Okay, now that you've put in an order, let me tell you the story behind these hoodies.
The TeamLiquid hoodies were a very difficult project for us, and something that only came about after a lot of discussion inside the TL staff. Though all apparel is subject to strong personal preferences, we found hoodies to be particularly finicky. There are so many different opinions on what a hoodie 'should' be, from its design, cut, material, and of course, price. We knew we couldn't please everyone in the end, so we just stuck to our core principle and hoped it would guide us through: Make the best damn product we can, while balancing price and quality.
We agreed that the TeamLiquid hoodie had to be a high quality item with a modern design. We really liked some of the ideas in Therick's mock-ups, as they had the right 'feel' we were looking for. There's a time and place for a giant TL logo splashed across the chest, or ESPORTS printed in big, bold letters, but this time we wanted to go with something more subtle. The TL hoodie features a chic, minimalist look that both fits in and stands out, whether you're at school, work, or just hanging out with friends. And of course, you'll still get that nod of approval when another TL'er recognizes you on the street, sporting that swag.
We needed a proven manufacturer to deliver a product that was up to TL's ambitions and standards. It quickly became obvious that American Apparel was the ideal manufacturer – millions of people have enjoyed their casual-wear for years, and they are reknowned for the quality of their products. After going through several different sample models, we decided that American Apparel's triblend zipper hoodie was the best fit for the TL hoodie. Everything about it was right, from the softness and quality of the fabric, to the sleek, fashionable fit, and how American Apparel got the color scheme exactly the way we wanted. Even the high quality metallic zipper was a consideration, adding just a little bit more class to the final product.
We also want to thank Amy Johnson and her amazing team at Harbour Graphics for their professionalism and care in helping us create the TL hoodies. Working with them was a pleasure, and we couldn't have done it without them.
The TL hoodie is everything we wanted and more, and we couldn't be more happy with the result. We're proud to have it as the flagship item in our store, and we think it speaks to our ambitions of what we can in the future. To put confision aside we would like to make it clear that the TL hoodie is not a part of our team uniform - they just wear it because they have an incredible sense of fashion.
Okay, so this is where I do my Korean pro-gamer impression. I never fully understood why they would always say the same line over and over, but now I finally know what they mean. Thank you everyone, for your continued support. We wouldn't be here without you. Please keep an eye on us, and we'll repay your support with more great products in the future.
- disciple, Sales Manager of teamliquid.net
Note on sizing: The TeamLiquid hoodies use unisex sizing, meaning they have a slimmer fit than the standard American male sizing used in our other products. Please refer to the American Apparel product page for more information.
*No additional shipping will be charged charged for t-shirts, pins, or keycaps ordered with the TeamLiquid hoodie to United States destinations. United states orders are delivered via USPS priority mail.
**International orders are delivered via FedEX international economy for delivery within five business days. We highly recommend that our European customers consider waiting for the launch of our European store in July to save on shipping costs. Though not guaranteed at this time, it is possible that other international customers may also save on shipping by ordering from the European store.
***Shipping for every additional hoodie is 10$ for North America and 30$ for everywhere else
On Waxen Wings
In other news, we've internalized the production of one of TL's most beloved products - the winged horse shirt. That means we've been able to give the shirt the whole 3S treatment: it's now being made of the same organic cotton fabric as the best selling Spirit, Swarm and Steel shirts, and features the same custom TL labels and tags. Also, it will now ship together with all of our store products, for added convenience. Stay classy with our signature t-shirt during these hot summer days!
The Razer Liquid Goliathus was a huge hit, and we've had trouble keeping them in stock. Razer has blessed us with a new shipment of this premium, Liquid branded cloth mousemat, so be sure to order while supplies last!
The TeamLiquid keycaps were also very well received, and they're back in stock after being sold out for a few months. Remember, these keycaps only work with mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches. If these keep doing so well, we might as well sell whole keyboards in the future. The pins are also back, they were restocked some time ago.
Thanks to everyone who supported Liquid Rising. We said we'd be giving away posters to everyone who paid $5 or more for Liquid Rising, and it's time to send them out. Our techno-wizard has sent out PMs with instructions on how to claim your free poster to everyone who qualifies, if you missed it, simply goto the store / posters page. Once you add the Liquid Rising poster, you must finish the checkout process. You can only add it to your cart once. The price will show as free once you complete the checkout process. Please don't press your back button, refresh pages or open multiple store windows during the checkout. As a reminder, if you paid $10 or more for Liquid Rising, you can add an additional poster of your choice at no cost.
Like we mentioned before, while we can provide the posters free of charge, we can't do anything about the shipping fees. I can only dream of the day when the TL store is that powerful.
There's even more good news for our European fans. The TeamLiquid store has finally established a foothold in Europe. We will soon open a new warehouse in the United Kingdom, meaning we'll be able to ship faster, at lower prices to our European customers. That's right, no more duty taxes within the European Union, and no more waiting four weeks to get that item you really wanted – whether it's the new hoodie or the much-desired Razer Goliathus. For our fans outside of Europe, there might be some beneficial side effects as well. We expect that devoted European distribution will mean there are more items in stock, and potentially improved delivery times on the whole.
Unfortunately, we weren't able to sync our Euro-store launch with the hoodie release. The hoodies were a project we were working on for a very long time, and it was coincidence that the Euro-store and hoodies became ready just a few weeks apart. If you want the best deals on shipping, we totally recommend that you hang on for a few weeks until we officially open our Euro-store.
Whew! That was a lot of things to announce, but we finally got through them all. I think that with this many offerings, at least one of our fine products will have caught your interest. While you mull that over, we'll move on to thinking about our next project. Personally, I'm thinking the Liquid players could use a little fashion upgrade...
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Waxangel United States. July 03 2012 05:58. Posts 19043