Friday, May 18

Boss Shirt, Boss: Shirt.Woot Wants to See Your Shirts!

by Shirt.Woot

Spotting Woot Shirts in the wild has gone from novel surprise to fun game to play in airports to regular occurrence for us, and it's been pretty cool. But we're turning five soon, and we figure that means for every shirt we're seeing there are probably a ton more out in the wild we never even cross paths with.
 
Sorta like roaches.
 
That's why we want to see you in your Woot Shirts! Starting right now, submit your photos of you in your Woot Shirt (and pants, freak) to our Facebook Page! We'll be collecting them and, to make it worth your while, rewarding our faves with swag. Bonus points for imaginative poses, locations, celebrities, or Shirt.Woot noobs you can rope into your picture, too. Look for weekly updates sporting new submissions for you to ooh and aah over.
 
So what are you waiting for? Fabulous prizes await! Maybe! Let us see your Shirts!

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Monday, May 07

Now You're Cookin': The Perfect Recipe for Food Geek Fashion!

by Shirt.Woot

 
Gather round, food freaks! We've got a big ol' skillet full of awesome we're serving up just for you. Introducing Now You're Cookin'!, a Shirt.Woot sale featuring food-related tees, totes, and hoodies for you! We're cookin' up a feast of fashion splendor, and you don't even have to bring a bottle of wine or anything!

Order by 12pm Central on Tuesday, May 8th and choose Overnight Shipping to get your APRONS and TOTES in time for Mother’s Day. 

 

Apron - $14
by stardamsel
by tjost
by AGES Art
 
Tee - $15
by Lucy Knisley
by vishneda
by Omnitarian
by riffmaster18
by Spiritgreen
by Jillustration
by Spiritgreen
 
Tote - $12
by lunchboxbrain
by specsmachine
by Jillustration
 
Zip-Up Hoodie - $30
 

 

It's an all you can buy buffet! But be sure to belly up soon; this sale ends Sunday at 11:59 AM (central)!

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Thursday, March 15

You Oughta Know: Updates to the Shirt.Woot Design Templates

by Shirt.Woot

We're getting up to date and as part of the switch to our new, Anvil-made blanks we've got to update our Design Templates (PDF, Illustrator, and Photoshop) to make sure they reflect the change. Take a minute to check out the new, updated templates and be sure to save them for all future designs you might submit our way. And just so you guys are hip to the flave, here are the changes you might notice:

  • The biggest change by far is in our Asphalt Blank. It's not as blue-looking; it's a darker shade, closer to a charcoal color.
  • You may be looking at our Slate and Silver Blanks on the new Design Templates and thinking they look different too, but the truth is we've only updated the template to better reflect the actual color of the shirts they represent. The blanks themselves don't have much of a noticeable change in color.


Got it? Good! Look for more informative blog posts on t-shirt geekery like dyes, color variations, and the shirt-producing process in the future!

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Wednesday, February 22

Let's Talk Lady Sizes

by Shirt.Woot

If you haven't heard the news, we're changing over shirt suppliers. Feel free to make your way over to the forums and grouse. We'll wait. All done? Cool. Now, the biggest change in our shirts is going to be in Women's Sizes. Before you assume, "I'll just order the same size, it can't be that big a difference," know that our own ProfHotPants wore a Women's Large in the old size but prefers a Women's Medium in the new blanks. 

Let us reiterate here for a second that there won't be any kind of change in quality of fabric or material. Anvil makes several types of blank, and the ones we've tested extensively before switching are made the exact same way our previous blanks were: 100% ring-spun cotton, ribbed collar, taped shoulder seams, double needle hems, the works. Some Woot employees, like writer llandar, can't even tell the difference between the two. Others, like ProfHotPants, actually prefer them to the old style. So don't freak out about the new threads just yet. 

Today marks the first sale in which Women's sizes will switch to the new supplier, so you DO need to know how the size change is going to work. Here's the OLD, outdated sizing chart:

Old Sizing Chart

 And here is the NEW sizing chart:

New Sizing Chart

As you can see, the new shirts offer a little more room for people who are not beanpoles and might dare to have a curve or two:

WomensShirtBlanks

But just what do these measurements mean, exactly? Take a look at this handy t-shirt diagram to get the idea:

If you want to take the guess work out of it, you'll want to get yourself a tape measure and measure the length of your torso (vertically). This gives you the Front Length you're looking for. Before you measure your bust and freak out, here's how Chest Width works:

Shirts are measured while lying flat on a surface. The "Chest Width" is literally the measurement across the chest on the front of the shirt; it doesn't take into account the circumference of the shirt when it's on your body, so you should double the number before you compare it to your bust measurement. Therefore, a WS with a 17" Chest Width actually accommodates a 34" chest, a WL with 21" Width will fit a 42" chest, etc. Make sense?

We'll also be updating this post with testimonials from female Woot employees who have tried both styles so they can give their two cents about comparisons in fit or whether they experienced a big swing in size. We can go into the details of it and bore everyone to tears, but real-world testimonials are much more helpful. 

Still confused? Fire any questions about the fit of the new sizes at us in the comments section!

 

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Tuesday, February 21

Time to Change Our Shirt: Shirt.Woot Now Using Anvil Blank Tees

by Shirt.Woot

It's a big day in our print shop, our warehouse, and your dresser drawer. Today Shirt.Woot adds a brand new supplier to our growing family.

This is the first time we've changed shirt suppliers since we launched in 2007, and we wouldn't have made a switch like this without some major reasons for it. For one thing, we really like the combination of stability and flexibility that going with Anvil provides. They've been in business for 150 years, so we're confident they know how to handle any challenge we throw at them.

It's part of our never-ending effort to make sure we've got the best options available for providing you, the teeming throngs of shirt-buying Internet types, shirts with pictures of cute fuzzy things on them. Peep the deets:
 

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Tuesday, March 15

Robots Save the World: Derby 191 Sponsored By Evangelion 2.22 and FUNimation Entertainment

by Shirt.Woot

Here it is, our next Derby, because we're too geeked to keep it under wraps a minute longer: FUNimation Entertainment, the people behind the upcoming anime epic Evangelion 2.22: You Can (Not) Advance, are joining forces with Shirt.Woot in a mega-mech of anime t-shirt awesomeness. In honor of the release of the movie on DVD and Blu-ray, the theme for our next weekly t-shirt design competition, Derby #191, is Robots Save the World.

We'll officially kick things off on Friday, March 18 (check the schedule to your right for details) and unlike our usual Derby entries, these can include metallic ink. We'll still be offering our usual cash prize, but in addition our first place winner will land a home theatre system. All three winners will receive Evangelion 2.22 on DVD courtesy of FUNimation. The gang at FUNimation will also be picking their own favorite design to receive a mountain of anime goodies. Check out the rules, drool over the prizes, and start thinking up your best t-shirt designs involving robots saving the world while you watch the trailer below:

Derby Schedule

  1. 3/18 (Noon CST): Submissions and Voting Begins
  2. 3/23 (Noon CST): Submissions close
  3. 3/24 (Noon CST): Voting ends
  4. 3/25 (12am CST): 1st Place Sells
  5. 3/25 (Noon CST): FUNimation's Choice Announced

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