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Old 04-12-06, 11:05 AM   #1
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49/16 Clothing. It's Terrible!

Anyone ordered anything from these guys? I guess it's my own fault for buying my wife a $50 sweatshirt, but she really wanted it, and what wifey wants...
Bar none the worst screen printing job, on the cheapest offshore brand sweatshirt that I've ever had the displeasure of handling.
I'd send it back, but I'm too disgusted to even consider dealing with them.
It's all about gittin' paid, milking the poor scenesters for their hard-earned ducats I guess.
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Get your money back, dude. It's the principle of the thing.
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Get your money back, dude. It's the principle of the thing.

She wore it to go to the dump today. I guess she's alright with it.
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Anyone ordered anything from these guys? I guess it's my own fault for buying my wife a $50 sweatshirt, but she really wanted it, and what wifey wants...
Bar none the worst screen printing job, on the cheapest offshore brand sweatshirt that I've ever had the displeasure of handling.
I'd send it back, but I'm too disgusted to even consider dealing with them.
It's all about gittin' paid, milking the poor scenesters for their hard-earned ducats I guess.
End rant.
Ouch.

I'm the king of SSP - a few forums members have fyxomatosis shirts, Trackstar has them, and I make them to order with a 'happiness' guarantee.

49:16....


Im sure the mods will enjoy spanking me for this.. no?

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they just enjoy spanking you, period.

greeat shirts!
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The only 'safe' image I could find...
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I have a couple of shirts they made ... no problem here. Just comfy shirts that've held up well to a couple of washings.
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dude, don't you mean "unpopular opinion: 46/16 clothing, etc. etc. etc"?
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dude, don't you mean "unpopular opinion: 46/16 clothing, etc. etc. etc"?
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Anyone ordered anything from these guys? I guess it's my own fault for buying my wife a $50 sweatshirt, but she really wanted it, and what wifey wants...
Bar none the worst screen printing job, on the cheapest offshore brand sweatshirt that I've ever had the displeasure of handling.
I'd send it back, but I'm too disgusted to even consider dealing with them.
It's all about gittin' paid, milking the poor scenesters for their hard-earned ducats I guess.
End rant.

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surprising too. Them folk are part of King Kog or something, who also carries the Cadence shirts, I got a Cadence shirt at a race, and they are nice, quality AA shirts. for $5o.oo I'd expect AA or equal too. Everyone has to start somewhere though and AA are expensive to just start buying bulk right away, but our own teeshirts (b4 we bought nice tees n hoodies) were always $15-12 Canadian or so, then cheeper towards the end of an event. You buy 4 cheep you price 4 cheep, unless you really think your art work is -that- good...
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49/16 said they used to use AA for their sweatshirts but no longer do.
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surprising too. Them folk are part of King Kog or something, who also carries the Cadence shirts, I got a Cadence shirt at a race, and they are nice, quality AA shirts. for $5o.oo I'd expect AA or equal too. Everyone has to start somewhere though and AA are expensive to just start buying bulk right away, but our own teeshirts were always $15-12 Canadian or so, then cheeper towards the end of an event. You buy 4 cheep you price 4 cheep, unless you really think your art work is -that- good...
Cadence, while it may somehow be associated with 49/16, is a completely different entity. High quality handmade ****.
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AA shirts are the least durable shirts I've ever worn. They're comfortable and sized in a nice way, but I've had several fall apart at the seams in a way that even the crappiest promotional t-shirts never would. I can't give them points for "quality" in that respect (although I do keep buying them--they're pretty good about returns).
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AA shirts are the least durable shirts I've ever worn. They're comfortable and sized in a nice way, but I've had several fall apart at the seams in a way that even the crappiest promotional t-shirts never would. I can't give them points for "quality" in that respect (although I do keep buying them--they're pretty good about returns).
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AA is the WORST and I have received shirts from them with seams that are all over the place, too.
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Products designed to capitalize on trends are often not very well made.
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Products designed to capitalize on trends are often not very well made.
There's a timbuk2 joke in there somewhere.
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There's a timbuk2 joke in there somewhere.
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i run a small clothing company and here is my two cents. dude you should have emailed them before you called them out, some times i send out a bad shirt, it happens. people email me tell me the problem and i fix it. 50$ i alot. our hoodies are $30 and i thought that was high. AA is kida trendy right now, i dont use it to me its not that great of a product for the money. here is were all the pc people start talking about child labor but there is another company called soffe its american made, i have some but its just not as tendy as AA
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Your Chesini. Che Bellisima!

Bronx John couldnt grab my timbuk2 bag off me fast enough (MT6) - the only timbuk2 bag I had was for a whole 2 minutes...

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Except I wouldn't use 'dude'
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Your Chesini. Che Bellisima!

Bronx John couldnt grab my timbuk2 bag off me fast enough (MT6) - the only timbuk2 bag I had was for a whole 2 minutes...

King Kog was the only checkpoint I got slagged at.
We built this city on slagging off timbuk2.
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Cadence, while it may somehow be associated with 49/16, is a completely different entity. High quality handmade ****.
I know they're totally diff, I just wonder at hanging next to one another in a store, I'd buy the Cadence everytime.

Durability is sacrificed to some extent with AA but with a very desirable trade off <screenability. They take a screen better than any thanks to the thread count & fiber quality. They'll last a few years too if you don't wear them everyday. My Cadence t-shirt for example, got it in Edmonton at the worlds when REllie brought some over from seattle to hang at the races and traded for one of ours. You can get 5 years out of a beefyT but do you really want it? Gimme comfort, fit and looks everytime in a consumable from a renewable resource. Hell that's why we try to make tough bags, sure it's better that way but another motivation = Dupont products aint going anywhere anytime soon and are made with witchcraft, so the best you can do is make something that will last many years, thereby preventing your customer from needing/wanting the $50 disposable messenger bag made with similar stuff with poor workmanship and a crappy design.

AA though, They do have some slackers in the trimming dept, mine come with long serger leavings hanging at the end of a seam in every 5th shirt or so, gotta trim them myself very often and check every shirt that goes out. One of their machines/workers cutting Brown has got a twist in the pattern of the torso for several shirts, 3 diff shipments had a browns with twisted torso.
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Anyone ordered anything from these guys? I guess it's my own fault for buying my wife a $50 sweatshirt, but she really wanted it, and what wifey wants...
Bar none the worst screen printing job, on the cheapest offshore brand sweatshirt that I've ever had the displeasure of handling.
I'd send it back, but I'm too disgusted to even consider dealing with them.
It's all about gittin' paid, milking the poor scenesters for their hard-earned ducats I guess.
End rant.

which sweatshirt did you get? the "jersey" sweatshirt seems pretty cool, but like someone said before, it seems like it'd be an easy sweatshirt to make yourself...and if i made one, i probably wouldn't plaster 4916 all over the front of it...
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