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Another quick (BR/LBH) clothing line question

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OK guys, I'm still researching whether or not this venture is somthing worth getting into so please, just bear with me and let's not assume it's a sure thing.

With that said, I have been looking at the long sleeve section.

All the garments I am looking at are the absolute best as far as shirt weights, etc. Everything I look at will be embroidered. This allows us to build orders as they come without having to warehouse the product and also offers only the BEST to our members.

With that said, I think a big seller would be the long sleeve shirts with the arms lettered like this.

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Now my dilemma is that to make this shirt w/ embroidery, although top notch, it would be costly.

The cost would be reduced by having just a chest pocket logo and the arms done. These shirts "silk-screened" retail from $25-$35. For us to build this shirt with embroidery, it would retail from $40-$45.

My question is this, providing you liked the design and color choices (which will be VERY extensive), would you be willing to pay the $40-$45 for one of these embroidered?

Thanks for the input once again!

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I would definitley be willing to pay $20 - $25, but I would not be able to justify $45 dollars for that type of shirt.

$.02

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I could offer them for that if I had them "screened" but I would have to come out of pocket hundreds of dollars to buy and print the shirts as opposed to buiding as the order comes. Silk-screening is a 1-shot deal. THey set up, do all the shirts and then the screens are no good anymore. With embroidery, they just save the file and can recall it at anytime to do 1 shirt at a time. This also allows you to pick ANY color that the shirt comes in as a color option, whereas the screened shirts will only be available in the 1 color schemetatic that they are printed in.

Just giving more info as to why I am asking. I'm looking for honesty, you won't offend me. Keep 'em coming.

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Hey LBH...

I agree with Jeff that $40-45 may be a bit much for a long sleeve shirt.  Also, i've never seen a shirt with embroidering on the sleeves.  It seems like it would make the sleeves a bit stiff.

Have you looked into www.cafepress.com ?

It's an online t-shirt (and anything else you could picture an image/log on) company.  I've not used them but I'm pretty sure it works like this - You set up an online shop, for free.  You upload an image and tell it them that you want this image to appear on shirts, mugs, hats, bags, etc.  They will tell you that the base price for a shirt is X.  you tell them that you want to mark up the shirts $5 (or whatever profit you want to make on each one).  You still haven't paid anything out of pocket.  You start publicizing the link to your new online shop.  When people buy shirts, cafepress.com keeps the base price, and you keep the markup.  Nothing out of pocket from you at all!

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IF IT'S A LONG SLEEVE TEE IT MIGHT BE A BIT PRICY. BUT IF IT'S A SWEATSHIRT I'D SAY THE PRICE IS OK.

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ok so nix the long sleeve emb arm shirt.

Graham, I did check them out, great concept just very expensive. We don't need a host also as we already have the on-line store. Thanks just the same though!

Gdog- The men up here don't wear pink much but I'll be sure to include you and throw pink in the color choice!  You'd be surprised what's out there, flippin' through the catalogue and came to a whole section on doggy shirts,lol.  Too much.

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I agree with the two above.  I would still pobably get one for around $40, but I think with that price you will lose A LOT of potential buyers.

And when you say embriodery, do you mean each individual letter is sewn on.  Like each individual letter is like a patch?  I think that would kind of be uncomfortable on a T-shirt, but would be great for a  jacket, coat, sweatshirt, hoody, etc.

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I'd still buy one. Maybe not 2. That would depend on colors and designs. As good as silk screens can be done, they still fade over time. Embroidery is always better, if done right, IMO.

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Just my opinion, but I would agree that the now nixed idea would be a bit much, mainly because I would find a way to screw up the shirt the first day I got it. ;D

I do like the long sleeve t-shirt idea and would definitely be in the buyer group. Just my 2 cents that the interest is there.

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What are you wanting to have displayed on the shirt???

The reason I ask, is that my wife is a computer graphic designer, she does all of the the designs for our school system for basketball, football, baseball and so forth..

She did a design for the school system that you had your choice of a t-shirt, LS shirt, sweatshirt or hooded sweatshirt, and the weren't very expensive screened from a local screener and they are good quality shirts & designs.

I'm sure my wife could design what ever you would want.  When she did the shirts it was $24 for hooded sweatshirts, $22 for sweatshirts, $18 for LS t-shirts and $12 for t-shirts...

just an idea for ya...

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