June 7, 2006

Review of Threadless Winning Tees and American Red Cross Clothing

When the American Red Cross decided to send the Shirt Snob a few t-shirts from the Threadless contest we've written about, we were obviously more than happy. Who doesn't love free stuff, especially when it's from one of our favorite shirt companies? Well, we got the package in the mail today, and low and behold, we got more than just the tees. There is also stuff from the American Red Cross store! So we will review it all.


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First off are the Threadless tees. We've gotten Threadless stuff before, mostly for the Shirt Snob husband, and it's all high quality. The first place winner, Plus we received in a men's large. The Shirt Snob husband took it immediately so he could wear it to work the next day. It fit him well, was comfortable and he liked the design. The website explains the content of the design:

The Red Cross is composed of more than 1,000,000 volunteers from across the country. While we're not entirely positive that we have a ninja or a professional pirate in our ranks, this shirt represents the humanity that forms the American Red Cross. We depend on a wide range of volunteers and employees who selflessly help the American Red Cross daily. Hats off to you!


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The second place shirt, St. George vs. the Dragon, came in a women's large. We must admit that while we like the design, we didn't quite understand the connection between this shirt and the American Red Cross. The website explains:

While the traditional tale might have had St. George slaying his foe, the dragon. The Threadless take on their relationship is infused with "hope, humanity and compassion" and the fearless knight pulls a thorn from the dragon's foot.


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The third place tee, Florence Nightingale, came in a women's size extra-large. Now, we must admit that while we knew the name, we didn't really remember who she was (we weren't always paying attention in school, sorry Mom!), but we are reminded with this tee who she was and why she was so important to the world.

An inspiration to the founder of the Red Cross Movement, Florence Nightingale selflessly served as a volunteer nurse during the Crimean War for the British Army. This t-shirt honors her compassion for her fellow human being.

It is important to note that the men's shirt is printed on Fruit of the Loom 50/50 Best Tees while the women's are on American Apparel (which runs a little small but is made in the USA and very comfy). Also, the colors differ on these tees slightly between the mens and womens because they are printed on different brand tees, so what you get might be slightly different than what is pictured, although it's pretty close.


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The women's Vintage Tee we got from the American Red Cross store is the softest shirt we've ever felt. It was the first thing we pulled out of our package, and boy were we thrilled to see it. It is a large, and while we aren't too sure about sizing on our new post-partum body, it seems to be true to size. We don't dare fully dry it in case it shrinks (it's 50% cotton, the other 50% polyester), but we are pretty sure it would if we tried. What we love about this tee is the design. You all know how much we love ringer tees, but the design on this shirt is simple, to the point, and because of that just the perfect tee to wear when you don't feel like dressing up. It is the perfect tee to pair with your favorite jeans and sneakers when you want a dressed down, laid back outfit.


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Besides all of that, we were also sent a baby onesie. We received the one that says My mom loves me, she knows CPR. It is a 3-6 month size, perfect for the Shirt Snob baby. There is also larger sizes as well as a Dad version. It is also printed on American Apparel, which we didn't know made baby clothes!

The American Red Cross store also has Emergency Preparedness Kits and First Aid Kits, as well as all the clothes. The Shirt Snob highly recommends you look at their store, we are very impressed!

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Posted by Laura at June 7, 2006 10:17 AM

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