However, this small delay means I have been able to wear my shirt more than a handful of times, which puts me in a great position to give my verdict. How can someone judge the quality of a garment after just one wear, and no cycles in the washing machine?
Lush TShirts sells a vast collection of slogan tees (categories: funny, retro, gay, geek, offensive, TV and gym) and so it took me quite a while to pick one to review.
Since this blog is currently less than two months old and I'm still building up my following, I eventually decided on Lush's 'Nobody reads my blog' shirt. This tee retails for £11.99 and can be found in Lush's 'geek' category.
Lush T Shirt: quality and appearance
I noticed how incredibly soft my 'Nobody reads...' tee is as soon as removed it from it's packaging. Cotton tees used by many printing companies have a cheap and rough feel to them (think 'Fruit of the Loom'), so I was pleasantly surprised.
|No cracks in the print!|
The slogan is also optimally positioned on the shirt too - it's not too high or low.
The inclusion of a branded tag on the collar's size label was a nice, professional touch also.
Lush T Shirt packaging
The shirt arrived well packaged inside a grey polythene mailing bag, in which a 'Thank You' card and two beer mats were also found. Now, most companies include a note of thanks in their delivery packages, but beer mats!?
This marketing move is actually really clever. Given the crass nature of some of the slogan tees available through Lush TShirts - 'You had me at 'I swallow'' and 'Don't be sexist. Bitches hate that', for example - it's safe to assume the site's primary target market is men (though they do stock a range of designs specifically for women too).
Including beer mats detailing 'Top Drinking Slogans' then, is pretty clever marketing. I can imagine two guys enjoying a few beers on the sofa, laughing over classic - read as 'cheesy' - bombs such as:
'Great legs! What time do they open?'
'You are on the top of my to do list.' and
'Instant wanker. Just add beer.'
All of the included slogans are available printed on shirts from Lush. I wouldn't be surprised if a bloke or two have gone on to order one after many at-home bevies in the company of the dude who bought one originally!
I should also point out my shirt arrived just two days after it was ordered. That's great service considering every shirt is printed to order.
Here's a poser-pic of me wearing my 'Nobody reads...' tee. As usual, you can see I've struggled to snap a picture of myself using my HTC One S, while keeping the phone out of shot (mirror shots died with MySpace's popularity!) and looking in the right direction.
|'Tom is now your friend...'|