This first shirt is an homage to JFA's 1983 "tour" T. It's dated, because we're only going to do these once we want you to be able to say you knew us way back when. Shirts will be American Apparel 50/50 shirts, available as either men's or women's cut, and available in your choice of four colors (named by someone else):
- Athletic Blue: I guess the athletic part is that it looks used.
- Athletic Gray: Just as sporty as the blue. But gray.
- Tri-Vintage Green: Made with three different types of vintage, apparently.
- Dirty Orange: Because normal orange is milquetoast and you need some strange.
To really forge that T-shirty connection between us and the people who aren’t us (that’s you) we're going to do what all the young kids do these days and whore ourselves out to Kickstarter for a measly 5%. That way no cottonweaving cotton weavers have to weave more cotton than is called for. Do it for the cottonweavers. Do it for us. Do it for the children.
We're doing shirts this way so that no one has to commit to a shitty shirt unless they really like it. And we don't have to commit to a shitty shirt unless enough people like them. We have a lot of terrible ideas, and sometimes we need the internet to remind us of that. Otherwise, we might just end up with a basement full of shitty T-shirt ideas. We’ve got some reservations about doing it this way. Let us tell you about them (our therapist won’t return our calls):
Risks and challenges
I'm going to say that the risks to this project are minimal. We've been around for a while now, and our retailer accounts are full of glowing reviews like these:
"These guys may have the most hilarious web site on the planet, but they take their customer service real serious. Quick communication to confirm my order and lightning fast shipping restored my faith in humanity and people enjoying and taking pride in their stores as representations of themselves...well, you get the point. I only wish Team JVA sold dog food and art supplies too, because I hate dealing with the people at THOSE stores."
"Exceptional customer service. Speedy and friendly communication, lightning fast shipping, and even went out of their way to accommodate my request for a product they didn't even have set up for checkout on their site yet. Still got it processed and shipped out lickety-split. These guys are the best, and they're hilarious to boot. I'll be back for sure."
A super volcanic eruption might set us back, I suppose. But if that happens, you're probably going to have bigger issues than our T-shirt and you'll probably forget you sent us money at all. And we will be looking into the abyss of ash and fire, laughing at how perfectly is all worked out for us, collecting your cash without delivering our promised goods.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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