happen, but if a MeFi tech shirt or jersey for running comes available at a reasonable price, I'll show up at Matt's house and personally thank him if he's willing to buy the plane ticket for me to do that..
posted by middleclasstool at 10:35 AM on March 20, 2008


Screw that I want a brownish-gray MeTa shirt!
posted by Pollomacho at 10:45 AM on March 20, 2008


I had to MeFi Mail #1 this week and ask the same question; I didn't have the huevos to post a full-on question in the grey. However, I felt like $25 was a STEAL any day of the week, and I will definitely be reppin' it at the WashDC Meetup next week.

Also: I'll n'th the offer to do some design work for free on future shirts. One thing's for sure: I'll MAKE THE LOGO BIGGER! Because you gots to give the peoples what they wants, yo.
posted by indiebass at 11:16 AM on March 20, 2008


Making the logo bigger makes the wearer's boobies look smaller by contrast. Not saying this is a good or bad thing, just keep it in mind.
posted by Pollomacho at 11:21 AM on March 20, 2008


Sir? Shirts for the skinnies amoung us, please! And a second for the AA Tri-Blends!
posted by youarenothere at 12:19 PM on March 20, 2008


Making the logo bigger makes the wearer's boobies look smaller by contrast.

Not if you design the font right:

metafilter

This looked much funnier in my mind.
posted by quin at 12:23 PM on March 20, 2008


WANT BIG SWEATPANTS WITH MEFI ON BUM THX
posted by Koko at 12:42 PM on March 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


just got one, i wouldnt have minded a user id on the back though - but thats gone.....
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:59 PM on March 20, 2008


While you're at it Metafilter beer would be nice. I'm thinking a nice lager.
posted by Octoparrot at 8:03 PM on March 20, 2008


Making the logo bigger makes the wearer's boobies look smaller by contrast.

I regret that I have but one chest to give for my online community.
posted by orange swan at 9:00 PM on March 20, 2008


It looks like all five of Mr. Prez's potential offers have not been leapt upon (at least not publicly). Can I get down on this as well if it's not too late?
posted by solipsophistocracy at 9:03 PM on March 20, 2008


Echoing solipsophistocracy. I'll draw you a pretty picture.
posted by Phire at 9:24 PM on March 20, 2008


Koko: WANT BIG SWEATPANTS WITH MEFI ON BUM THX

I prefer the words "COTTAGE CHEESE". Not as any kind of allusion to the contents therein but, come on, the stuff is awesome. Shirts are SO last year.
posted by purephase at 10:08 PM on March 20, 2008


How about a metatalk one in grey and white? I look like a dork in blue and yellow.
posted by vronsky at 10:25 PM on March 20, 2008


Yes, to small and extra small. There is this assumption that large shirts fit everyone. If I wanted a t-dress, that would be true. Otherwise, they look terrible on us small folk and can only be used for sleeping.
posted by Maias at 8:28 AM on March 21, 2008


Dittoing the request for a t-shirt I can get over my tits without wearing it as a dress.

V-necks for the muffites is where it's at, baby.
posted by DarlingBri at 9:23 AM on March 21, 2008


I also would take the prez up on his offer. I think i might prefer a t-shirt in all three colors.
Nthing the idea for nicks on the back, or the option to do so.
posted by schyler523 at 2:09 PM on March 21, 2008


Spreadshirt is awesome, especially since anyone can design a t-shirt.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:44 AM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


BB is my new hero!
posted by misha at 6:32 PM on March 22, 2008


Future shirts will likely be available in American Apparel mens and womens sizes and hopefully up to 2 or 3X.

These may be smaller than you think, since AA sizes are from some kind of alternate, skinny world. I think they want to make people feel bad.
posted by smackfu at 9:47 AM on March 25, 2008


what about metafilter iron-ons so us extra fatsors people could just buy that and iron it on our own stuff?

i know that sounds really lame. i'm sorry i brought it up.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 11:52 AM on April 15, 2008


I could embroider some metafilter patches if Matt okays it.
posted by misha at 8:59 AM on April 16, 2008


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