Look! New Links!

Just wanted to point out that I've added some new links on the left. I've discovered some great t shirt blogs out there that you should DEFINITELY check out. Enjoy!!!!

(if you have a cool site that you think should be on our list, leave us a comment and let us know about it)


Random Rant

(Note: I know this post is a little gay, but I don't care...this city needs help and I am going to try and provide that help)

I've noticed a pretty big problem in New York City. What makes the problem even worse is that New York is a fashion mecca and New Yorkers pride themselves in being trendy, hip, and find it important to look good. The problem? Men wearing pants that are too short. That's right....there's just too much sock showing in New York.

I was starting a new job about 2 years ago and it was the first job that required me to dress semi-nicely. That meant a shopping spree for me. Shopping for me is hard for two reasons....I'm picky as hell, and I'm taller than most. Finding my size in your average store is almost impossible because...well...i'm not gonna lie....I'm tall and fat. Stores like banana republic usually don't carry a 38x34 and that's what size I wear.

I didn't know what to do so I bought a 38x32 which most stores DO carry. However, I was quite self conscience about it. I know from watching "What Not To Wear" that my pants should reach the bottom of my shoe and I know from "Queer Eye" that there should be a nice break in the front by the ankle as well. Well, my 38x32 certainly didn't reach the bottom of my shoe and there was definitely no break. When I looked in the mirror I thought I looked retartded...which I did. Result? I bought size 38x34 pants online (I had to buy like 10 pairs so that I could try on the different styles and see what fit...I spent like $1,000...not cool at all. Luckily I returned most that didn't fit and got a lot of that money back).

Point? Since then, I just seem to notice the length of mens pants more...and I gotta tell you...I've been quite disappointed in my fellow New Yorkers. And just to be clear, I'm not talking about 80 year old men who wear their pants slightly below their man boobs. I'm talking about 21-45 year olds who wear their pants below their belly button and who should know better. People...Pee Wee Herman was not a fashion icon...please stop wearing your pants like he did!

Oh yea...and if you're going to wear pants that are WAY too short...please don't wear white socks with your dress slacks.


Success with CafePress.com Published

Success with CafePress.com Published

The first book of its kind teaches readers to maximize their earning potential using the CafePress.com online service.

ORLANDO, FL (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) March 6, 2006 -- Orlando-based author Daniel M. Clark has published his first book, Success With CafePress.com, a work that aides consumers in finding their own success designing and selling merchandise using CafePress.com, a marketplace offering sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products. The book is available for purchase exclusively through CafePress.com, at www.cafepress.com/swcp

Inspired by his own success selling items on CafePress for nearly two years, Clark set out to write a book loaded with tips and advice for selling items ranging from personalized t-shirts to mugs, framed prints, compact discs and more than 80 other customizable products.

"I decided to write this for the CafePress community and the future Shopkeepers who will affect the shape of the Company in years to come. I wanted to share the experience and knowledge I have; the things that have made me a success with CafePress," Clark said.

As a shopkeeper Clark's shop Hectic Studios ( www.cafepress.com/hecticstudios ) focuses on humorous items like his "I AM NOT A TERRORIST" design, and items for gamers, geeks and kids. After experimenting with marketing his own shop and products Clark focused his efforts on educating others on how to reap success with CafePress.com.

"As a moderator and very active member of the CafePress online message boards, I see many new Shopkeepers coming in with the same questions about how they can make their shops successful," explains Clark. "This book aims to gather all the knowledge I've gleaned from various sources, including CafePress itself, into one place.

"Success with CafePress.com is the first book of its kind approved and authorized by CafePress.com. Highlights include a Q&A chapter with CafePress co-founders Fred Durham and Maheesh Jain, a complete walkthrough of shop setup, product creation, and customization options for Premium Shops.

"Daniel's book is quite an accomplishment, and the first book written to offer a step-by-step manual for using CafePress," adds CafePress.com co-founder Maheesh Jain. "It's sure to help new and existing Shopkeepers on their way to success on CafePress.

"Highly anticipated since its announcement in the CafePress online message boards last year, this is Clark's first published work. Future editions of the book are planned as the service grows and expands.

Success with CafePress.com has 15 chapters, over 239 pages, and is available in both spiral binding and perfect binding (both paperback).

About Daniel M. Clark
Daniel M. Clark has been a CafePress.com Shopkeeper since early 2004. A native of Rhode Island, he now lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, new daughter and two cats, Pete and RePete.

About CafePress.com
CafePress.com is the leading online marketplace that offers sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic.

Launched in 1999, CafePress.com has empowered individuals, organizations and businesses to create buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services. Today, CafePress.com is a growing network of over 2.9 million members who have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into unique gifts and new revenue streams.

(c) copyright 2006 Daniel M. Clark. CafePress.com, CafePress, the CafePress.com logo, and related trade dress are registered trademarks or trademarks of CafePress.com in the United States and other countries and may not be used without written permission. Other product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.

Daniel has been a HUGE help for BurnTees.com so I can honestly say that I know his book is going to tell you what you need to know to have a successful CafePress shop.


Hoboken St. Patrick's Day

As some people may know, Saturday March 4th was the great St. Patrick's Day celebration in Hoboken, NJ. In case you don't know anything about it, it's 2 weeks before the real St. Patty's Day and really just an excuse for people to start drinking at 8am. (you can find more info about the day here: Hoboken St. Patrick's Day Visitor Guide .

Anway, I arrived in Hoboken at about 9 and there were already lines at the bars...I couldn't believe it. After a hearty breakfast of kegs and eggs (really jello shots, bagels, red bull and vodka, and beer) we headed out to promote BurnTees. We came prepared with 100 buttons to give out to people on line at the bars and some flyers as well. While we were out, the greatest thing on the planet happened...we ran into someone wearing one of our shirts. Granted all my friends and myself were wearing BurnTees shirts...but this was a RANDOM person. Greatest thing in the world. And what could possibly top that? Running into someone else about 30 seconds later!!

So, thank you to everyone who bought a BurnTees St. Patty's Day shirt and wore it on Saturday in Hoboken...you're all awesome. And to those of you who I didn't see...please send pictures if you have them! I hope to see everyone out on the real St. Patrick's Day sporting your shirts again.

And don't forget, it's not too late to get your St. Patrick's Day shirt from BurnTees.com. Just check out the selection here