I wonder why Woot and Meh let you pick your size but not the color of the blank. If that design was on a neutral color like grey, I’d be in for one of each.
If you kept inventory of each print, it’s understandable but from what I know of the process, they don’t print them until after all the orders are placed. So they could acquire all the correct sizes and colors prior to the printing.
@cengland0 AFAIK, Mediocritee (Mediocre) isn’t keeping a major stock of blanks on hand to be able to do this. They’re probably going to be operating more wisely like a print shop and order only what’s necessary for the job. And that means as much in one color/style as feasible.
Woot (Amazon) has the stock, but I’m not sure their internal operation is set for that variety. I mean, these are only some of the experiences I’ve encountered in the past.
@cengland0 One challenge is that designs may use the shirt color as a color within the illustration, so we’d need different screens/inks for different shirts. For instance, Queen Hissabella’s and Nefurtiti’s crowns make use of the yellow this week. It’s not impossible to avoid that, but it’s not always an easy fix.
@dave FWIW, I love almost everything about the way you’re offering the shirts. The two designs, the once-a-week, the limited options. I like that it feels far less frenetic than meh and morningsave, and that the focus is on the art.
As it is, I’ve had to talk myself out of buying most of them. I’ve so far wanted to buy both designs every week, but that’s not sustainable (as much to preserve my marriage as our finances). If I had more choices, resisting might be more difficult. And don’t use my transparency against me, damnit (fucking capitalists anyway)!
Speaking of the art, with respect to @cengland0 (whom I do respect a lot), I like the idea of the artists choosing the background too and of that being part of the package. And while I definitely have my favorite t-shirt “colors” (somewhere from light grey to pitch black with none of those distracting actual colors, though maybe a nice navy or a neutral brown or olive green), a guy like me needs to be pushed out of his comfort zone on occasion.
Also, we do this Strategic Workshop thing every year, and they make us dress to match our division. So I often end up needing a t-shirt in what I’d consider an “off” color. I’m waiting for a design I can’t live without in a nice hot pink (our division’s color for the last couple of years).
I love these designs, buying one of each. Request for the future- could you put the color into words? It can be hard to tell on my monitor. And thank you for the pretty yellow- I would buy almost anything printed on soft yellow or light blue. Who am I kidding, I buy almost anything in any color.
You lost me with the period in “Hairball S. Truman” because Harry Truman’s middle name was just “S” (you got it correct in the quotation though). Then you almost won me back with Elizabeth Kitty Stanton! Almost.
Also, I have a lot of respect for at least many of the truly fine and hardworking public servants at the Post Office–a few of whom have been good friends. I’d wager that as a class, they’re mostly above average on multiple positive character traits. Even as an agency, it’s not horrible.
What’s next? You wanna take a few cheap shots at the TSA and the DMV?
My experience is that body type has more bearing (and is more the focus of manufacturers) than height. I get 3X and 4X hoping for length (I’m 6’7" and prefer longer shirts to begin with), but often end up disappointed and feeling like I’m wearing a tent (meh’s 3X is fine girth wise, but not nearly long enough), which may or may not extend below my belt. I’m generally happiest with 2XLT, but it’s rarely available. Hell, I think there should be TT and TTT suffixes. A 2XLTT would probably be best for me.