Chronic Consumer | Category: Bought it, Hate it
As part of my preparation for the upcoming college football season, I treated myself to some new Missouri Tigers gear. I used Fans Edge this time instead of the usual Football Fanatics or Amazon, but am not really happy with the quality of the merchandise. The shopping experience was fine, but the t-shirts I got were crap.
The first one was this arch t-shirt. It’s an officially licensed product made by New Agenda, but the material is very thin and flimsy. The description says that it’s 100% cotton and is “lightweight rib knit”. Is that code for being practically see-through? (Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. A little.) The screen printing seems kind of sketchy too, like it will peel off before going through five wash and dry cycles. We’ll see how long this lasts. Oh, and the sizing runs a bit small, but this is mentioned right in the product description, so I’m not complaining about that.
The second shirt I bought was this Mizzou Alumni model. It’s also made by New Agenda and carries the same 100% cotton, “lightweight rib knit” labels. Not surprisingly, I have the same problems with this shirt that I have with the other one. It’s thin as hell and feels incredibly cheap. The screen printing quality is also about the same, so I have my doubts about the longevity of this product as well.
If there’s a plus side, I guess it’s that the arch tee only cost $12.99 and the alumni tee cost $14.99. Yeah, I could have gotten a higher quality Nike, Adidas, or Under Armour t-shirt for $28, but at least I have two shirts at my disposal (for the time being) instead of just one.
In the future, though, I’m going to be very careful about buying any sports apparel made by New Agenda.