I like some of them, but what has kept me from pulling the trigger on those is the art placement. For example, I like the Anchor & Tridents shirt. The long sleeve version has a small print on the front over where the breast pocket would be and then the print is repeated on the back, but bigger. I like the design, but I am not a big fan of long sleeve shirts. No biggie, there’s a t-shirt version, right? Except the t-shirt has the giant print on the front and nothing on the back. Why not just make it a short sleeve version of the long sleeve? Or the Shark Diver shifts. Great logo, but I think more would be interested if it were small on the front and big on the back. The small on front/big on back doesn’t work on all of them though, for example, I don’t like how it makes the Bermuda Triangle shirt look. It’s too busy on the front, even though the print is small.
The majority that I don’t like just aren’t my style. The engineering ones, for example, look like something designed by a deckie (no offense). The Engineer shirt is kind of a neat idea, but I think it would be a better shirt without the “Engineer” on it since there’s a lot of non-engineer stuff going on with the drawing. The hardhat/prop.cog just doesn’t do it for me. The “get pumped” is again too busy and fine lines like that tend to start disappearing after a few wash/dry cycles.
On the plus side, I do like the kids stuff. I’ll be ordering a few of those for Christmas.
And since a few are throwing out ideas for designs, I have two.
First idea: Small prop on the breast, large prop on the back with Unlimited above the prop and Horsepower below the prop. And not one of those little yachtie three bladed deals. Minimum four blades, though five would be better.
Second idea: Blank front. Back would be a drawing of a slow speed piston and piston rod vertical as though suspended by a crane for install. Next to at standing at the same level as the piston rod foot would be a person drawn at the same scale as the piston/piston rod leaning their hand against it. Below that would be something like “Marine Engineer.” If the font for Marine Engineer was done right then you could almost make it as though the words were the deck that the guy and piston were standing on.
Anyhow, just my 2 cents.