I was recently given the chance to create my own custom t-shirt from AlliedShirts.com. It seemed like a fun opportunity so I eagerly accepted. I dove right into their online utility that helps with the process… You can add text, art (upload your own and browse their clipart) and they’re working on getting it setup so you can add names to the back of the shirt.
Designing the shirt was easy to do and I was happy with what I created on the screen.
I took a play on the shirt that we’ve all seen, but added my own spin to it. A statement I’ve used many a time.
Running: It’s cheaper than therapy, although some of us need both!
However… the color I saw on screen was not true to life for the shirt I received. I like the color I received… but the black text I chose didn’t show up very well.
So now it’s mainly a shirt that says “Running” on it. That still works for me, even if slightly disappointing from my original plan. I should have chosen a different shirt color.
They have several options of shirts in gender specific cuts. I received the “budget” Gildan version, but they have fashion options, long-sleeve options, hoodies, sweatshirts as well as unisex options. The one thing that they’re missing is wicking material. If they had that option and the name function was working, it would be fun to build shirts for a Relay race with this where each runner got their name and runner number on the back of the shirt.
I also recommend BuildASign… we got our magnets for Ragnar from there, they worked great and the service was fast/efficient!