#MillennialLifeCrisis Shirts

A while back I mentioned that last year for my birthday I made #MillennialLifeCrisis shirts on Teespring. When I did that, I actually listed the shirts on my blog so that other people could buy one too if they so desired. A few people actually did make purchase of the shirt for themselves, two people actually showing me pictures of them in the shirt, which was very cool! I felt so proud when I saw someone who wasn’t me wearing the logo. Is that weird?

Anyways, there were two or three people who left comments on that post (it was a post about Teespring and using Teespring to monetize your blog) asking me what the shirts looked like. Since I haven’t yet purchased an iron for this house (it’s on the list, I’ll get one eventually…) please don’t judge me for the wrinkles. But, this is what the #MillennialLifeCrisis shirts look like. I also made/purchased them in crewneck form. I did that on blue though… and it didn’t look so good.

Teespring is a really great platform to create your own designs on different clothing articles. If you’ve ever considered putting your own designs on clothing, whether making it for yourself, or to sell to your WordPress readers, YouTube subscribers or others, I highly recommend checking out Teespring.

Benefits:
– It’s an extremely easy to platform to use. You don’t have to be a design expert to create trendy pieces, or (much like in my case) pieces that just make you happy!
– Quality control is A+. I have NEVER had an issue with an item I have purchased from Teespring.
– As a creator, you’re not required to purchase/carry inventory in hopes someone purchases. All items are made to order, when someone orders. The profit you can make off of a design depends on the price you list the item as.
– As a creator, if you want the item yourself, you purchase it at cost. There is no price increase. The shirt without your logo or design is $15 and the shirt with your logo or design is $15.

Drawbacks:
– Teespring uses American dollars or Euros. The exchange rate is not always kind for Canadians and well… anyone who lives in a country that doesn’t use Euros or American dollars.

18 thoughts on “#MillennialLifeCrisis Shirts

  1. Interesting! Nice shirts, and I have to say you did a great job with the logo in the first place. Haha I never really considered the fact that your blog has a whole logo. It’s the only blog I follow which does.

    I’ve always been bored with clothes you can buy, yet I also like them simple in terms of the material and cut, so I will probably try making custom clothes one day if I have spare money! How is the quality and thickness of the cotton?

    Actually I bought 2 of my favourite ever t-shirts in Vancouver airport once. It’s strange because you’d never expect anything in an airport to be good, but they were actually really good, strong cotton with really cool Native American designs :).

    I was recently playing with clothes2order.com on a strange mission to replicate the NTSB hats I see in Air Crash Investigation πŸ˜…. I was completely successful and will buy one one day!

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    1. The quality is your choice on teespring. There are different options from basic $10 tee you can buy at Walmart to premium cotton tees that are like 45 or 50 bucks. Its all in what you want to spend. These two shirts are the basic, cheapest option. For me when I was making them for my personal closet I wanted to see how the logo would look on clothing before I invested a ton of money. Because had they been delivered to me and looked awful (like the blue crew neck sweater) then they wouldn’t have lived in my collection very long.

      And when I posted them on my blog for other people to buy if they wanted, I still stuck with the basic shirt because I didn’t want people spending oodles of money on it. At the end of the day, a basic shirt with a random girl’s logo really shouldn’t be 45 dollars if you know what I mean.

      As for the shirts you got at the Vancouver airport, yep. I know exactly the type of shirts you mean. I’ve walked past them in that airport a million times.

      Also, you’re obsession with Air Crash Investigation might be a little too far if you’re trying to replicate their uniforms. Haha

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  2. Around 2008, I made t-shirts for another creative project I used to do that is currently on indefinite hiatus, using Cafepress (I have no idea if they’re still around). Taylor bought one, and over the years I’d see him wear it occasionally (particularly when he knew he was going to see me, we only see each other a couple times a year these days). So I know the feeling of being proud of seeing someone wearing your logo. πŸ™‚

    When I get to early 1998 in my blog, Taylor and Brent (I haven’t introduced Brent to the story yet, he’s coming soon) got a silly idea that involved, among other things, making shirts with a huge goofy-looking picture of Brent’s face on it, and I have some hilarious stories about times I’ve worn that in public and people’s reactions to it. But I can’t tell, for spoiler reasons…

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    1. Cafepress is definitely still around. When I first started looking at making shirts for myself, Knight and one other friend, I did look at Cafepress!

      I love those one-of-a-kind shirts that people go and make themselves with weird pictures or funny sayings. Sounds like you and T&B had a good time making those shirts!

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      1. The shirt was their idea; I just bought one and wore it in public way more often than the rest of our friends. πŸ™‚

        I do have a story about the shirt that I won’t be telling in my blog… Pete brought the shirt along on a vacation and was wearing it in pictures at the Grand Canyon. (It might have even been his honeymoon, now that I think about it, but I’m not sure.) Taylor was saying something about we should have a collection of pictures of the Brent shirt taken at various famous landmarks. I was the only one of us who actually ran with the idea… and from 2000 to 2005, which was probably the time in my life that I traveled the most, I started bringing the shirt with me on every trip. I have pictures of me wearing the shirt in New York, Zion National Park (Utah), the University of Virginia Rotunda, Mount Rushmore… and I know there are a few others, but I don’t remember off the top of my head. My friend I was visiting in Virginia (who doesn’t know Brent) heard that story, so I asked Brent if he had any extra shirts before that trip so she could have one too. And she took the shirt with her on a trip to Ireland a few months later.

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  3. First of all V…your Ts from Teespring…look very cool as I see…thanks for sharing the info as well…it’s very much appreciated…I’ll definitely have a look at it…quite inspiring actually βœ¨πŸ™πŸ€˜πŸ”₯

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    1. You should have a look at it! It’s such a simple process, at the very least it’s a good thing to try! Even if you don’t sell, you can try and see just how easy it is.

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      1. I’ll for sure try….you’ve made me too curious πŸ˜‰

        Hey FYI, I have sent you an invitation to reconnect to my as a Follower. There has been some glitches with notifications. So I had to “remove you”. Pls check your mail & accept the invite if you would still like to follow my blog πŸ™βœ¨πŸ’›

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      1. It feels that way definitely and completely satisfies my creativity. I’m so curious, I will definitely look into it this weekend between healing sessionsπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸŒˆ

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    1. Oh, they’re not for sale now. It was a thing I did for my birthday last November. I took the link down a long time ago. I might do it again for my birthday this year, I haven’t decided. But yeah, I was just sharing because many people have asked me what Teespring was like.

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