There’s been a pretty sudden change in weather here in the Oslo fjord where we live, and it’s gone from an OK 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) to about 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last couple of days. This can only mean we’re getting closer to summer, and it’s time to dig out some comfortable t-shirts from the bottom of my clothes drawer.
When I went on the US road trip in 2012 and the airline lost my luggage for two weeks, I accumulated a large collection of plain, white t-shirts1), but they are pretty worn out now and Anniken is secretly throwing them away. So it’s about time to buy some new t-shirts, and perhaps something more interesting than those plain ones. I used to get a lot of fancy t-shirts from Threadless, but ever since they more or less closed their Type Tees collection, I started looking elsewhere for leisurewear – most of their designs were done by people high as kites on LSD and other psychedelic drugs and hallucinogens.
Also, Threadless and pretty much every other online outlet that sells high quality, printed t-shirts are rather pricy. A single t-shirt can often set you back as much as USD 20, not including P&P. That has stopped me from going on a t-shirt shopping spree in the past. But when I think of it, 20 dollars isn’t perhaps too bad for a t-shirt – given that it won’t shrink to half its original size during the first wash and that the print doesn’t come off as soon as the sun shines. Also, since I blindly throw twenty dollar bills at Kickstarter projects, why shouldn’t I spend the same amount of money on a t-shirt that’ll make me look awesome?
That settles it, let’s go shopping!