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from http://threadless.com/product/449/Chinese_Peaches which is available on t-shirts up to men's XL. I think there ought to be some kind of rule about depicting people on a t-shirt and not offering it in sizes that would fit said people.

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desert_dragon42
May. 2nd, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
Too cute!

(and yes, it'd be nice if the t-shirts came in larger sizes)
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firecat
May. 2nd, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing that!
kshandra
May. 2nd, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
I've written to Threadless in the past about their limited size range, and got the usual "not cost effective" boilerplate in response. I'll be interested to see if you get anything different.
jinian
May. 2nd, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
So cute! I wonder if they're not just out of the larger sizes -- surely they don't really carry only a women's small? other shirts on the site have larger sizes -- but they should really indicate that better so we know what the usual size range is.
firecat
May. 2nd, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)
The largest size they sell appears to be a men's 2X.
starcat_jewel
May. 2nd, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
If you click on "What's In Stock" it does in fact show that the shirt comes in women's sizes up to XL -- but the only one they currently have available is S.
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firecat
May. 2nd, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
I made two icons. (Here's the other one.) Help yourself to either one.

I hope Cafe Press comes through with their plan to start offering more items in larger sizes.
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firecat
May. 2nd, 2006 02:58 am (UTC)
Don't know if you saw my post from a couple days ago, but there was supposedly a fit session at their corporate headquarters, only they never actually told me the address so I ended up not going.
starcat_jewel
May. 2nd, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
That is a cute picture! I like the icon, too -- may I swipe, with credit?

Now... professional interest speaking. Given the price on those shirts, I have to wonder what they're made of, and what brand of shirt they're using. You can get really cheap blanks from Korea, but the sizing on those tends to be, shall we say, sort of random? And I'm much more likely to buy a 100% cotton shirt than a 50/50, just because they're more comfortable.

The color of shirt may also have a bearing on the sizes available. Some companies simply don't make shirts larger than 2X or 3X in any colors except black and white; this is something we have to deal with, as we routinely stock up to 5X and can get 6X for special orders.

The other thing is, larger blanks cost more. Typically, we can get sizes up to XL for the base price; after that, you're looking at an extra dollar or so per X added. Especially if this is a CafePress kind of shop, it may very well be that the administrators don't want to have to do differential pricing (or that their software doesn't support it!), and so they just don't make larger sizes available.

But I absolutely agree, if any shirt ever SCREAMED to be printed in the largest sizes possible, this one certainly does!
firecat
May. 2nd, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Help yourself to either of the icons I made from the design (at the bottom of this page: http://www.livejournal.com/allpics.bml?user=firecat )

Yep, I know about all of those issues with larger size shirts and there are lots of reasons why a company might choose not to offer the larger sizes. Doesn't make me happy about it though. :-P

http://justbigsportwear.com makes 100% cotton sportswear in many colors up to 10X. They sell wholesale only. I don't know how expensive their stuff is though. Have you ever worked with them?

Since your company stocks up to 5X, I will add it to my clothing list if you remind me of the name.
starcat_jewel
May. 2nd, 2006 07:13 am (UTC)
Hadn't heard of them. Their site doesn't give prices (I guess you have to call), but I've got them bookmarked now and will pass along the information to Russ. If they sell in less than case quantities, there are several colors we might be interested in getting.

http://www.instantattitudes.com

We've noticed that many times when someone finds out that we have 4X and 5X, they'll buy several shirts at once -- sometimes as many as 5 or 6. I'm guessing it's because not many T-shirt vendors carry those sizes.

Oh, and did you ever ask around to see if anyone wanted to pick up "Woman of Substance"? I think he took it off the website because it didn't sell, but I'm sure he could be persuaded to do a wholesale order.
firecat
May. 2nd, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
Thanks, I added it! No, I didn't ask around about that T-shirt. I'll let you know if I hear of anyone who wants a bunch of them.
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