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Last t-shirt poll before the order is placed - I promise!

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Joe Link, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So the t-shirt order is going in this week, the initial cash investment was what was holding me up (over $1k upfront!). We're down to selecting the t-shirts we're going to use and I need to know what ratio of Gildan to American Apparel we need to order. We're going to be offering two different brands so people will be able to weigh the pro's and con's of each based on their personal opinion. What I need to find out with this poll is which one you would choose based on the facts presented below.

    Gildan
    Sale Price: $12 in person / $15 shipped
    Great Quality
    Made in Honduras
    50/50 Cotton Blend
    Heavier Cotton (5.3oz)
    Standard Fit

    American Apparel
    Sale Price: $15 in person / $18 shipped
    Top-Of-The-Line Quality
    Made in USA
    Ringspun Cotton
    Lightweight Cotton (4.3oz)
    Slim/Fashion Fit
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I voted American. I don't mind the extra $3 to keep it in the USA.
     
  3. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm pay $3 for an american Tshirt
     
  4. numbnutz

    numbnutz molalla Active Member

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    Its defineatly worth paying another $3 for an american made product,gotta keep boosting that economy.
     
  5. DALE

    DALE Boring, Oregon Member

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    I like the idea of the "Standard Fit"...but Made In USA trumps that! :flag:
     
  6. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    I don't mind paying a little extra for an AMERICAN MADE product. :thumbup:
     
  7. SONALB

    SONALB Albany,OR Member

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    Made in USA! I'll shoot half a box less next time out plinking....Hmmmmm
    If I shoot a whole box less, maybe I can get two shirts!
     
  8. MWS

    MWS Oregon City,OR Member

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    Are there any other American made t-shirts that are thicker... I think the thicker the better and $18 to $20 wouldn't be a bad deal... Any thoughts about hats ???
     
  9. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    Keep it in the USA
     
  10. BrianL

    BrianL Hermiston Active Member

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    Made in the U.S.A.:thumbup:
     
  11. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    So I confirmed with the screen printer, 2XL is $1.75 extra, 3XL is $2.75 extra, 4XL is $3.75 extra, 5XL is $4.75 extra, per shirt.

    The American Apparel shirts go up to 3XL, the Gildans go up to 5XL.
     
  12. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Unfortunately there aren't :(
     
  13. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Made in U.S. of A.

    SF-
     
  14. 503glock

    503glock salem New Member

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    i 2nd the hats post
     
  15. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    That "heavier" 50/50 cotton blend will be much less heavy after a couple of washings---and be more like 90% synthetic with all the cotton down the drain. 100% cotton lasts much longer and better. Another reason to choose the USA made........................elsullo
     
  16. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Getting ready to pull the trigger now. We're actually going with a 100% cotton Gildan 6.1oz shirts for the cheaper ones since they're easier for the supplier to get, so even the cheap shirts will be a bit better.
     
  17. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Will they fit a fat guy?
     
  18. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The proof is on the way :)

    Here's what we ordered and the quantity:

    Gildan 50/50 2000 - Male

    S 5
    M 5
    L 10
    XL 10
    2XL 10
    3XL 6
    4XL 12
    5XL 4
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    Total 62

    American Apparel 20010 - Male

    S 12
    M 12
    L 24
    XL 36
    2XL 24
    3XL 12
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    Total 120


    American Apparel 21020 - Female

    S 12
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    Total 12
     
  19. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    As for the hats, once we get the money back from the t-shirts we should have a bit more to work with, and NWFA hats are definitely in our future :thumbup:
     
  20. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The order was placed!

    Now to see if we can get a wall table at the gun show next weekend :thumbup: