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The Ultimate Ugly Sweater is a luxury wash-and-wear sweater knitted and assembled in the USA; featuring a cat licking himself and daydreaming about ice cream. What flavor is it?

Men's Sweater Features (first funding goal: $12,000):

  • Tailored Fit.
  • 2 x 2 ribbed classic crew neck.
  • Has long, full length, set-in sleeves
  • 12 gauge knit.
  • Suitable for men and women
  • Yarn Composition: 53% Cotton, 42% Viscose,  5% Silk
  • Available in Small through 2XL.

Women's Sweater Features (second funding goal: $24,000):

  • Contemporary relaxed fit. 
  • Long (full length) raglan sleeve.  
  • 12 gauge knit.
  • Wide scoop neck. 
  • Yarn Composition: 53% Cotton, 42% Viscose, 5% Silk
  • Available in Small through XL.

Now the long wordy stuff

Hello friend! I'm Jon Wye of the clothing company that bears my name. My team and I are located in Washington, DC and are currently DC's only manufacturer of apparel and accessories. This is our first Kickstarter Campaign, but our 11th year in business. We're most known for our graphic leather belts and tees, with the majority of our goods being handmade in our Washington, DC workshop. We're coming to you with the Ultimate Ugly Sweater, code name: Cat Butt Flavored Ice Cream. We didn't want to make it cheap. No acrylic yarn or simple embellishments on existing sweater stock. We wanted to create a luxury sweater that just happened to have a cat licking himself and daydreaming of ice cream. 

Something just tells me this sweater needs to be made. I don't know how, but it may bring the world together. 

Note on funding goals

We will only be producing the Women's Fashion Cut if we achieve our second funding goal of $24,000. If you select one of the sweater rewards you are guaranteed the Men's/Unisex cut. If we achieve our second funding goal you will have the option of the Men's/Unisex Cut OR Women's Cut.

Other Rewards Items

Cat Butt Shirt- 100% cotton, light grey T-shirt with cat butt. Available in a men's/unisex cut, Small through 2XL.

Cat Butt Apron- 80% Polyester/ 20% Cotton. Cream Colored Fabric with extra long ties and adjustable neck. Featuring Cat Butt image. 

Cat Parade Leather Belt- Just a bunch of cats having themselves a little parade. The images are embedded in the leather and are protected by three layers of our custom engineered leather coating, which provides water and scratch resistance.  We will be in contact to help you determine belt sizing.

Cat Parade Leather Wrist Cuff- Our wrist cuffs are made just like our belts. We are offering sizes Small, Medium, and Large. We will be in contact to help you determine cuff sizing.

 Cat Stickers- Screen printed vinyl stickers.  

Sweater Size Charts

A few behind-the-scenes photos...

Special Thanks to:

Alexis Levy and David Wilson for shooting a great video.

Patrick Withers for all around awesomeness... you know.

Robb Hohmann for trading a steak dinner for some great product photos.

Kathryn Croney for being a super intern and project manager.

Jeff Ball for being as close to a life partner as one can get, and for coming up with the cat butt concept.

Melissa Wimbish for adding "he's thinking of ice cream."

Billy... Melissa's cat who thinks of ice cream constantly.

Dyanne Marte for being an amazing fashion designer.

My parents!

Risks and challenges

As stated before, we've been in business for 11 years and we have a lot of experience with production and fulfillment. Our west coast knitting partner is well established in the industry and produces for many household brand names. We don't expect any hiccups and should any occur we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Rewards with Sweaters:

We expect to have our sweaters in hand 3 months after the end of the Kickstarter campaign. We will require another few days for final embellishments and quality control inspection. This brings us to an expected ship date of mid-November.

Rewards without Sweaters:

As we produce all of our leather goods and t-shirts in our own workshop we don't anticipate any delays in fulfillment. In most cases we should be able to ship these rewards earlier than expected.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye + 3 Cat Stickers

    Choose any of our cat stickers!

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    Cat Sticker + Cat Butt Wrist Cuff + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Choose any of our cat stickers + Cat Butt Wrist Cuff (available with or without cat tongue)

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Cat Butt T-Shirt + Cat Sticker + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    T-shirt available in Small through 2XL

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    Cat Butt Apron + Cat Sticker + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Adjustable neck and long ties for all sizes.

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    Pledge $45 or more About $45

    Cat Butt T-Shirt + Cat Butt Apron + 5 Cat Stickers + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    T-shirt available in Small through 2XL

    Apron is one-size-fits-most, with adjustable neck and long ties.

    OR

    Cat Butt Leather Belt + 5 Stickers + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Belt Sizing:
    Men - Use jeans size or measure belt end-to-end, INCLUDING BUCKLE

    Women - Measure your favorite belt end-to-end, INCLUDING BUCKLE

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    Pledge $58 or more About $58

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    THE Cat Butt Sweater + Cat Sticker + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Sweater available in small through 2XL

    Women's cut only available should we reach our second goal of $24,000. Women's cut available in small through XL

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    Pledge $68 or more About $68

    SAVE SOME SCRATCH

    THE Cat Butt Sweater + Cat Sticker + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Sweater available in small through 2XL

    Women's cut only available should we reach our second goal of $24,000. Women's cut available in small through XL.

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    Pledge $78 or more About $78

    THE Cat Butt Sweater + Cat Sticker + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Sweater available in small through 2XL

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Cat Parade Leather Belt + Cat Butt T-Shirt + Cat Butt Apron + Cat Sticker

    T-shirt available in Small through 2XL

    Belt Sizing:
    Men - Use jeans size or measure belt end-to-end
    Women - Measure belt end-to-end

    *Cats belt can be made without tongues and butts upon request.*

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    Pledge $160 or more About $160

    ALL OF THE CAT FANCY.

    THE Cat Butt Sweater + Cat Butt Leather Belt + Cat Butt T-Shirt + Cat Butt Apron + 2 Cat Stickers + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Sweater available in Small through 2XL

    Women's fashion cut only available should we reach our second goal of $24,000. Women's cut available in small through XL.

    T-shirt available in Small through 2XL

    Belt Sizing:
    Men - Use jeans size or measure belt end-to-end, INCLUDING BUCKLE

    Women - Measure your favorite belt end-to-end, INCLUDING BUCKLE

    (Cat Butt belt and cuff can be made without tongues and butts upon request.)

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    ALL OF THE CAT BUTTS.

    Cat Butt Sweater + Cat Butt Leather Belt + Cat Butt T-Shirt + Cat Butt Apron + 2 Cat Stickers + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Sweater available in Small through 2XL

    Women's fashion cut only available should we reach our second goal of $24,000. Women's cut available in small through XL.

    T-shirt available in Small through 2XL

    Belt Sizing:
    Men - Use jeans size or measure belt end-to-end, INCLUDING BUCKLE

    Women - Measure your favorite belt end-to-end, INCLUDING BUCKLE

    (Cat Butt belt and cuff can be made without tongues and butts upon request.)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    5 Cat Butt Sweaters + 5 Cat Butt Stickers + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Clearly your whole family needs these for your holiday card. You know, the card you send people with all of the updates from your family; who is in prison, who eloped in Vegas, etc.

    Sweater available in Small through 2XL

    Women's fashion cut only available should we reach our second goal of $24,000. Women's cut available in small through XL.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    10 Cat Butt Sweaters + 10 Cat Butt Stickers + Personal 'thank you' note from Jon Wye.

    Clearly your whole family needs these for your holiday card. You know, the card you send people with all of the updates from your family; who is in prison, who eloped in Vegas, etc.

    Sweater available in Small through 2XL

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    One of a kind belt made by one of our favorite artists.

    Work with one of our artists to come up with your dream belt.

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Funding period

- (30 days)