Monday, May 06

American Apparel or Anvil? For A Limited Time, Take Your Pick

by Jason Toon

Here at Shirt.Woot, we're always trying to listen to our community, to meet your needs, gain your trust, and take your money. So for the proverbial "limited time", we're offering our daily shirt designs on your choice of our current Anvil blanks for $12 or American Apparel blanks for $13. Think of it as a low-calorie, less messy alternative to the McRib.

That's right: fans of our original slim-fit AAs can have their favorites, while fans of our current Anvil standard shirts can have theirs. This applies only to our Dailies - not our All Designs catalog, not our Top 20, not our Dailies after they move off the front page. So if you see a Daily that you want on American Apparel enough to pay an extra buck, buy it on its first day.

You guys wouldn't happen to have any opinions about this particular issue, would you? Let fly in the forums below. And enjoy the choice while it lasts, because it won't last long.

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Monday, December 03

 

Monday, November 12

Everybody Shirts: (Almost) Every Shirt.Woot Design is Back in Print

by Jason Toon

11/26/2012 UPDATE: Our back catalog re-launch has been an overwhelming success! Literally. We're overwhelmed. We're putting the catalog on hold until we can scale up to meet the demand while completing all current orders. Check back soon!

 

Unless you've been diligently buying shirts from us since day one back in 2007, you've probably missed at least one Shirt.Woot design that would look great on you... maybe become your favorite shirt... possibly even change your life. All you could do was wallow in regret and hope for the off chance that it would reappear in a Woot Plus event.

Until today. Almost every Shirt.Woot design ever is now available once again on our All Designs page. That's right: you can browse every shirt design we've ever issued, and buy nearly every one. Not a dream! Not a mirage! Not an imaginary story! This is as real as cotton. You probably have some questions, like...

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Thursday, July 26

Shirt.Woot's Shaking Up The Derby!

by Randall Cleveland

We're trying something new with the Derby starting this week. After five years, we figure now's as good a time as any to fiddle around with things and see how they work out. So here's how Derby prints will work under this experiment:

  • 1st Place will still be chosen by popular vote from Shirt.Woot users.
  • 2nd Place will be chosen by consensus among our Art Directors.
  • 3rd Place will be chosen by a special, rotating Guest Editor.

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Friday, July 20

We Got Five On It: Shirt.Woot Turns Five!

by Randall Cleveland

It's our birthday! Our fifth birthday, to be precise, and we're looking wistfully back at how it all began those many years ago. Of course it's not a birthday without presents, so as a special gift to you, our Shirt.Woot faithful, we're offering up a special limited-time-only design on tees, tank tops, and hoodies! Check it out here!

 

 

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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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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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Monday, January 16

Inflational Material: Daily Shirt.Woot Prices Go Up By $2

by Jason Toon

Much as we wish we could, we can't run our little t-shirt wonderland on cupid feathers and unicorn smiles. As of today, Shirt.Woot's first-day price for t-shirts will increase to $12.

With a couple extra bucks to pump into the Shirt.Woot Wonder Machine of Fabulousness, we'll hit ever-higher heights of t-shirt glory. We've resisted any price increases for over four years now, and we think twelve dollars plus free shipping is still a pretty rad price for high-quality, exclusive graphic tees.

The sad fact is, nothing in our business - blank shirts, ink, labor, shipping - is getting any cheaper. A happier fact is that Shirt.Woot has a full roster of cool projects in the works for 2012, which we just couldn't do on the incredible shrinking margins of our old price.

Thanks for sticking with us lo, these many years. And thanks in advance for paying a little more so that we can stick around for many years to come. Excelsior or something!

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