itsbeth wrote:I'm going to have to disagree with that. Woot prints a lot of 'cute' derby shirts (which, to be honest, sell like they're gender neutral, so either a lot of dudes are buying them, or a lot of people with kids are buying them),
what does that mean? "sell like they're gender neutral"??? the demographic clearly has to be mostly female if cute shirts like those sell the most. and that brings up another point- almost all, if not all, of the unreckoned shirts are derby shirts, and cute. The derby shirts nearly always outsell the dailies, so even assuming you're right that they print more masculine dailies than derby shirts, the overall sales are leaning way over to the cute shirts. Frankly, I NEVER see adult guys wearing these 'cute' shirts. not a single time. 4 yr olds? sure. 10 yr olds? nearly never. make that never.
itsbeth wrote:but the dailies are more likely to be overtly masculine. If you take a look at the archive over at shirt.what (http://www.shirtwhat.com/archive_s.php), where you can actually see ALL shirts ever printed side-by-side, I think it's pretty clear that most of them are either straight up gender neutral or leaning toward masculine.
For an example of aforementioned brain-bashingly masculine tees, see the recent daily of hot undead chicks and centipedes.
sold 770 shirts.
Disapproving narwhal? sold 1962.
cute outsells not-cute. but that's just picking two shirts, not at random, and not fair on my part. ;^) I really believe that to be the case, though.
I briefly looked at the archive (a beautiful thing it is). I don't really think that there are a majority of masculine vs. cute shirts on there, but there may be a sort of gender-neutral majority, or plurality. I think that overall, though, lots more selection targeted more at the women than at the men. It isn't really productive to go through and make an arbitrary decision that each shirt fits one category or another, and score them all, though, since then there'd be disagreement about whether the categorizing was correct.