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  1. Andym's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I go to lots and lots of model car shows and IPMS What the well-dressed modeler is wearing these days... shows and am always taken by the number of entrants who show up wearing their club colors. At the Cincinnati Challenge this past weekend, they even had special awards for the clubs who garnered the most points through 1st, 2nd and 3rd place class wins. There were lots of clubs represented by their members sporting shirts with logos, hats and all forms of jackets and hoodies.

    As a large scale model builder, I don't really have any interest in joining any of these clubs (and don't even get me started on the IPMS What the well-dressed modeler is wearing these days... ), but, by the same token, I'm trememdously proud to be part of Scale Motorcars. Even though we don't meet face-to-face every month, I consider this to be a very tight-knit, active club of incredible model builders and damn fine folks who I'm happy to call my friends.

    [B][I]SO WHY DON'T WE HAVE A SHIRT!!?!?!!?!!??![/I][/B] Or at the very least, a patch that I could buy and sew onto the shirt of my choosing? I know I could get a one-off made, but why not have a few dozen made?

    I would be very proud to wear my colors when I go to these shows. Even better, how about a shirt with our logo embroidered and our web site below that because people see my stuff and always ask where they can go to see more.

    Imagine how cool it would be if we all showed up at Glenmoor wearing the colors.

    What does everyone else think? I'd be willing to find an embroiderer and get prices for embroidered shirts and/or hats. What I would propose is that I could place an order once a year (more often if there's more interest). Anyone who wants a shirt sends their size and color request and payment (via PayPal) to Scale Motorcars who holds onto the money (since most people don't know me from Adam and might be uncomfortable sending me money). After the ordering deadline, SMC sends me the orders, shipping addresses and money and I order the shirts and then ship them out.

    Whether this becomes a club project or not, I'm going to get a few shirts with our logo on them (if that's OK with the moderators and site owners) because I'd like to have something like that to wear to the shows, but it would be cheaper per unit if more of us were interested and I think it would be cool on top of that.

    What does everyone else think?

    Andy.
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    OK... Now i'm really into this idea.

    We could get t-shirts with our logo on the front and on the back it could say

    [I]"Because Size Really Does Matter" [/I]


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    Not a bad idea with some T shirts, but face to face club ?? I'm from Copenhagen.
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    Andy, the next time I have a forum chat with Dan....I'll talk to him about this.
    He may already have vendor for printed SMC shirts in place. Get back with you soon.
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    It's a model club, right? So if the weather is warm, how about tattoo decals? Arms and legs adorned with the SMC logo would affirm group identity.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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    Andy, this is an idea worth considering. For my part, I'm not interested in another T shirt, I've got far too many already, and quite frankly, I think the T shirt craze What the well-dressed modeler is wearing these days... has gone cheap. My preference would be a nice golf shirt (pull over or button up) style with an embroidered logo on the breast. I know it would be more expensive than a T, but it would be more in line with who we are and what we do.
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    Good idea guys!
    I will make a golf shirt prototype next month with a logo embroidered on the pocket and print my Flying Tea Kettle on the back.
    Could do your favorite model on the backs.
    I could also do a Hawaiian style shirt with your model in multiple images with "Scale Motor Cars".
    Expensive but what a statement!
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  8. Andym's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I agree that it needs to be "up scale". A nice denim shirt with the logo... A golf shirt... Something with a collar that would be appropriate at a Concours.


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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Andy...would you like a monogrammed dinner jacket snot rag for those Pebble Beach gatherings as well.......?

    Just kidding, if you guys wanna do a class act "Sunday Go to Meeting" piece of attire let's get it organized. We need to figure out if there are going to be enough guys that want them to offset the cost..even if it's a break even deal.

    We also need to decide on art etc. What I'm trying to say is that it would be a little tacky to show up at a prestigious event wearing a high quality tasteful dress shirt (embroidered pocket logo) with outrageous rat rod graphics all over the back.

    Perhaps a hi-brow shirt for the "designer coffee, champagne" crowd and a Roth inspired "T" for the blue jean and beer crowd would be the way to go?
    The discussion is open.......
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  10. Andym's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    No need for the monogrammed dinner jacket snot rag Don... Classy folks like me use their monogrammed shirt sleeves. A dinner jacket at mid-day?!?!? How gauche!


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    Only if you wear it with a turtle neck and smoke a pipe.
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  12. Andym's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Well DUHHHH... If [I]course[/I] I carry a pipe. What do you think I use to pick my nose and deal with wedgies?

    Geeze... Haven't you ever been to Pebble Beach!?!?!?!?


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