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I used the fitting guide and it told me to go for a 3X if I wanted a looser fit. 

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I received my 3X tees yesterday (yes, Sunday) and can only say that they are like a slightly over-sized 2X.  I strongly suspect I will get one or two uses before the shrinkage will leave me, perhaps, using them as inspiration to get my shit together and lose weight.

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I got my XL tees in yesterday. They fit OK but I wonder what will happen after I wash them. :)

I really wanted Judgement or Out To Lunch but both were gone by the time I checked. Maybe I should order the XXL and see how they fit?

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I don’t have these but for t shirts I don’t want to shrink I just let them hang dry after the wash. 

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@ $9.90, I ended up getting multiple Lee Morgans...    Almost feel like ordering more.  LOL

 

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At $9.90 a pop, I ordered all five T-shirts.  I spend very little on clothes, and can actually always use more T-shirts.

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4 hours ago, Tjazz said:

 

 

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:excited: :D

That'd be the day! Somebody's Nabokovian fantasy.

I might have sprung for some of the short sleeve tees, but XL were all gone.

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On 6/27/2022 at 7:14 PM, felser said:

At $9.90 a pop, I ordered all five T-shirts.  I spend very little on clothes, and can actually always use more T-shirts.

Received them in two days, shipping was only like $8 total for the five shirts.  They're great.  100% cotton, substantial, stenciling is well done.  You do want to order a size larger than you normally do, they run a full size smaller than what they are listed as being.  

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Rocking Lee at a 5K this am

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1 hour ago, Eric said:

Rocking Lee at a 5K this am

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 Were you listening to Cornbread as well?  I admire your stamina too!

 

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49 minutes ago, Rooster_Ties said:

ETC!!! :excited:

Holy crap!

They have RRK The 3-sided dream in audio color and KD Matador!!! :excited:

But I don't really need T-shirts and am too effin' cheap to pay $23.98 a pop...:(

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4 hours ago, T.D. said:

But I don't really need T-shirts and am too effin' cheap to pay $23.98 a pop...:(

Me too (or especially the “too cheap” part)…. but during the Covid lockdown, and literally an entire year wearing t-shirts at home, I realized I hadn’t bought more than two new t-shirts in over 10 years — and most all the other dozen(?) ones I’d been wearing were closer to 15 years old (and definitely showing it, despite line-drying them to try and preserve the various graphics).

So, yeah, $24 a pop is a bit much for a t-shirt — but if it’s something I’ll wear proudly for 15 years, that comes down to like less than $2 per year over the lifetime of the shirt…

Then, yeah, darn it — I think I’m gonna drop $50 or $75 on some new jazz-themed t-shirts this year, or maybe even $100 — why the heck not??

Judgement! - Out To LunchETC — maybe a few others (there’s Prisoner and Schizophrenia BN cover shirts I’ve been eyeing from another source recently too.  Not like opportunities like that present themselves every day — streetwear with BN titles like THAT!!

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10 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

Me too (or especially the “too cheap” part)…. but during the Covid lockdown, and literally an entire year wearing t-shirts at home, I realized I hadn’t bought more than two new t-shirts in over 10 years — and most all the other dozen(?) ones I’d been wearing were closer to 15 years old (and definitely showing it, despite line-drying them to try and preserve the various graphics).

So, yeah, $24 a pop is a bit much for a t-shirt — but if it’s something I’ll wear proudly for 15 years, that comes down to like less than $2 per year over the lifetime of the shirt…

Then, yeah, darn it — I think I’m gonna drop $50 or $75 on some new jazz-themed t-shirts this year, or maybe even $100 — why the heck not??

Judgement! - Out To LunchETC — maybe a few others (there’s Prisoner and Schizophrenia BN cover shirts I’ve been eyeing from another source recently too.  Not like opportunities like that present themselves every day — streetwear with BN titles like THAT!!

Just be aware that these Etsy sellers are just making an iron-on sticker themselves and putting them onto whatever shirt they have on hand. I am not saying that being unlicensed = bad quality. I'm saying unlicensed = unknown quality. You could buy these tee shirts from the Etsy seller and find out that the iron-on decal peels off after one washing.

Also, because many (all?) of these Etsy sellers are selling unlicensed product, they often get shut down, so returns are often non-existent.

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1 hour ago, bresna said:

Just be aware that these Etsy sellers are just making an iron-on sticker themselves and putting them onto whatever shirt they have on hand. I am not saying that being unlicensed = bad quality. I'm saying unlicensed = unknown quality. You could buy these tee shirts from the Etsy seller and find out that the iron-on decal peels off after one washing.

Also, because many (all?) of these Etsy sellers are selling unlicensed product, they often get shut down, so returns are often non-existent.

This seller has reviews back to 2018 and I've found one bad review.  Virtually all are 5 star.

Have you experience or knowledge of one that had "decals" fall off in one washing? 

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On 7/1/2022 at 5:55 PM, felser said:

Received them in two days, shipping was only like $8 total for the five shirts.  They're great.  100% cotton, substantial, stenciling is well done.  You do want to order a size larger than you normally do, they run a full size smaller than what they are listed as being.  

Saw the sizing caution late, but that just means re-arranging which kids got what.  I wound up with a couple Lee XLs.  Awesome bargain, quality as reported by Felser!!

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"Did you know that George Barrow is on this album?"
"What album?"

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2 hours ago, Dan Gould said:

This seller has reviews back to 2018 and I've found one bad review.  Virtually all are 5 star.

Have you experience or knowledge of one that had "decals" fall off in one washing? 

The idea that they’re possibly “cheap iron-ons” is what’s kept me from buying this sort of stuff for years — though some of these specific designs (probably from the same sellers?) I’ve literally been eyeing for 3-5 years(!) now.

But I agree, looking at the hundreds and hundreds of positive reviews — maybe finally — is just too tempting NOT to take a chance on. Maybe it’ll be great, maybe it’ll be crap — but nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Elsewhere online, there’s also black t-shirt with the Miles Davis “Big Fun” cover on it — except it’s the green trumpet bell and lettering with the BLACK background of the shirt (instead of the blue background of the cover) — and it looks really, REALLY nice — and I’m eyeing that one too.

And a simple “Birth of the Cool” cover one too (on a black t-shirt).

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3 hours ago, Dan Gould said:

This seller has reviews back to 2018 and I've found one bad review.  Virtually all are 5 star.

Have you experience or knowledge of one that had "decals" fall off in one washing? 

Etsy is basically an online craft fair. If you're gone to and bought things at craft fairs, there are some great craftsmen & women there, but there are also some that are just in it to make a buck. A tide clock I bought at a craft fair was great. A watch I bought for my mom fell apart in less than a year.

I've bought many items from several Etsy sellers over the years and the quality ranges from awesome to not-so-good depending on the seller. My daughters have bought tee shirts and scarves from various Etsy sellers with the same results.

So I am not saying that this seller is selling the bad stuff, just that you need to be aware of the chance that he/she might sell you a poorly-made tee shirt and that you might have no one to complain to if you get a dud.

BTW - my oldest daughter is a kindergarten teacher so she has bought several tools to make her own tee shirts, including a high end (commercial grade) iron-on machine, and making a good tee like this is not easy. One of the most important things is starting with a good "blank". If she uses the thin ones in the dollar store, they last for a handful of washings. If she uses heavyweight tees, they last a lot longer. I have no idea if the Bella + Canvas tee shirt that this seller uses is a good one or not, nor how it fits. Hopefully they're better-sized than Uniqlo's. :)

1 hour ago, Late said:

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"Did you know that George Barrow is on this album?"
"What album?"

What kind of album title is "Blues and the Abscess Tooth"?

:)

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15 minutes ago, bresna said:

Etsy is basically an online craft fair. If you're gone to and bought things at craft fairs, there are some great craftsmen & women there, but there are also some that are just in it to make a buck. A tide clock I bought at a craft fair was great. A watch I bought for my mom fell apart in less than a year.

I've bought many items from several Etsy sellers over the years and the quality ranges from awesome to not-so-good depending on the seller. My daughters have bought tee shirts and scarves from various Etsy sellers with the same results.

So I am not saying that this seller is selling the bad stuff, just that you need to be aware of the chance that he/she might sell you a poorly-made tee shirt and that you might have no one to complain to if you get a dud.

BTW - my oldest daughter is a kindergarten teacher so she has bought several tools to make her own tee shirts, including a high end (commercial grade) iron-on machine, and making a good tee like this is not easy. One of the most important things is starting with a good "blank". If she uses the thin ones in the dollar store, they last for a handful of washings. If she uses heavyweight tees, they last a lot longer. I have no idea if the Bella + Canvas tee shirt that this seller uses is a good one or not, nor how it fits. Hopefully they're better-sized than Uniqlo's. :)

What kind of album title is "Blues and the Abscess Tooth"?

:)

According to the Etsy listing page: 100% combed ring-spun cotton (which is a plus), 4.2 oz (which is a minus - "standard" weight is 4.5-5.3oz)

See also https://kalamazoospiritshoppe.com/fast-guide-common-t-shirt-fabric-differences/

For reference, "Hanes Beefy-T", which I've always considered the gold standard of printed T-shirts, seems to be approx. 6.1 oz combed ring-spun cotton.

So fabric weight seems lighter than preferred. Can't speak to the logo, but that looks risky for the designs I like (posted above). More reasons to hold off for now.

IMO, at around $24 per shirt they oughta use Hanes Beefy-T blanks.

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11 minutes ago, T.D. said:

According to the Etsy listing page: 100% combed ring-spun cotton (which is a plus), 4.2 oz (which is a minus - "standard" weight is 4.5-5.3oz)

See also https://kalamazoospiritshoppe.com/fast-guide-common-t-shirt-fabric-differences/

For reference, "Hanes Beefy-T", which I've always considered the gold standard of printed T-shirts, seems to be approx. 6.1 oz combed ring-spun cotton.

So fabric weight seems lighter than preferred. Can't speak to the logo, but that looks risky for the designs I like (posted above). More reasons to hold off for now.

IMO, at around $24 per shirt they oughta use Hanes Beefy-T blanks.

My daughter uses the Hanes Beefy Tees for the ones she wants to last. When she makes a tee for a one-time outing, she buys a batch of cheapies from the dollar store.

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To be fair, I fished out the most recent printed 100% cotton T-shirt I acquired (OK, was comped) a few years ago.

Can't make out the thread weight, but looking up the mfr. (Next Level), I figure it's 4.3 oz., close to the Etsy seller's (though I don't know the brand they use).

It's pretty decent: nice soft fabric, definitely on the light side but cooler for hot weather wear. Won't last nearly as long as Beefy-T blanks, but by no means crapola.

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OK, I am THIS CLOSE to pulling the trigger on these two shirts online.  I think Miles "Big Fun" looks especially nice on Black -- MUCH nicer than the album cover, actually -- and it'll come to about $24 incl. shipping.

I'm a little on the fence about Herbie "The Prisoner" (only ~$18 shipped, cheaper because I'm getting it along with "Big Fun" on the same order) -- but it is my all-time favorite Herbie leader-date.  I'm not fanatical about the cover-design of "The Prisoner" generally speaking, but I think I'll be kicking myself later if I don't get it at the same time.

Gonna mull 'em both over for a few more hours, or maybe until tomorrow.

Doesn't that Miles design look especially great on black??  Edit: to say Big Fun isn’t even necessarily my favorite 70’s Miles album (I probably bounce around between 6 different ones, one 6 different days.)  I just think that “Big Fun” graphic looks totally bad-ass on black.

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