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Since we've started selling more shirts, I talked with X about posting some of the designs on here for review (and comments of course). If you have any suggestions for new designs, I can basically do anything that can be printed. Just a quick note about the styles - we go for more simple styles from past experience we've had and not 'all over prints' on the shirts so much as it seems that everyone is doing those types and we want our shirts to be awesome from the content on it, not the printing - plus it lets us keep the costs down since we're a small shop. We don't have all of these for sale as we can only print what is ordered by distributors at this time...

We post these on facebook (link in signature) regularly but wanted a more closed audience for some 'colorful' comments. For some background, I did the shirts for the 2010 Best Ranger Competition (and posters) - also maintain the Best Ranger Competition website and do the US Mountain Ranger Association designs for their shirts as well.

Here's some feedback ideas...

1. Would you wear it?
2. Would you let your kids wear it?
3. Are the colors good or do they suck?
4. Suggestions for different word, picture or phrase or different idea.

We have some 18"x24" posters of some of our designs that I'll be posting as well and giving some away on here as well.

This one is for the mortar teams...
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  1. Yes
  2. Yes, although my daughters would want them in pink & purple :lol:
  3. Colors should be standard (OD, tan, black, etc.), although I tend to stay away from white
  4. I like the mortar one, it made me LOL. Humor is good. Do you have any that are intended to be outright offensive?
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As a lifetime member of the Mortar mafia :lol:, I can tell you right now I'd buy the first one right now.

I also think the second one would be in the drawer at home too.
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Dude, I'm totally buying the mortar one. That's fucking awesome.
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Pretty cool. I'd wear or buy either.

My kids wouldn't understand.

Personally I'd prefer black ink on the OD type shirts as opposed to white. No I did not vote for Obie, just talking t-shirts here.

Also, maybe put the 'Infidels Inc' on the left front breast area, and the larger mortar pic across the back. Seems kind of backwards.
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Assuming you wanted HONEST feed back.......it's nothing to write home about. In going with the corporate theme, perhaps a corporate logo of some sort would go well.
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cams wrote:Pretty cool. I'd wear or buy either.

My kids wouldn't understand.

Personally I'd prefer black ink on the OD type shirts as opposed to white. No I did not vote for Obie, just talking t-shirts here.

Also, maybe put the 'Infidels Inc' on the left front breast area, and the larger mortar pic across the back. Seems kind of backwards.
The large logo being on the front makes sense from the theme of the logo (innuendo), but I agree that having a large logo in front and a small logo on the back on almost any t-shirt seems a little off, aesthetically speaking. Maybe increase the size of the mortar round to full scale?? Or maybe invert the mortar with the text curving upwards (and outwards from center) to give a sense of motion??

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CloakAndDagger wrote:
cams wrote:Pretty cool. I'd wear or buy either.

My kids wouldn't understand.

Personally I'd prefer black ink on the OD type shirts as opposed to white. No I did not vote for Obie, just talking t-shirts here.

Also, maybe put the 'Infidels Inc' on the left front breast area, and the larger mortar pic across the back. Seems kind of backwards.
The large logo being on the front makes sense from the theme of the logo (innuendo), but I agree that having a large logo in front and a small logo on the back on almost any t-shirt seems a little off, aesthetically speaking. Maybe increase the size of the mortar round to full scale?? Or maybe invert the mortar with the text curving upwards (and outwards from center) to give a sense of motion??
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Slowpoke wrote:Assuming you wanted HONEST feed back.......it's nothing to write home about. In going with the corporate theme, perhaps a corporate logo of some sort would go well.

Slowpoke - can you 'elaborate' a little here...

Ok, just as a little backward feedback - I've done shirts with prints on the front and the back and most of the time, when you're approaching someone you see the shirt on the front first - of course that can be a 50/50 chance that you're behind someone or in front - one of the other options was to print it on the front and the back the same but seems kind of repetitive at that point.

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DangerClose wrote: one of the other options was to print it on the front and the back the same but seems kind of repetitive at that point.

Don't do that, it would be repetitive.

Like I and the other Mortar Maggot said, I want the Green One already. HOW MUCH!?

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DangerClose wrote:
Slowpoke wrote:Assuming you wanted HONEST feed back.......it's nothing to write home about. In going with the corporate theme, perhaps a corporate logo of some sort would go well.

Slowpoke - can you 'elaborate' a little here...

Ok, just as a little backward feedback - I've done shirts with prints on the front and the back and most of the time, when you're approaching someone you see the shirt on the front first - of course that can be a 50/50 chance that you're behind someone or in front - one of the other options was to print it on the front and the back the same but seems kind of repetitive at that point.
I thought the front was pretty cool, but the back was underdone...maybe something larger and more like your avatar.
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What's your target audience? The designs are kind of simplistic and juvenile
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I'd prefer the mortar on the back...indirect fire and all that...
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The target is generally new soldiers and are for retailers like US Cavalry at this point. I found that newer (younger) soldiers like to wear the typical 'hooah' gear but something that just doesn't say 'Jump School' or normally what the PX carries. That's just from local opinion asking them while I was at Fort Benning. It's bordering on something crude but you could still wear it out somewhere... it doesn't say ''LOOK HOW BIG MY TUBE IS'' (which would still make a sweet shirt) but for the larger audience in most cases it wasn't as popular....

Simplistic is the idea for the inks - all over shirts (cough, ed hardy, cough) look douche-y too me - but again, it's opinion, not fact - although most of the people i see with them on act a little douche-y.

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IEDmagnet wrote:
DangerClose wrote: one of the other options was to print it on the front and the back the same but seems kind of repetitive at that point.

Don't do that, it would be repetitive.

Like I and the other Mortar Maggot said, I want the Green One already. HOW MUCH!?

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No pricing yet as I'm only selling these to distributors - I'm not big enough to carry every design I have unfortunately...

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