Sep 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm #1263857
I am looking to start selling some branded shirts and would love some feedback.
Would you prefer to see me offer 100% organic cotton, 50/50 blend or a dri-release type material?
LawsonSep 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm #1650388
If you were giving them away, I'd prefer organic cotton, and I'd rock your advertising on my chest all over town. If I'm paying for them, I'll only buy merino or atleast 90% synthetic, and I'd prefer not to have a brand name plastered on them, but that's just me.
Just being honest, from one small gear maker to another. ;)
GL!Sep 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm #1650389
If I had the money to give them away I would in a half second but I don't so they will be more like $10.00 with shipping.Sep 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm #1650392
I would be very interested in 80/20 poly / cotton blend — or thereabouts.Sep 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm #1650394
Konrad .BPL Member
Just my thoughts here, but I'm with Javan as well. For me, its hard to justify spending money merely to be someone else's advertising campaign. I can justify spending for function though. That being said, I personally don't wear 50/50, so to me theres no function in a shirt like that. Unless the shirt had a really kickass and original design, as opposed to just a brand's logo, I would't buy it.
That being said, I'm sure you can offer products that are both beneficial to your business, and functional to the user. Perhaps you can source some very lightweight visors? Just think about what products would benefit BPL members, tag it with your logo, and offer it at a reasonable price.
G'luck!Oct 1, 2010 at 4:26 am #1650443
Adam KramerBPL Member
@rbeardLocale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
cuben shirt with titanium logoOct 1, 2010 at 8:18 am #1650484
Noel TavanBPL Member
I would for for a 80% merino 20% synthetic. What's dri-release? Sort of like quick dry shirt?Oct 1, 2010 at 9:59 am #1650519
Thanks for all the feedback. I am not sure if you guys hike naked or get free clothes but I don't. The whole point of the shirts were to offer something people wanted and could use rather then logo wear. So far it seems like most people prefer some sort of dri-release type material or a wool blend.
A dri-release is a quick dry shirt.Oct 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm #1650702
Actually, I much prefer brand and logo free clothing. But alas, they've become increasingly hard to find. :(Oct 1, 2010 at 8:18 pm #1650706
@antigLocale: Pacific Northwest
Put a patch over the logo. "Hello, my name is Ben."
I like the idea of 100% organic cotton for everyday wear but merino wool for hiking relatedOct 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm #1650714
Hey, "flattery" will get you nowhere. :)Oct 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm #1650732
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Lawson, I would use almost anything other than an entirely synthetic t-shirt. Full synthetic fabrics when used in T-shirts (ex: Capilene 1, like wearing saran wrap) for me is too clingy to the body, odor retaining, silky in the hand, feels artificial next to skin, shiny in appearance, and all too often looks techy and ridiculous. A merino blend or cotton shirt would both be perfectly capable and ideal for me, but I live in a dry climate.Oct 2, 2010 at 3:58 am #1650750
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
> 100% organic cotton, 50/50 blend
Never in a million years. They are cold when wet and take ages to dry.
Taslan (or Tahoe, or Supplex) – for sure.
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