I’ve always wanted to have a project that allowed me to say, “Collect ’em all!,” and now I do: the Uni Watch T-Shirt Club, which is going to feature 12 limited-edition designs, one for each month of 2015, each based on a uniform that a team might have in its wardrobe.
It’s now time for the May design. I’ve known from the outset of this project that I wanted to do a Spanish-translation design, similar to the Brewers’ “Cerveceros” jerseys, and what better month to do it in than May, which features Cinco de Mayo. That’s the inspiration behind this latest design, which is available in three different formats (click to enlarge):
Here’s everything you need to know about the shirts and how to order them:
1. You can purchase the May shirts on this page. (Ignore the bits about “reaching our goal” and the “campaign being successful” — that’s for Teespring clients who use T-shirt sales as fundraisers.) Domestic shipping is $3.85 for the first shirt, $1 for each additional shirt; Canadian shipping is $9.50 for the first shirt, $4 for each additional; shipping to other international destinations is $12.50 for the first shirt, $4 for each additional.
2. Design notes: As you can see, we translated “Uni Watch” (which is now “ObservaciÃ³n de Uniformes”) and “For People Who Get It” (“Para la gente que comprende”) on the front of the shirt. On the sleeve patch, the month (“Mayo”) and “T-Shirt Club” (“Club de Camisetas”) have been translated as well. The uni number is 5, for Cinco de Mayo. And the colors have been tweaked to match those of the Mexican flag.
3. We’re offering three options for this design: home white (your choice of American Apparel or Hanes), road grey (ditto), and a raglan-sleeved baseball shirt. The tailoring and sizing vary from brand to brand, so use the “View Sizing Chart” link to be sure you get the shirt that’s best for you.
4. This design will only be available through next Monday, April 13, 11pm Eastern. After that date, the shirts will not be offered for sale. All shirts ordered by then should be delivered by April 27 (and in many cases well earlier than that).
5. There will be seven more designs — one for each remaining month of the year. Three of those designs are shown here, and one of those three will likely be our design for June. You can probably guess what some of the other designs will be, although I think a few of them may surprise you. In each case, we’ll update the “sleeve patch” to reflect the appropriate month.
6. A new shirt will be made available on the third Tuesday of each month (although we may occasionally deviate from that schedule, as we’re doing for the Cinco de Mayo design, in order to ensure that shirts are delivered in time for the holiday or occasion on which they’re based). The June design, for example, will launch on May 19. I’ll give you a preview of each new design at some point during the week before it goes on sale.
7. Each shirt will be available for purchase for only one week, from the Tuesday when it launches through the following Monday. Once a shirt’s one-week window closes, it will no longer be available for purchase.
8. People who purchase all 12 designs (collect ’em all!) will be eligible for a bonus prize at the end of the year. Note that you do not have to purchase all three of the May color/format options to qualify — you only have to purchase one (although you’re welcome to purchase more than one, of course). I haven’t yet decided what the prize will be, although I have some ideas. It may depend somewhat on how many people stay on board for all 12 shirts, and we won’t have a sense of how many people that might be until the summer, so I’ll likely wait a while before settling on the prize. But I assure you it’ll be something good.
(Special thanks to Uni Watch reader Omar Jalife for his assistance with the Spanish translations for the May design.)
Here are the shirts we’ve launched so far…