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Event Coverage event shirts color

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fastcar1953, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. white

    12 vote(s)
  2. black

    24 vote(s)
  3. grey

    40 vote(s)
  1. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 949


    It takes you that long?
  2. Roger O'Dell
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
    Posts: 1,095

    Roger O'Dell

    With the Watson shirts Larry started off with white, but then added Black because of requests. After he passed I carried on with both, Black was the most sold. When I got involved in starting a local show we had white, but used the same screen on red shirts for the people involved to stand out for help/directions.
  3. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 636

    from so cal

    Something to consider is if heat is a problem cotton is choice #1. Secondly any dark color will require a base coat of white (or another light color), also known as a “sweat patch”. The bigger the art the bigger the “patch”.

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  4. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,781

    from Indy

    yellow & orange shirts
  5. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 1,097

    from Brooks Ky

    Black shirts stay black. White shirts don't stay white! ;)
  6. hot rust
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 677

    hot rust

    agreed with most of the posts about black being most peoples favorite color, but i prefer a light colored shirt, try to wear a black shirt in the middle of the summer in the delta of arkansas, heat stroke buddy.......
  7. Hemi Joel
    Joined: May 4, 2007
    Posts: 821

    Hemi Joel
    from Minnesota

    I'm tired of black t shirts. Too hot, to wanna be bad boy.
    White gets dirty too fast, grey is too dull. Maroon, forest green, medium blue, and tan are some that I have bought that I like. The most important thing though, is it needs a pocket. A T shirt without a pocket is like those ladies jeans with no pockets.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
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  8. Black shirts are hot, I prefer grey but that's just me.........andyd
  9. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,126


    I was leaning toward dark grey. A friend says he likes white. Stays cooler . Black is overdone.
  10. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 481

    leon bee
    from Arkansas!

    I only buy the ones with pockets on them. No pocket, no shirt.
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  11. ...............Count me in for the design on the back also.
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  12. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 552


    When I see those day glow orange t-shirts, all I can think of is boot camp and Drill Instructor yelling "road guards out".
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  13. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 799

    Shutter Speed

    Seems I always get the ones that the armpits rot out on within a year. Sometimes sooner.
  14. mcsfabrication
    Joined: Nov 26, 2006
    Posts: 844


    I'm sure I'm the odd one here, but prefer NO IMAGE on the back. The small one on the front left side is just nice.
    I like to advertise, but don't enjoy being a walking billboard. A bit of class!
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  15. Terrible80
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
    Posts: 758


    One year we thought we'd change things up. Did a yellow, brown and light blue. 85% of people asked," Where's the black shirts?" They also ask for a pocket ( smokers) .

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  16. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,476


    Black you cant see the grease stains from far;)
  17. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,496


    We all have our favorite colors of t-shirts, OK, that is a given. But the black ones do look better with all of the colorful silk screened prints and lettering that stands out. A warning to those that have favorite color shirts... our local silk screen company suggests that the dark colored shirts be turned inside out when washing. Wash in cold with minimal mild detergent. For you guys that use the dark color shirt in the garage/yard and gets it extremely dirty, spot clean first, then the same process.

    Most of us have grown up using detergent like Tide and hot water to get the shirts clean. In today's advanced industrial times, Tide is a "neck burner" soap detergent and hot water is not necessary for most weekly washes. So, with your own choice of mild detergent, like Arm and Hammer for sensitive skin, has no smell and cleans like no other.
    One bottle goes a long way as most upright front load machines do not require a ton of detergent. Less than a 1/8th of the cap is sufficient for thorough cleaning. Don't be tempted to fill the whole cap and put it in. It will overload your machine. Be warned. The old style is gone and the new technology gets everything clean and fresh. No smell on your clothes, no burn on the t-shirt neck when in hot weather or sweating.

    Eventually the black and other dark t-shirts will fade as most things will. It is a matter of taking care of what you like in a way that keeps the favorite color shirt around as long as possible. Taking care of your hot rod makes it enjoyable and should last a lot longer without any problems. The same holds true with your favorite t-shirts, too.
  18. My grey Tshirt from the 44th MarchMeet in 2003 gets worn a lot and is still looking good. I don,t buy many clothes :rolleyes:.
  19. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
    Posts: 2,241

    Lloyd's paint & glass

    White tank tops for the ladies, that's all i care about :D
  20. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,968


    No artwork on the front of those. Nature will provide the artwork! :eek::eek::eek:
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  21. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,014

    41 GMC K-18

    This was one of my best sellers for years out at the Seabase at Oshkosh Wisconsin during the annual gathering, trust me, this artwork of mine was on the front, and on cold mornings, the spark plugs would " foul out ". Granted its not a tank top, but this design would always sell out each year. The rooster always sold out as well. I stuck with white 100% cotton preshrunk, and kept the price at $15.00, that is a single side printed on the front. YMMV.
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  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,528

    Bandit Billy

    Day two of bar closures and "man nipples" are referenced on the HAMB. Society is breaking down. :rolleyes:
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  23. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 636

    from so cal

    I agree, no pocket , no buy.

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  24. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,479


    I still work on my vehicle so NOT WHITE.
  25. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,107


    Pardon me but............Is pink available? With maybe a teal neck and arm band. No pockets necessary I keep my bag of Levi in my hip pocket!
  26. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,014

    41 GMC K-18

    That cracks me up, as shown here, only a real man can wear a pink shirt, all of these hombre's chew red man and days work plug.
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  27. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
    Posts: 1,097

    from Brooks Ky

    Pockets on T shirts look dumb. Pockets on T shirts with cigarettes in them look even dumber. If you think the cigarettes look Kool, roll them up in your shirt sleeve.............:D

    Smoking Sucks !
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2020
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  28. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,102

    from nor cal

    Oh absolutely design on the back. I won't buy an event t-shirt if the design is on the front. And what Jnaki said about the high crew neck. The white Pennys high crews were the bomb back in the day.
  29. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,954

    The Shift Wizard

    Black shirt...... 6 weeks of wear and another 2 or 3 optional.
    White shirt....... 6 days, tops.
  30. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,679


    Sez it all, thanx.

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