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Scubee
09-01-2013, 12:53 PM
Please post your questions and suggestions here, please keep the list thread tidy, or people may miss out on their orders!

HeBails
09-01-2013, 12:58 PM
embroidered logo please

Scubee
09-01-2013, 12:59 PM
I'll have a word with the mods/admins - they did the negotiations with the supplier!

slimey
09-01-2013, 01:04 PM
Embroidered, please :)

Full-Zip Hoodie, too, please?

Beanies (or at least just a wooly hat)

edward
09-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Boxer shorts? With the bubbles rising from the bumcrack area:)

Woz
09-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Onesies?

edward
09-01-2013, 01:07 PM
Onesies. Genius:)

HeBails
09-01-2013, 01:09 PM
if you do onesies in the full range of colours then I'm in...

edward
09-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Oh sweet baby jesus - dad and son in matching orange babygrows.......:)

Charley
09-01-2013, 01:13 PM
TDF Onsies, I'll have two

Pete Bullen
09-01-2013, 01:18 PM
smock style half zip hoodie, T shirts and polos

Woz
09-01-2013, 01:18 PM
Hot pink onesie for me please.

6fathoms
09-01-2013, 01:22 PM
Woz, dont you mean azalea :)

Big Pimp
09-01-2013, 02:29 PM
P Valve sheaths

teas
09-01-2013, 02:46 PM
I'd have to back the embroidered logo, looks so much neater and lasts many more washes. As for items; polos, hoodies, beanies and maybe a tee?

Hellenic Diver
09-01-2013, 02:49 PM
+1 for Embroidered

Woz
09-01-2013, 02:52 PM
P Valve sheaths

Embroidered?

Big Pimp
09-01-2013, 02:54 PM
Embroidered?

Absolutely!

GLOC
09-01-2013, 08:11 PM
The reason we went with printed rather than embroidered was two fold; price and speed.

Notwithstanding that, I can see the advantage for embroidered logos/details on the front of a polo shirt, but my experience of having something embroideredthe size of the logo on the back means that after a few washes when the material shrinks at different rates, it looks pants!

Happy to speak to Christian about prices for embroidered polo shirts and see what comes back, but I seriously don't think embroidered logos on the back of the hoodies is a good idea.

Regards

Brianr101
09-01-2013, 08:15 PM
Grown men in Onesie's what is the world coming to lol :D

Charley
09-01-2013, 08:16 PM
Embroidered?

You'll need to shorten your name WOZ

Mrs Bomber
09-01-2013, 08:29 PM
Are you using the same supplier as for the last lot of clothing?

I had a hoodie and it was fantastic quality. If you are I may be tempted to get one, eventhough I have absolutely no need for anymore hoodies (or if you ask HWMBO no need for anymore clothes at all!)

I would also be happier with an embroidered logo on the front, not worried about the back though

Beaker
09-01-2013, 08:32 PM
What sort of lead times are we looking at?


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Markymark
09-01-2013, 08:34 PM
A onesie would double up as an undersuit ;)

Scubee
09-01-2013, 08:36 PM
What sort of lead times are we looking at?


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If we run the thread to the end of Jan, it will take a week or so for the printing, and to get the goods to me for distribution.

Sorry, Beaker, but you wont have it in time to take it to egypt! ;)

Jizz Monkey
09-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Whats the beanies made from?? and they got a pic of the type??

BTS
09-01-2013, 08:44 PM
but I seriously don't think embroidered logos on the back of the hoodies is a good idea.

Regards

Agreed, so leave the back plain and embroider the left breasticle area with the logo, like the ones from t'other place used to be.

I don't trust the screen printing unless assurances are given that such a big logo wont crack... If it does it will only be fit for wearing to clean the bilges and 30 is a bit steep for that...

Jizz Monkey
09-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Ohh, Slapstraps.... as an idea :-)

Cardzilla - Customised Dive Products (http://www.cardzilla.com.au/dive-products/index.html)

slimey
09-01-2013, 08:49 PM
The reason we went with printed rather than embroidered was two fold; price and speed.

Is there really that much in it?

Price? Just picking a random hoodie embroiderer off the Internet, I can get 12 "chunky" hoodies (i.e. 400gsm) embroidered on the front, and delivered to me for about 25 each. Add in shipping back out within the UK, and I've still got change from 30 to donate to charity. Certainly the last hoodies that were done for YD were a much lighter weight fabric so will be significantly cheaper.

Speed? All delivered within 3 weeks.


Notwithstanding that, I can see the advantage for embroidered logos/details on the front of a polo shirt, but my experience of having something embroideredthe size of the logo on the back means that after a few washes when the material shrinks at different rates, it looks pants!

I'm with you on that. However, 30 for a screen printed hoodie is, IMHO, over the top - even if it is for charity. That's the sort of price I pay for one in somewhere like Fat Face, where I'm paying as much for the name as I am for the garment.

Janners
09-01-2013, 08:49 PM
iphone covers and Mugs........ Says the man who prints them....... Not biased me.... Honest.
Janners.

Beaker
09-01-2013, 08:51 PM
I did a run of hoodies for a forum not so long ago, the general vote was for the forum logo on the left breast and the nickname on the upper left sleeve embroidered. Turned out nice but was a bit of a pain getting the orders spot on.......


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Frappawotsit
09-01-2013, 09:14 PM
I'd like to see Wooly Hat's with an Embroidered logo....

Scubee
09-01-2013, 09:17 PM
I'd like to see Wooly Hat's with an Embroidered logo.... yep - that is on the list for next time

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 07:55 AM
Hi, I have been involved with the development of the TDF clothing line and am currently set to provide them.

I have been producing good, hardwearing clothing for my own company for several years now, and have not had any negative feedback with regards to quality to date. I spent a long time researching manufacturers and screenprinting processes, and I now have a line of products that I would, and do, wear. I feel the same way about cheap, lightweight, badly printed clothing as a lot of you do, and it is not what I aim to provide to my customers, it would be great to see one of tees in a far flung place in 10 years time!

I am happy to take on board peoples comments/suggestions, I especially like the onesie idea:) but if people are going to be negative and critise the products that several of us have spent a long time developing, then the simple answer is to not buy anything. I personally have spent time sending e mails and developing the clothing line, and as the proceeds are going to charity, I have offered the products at cost, with no mark up.

I was just using this opportunity to say my piece, as people are slinging questions around. I am sure I have opened myself up for abuse, but at least I have put my side of the argument forward.

NB. Seriously? hot pink onesies?

Spirit of Guernsey
10-01-2013, 08:22 AM
I don't think that there is any abuse about the product. It seems that a number of people (me included) would prefer a more discrete embroidered logo than a large printed one.

ScubaSue
10-01-2013, 08:26 AM
I don't think that there is any abuse about the product. It seems that a number of people (me included) would prefer a more discrete embroidered logo than a large printed one.
+ 1, sorry :)

Davs
10-01-2013, 08:28 AM
Yes. Hot pink onsies. I know a company that will do them, they usually supply our club with stash. Cheap and quick turnarounds. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=580228035325728&id=100000156106720&set=a.572763872738811.144303.100000156106720&ref=bookmark

Here's a pic if link doesn't work: http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/10/e9egape8.jpg
Company is Red Oak Roller :)

David

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 08:49 AM
No worries, I just had a bit of a rant, I am calm now :)

ootini
10-01-2013, 09:03 AM
I'll take a hoodie with either to be honest, but if there was a choice, I'd take an embroidered logo.

6Fathoms, rub your ear lobes gently and repeat the word "Woozah" over and over, it helps me :)

Woz
10-01-2013, 09:06 AM
I have a club hot pink polo shirt that says "Woz- kit fairy" on it.

I look fan-fucking-tastic in it.

ootini
10-01-2013, 09:08 AM
I have a club hot pink polo shirt that says "Woz- kit fairy" on it.

I look fan-fucking-tastic in it.

This thread is pointless without pictures.

edward
10-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Mr 6fathoms, now you are all calm, can you get on with sourcing my hot pink onesie in XXXXXL with the balloon shaped arse and Wok shaped belly:)

Chris Thomas
10-01-2013, 09:13 AM
Isn't a onesie just another name for an undersuit?

I'll take a hot pink too, will be a great summer undersuit :-)

ootini
10-01-2013, 09:18 AM
See! You all love pink now! But pink cylinders? oooooooh no!

Chris Thomas
10-01-2013, 09:20 AM
Would have pink cylinders, but white is the 2nd 'ardest looking after black. I miss my black cylinders...

Davs
10-01-2013, 09:20 AM
This thread is pointless without pictures.

I'm sure this can be arranged. It's worth noting it also says "Diver inside, do not bend" on the back"

ootini
10-01-2013, 09:21 AM
Would have pink cylinders, but white is the 2nd 'ardest looking after black. I miss my black cylinders...

I quite like the idea of "Chrome" but would be a total bitch to keep looking decent.

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 09:49 AM
I'm getting the idea now, people would like to see a TDF logo embroidered(?) on the front left chest of the garment, with nothing on the back. Like this:

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/6Fathoms/octoclose.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/6Fathoms/octclose.jpg

Perhaps for the next run of clothing, with the onesies and hats.

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 09:52 AM
...

Woz
10-01-2013, 09:55 AM
I quite like the idea of "Chrome" but would be a total bitch to keep looking decent.

I saw a polished and copper plated one at Stoney once. I immediately wanted it.

I have also sprayed some cylinders pink. They looked silly.

Davs
10-01-2013, 09:55 AM
Personally I like embroidery on the front, printing on the back is fine. I think my club might order some onesies, if we do ill let you guys know what they're like.

Woz
10-01-2013, 09:59 AM
Personally I like embroidery on the front, printing on the back is fine. I think my club might order some onesies, if we do ill let you guys know what they're like.

Think we may order? We had better.

Davs
10-01-2013, 10:00 AM
I'll bug people into it. Don't worry, we'll get hot pink onesies one way or another!

CraigofScotland
10-01-2013, 10:01 AM
would actually buy a onsie of they came about :)

Spirit of Guernsey
10-01-2013, 10:09 AM
I'm getting the idea now, people would like to see a TDF logo embroidered(?) on the front left chest of the garment, with nothing on the back. Like this:

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/6Fathoms/octoclose.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/6Fathoms/octclose.jpg

Perhaps for the next run of clothing, with the onesies and hats.

Left chesticle is good.

Beaker
10-01-2013, 10:17 AM
I'm getting the idea now, people would like to see a TDF logo embroidered(?) on the front left chest of the garment, with nothing on the back. Like this:

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/6Fathoms/octoclose.jpg

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae322/6Fathoms/octclose.jpg

Perhaps for the next run of clothing, with the onesies and hats.

Would it be too much of a hassle getting forum nicknames on the upper left sleeve?


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BTS
10-01-2013, 10:28 AM
but if people are going to be negative and critise the products that several of us have spent a long time developing, then the simple answer is to not buy anything

Edit: Heavily edited repost, now you have calmed down 'n' all...

Sorry if we have put you out any with this golden oppertunity to advertise your business for free...

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 10:50 AM
BTS - Heavily edited response, now I have calmed down :)

Touche!

chokdeekap
10-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Shorts for those of us who live in warmer climates , and of course for you guys that visit warmer climates

edward
10-01-2013, 11:03 AM
BTS - Heavily edited response, now I have calmed down :)

Touche!

Look, you keep saying you are calm, so where is the news about my hot pink onesie in XXXXXL with the balloon shaped arse and Wok shaped belly:)

Davs
10-01-2013, 11:16 AM
Look, you keep saying you are calm, so where is the news about my hot pink onesie in XXXXXL with the balloon shaped arse and Wok shaped belly:)

I'm working on that. For me and Woz anyway, might be able to get you one too though ;)

edward
10-01-2013, 12:26 PM
I'm working on that. For me and Woz anyway, might be able to get you one too though ;)

Oooh, do let me know. My son (2) and daughter (5) both have onsies, and I quite fancy being in with the in crowd.....:)

DesperateDan
10-01-2013, 12:33 PM
I don't see the appeal of onesies unless its one of these..
http://www.kigu.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/800x800/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/k/i/kigu_tiger_2_2.jpg (http://www.kigu.co.uk/shop/tiger.html)

Spirit of Guernsey
10-01-2013, 12:47 PM
Maybe this would be more suitable for this forum?




http://www.kigs.co.uk/394-product_default/shark-costume.jpg

Jericho
10-01-2013, 12:54 PM
Isn't that basically a romper suit?

ScubaSue
10-01-2013, 01:46 PM
would actually buy a onsie of they came about :)
I'm warming to this idea too :)


Shorts for those of us who live in warmer climates , and of course for you guys that visit warmer climates
Ooh, good idea :)

Davs
10-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Maybe this would be more suitable for this forum?

http://www.kigs.co.uk/394-product_default/shark-costume.jpg

It has no socks :-( a onesie without socks means you get cold feet!

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 02:19 PM
I concur, a onesie must have feet.

ScubaSue
10-01-2013, 02:23 PM
I concur, a onesie must have feet.Speaking from complete ignorance, and never seeing such a thing on this little island ... do they actually have any thermal properties at all ie, are they thinsulate/fleece type material? or are they only effective enough to prevent 'chafing'? ;)

gpj
10-01-2013, 02:23 PM
Still want a onesie? read this. . . .

BBC News - Nick Clegg reveals he was given a 'big green onesie' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20969473)

Davs
10-01-2013, 02:28 PM
They're surprisingly warm, if they have feet! Haha they're usually a fleecy type of material, not too thick though.

ootini
10-01-2013, 02:29 PM
I wouldn't use one as an under suit if that's what you're thinking.

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 02:33 PM
Scubasue its probably best you dont know.

The onesie: an all-in-one garment reviewed - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9628033/The-onesie-an-all-in-one-garment-reviewed.html)

ScubaSue
10-01-2013, 02:35 PM
I wouldn't use one as an under suit if that's what you're thinking.

I was kind of thinking that, but quite clearly not one thats got a baggy crotch, shark fin back, comedy hood etc, etc ;)

6fathoms
10-01-2013, 02:36 PM
This would be far cooler.

Muscle Morphsuit | Jokers Masquerade (http://www.joke.co.uk/muscle-morphsuit~69553/?ref=base&utm_source=GoogleBase&utm_medium=organic&gclid=CLyk8KCP3rQCFSbMtAoddAwAoA)

ScubaSue
10-01-2013, 02:37 PM
...

Fair enough, it's a good job I lead a sheltered life these days :D

Scubee
10-01-2013, 04:00 PM
practicalities... I see that there are... ahem... ways to let the todger out, but, the idea of having to strip off out of a nice warm cosiness to have a wee means that... for onesies... i'm out. :)

Crazy Badger
10-01-2013, 06:02 PM
Onesie=Babygro with a zip instead of poppers. I don't understand why grown adults would want to wear a Babygro?

Davs
10-01-2013, 06:48 PM
practicalities... I see that there are... ahem... ways to let the todger out, but, the idea of having to strip off out of a nice warm cosiness to have a wee means that... for onesies... i'm out. :)

Yeah all good for male wees but female ones.. Maybe a pee valve? ;)

Spirit of Guernsey
10-01-2013, 06:50 PM
Yeah all good for male wees but female ones.. Maybe a pee valve? ;)

What's wrong with a straw?

Jericho
10-01-2013, 07:37 PM
Onesie=Babygro with a zip instead of poppers. I don't understand why grown adults would want to wear a Babygro?

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-15-stone-babies/episode-guide/series-1/episode-1

Spirit of Guernsey
10-01-2013, 07:49 PM
Can't be anyone here, only 15 stone.

Digger Barnes
10-01-2013, 09:14 PM
P Valve sheaths

With 'TDF' for winter and 'The Dive Forum' for summer!

Irnbru
10-01-2013, 11:59 PM
What you really need is a Bill Murray tshirt - you need this in your life.

http://http://store.abandonshipapparel.com/product/bill-murray-tshirt-white

I've bought one - I'm wearing it right now and I don't mind telling you I feel FANtastic

slimey
11-01-2013, 06:55 AM
practicalities... I see that there are... ahem... ways to let the todger out, but, the idea of having to strip off out of a nice warm cosiness to have a wee means that... for onesies... i'm out. :)

Easy...

http://www.red5.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/h/shewee-main.jpg

Scubee
11-01-2013, 06:59 AM
Easy...

http://www.red5.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/h/shewee-main.jpg

You may be prepared to have urine dribbling down your clothes, but anyone with any sense of smell will not.

Broady
12-01-2013, 05:03 PM
Full length zipper hoodie with embroidered logo for me too please Morag :)

Scubee
12-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Full length zipper hoodie with embroidered logo for me too please Morag :)

Noted :)

At the moment, though, we don't actually have a 'Logo' - just a particular way of writing 'thediveforum.com'.

maybe we need a pictorial way of identifying the forum.

Soggy
12-01-2013, 07:42 PM
maybe we need a pictorial way of identifying the forum.

picture of someone argueing on the internet. ;)

BTS
12-01-2013, 08:10 PM
We have a logo, it is on the top of each page...

matt
12-01-2013, 08:43 PM
Is there actually a list or sommat for a screen-printed t-shirt? Or are we all going for baby grows?

Doomanic
12-01-2013, 08:53 PM
Seriously? hot pink onesies?George Dawes wannabes, the lot of therm.

Seastar
12-01-2013, 08:56 PM
Is there actually a list or sommat for a screen-printed t-shirt? Or are we all going for baby grows?


http://www.thediveforum.com/fundraising-forum/1401-tdf-first-clothing-run-roll-up-roll-up.html

matt
12-01-2013, 09:08 PM
http://www.thediveforum.com/fundraising-forum/1401-tdf-first-clothing-run-roll-up-roll-up.html

Ta. Added myself to the list. Not worn the YD one yet, hope this last long enough to wear it out!

Broady
12-01-2013, 11:19 PM
Noted :)

At the moment, though, we don't actually have a 'Logo' - just a particular way of writing 'thediveforum.com'.

maybe we need a pictorial way of identifying the forum.

Happy with it 'as is' on the current order you've got running but embroidered instead of printed if practical :-)

Little Mermaid
12-01-2013, 11:51 PM
I think the printing is fine but I do agree that the logo above the web address on the front would be good.

You never can please everyone though :-)