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Daily T-Shirt Websites Are Fun
Back in December, 2010, I discovered something new and interesting: the daily t-shirt site. A daily t-shirt site is about what it sounds like: it is a website that features a new, random t-shirt everyday. These t-shirts are generally pretty cheap, costing around $10 each. They usually have something cute, witty or pop-culture related on them. For example, a popular t-shirt featured is "The Binge" by tjost on "Shirt Woot." This t-shirt depicts cookie monster after having several "shots" of milk and what seems to be endless cookies from the cookie jar.
There are many daily t-shirt sites out there. Some of my favorites include "Shirt Woot," "RIPT" and "Tee Fury." Out of these three, "Shirt Woot" is no doubt the most popular. All of these sites have something new and interesting to offer - each and every day of the week.
As mentioned before, "Shirt Woot" is the most popular. Monday through Thursday a new shirt, submitted by featured artists, is added to the website. Each of these shirts costs exactly $10. Shipping is free, unless you want it fast, then it is $5. International users, of course, must pay the $5 shipping charge.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday's designs are reserved for contest winners and this is where things get interesting. The contest winners are voted on by the website's users in a weekly competition known as "The Derby." Artists are able to freely submit their own creations. It is then up to the users to vote up the top three best designs.
In the "Anthropomorphic Food" derby, a favorite shirt of mine happened to win: "In the Library with the Wrentch" by keviar51 & walmazan. This shirt features the board game "Clue." Anyone who has ever played the game will get the joke right away.
"RIPT" was started by a couple of guys who thought it would be pretty cool to start a t-shirt business. Indeed, this was a good idea on their part because everyday we get a new t-shirt. The shirts on "RIPT" are usually video game, anime or pop-culture related. They feature a lot of "Dr. Who" shirts, so if that isn't your cup of tea, you probably won't like this website too much.
One shirt of interest is the "Join the War" by spacemonkeydr. This shirt is a reference to "Harry Potter" and is sure to please all of the boy wizard's fans.
"Tee Fury" is the last major daily t-shirt site I want to mention. This site is very similar to "RIPT" but has a bit larger of a following. They print pop-culture related shirts and an occasional random design, such as "Captain Etco." The shirts are fun and definitely make great gifts for the geek on your shopping list. (Perhaps you are even that geek!)
And Many More
Many other daily t-shirt sites exist such as "Tilteed" and "Nowhere Bad" and more are likely to spring up over the coming years. The idea behind a daily t-shirt site is genius and they definitely has something for everyone.
If you are interested in following these websites, you may wish to know about "Tee Magnet." This website has a top banner featuring eight daily t-shirt sites. It is updated as soon as any of the given websites is, which means you can always be in the know about the latest and greatest offerings by checking out a single page.
Fun for Everyone
Before you order your first shirt, remember that sizes run small. For example, I wear a medium in normal women's clothing but have to order a L or XL in size at the daily t-shirt sites. Check the size charts offered and measure accordingly.
Remember that many of these sites, such as "RIPT and "Tee Fury" only offer the shirts for one day. One day only. This means if you are hanging on the edge and don't buy right away, you won't get another chance once the day passes by.