I do not like this shirt because of the color. I usually buy the woot t-shirts with neutral colors, so even if the design sucks you can still wear them as undershirts. Therefore, woot please make more neutral color shirts! Can I get an AMEN ?!
I don’t know. Maybe I sort of understand this shirt (maybe). I think I might be interested in it if I had been a teenager in the late 70s/early 80s (?), and if I didn’t mind wearing very bright colors, and if the one girl didn’t look like she was flipping us off. But, I was seven years old or so in the early 80s (and so have very different memories of my own personal “Skatetown”), I’m not big into wearing really bright colors, and it does look like that girl is flipping us all off (which I’m guessing wasn’t intentional).
lame. just got a bunch of woot shirts including the one with the snake eating itself and I have to say I’m not impressed at all with the quality of the silkscreening/printing. Wow, I just realized that my obsession with shirt.woot is over.
oh, sorry…wrong day
i actually like the retro-ness of the skatetown shirt and can’t understand the big anti-skatetown blitz. skatetown is cool. me have more money and me buy one, but alas, no
I think I will buy this shirt just to see you almost pee your pants, who knows, you might take a dump in your pants instead, then again, maybe you will do both, but I will still buy one even if you dont.
Well, I WAS a teenager in the late 70’s/early 80’s, and seeing “skatetown” put a smile on my face, just for a moment. We were so cool wearing our concert jerseys and Levi’s 501’s, with green eyemakeup and black mascara, puffing away on Marlboros. A vision of adolescent attitude-on-wheels!
But I just can’t see wearing it - too orange, too much cleavage (highlighting my own lack thereof). And as a mom I’m not about to wear (or buy for my kids) what looks like someone flipping the bird. I’m guessing this one’s not aimed at the over-40 mom demographic anyway! I was, however, hoping to buy Calvinball shirts for the whole family over the weekend, and will keep checking to see if it turns up one of these days.
For most of the shirts I haven’t liked, the reasons were a) The design wasn’t funny, b) the design was too abstract, c) I wasn’t “in” on the theme/joke, or d) the color wasn’t “my style”. However, I’ve kept my comments to myself because I readily understand that I won’t always like or “get” the shirt of the day, and accept that other people probably do and will buy the shirt.
However, as far as constructive criticism goes, I would have to say this is the first shirt I would not buy because all of the above reasons. I would also add to it that “Skatetown” is a rather common name for rollerskating rinks, and I’d feel as though I’d be advertising for them inadvertently.
Not that it matters. Once a shirt.woot is up, it will stay up until the next day, regardless of community opinion. I suppose your request for our constructive comments is to get a better feel for what people like, though, for future woots. For this shirt, I’d suggest that it is likeable only from a nostalgia point of view, but there are too many other problems with it for it to sell well, compared to other designs I’ve seen.
This one is simply hideous…the color ruins it more than anything.
Of course, given the unbelievable number of hits this site gets, I would think that they could even sell out of a Hilter Youth Tshirt if they tried.
Does anyone realize how incredibly poor a tshirt has to be for Woot NOT to sell out? 750-1000 per day SHOULD be childs play and yet there are still shirts that don’t sell out. AMAZING. Someone at Woot is asleep. I’d have fired anyone choosing a non-sellout design.
I feel like I must defend the wearers of orange colored shirts everywhere! Every color, no matter how crazy, looks good on somebody.
This shirt, however, just doesn’t do it for me. I think it’s the artistic style of the people, and to be honest, I’m really not that keen on people on my shirts at all (I suppose unless they are silhouettes).
Also, which shirts didn’t sell out? I didn’t know that has happened.