TZT Hoodies V2 (and other stuff)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Utumno, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    I bet you guys thought I would never get around to this shit.

    So, to make a long story short... every few months, I'd poke around the internet and see what options might exist to re-create the original TZT hoodies, in a manner that was both cheaper, and most importantly, a lot less work. The first company I used, while pretty great in quality (esp. the embroidering), was a real pain in the ass obviously (having to have everyone paypal stuff, then shipping each thing individually - I just don't have time/energy to do that again).

    There are more options these days to create-your-own-embroidered-hoodie online these days, but as far as I can tell, these all still work on the same model as the first. And in 2015 I tried to kick off another effort with USATees, but they flaked on me and keep changing their site. Gives me really low confidence.

    There are some other things that are more generic (like cafepress) - but I've not read great things about their quality.

    Enter, redbubble. It seems like a competitor to cafepress and I think they have better reviews. After trying them out, I can say their editing tools are much better and much less confusing. I created a hoodie using AD's troll, and even applied it to various other garments and goodies (shirts, phone cases, mugs, notebooks, stickers, even pillowcases - but fuck that, who really wants a pillowcase lol)

    The beauty of it is, you can now just order direct from redbubble and I don't have to play middle-man. There are a couple downsides though, in full disclosure:

    a) These are not embroidered. They are going to be screenprinted or whatever the hell the term is (silkscreened?) I have ordered a hoodie, shirt and notebook for myself, and while the logo still looks good, of course it's not going to be as nice as embroidered.
    b) Strong disclaimer: I have only just received these, and I HAVE NO IDEA HOW WELL THE LOGO WILL HOLD UP TO REPEATED WASHING
    c) On my fatty 2XL size hoodie, I kindof wish they logo was maybe a half inch or so further towards the shoulder, so it would show more when hoodie wasn't all the way zipped up. As it is - when unzipped, the logo is often partially or fully covered. It's hard to explain this so I'll attach pictures below to illustrate.

    It is quite possible that on a smaller size, the logo wouldn't be as close to the zipper. The redbubble editor won't let me move it out any further out. That said, it doesn't look bad, and when I zip the hoodie the placement doesn't look unnatural or anything. Again, take a look at the attached photos to see what I'm talking about (yeah my hair is fucked up and I basically look like I rolled out of bed).

    On the plus sides:
    a) You can self-order whatever you want in whatever sizes. Delivery is pretty quick.
    b) The hoodie itself seems quite nice. Soft on the inside, and feels well made. Warm, would block wind better than the original TZT hoodies. There are also non-zippered styles for people who prefer that look.
    c) The premium shirt I ordered also seems rly good quality, though it's pretty pricey imo, almost as much as the hoodie which is a bit ridiculous. I got the grey and I really like the way it looks. It would be interesting if someone ordered some of the standard shirts and shared how those fit/looked.
    d) It's a lot cheaper - I think between shipping and manufacture costs, people were sending me between $55-65 for the originals. These are in the $45 range.

    Anyhow, here's the pics. I think it would be cool if we had some early adopters (other than myself, esp. less-fat ppl) to get some and report back on how they fit and look (especially through multiple washes and heavier wear).

    As I said, I only got a black hoodie, a premium dark-grey shirt, and a black notebook (hardbound) and I'm happy w/all three. I'll probably also get a mug.

    Props the the first person to rock something really weird/ugly like a tanktop and posting pics lol.
    hoodie-unzipped.jpg hoodie-fully-zipped.jpg
     
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  2. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh, also - I should say, really shit quality photos from my phone as I cropped a lot - the logo itself is actually pretty sharply outlined, not sure why it looks so fuzzy on the shirt.

    Here are the links (hopefully they work):
    https://www.redbubble.com/people/maethlin/works/28331103-tzt-troll-by-ad?asc=u
    That's the main link. It's a bit confusing but I get to the hoodies by clicking the Men's Premium T-Shirt then selecting the dropdown for the zippered hoodie. Or you can use this direct link....
    https://www.redbubble.com/people/ma...hoodiez&body_color=black&print_location=front

    For the shirt and hoodie, I think the way they look in the pictures are pretty accurate except on my 2XL hoodie, I'd say the troll is slightly lower than it looks on that model dude, very slightly.
     
  3. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    One more thing, I didn't know how comfortable you were with publicity @AgelessDrifter (not that I think this shit is going to ever sell in bulk, nor am I doing this for profit obviously) - but it's worth noting that the link is public, I had to make it public for you guys to be able to order - and I guess it is possible other random ppl on redbubble could browse to it. I called all this stuff TZT Troll by AD. If you'd rather use your full screename (or even real name) I'm happy to do that to give you credit. Shoot me a pm or email or FB message if you want to chat more about it.
     
  4. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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  5. xanontz

    xanontz Juggalo Gang Member

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    Hardcovered journal, is that so every night you can wine about who wants to kill you? "dear journal, sear today said he wants me dead, again, what do i have to do to make them like me? what is wrong with me! i got my hair permed and got that cute outfit from forever 21, but they still just dont like me"
     
  6. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    lol, i have a weird irrational love for notebooks and journals. i probably have 3 or 4 sweet journals that i haven't even used for anything (including a rly great leather-bound one from turkey).
     
  7. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    I mean how could I NOT get this?

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  8. Jackpanel

    Jackpanel TZT Abuser

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    I bought a hoodie, but different color and no zip this time. It will help keep me warm when I'm sleeping on the streets after having lost my entire life savings in the Great Chainlink Market Crash of '17
     
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  9. Kors

    Kors TZT Addict

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    I want a Kill Utumno pillowcase
     
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  10. Sear

    Sear TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    might buy me a troll mug

    99% chance the hoodie wouldn't fit me, but would love to hear if it does for other tall barbarians of the board (all 3 of you)

    Can I submit my pixel neckbeard (w/ EQ shirt) as official TZT art? He'd go nicely with the troll. Perhaps he turns into cheetos when the troll eats him.
     
  11. Kilinitic

    Kilinitic 6,000 feet beyond man and time

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    I've got a few shirts from red bubble b4. They're cheap and clearly aren't gr8 quality but have been just gr8 4 me
     
  12. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Oh a coffee mug would be cool

    I kinda have never much liked the particular frame from the troll animation that's getting used for these--I don't think it really conveys the image to anyone who hasn't seen it in motion . I mean I realize that anyone who hasn't seen the image in motion isn't going to think much about it one way or the other, but still. I'll see if I can't dig up the original mspaint when I get home but if it's too late to alter the image or if it's just a pain it's whatever



    Just AD is fine
     
  13. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    i'm goign to advertise these all across the internet

    tzt troll by ad will be the next big reddit phenomenon
     
  14. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    given ad's retience to use his real name

    i will then claim i was ad all along and that the current ad is an imposter

    and i will make millions

    tzt troll by ad will be the next cryptocurrency
     
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  15. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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  16. John Zee

    John Zee Good news everyone!

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    Getting a clock for work, mug for home and a hoodie.
     
  17. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    full (Kill) Utumno body pillow, please

    also i'll probably get a mug if they dont suck
     
  18. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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  19. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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  20. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Hah, I was wondering if anyone would get the clock. If someone does end up getting one, plz post pics I wanna seeeeee