I’ve always wanted to have a project that allowed me to say, “Collect ’em all!,” and now I do: the Uni Watch T-Shirt Club, which is going to feature 12 limited-edition designs, one for each month of 2015, each based on a uniform that a team might have in its wardrobe.
It’s now time for the March design. And March, of course, is when teams wear special uniforms for St. Patrick’s Day. That’s the inspiration for this month’s shirt (click to enlarge):
Some quick notes: Green is already a Uni Watch color, of course, but the green being used on these shirts is lighter than the forest green that we’ll be using later in the program for the “Alternate” shirt. We used orange as the secondary color because of the Irish flag. We also changed the uni number from 15 to 17 (because St. Paddy’s Day is on March 17), changed the slogan under the script to “Erin Go Bragh,” and dotted the “i” in the script with a shamrock.
Here’s everything you need to know about ordering the shirt and how the rest of the program will unfold:
1. You can purchase the March shirt on this page. (Ignore the bits about “reaching our goal” and the “campaign being successful” — that’s for Teespring clients who use T-shirt sales as fundraisers.)
2. As you’ll see, there’s a choice of American Apparel ($23.99) and “Premium Ringspun,” which is actually a brand called Tultex ($21.99). Their tailoring and sizing are slightly different, and their shades of green are very similar but not exactly the same, so use the “View Sizing Chart” link and compare the colors to be sure you get the shirt that’s best for you. Domestic shipping is $3.85 for the first shirt, $1 for each additional shirt; international shipping is $9.50 to Canada, $12.50 elsewhere.
Unfortunately, the largest size we can offer this month is 3XL. My apologies to those of you who prefer 4X or 5X, but we couldn’t find a brand in those sizes that offered the right shade of green. Update: 4X and 5X are now available! To order these sizes, choose the Fruit of the Loom option.
4. This shirt will only be available through next Monday, Feb. 23, 11pm Eastern. After that date, the shirt will not be offered for sale. All shirts ordered by then should be delivered by March 10 (and in many cases well earlier than that).
5. There will be nine more designs — one for each remaining month of the year. Three of those designs are shown here, but those three will not necessarily be the designs that we roll out for the next three months. You can probably guess what some of the other designs will be, although I think a few of them may surprise you. In each case, we’ll update the “sleeve patch” to reflect the appropriate month.
6. A new shirt will be made available on the third Tuesday of each month. So the April design will launch on March 17; the May design will launch on April 21; and so on. I’ll give you a preview of each new design at some point during the week before it goes on sale.
7. Each shirt will be available for purchase for only one week, from the Tuesday when it launches through the following Monday. Once a shirt’s one-week window closes, it will no longer be available for purchase.
8. People who purchase all 12 shirts (collect ’em all!) will be eligible for a bonus prize at the end of the year. I haven’t yet decided what this prize will be, although I have some ideas. It may depend somewhat on how many people stay on board for all 12 shirts, and we won’t have a sense of how many people that might be until the summer, so I’ll likely wait a while before settling on the prize. But I assure you it’ll be something good.
Here are the shirts we’ve launched so far…