I have been so furious about Shirt Woot switching to the simply AWFUL Anvil shirts that it was too hard for me to even bring myself to write about it these past number of months (since June). THAT is how freaking much I loved Woot! Note the past tense (and yes, I created the animated GIF above fueled with the anger of this helpless situation). I left Threadless when they stopped using American Apparel and have never looked back (after having spent $1,000+ on shirts over there).
I have purchased a total of 42 t-shirts through Woot and was downright horrified when I discovered that Woot switched over to Anvil, after it finally dawned on me that the last few shirts I received were feeling really baggy, short & wrong (Star Fishing, New Waves & Vinyl Kid - still so angry that I cannot wear those amazing designs because the shirts themselves are so freaking terrible and ill fitting). I ordered Sunshine for my lady as a final sad Woot moment on June 20th, 2012 after confirming my worst fears: that Woot had gone to the dark side and switched shirt brands. And that's it: I've never looked back. Oh I went back to the site a couple times to torture myself and see what design was up, but seriously: NO MORE! Haven't looked in months. Because I don't even want to know. THAT IS HOW FREAKING HORRENDOUS THE ANVIL WOOT SHIRTS ARE NOW!
For those of us who literally DEPEND on American Apparel because we have long torsos, there is just no substitute. American Apparel fits me perfectly. Not to mention: I love the tightness of the sleeves and the much discussed overall softness. Anvil sucks. Plain and simple.
I am including screen grabs of all 42 of my Woot purchases (below) because I think this protest needs more visuals.
I f***ing miss Woot so much! I loved coming on the site EVERY SINGLE DAY late at night & seeing the new design. Good LORD I miss doing that! How could you guys just throw your loyal t-shirt connoisseur customer base under the bus so harshly and crush your beautiful designs under the brutal communist block head evil of Anvil shirts?!?
I guess there must be enough brainless t-shirt zombies out there who don't care about t-shirt brand (or more likely who just don't realize how terrible the company kool aid is that they're drinking) to justify your viciously inept decision to stick with this bait and switch nightmare. For those of us on this thread and beyond, who are vehemently outraged by your decision: what say you to us...? Sorry...? Hope you can stick around and wear our t-shirts that no longer fit you correctly...?
Luckily there are more than enough other outlets to find high quality American Apparel t-shirts with perfectly excellent designs on them all across the cyber sphere (which I won't list for fear of this post being removed, just google around).
But I will alway miss you, Woot. So many of the designs just leapt off the page for me. Always miss the awesome daily ritual.
Just another sad moment of internet sands shifting in a tragic and soul sapping way: Woot switching t-shirt brands to Anvil.
Thanks for teasing me with greatness, Shirt Woot. Thanks for showing what a simple and incredibly cool hip t-shirt boutique could be.
And thanks for reminding me that life is hard and change will happen, even when it seriously sucks and ruins everything.
Ping me when you guys come to your senses and start offering t-shirts on American Apparel again. As mentioned by many: I would have happily shelled out a couple more bucks for AA.
Until then: you are just a fading memory in the rearview mirror of the amazing awesomeness that could have been.
What a COSMIC & HEART BREAKING SHAME!
p.s. Just snooped around a bit and I cannot believe that you are now printing seemingly EVERYTHING: every single t-shirt design to ever come through Woot and I cannot buy one of them because they may as well all be printed on burlap sacks. Way to make this divorce all the more brutal and painful. You should be paying me alimony for the amount of grief and distress you are causing me. F***!!!