New shirts for sale October 13, 2009 5:27 PM   Subscribe

New shirts in the Shop! We added the classic blue on a regular cut t-shirt, for only $10. I also added the "Ride More" shirt for cyclists among us. We still have tl;dr shirts in most sizes.

After these all get sold, we'll start shooting for new designs.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 5:27 PM (44 comments total)

One purpose of military uniforms is to clearly distinguish combatants who are protected by the laws of war from other persons carrying weapons, who do not always enjoy such protection. Another purpose in historical times was to make it difficult for deserters to avoid detection; military uniforms were so distinctive with many metal buttons and unique colours that they could not be modified into unrecognizable clothing.
posted by The Whelk at 5:32 PM on October 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Men's medium, beefy cut... yeahhh I think I'll pass. I already have pajamas.
posted by desjardins at 5:42 PM on October 13, 2009


Men's medium, beefy cut...
lkng 4 generus uncut older. 100 roses, NO PIC NO REPLY
posted by Greg Nog at 5:47 PM on October 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


After these all get sold, we'll start shooting for new designs.

This conflicts me greatly.
posted by gman at 6:10 PM on October 13, 2009 [4 favorites]


And thanks to the USD tanking and the AUD rising, it only costs about $22 pacific pesos to get one in the antipodes. That's a fair bit cheaper than buying a band shirt at a gig, or anything other than a Kmart Tee. Hurrah for globalisation.
posted by bystander at 6:32 PM on October 13, 2009


This conflicts me greatly.

Come on, gman, take one (or two) for the team.
posted by yhbc at 6:35 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hooray, old school blue, in the comfy loose dog-walking fit.
posted by FelliniBlank at 6:38 PM on October 13, 2009


After these all get sold, we'll start shooting for new designs.

Boo! Roll out new designs at a higher price point and diehard users like me will buy them anyway! Discount existing inventory to move it, in the tradition of retailers everywhere! The 'new' offerings include a shirt I already have and another one esposing a bicycle-oriented lifestyle that I support but do not personally want to advertise on my chest! I would probably buy a gray shirt that said metatalk on it! Pay some graphic design student a little bit to figure it out! I am basically aching to give you my money! GRAR.
posted by Kwine at 6:44 PM on October 13, 2009


Is there any plan to offer the classic blue in mens' small or womens' sizes? Because I'll buy a men's medium but I'd be bummed if smaller ones showed up later.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 6:45 PM on October 13, 2009


So...is "beefy cut" just another word for not made to fit tight? Or is this like the other end of the spectrum, where on one end, there's the American Eagle fitted tees, then in the middle, your average tee, and then you have hefty, hefty beefy cut?
posted by Atreides at 6:48 PM on October 13, 2009


Oh, heck, I couldn't resist and bought one anyway. I could always have two.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 6:49 PM on October 13, 2009


Special blessed snowflake. That's all I ask for (at this moment in time, anyway). Please?
posted by librarylis at 7:02 PM on October 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'm now adding a classic blue to go along with my special snowflake shirt.
posted by dead cousin ted at 7:14 PM on October 13, 2009


I'm throwing out all my other clothes.
posted by ColdChef at 7:28 PM on October 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


You should throw the MeFi Comp in the shop, just in case anyone feels like buying it.
posted by smackfu at 7:33 PM on October 13, 2009


More Special Snowflake! I want one!
posted by marble at 7:55 PM on October 13, 2009


If we're suggesting new designs, I want one with a photo of the server in the closet.
posted by dhruva at 8:13 PM on October 13, 2009


Since there are no classic MeFi blue shirts in women's sizes, does this mean we get new designs earlier? If so, I have TONS of ideas! Okay, I admit it, I have one idea over and over again but I will be damned if I'm going to stop fighting for "I actually know far more about this subject than I think you can imagine".

Seriously, I am very excited about more shirts -- thank you! I like the blue as well and think it would be nice if more of the shirts were available in that color which could be very helpful for meet-ups as well although I don't know if you want to be the guy wearing a Metafilter shirt to a meet-up. I mean, I would do it, but that doesn't make it a good idea.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 8:25 PM on October 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'm holding out for a snowflake shirt. PLEASE, more snowflake shirts!
posted by youcancallmeal at 8:47 PM on October 13, 2009


I grabbed a classic blue - I figure I can always Generation-T it up or something. Excited for new designs!
posted by Phire at 9:01 PM on October 13, 2009


Discount existing inventory to move it

They did, I shelled out big for my classic Blue on the first go 'round. Granted, my charming and accomodating wife converted it into a smart throw cushion, but still...
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:16 PM on October 13, 2009


Blargh, disappointed about the lack of range in sizes, but both me and my husband can wear an XL t-shirt to our suiting, and you can always mod it down. Now I have to learn to sew soon.
posted by saturnine at 9:41 PM on October 13, 2009


To answer a few questions:

- The old blue shirts are literally the old blue shirts. Found in storage by the folks at Coudal, I have about 60 of each shirts in Men's Medium, Large, and XL. They were printed a couple years ago and there's no plans currently to reprint in a broader range of sizes.

- We may very well sell more things in the shop someday. I would like to stock the meficomp there but haven't bothered to get a few hundred CDs from Josh's basement yet.

- The cut of the blue shirts is what you'd find on regular shirts. The best selling regular tshirt is the Hanes Beefy-T, and this is close to that fit.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:30 PM on October 13, 2009


Matt, when are you going to make onesies?

I want some for BabyTaff... who got her name from the green. Well, their advice.

And a kid's shirt for ToddlerTaff would also be hilarious.


Please, please, please...
posted by taff at 12:28 AM on October 14, 2009


I'm still waiting for "Increased GRAR levels harsh my general lifebuzz."
posted by IndigoRain at 12:38 AM on October 14, 2009


My "Everyone Needs a Hug" shirt fit awesomely the first time I wore it. And then I washed it.

Now it needs a new home. Anybody want a Women's "Medium" shirt?

Looking forward to new designs, and if I get one, I'm definitely going one size up.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:22 AM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I want some for BabyTaff... who got her name from the green. Well, their advice.

Oooh, is her name Frank? (No really, now you have to spill on the name.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:23 AM on October 14, 2009


ColdChef: I'm throwing out all my other clothes.

This worries me greatly, because I just checked the shop and there do not appear to be any MetaFilter pants for sale.
posted by FishBike at 5:45 AM on October 14, 2009 [6 favorites]


I ordered mine! Now I can get my hair cut again!
posted by cjorgensen at 6:28 AM on October 14, 2009


I would pay money for a user-customized t-shirt. I'm envisioning a pie chart with color-coded slices representing number of contributions to MeFi, MeTa, AskMe, Music, etc. And the tagline "I am MetaFilter" or maybe something wittier. This could be done not-too-terribly-hard with Spreadshirt's fancy shirt designer (which is used to much success by mefi's own Jezztek at Amorphia Apparel).

Really, anyone could whip up some unofficial shirts like that if Mathowie was willing to release the logo artwork and the infodump with an open license. I suggest CC by-attribution.
posted by Plutor at 6:35 AM on October 14, 2009


I want a grey one that says "Metameta."

And a coffee mug and a snowglobe. And a Cortex action figure that comes with a computer and accessories (like hats and scarves and a tiny Metafilter tee shirt).
posted by anniecat at 7:23 AM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Plutor, I wish I could do that but on-demand shirt printing doesn't cut it for me because:

- It's expensive. Have you ever gotten something from SpreadShirt? Me neither! They seem to start in the $20-$25 range for each shirt, which is totally outrageous, and this coming from a guy that gets half his wardrobe online. I just can't see ever buying something of dubious quality on the fly for that price.

- The lackluster quality. They get better every few years with on-demand (we've moved out of the inkjet to iron-on phase) but it's still not as good as real screenprinting.

- The hideous interface. Maybe it's just spreadshirt, but I grow wearing of the giant flash app with the long loading time. What's that other company doing them...Zazzle! Oh god is that an atrocious piece of software. Even on a fiber connection a zazzle shirt UI takes a minute to load and render in flash and I hit the close button on my browser tab whenever I accidentally plunge into one.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:59 AM on October 14, 2009


XS.

For the love of God.
posted by chunking express at 8:21 AM on October 14, 2009


I find it strange that the "Ride More" is not being offered in a jersey option, for those of us that like to be ultra smug while riding.
posted by rocketman at 8:38 AM on October 14, 2009


I don't understand why "Ride More" is on the front of the shirt.
posted by Loto at 11:01 AM on October 14, 2009


mathowie: "Plutor, I wish I could do that but on-demand shirt printing doesn't cut it for me because"

I'm not going to disagree with your specific points because they seem reasonable. But my experience with Amorphia specifically has been nothing but pleasant and the prices, while high, aren't completely outrageous. Okay, I'll disagree with the quality one. The printing on my Science! and Teach the Controversy shirts is some of the highest quality that I own.

Hmm, I'm sounding like I have more of a stake in this than I do.
posted by Plutor at 11:26 AM on October 14, 2009


mathowie: "It's expensive. Have you ever gotten something from SpreadShirt? Me neither! They seem to start in the $20-$25 range for each shirt, which is totally outrageous, and this coming from a guy that gets half his wardrobe online. I just can't see ever buying something of dubious quality on the fly for that price."

Expensive, yes. But I do have 1 Spreadshirt t-shirt and it has held up great over the past 3 years. It even has a heart made out of little sparkly "gemstones" and not one has come off in the wash. I wear it maybe 3 times a month.
posted by IndigoRain at 12:07 PM on October 14, 2009


There are lots of things you can do to t-shirts, from simple edits to
- complex reconstruction, hats, bags and totes, starting with your own dress form or stylistically slashing it up, make a newborn gown, baby kimono (not strictly from an existing t-shirt), or baby romper.

And for ColdChef: t-shirt "yoga" pants or different t-shirt pants, and boxers.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:00 PM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


filthy light thief has been possessed by orange swan.
posted by desjardins at 1:06 PM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


I had my first return! Apparently my label system didn't survive the Mexican Postal System and I got a shirt back. I already sent a replacement shirt to the person last month so this is a freebie.

It's a sold out Special Snowflake shirt, and it's in Men's Small. The first person to paypal me $3.14 and their shipping address will get it (I'll refund the people that don't get it first), easy as pie.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:53 PM on October 14, 2009


sooo tempted...
/mexican postal system victim
posted by dhruva at 2:35 PM on October 14, 2009


Grapefruit Moon, her name is Seldon. And she REALLY wants a mefi onesie.
posted by taff at 2:47 PM on October 14, 2009


Seldon! Great name! Better than Frank!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:57 PM on October 14, 2009


I don't understand why "Ride More" is on the front of the shirt.

To be fair, it does have something else on the back.
posted by turbodog at 3:17 PM on October 14, 2009


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