Review: Retro Rags
Remember Retro Rags, whom we wrote about last month? Well, they weren't lying when they said they give away a free tee a day. The Shirt Snob was lucky enough to win one! We received an email that gave us a code for a free tee. The actual amount given to us was $33.87, and if we didn't use the whole amount, it'd carry over for a future purchase.
We went to the website, entered our coupon code that was provided in the email, and started browsing. After much thought, we chose the Moby's Dock tee as we are starting a new fascination with whales. They say to buy a size up, so we ordered a large. We moved to the check out page, filled in our shipping info, and bought the shirt. As we were a few dollars ahead after taxes and shipping, that amount is still sitting in our account there.
One word of caution for those of you who may miss it. If you are signed up for the newsletter but haven't actually bought a tee, you may not realize that you have to actually sign up with an account in order to get your gift certificate. The Shirt Snob tried signing in a few times before we realized what the problem was, and in that time we were afraid that we weren't going to get our gift certificate.
The package with our tee came rather quickly through the mail. We were also able to track it's voyage through an email that Retro Rags sent us.
The shirt is made to look vintage we think. There are little tears on the neckline, bottom hem, and sleeves. It's done rather uniformly, so it definitely doesn't look real. The design came out nice. It looks just like the picture on the website, and it is very clean looking. Not a scrape or missed area on the design at all. We think this is at odds with the state of the tee a bit, part of it looking new and part of it looking weathered. There is also no tag as all the info you'll need is printed on the shirt where the tag would normally be.
The fit of the tee is definitely not what we were expecting. The website says it's a slender fit, and that is more than true. You need to be pretty petite for it to look good. It's a long tee, going almost to the bottom of our hips when pulled down. We're thinking this company is best for women who have small hips and are very skinny. If you have hang ups about your stomach, you won't be happy with these tees. However, this shirt is very comfortable and soft and seems very well made.
We hope this review helps you in your t-shirt decision making. We really do love a bunch of the designs at Retro Rags, and hopefully their shirts will fit you better than us!
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Posted by Laura at December 15, 2006 10:59 AM