It's pretty surprising to us that it's been two years that we've had this blog, and we have yet to review Threadless! We've always loved their designs, but we discovered them when we became pregnant. Since then they've changed from American Apparel to their own tees, so we were unable to review what we already owned. But we took advantage of the recent sale to buy a few tees for ourselves for review.
It was quite a hard decision what to buy as we love so many of their designs. Eventually two were decided upon, The Emergence of the Easter Egg and Flowers in the Attic. Our order came quite quickly, probably because we ordered very early on in the sale. It arrived within three days of placing it. The tees were crowded into the package a bit, but they were fine when we pulled them out. However, we had also ordered a few tees for the Shirt Snob husband and son, and one was missing. This isn't the first time Threadless has forgotten to send us a shirt. After contacting them, they responded promptly and offered a new tee, a credit, or a refund.
We put Flowers in the Attic on right away because we were so excited to own this great design. And unfortunately, we were pretty disappointed. We ordered a medium as that's what we now wear (yay for taking off all that baby weight finally!), and this fit more like an extra small for super tall people. As the Shirt Snob isn't tall and has hips (normal sized ones, although we guess that's more than Threadless will allow), the fit is just awful. Worst part is that the design stretches down too far on the front, so there is no way we can wear this tee in public. Putting it on with jeans makes it bulge underneath. And if we were to tuck it in (which we hate doing), part of the design would be missing. It's also tight around the shoulders. We've had tees before that were a little long or a little tight, but this is definitely the worst we've ever experienced. The Emergence of the Easter Egg fits the same way, although the design as least is only on the top. We had no idea that their women's tees would only fit a super model. They are made well though. The designs are screened quite well, and the tees are high quality.
We are sad that we are unable to wear our new shirts. We will continue to write about Threadless here in the future because we know how much many of our readers love them. But we thought you all should know what we have discovered so you can make an educated decision on whether to buy them or not.
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Posted by Laura at October 19, 2007 8:52 AM