Fuck yo title. I'm Rick James, bitch! April 16, 2013 3:32 PM   Subscribe

Buy A Shirt - how long has that black shirt been there? Did it used to be a different color? I need to know if it's new or if I have absolutely horrible observational skills.
posted by nooneyouknow to MetaFilter-Related at 3:32 PM (32 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We just added it today. We've had the shirts available since last Fall, and only mentioned them once on MetaTalk and on our MeFi Holiday store page for all members selling things. After the holidays, sales dropped to nearly zero and I was trying to think of a low-threshold way to mention the shirts are available still for sale for anyone interested without taking up too much screen real estate and settled on the footer.

It's a pretty low priority thing, the shirts barely break even after paying the artists for the designs, TopatoCo is a pretty cool outfit that handles everything for us and offers shirts from lots of web comics and other sites, so it's kind of win-win.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:35 PM on April 16, 2013


I noticed this today too!
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:38 PM on April 16, 2013


It's new.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:38 PM on April 16, 2013


It's new and different! Hissssssss!
posted by The Whelk at 3:43 PM on April 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


The grey MeFi shirt I happen to be wearing today is all envious and shit now.
posted by zachlipton at 3:45 PM on April 16, 2013


We've had Buy a Shirt in the footer before. Here's the front page from October 2009.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:49 PM on April 16, 2013


And to pre-emptively answer the next question of "when will there be new designs?" I would suspect we'll probably come up with some about once a year, so maybe for Fall of 2013 have some new designs as we head into the holidays.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:50 PM on April 16, 2013


AskMetaFilter: Be smart from the very beginning.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 3:55 PM on April 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


"when will there be new designs?"

Can't we make minor changes to it in the first five minutes after ordering?
posted by benito.strauss at 4:29 PM on April 16, 2013 [7 favorites]


I came. I saw. I bought the shirt. It ended well.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:32 PM on April 16, 2013


"Flag It And Move On"

In professional black.
posted by notyou at 4:46 PM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Your title is terrible.
posted by boo_radley at 4:48 PM on April 16, 2013 [12 favorites]


Can't we make minor changes to it in the first five minutes after ordering?

Next time I see Jessamyn I'm going to ask her if she can alter my shirt.
posted by bondcliff at 5:29 PM on April 16, 2013


Hey, Matt - was there any progress made on ladies shirts better suited for the busty?
posted by ApathyGirl at 5:29 PM on April 16, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yay! thanks for the reminder. T-shirt on the way!
posted by arcticseal at 5:30 PM on April 16, 2013


What ApathyGirl said!
posted by Melismata at 6:22 PM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm just here to testify to the quality of these shirts, but not based on the MeFi run - I bought a TopatoCo design from one of the comics a while back.

It's not just that the shirt itself is sturdy yet soft and becoming even more comfy and personally-fit over time, but also that the design has stayed smooth and bright. Very much worth the money. Just make sure to pick a design you'll want to wear for a looooooong time.
posted by batmonkey at 6:24 PM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


and, yes, it is the one and only AA garment I own, and will forever remain that way; I continue to hope that all quality t-shirt vendors will find equivalent stock from less sleazy purveyors over time, but I have to be honest about the danged thing.
posted by batmonkey at 6:25 PM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks, mods.

We've had Buy a Shirt in the footer before. Here's the front page from October 2009.

I'm pretty sure I remember this.
posted by nooneyouknow at 7:04 PM on April 16, 2013


Any estimate on when the sizes marked "Reprinting" will be available?
Thank you!
posted by amtho at 7:32 PM on April 16, 2013


I vote for a Camp Metafilter shirt, even if it never happens.
posted by maryr at 7:43 PM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


I thought there were other designs. Wasn't there one that said something about being a snowflake? Do designs get retired? Clearly I've not been paying attention to the shirt stuff.
posted by Brody's chum at 7:50 PM on April 16, 2013


Yeah, there was a special snowflake one in the past. There have been a few different designs over the years, which (in general) haven't been reprinted once they sell out. The new designs are the only ones available at Topatoco.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:52 PM on April 16, 2013


Your title is terrible.

No shit.
posted by y2karl at 8:15 PM on April 16, 2013


Would there be any way to order personalized shirts with username/number on the lapel? Or on the back like a jersey? I would buy the hell out of one of those.
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:33 PM on April 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


Here's the t-shirt post from last fall. The American Apparel sizes run small. Just posting this to confirm the AA 2XL is anyone else's XL.

And yeah I'll be jazzin' the Black T in Pullman this weekend :)
posted by wallabear at 9:15 PM on April 16, 2013


Would there be any way to order personalized shirts with username/number on the lapel? Or on the back like a jersey? I would buy the hell out of one of those.

Yeah, me too. Although my user number is 5 digits, I wonder about how a 6-digit number (like my grandson's, for example) would look.
posted by pjern at 9:37 PM on April 16, 2013


Your title is terrible.

Reminds me of the dear, dear old days of high-school jokers, that one does.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 9:47 PM on April 16, 2013


Your title is terrible.

And it's probably not accurate, either, unless you are some manifestation of the deceased Mr. James.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:29 AM on April 17, 2013


While it's a fairly conservative rubric, I find the most helpful way to navigate the "should I quote Dave Chappelle in a null context" dilemma is to ask this series of questions and to stop if you answer any of them no:

1. Am I Dave Chappelle?
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:19 AM on April 17, 2013 [7 favorites]


Thanks so much! I bought the shirt and had an excuse to buy the comic I've been wanting for so long: A Softer World. Topatco rulz.
posted by bendy at 10:18 PM on April 17, 2013


I think a mefi shirt with a + and a ! on the back would be a terribly flirtacious thing to wear to a meet up.

"Did you just touch my right shoulder blade?"

coy smile "yup." ...and moved on.
posted by salishsea at 11:24 PM on April 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


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