I'm no fashionista. Luckily, T-shirts and jeans are adequate apparel for the S&T offices. Although I've grown up (a little) to wear more golf-style shirts and other top garments with buttons, I still have drawers full of T-shirts and prefer to wear something that hints of my interests. Over the decades, such apparel has often been a conversation starter. Sporting a shirt or cap emblazoned with Sky & Telescope is also a source of pride.
We used to sell a variety of "logo wear" items. Some of it sold, much of it didn't. So, we stopped selling it. I was finally able to persuade the powers-that-be to put us back in the logo wear business by setting up a storefront with CafePress.com, an on-demand printing company. For the past few years I've run a CafePress store for the alumni of my long-closed high school. The school disappeared more than 20 years ago, so the realm of interest is limited. Nevertheless, we Huskies of Robert E. Peary High School have strong school spirit, so orders trickle in.
We're excited to use CafePress because it allows us to provide a variety of items that otherwise would be prohibitively expensive for us to keep in stock.
Speaking as a T-shirt connoisseur, I've been very happy with the quality of the items I've bought for myself. If you're not, CafePress.com's customer service is top notch. If you have problems with shipping or sizing, the staff is quick to help. A while back, a friend ordered one of my mugs and it arrived broken. She called and they sent out another one — for no cost. That arrived broken too. So they sent a third that arrived fine. If you're unhappy with your purchase in any way, they'll take it back within 30 days and refund your money.
When you visit the shop, be sure to sign up for the CafePress newsletters to find out about special offers, such as free shipping. We'll try to highlight such deals in ads in our Weekly News Bulletin, but we might not be able to if there's a special mid-week promotion.
Here's another reason to subscribe: CafePress often adds items to the product line. The embroidered cap is new to their stock. I hope they will offer other embroidered shirt options in the future. At the moment, the selection doesn't mesh with our rectangular logo design. We'll let you know via our CafePress.com newsletter when new items reach the shop.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the new S&T logo offerings, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org