A while back I was noticing some of the shirts other folks wear to the climbing gym, thinking that I’d like a cool rock climbing shirt, too. One friend has a great shirt with Tommy Caldwell’s chalky handprint on the back – all 9-1/2 fingers. Cool distressed pattern, which is what I like.
But going online, there wasn’t much stuff to find in the style I like, and it was all quite a bit more than I wanted to spend. Most of the options looked pretty cliché, really, not something I’d wear to the gym.
The next option was to make a design I liked, then use a printing service. The result was a design a liked, but still a bit pricey – about $30 for a tshirt, which seems like a lot to me.
Well, what I ended up with is a way to print shirts with designs I like, and a better price range. Low-cost shirt options under $15, and nicer shirts for a little more. Tanks and hoodies, too.
One interesting observation – for every guy that comments on a shirt I wear, five gals will comment, and it’s always, “Woah, that’s so cool!” “Super-sick!” Or, something like that. That’s even before I switched my focus to designs featuring women. Why is that? But pay attention, folks – if you want a shirt the gals notice – you’ve come to the right place.
Nevertheless, that’s how I started creating my own designs, putting them on shirts, hoodies, and tanks. I hope you’ll find something you like, or one that will make a great gift.
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