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The Boston Knucklehead Has Good Advice (0)

Published on December 22nd, 2009. By

, under Advice .

This economy sucks. It’s sucked for a while now and we can all agree that we’re tired of it. There are indicators out there showing that we are poised for a comeback, albeit a slow one. Those that have fought hard and stuck with their original plan in business should come out stronger and smelling like roses. For most of you, that business is your clothing line.

You’ve probably had to call some audibles and make some changes but hopefully none of the decisions sacrificed your brand’s quality or integrity. There are quite a few things that you can do to create a holding pattern in rough times:

  • Release fewer designs
  • Lower the quantity for inventory
  • Go with fewer print colors

A few things you shouldn’t do in a down economy:

  • Lower the quality of brand in your t-shirt
  • Skimp on your standard packaging
  • Fire sale everything to lower the overall perception of the brand

These are just a few do’s and don’ts during rough economic times and the list could be much more comprehensive. The point in writing this post was two fold: the first being inspiration by this article on Emptees written by the Boston Knucklehead

titled “Don’t Sacrifice the Quality of Your Clothing Brand Because of the Economy ” and the second being the uncertainty of when the good times will return.

I think information like this is good to repeat over time to help those struggling with decisions on their brand and worrying about its future. Consider this post the T Addict’s goodwill for this Christmas. And you just thought I was a scrooge….

Threadspot Hearts Tees (0)

Published on December 17th, 2009. By

, under Cool Sites .

The T Addict is a sucka for t-shirt lists. This comes as no surprise to all 3 of my faithful readers. If you have been here since the beginning, you know that we like to show love to the blogs that take the time to create a cool list and post pictures of what they have found.

This time the spotlight goes on Threadspot for their list of funny heart t-shirt parodies

that are both clever and cool. What has probably been the most bootlegged copyright design in the history of t-shirts gets new looks that stay outside the realm of infringement through both parody and ingenuity.

Threadspot Heart tees

Funny list Threadspot. And as an added bonus to my fellow addicts….Andy at Hide Your Arms recently dropped the mother of all lists for heart tees

. Check it out also to get your heart t-shirt fix.

Hide Your Arms Gets A Tee (0)

Published on December 10th, 2009. By

, under Cool Tees .

The T Addict has a special tee

to share with his fellow addicts. It comes from the original t-shirt blogging gangsta Andy at Hide Your Arms . He has decided after four glorious years that it is finally time to create a tee shirt of his own. We commend you for that and you couldn’t have a picked a better designer than Ray from Lowdtown .

Great idea and even better execution!

hya_tee

We Got Screenshot Love from GoMediaZine (0)

Published on December 3rd, 2009. By

, under T-Shirt News .

I just came across a really cool article by our friend Blake at You Design It

about how a t-shirt designer can develop a strong following . Imagine how happy I was when I saw that he included a screenshot featuring the T Addict under the section called “Show Your Personality.” I am pretty sure the reference was to Rusty Eight showing his personality in an interview with us but we’ll take what we can get!

The article is excellent and highlights such suggestions as having your own website, building a strong portfolio, and being involved in the t-shirt community. Check out the entire article here:

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Great article Blake, and thanks for showing some love to the T Addict.