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Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Shirts on 09/30/2010 16:05:07 MDT Print View

Hey Everyone,

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?

Thanks,
Lawson

Edited by Mountainfitter on 10/01/2010 11:01:13 MDT.

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: Branded Shirts on 09/30/2010 20:35:20 MDT Print View

Lawson,

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!

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Any Interest? on 09/30/2010 20:35:25 MDT Print View

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.

Edited by Mountainfitter on 09/30/2010 20:40:12 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Any Interest? on 09/30/2010 20:49:39 MDT Print View

I would be very interested in 80/20 poly / cotton blend -- or thereabouts.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
IMO on 09/30/2010 20:51:42 MDT Print View

Hi Lawson,
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!

Edited by Konrad1013 on 09/30/2010 20:53:09 MDT.

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
Re: IMO on 10/01/2010 05:26:24 MDT Print View

cuben shirt with titanium logo

Noel Tavan
(akatsuki_the_devil) - MLife
merino/synthetic on 10/01/2010 09:18:51 MDT Print View

I would for for a 80% merino 20% synthetic. What's dri-release? Sort of like quick dry shirt?

Lawson Kline
(Mountainfitter) - M

Locale: LawsonEquipment.com
Shirts on 10/01/2010 10:59:10 MDT Print View

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.

Edited by Mountainfitter on 10/01/2010 11:00:30 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Shirts on 10/01/2010 21:05:51 MDT Print View

Actually, I much prefer brand and logo free clothing. But alas, they've become increasingly hard to find. :(

Jeff Antig
(Antig)

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: Shirts on 10/01/2010 21:18:55 MDT Print View

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 related

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Shirts on 10/01/2010 22:01:59 MDT Print View

Hey, "flattery" will get you nowhere. :)

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Branded Shirts" on 10/02/2010 00:13:01 MDT Print View

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.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Shirts on 10/02/2010 04:58:27 MDT Print View

Hi Lawson

> 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.

Cheers