August 14, 2014

I had a defining moment during my travels last year and it happened just as I started developing this new website, almost a year ago. I had been determining the type of site I wanted and the options were limitless. Navigation structures, layouts, site attributes had been swirling in my mind for weeks and an over complicated, all encompassing behemoth of a website was brewing that was basically just a polished rearrangement of all the old elements from the previous site. Nothing particularly inspiring was being wrought from this immense effort, but I continued trudging on as I always had done in the past.

And then I stepped away from my computer and stacked some wood. That's right, I was up in the mountains visiting my brother, attempting to take a working vacation from the city, but the feverish wrenching of site plan for the new look of the website was still churning in the background, because a definitive outline was due to my developer by the end of that weekend. But then I stepped away and started stacking a huge pile of wood that was in the backyard. It had been dropped off earlier that day and was going to heat my brother's house for the entire Winter. I spent hours stacking that wood, log by log, and finally forgot about the website and the ensuing deadline. At some point and in some way through the process, the power of the material, the wisdom and patience in the grain of the trees, had subtly seeped into my subconscious.

Literally within 15 minutes of stacking that last piece of wood, I returned to my work and penned the entire structure of the site you see today. I guess it was a "flux-capacitor" moment for all you Back to the Future fans (of which you should check out our "Need Roads" design).

An overly complex, all-encompassing site structure that I had been wracking my brain and toiling on for weeks almost miraculously fell away and a seedling sprouted effortlessly in its place. It may seem self evident, but until that moment, I had not fully absorbed the power that a little space and physical connection with nature can truly provide in the creative process, or anytime you’re faced with difficult decisions I believe.

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Vintage & Retro T-shirts | SOLID THREADS Size ChartVintage & Retro T-shirts | SOLID THREADS Garment Facts

1. Grab a current t-shirt that fits great.
2. Measure the length from the high point of the neck (where it meets the should seam), to the bottom.
3. Measure the chest from side to side 1" below the armpit.
4. Choose a size below with the closest measurements.

16" 17" 18"
Length  25" 26" 27"
Chest 11.5" 12.5" 13.5"
Length 16" 17" 18"
BABY 6M 12M 18M
Chest 8.5" 9.5" 10.5"
Length 13" 14" 15"

An overall fit note:

Our shirts are predominantly true to size, with a slightly tailored cut for a nice framing fit. If you are in between sizes we generally suggest going for the larger option, as they will shrink roughly .5" in width and 1" length when dried on high.

The quality of most funny t-shirts is no laughing matter:

Our t-shirts are custom cut & sewn exclusively for Solid Threads, ethically sourced and responsibly manufactured in the USA. They are made of a 40 thread count, combed cotton/poly fabric for a delectably soft, authentically worn-in look & feel.  As cousin Eddie of the Griswalds says..."Reeeaaaallly niiiiiice Clark"