Hey guys (and gals and nongendered people and cats who can read)-
Merch table rundown:
Casey's gorgeous design on two colors of tees (dark blue & grey unisex up to 5x, dark blue & black girlie up to 2x), a hoodie, a bag, a poster, a sticker and a button.
PUNK CABARET IS FREEDOM tee (black unisex up to 4X)
Self-titled, Yes Virginia, No Virginia, and A is for Accident CDs.
Both Dresden Dolls songbooks
The unisex tees are Gildan Softstyle, which are the same tees we used for the LOFNOTC shirts and the red Evelyn Evelyn shirts. They're soft but not too thin and they have a nice give to them. I like them better than American Apparel because AA runs VERY small and won't make shirts/hoodies above a 2X, which pisses me off. I also think that AA's standard tee can be a little rough feeling.
The girlie tees are by Bella, and they are similar to the tees we used for the red Evelyn Evelyn girlie shirts--- same brand, but different fit and a slightly more substantial tee. Also soft with a comfortable slim fit which I've found to be very flattering.
The hoodie is a unisex style by Tultex. They're a bit warmer/heavier than the American Apparel Flex Fleece Hoodie we've been using, but they're not bulky. We're offering sizes small through 3XL, and they're printed with a large design on the back and a small "The Dresden Dolls" on the left front chest. We are actually contemplating not offering hoodies after Boston since the tour is through a warmer part of the country, but I'm open to feedback on that.
The fall tour tee (designed by Casey) is printed with water-based ink. In the screenprinting industry, the term "hand" refers to how soft a print feels on the t-shirt. When you use water-based ink, it means the garment will have minimal or soft hand. Water-based ink tends to hold up very well. The hoodies and bags are printed with water-based inks as well.
The PUNK CABARET tee is printed with a Plastisol ink. We went with Plastisol for this tee because it's a white print on a black tee and we wanted it to be very vibrant. So that print has a heavier hand, but since it covers such a small area it shouldn't be too bothersome.
Any other questions, feel free to hit me. Oh, and we'll have a credit card machine on the tour, but I can't guarantee that it will always be functional.