Featured image from Leslie Maclin
We asked the 100/100ers to post pictures of their favorite race t-shirts and tell us why they love them.
I’m not going to lie–if a race has a cool shirt design, it might sway me to go to said race. From across the country.
That’s not hyperbole. That’s TRUE FACT right there.
My husband’s reaction to this: “Don’t you have plenty of t-shirts?”
But ONLY if it is
-Soft and comfy
-Has a nice graphic design
-Or is really useful–i.e. neon yellow for safety or something.
Other attributes of good paddle race t-shirts:
-Women’s sizes. PLEASE AND THANK YOU. If you want women to wear your shirts, and women control a lot of spending in their households and they make up a sizable number of the attendees at your events, have women’s shirts!
-Most prefer nice t-shirts over athletic shirts unless there is a spectacular stand out attribute of the athletic shirt. Like, if it is a really nice brand (Patagonia, sweet), or something utilitarian (color for safety)
-Nice, soft, quality blends. It’s not enough to buy a Hanes Beefy-T anymore.
-Again with the design. If you’re going to bother to get t-shirts made, get a nice design created. There are artists who can do this for $200. If your shirt has a nice design, people will wear it and the design money will be worth it. If your shirt has a crappy design, it won’t be worn, which will be a waste.
A lot of people are attached to their shirts for sentimental reasons and wear them over and over again. I know that I can go a whole week wearing nothing but race t-shirts. Make sure yours is one of the faves, and make them a priority, not an afterthought.
Did you win a t-shirt? If your name is: Gail Kotowski, Bryan Barton, Pete Dixon, Paul Henry, or Janet Gavaldon, you won! Email [email protected] with your address.