Hey there - I’ve been toying with sending you guys an email for a while. I’m not usually one for sending ‘reviews’ as such, but really felt compelled to drop you a note to say how much I love your work.
I’ve been a massive fan of t-shirts all my life. Ever since my folks bought me a heat-pressed shirt on Blackpool Pleasure Beach, I’ve been hooked ever since. (It was a print of Iron Maiden’s Killers album - even though I had no idea who Iron Maiden were at the time, my 8-year old self LOVED the design).
Anyway, when my wife and I were expecting, I knew our initial photos at the hospital would be immortalised for evermore - so I had to find the ‘right’ shirt.
After a LOT of research, I decided the tee I wanted to welcome our first child into the world with your Limited Edition, Unbreakable shirt. I’d honestly looked at hundreds of designs (and driven my wife up the wall in the process) but as soon as I saw it, I knew it was ‘the one’.
I got it ordered and put it into my hospital bag so it’d be packed and ready for the big day.
When my wife went into labour it was all a bit of a blur. I threw on some clothes and we got the hospital. Our son, Max, was born a few hours later.
I wasn’t really thinking of the shirt at the time (which is incredibly unlike me) but that night I put it on and we got some photos which Max can look back on in the years to come - and hopefully think his old dad was quite cool in the process.
Having looked closely at the photos from our first few days as a family, I’ve found your shirts have played a massive part in the key moments of Max’s young life. This really wasn’t intentional, but it’s turned out that way.
- when he was born, I was wearing your ‘Joi’ Blade Runner shirt - in the first photos as a family, I was wearing your Limited Edition, Unbreakable shirt - when we took him home from the hospital, I was wearing your Mighty Mick’s, Rocky shirt - when he first met his ‘brother’, I was wearing your Hawkin’s High, Stranger Things shirt.
Given the number of tees I own, I find that pretty remarkable.
If you’ve made it to the end of this email, I just wanted to say a big gushing thanks to all your designers and office folk who do such great work.
To me, you guys make so much more than just t shirts.
Grant F, (United Kingdom)