Stick Legs wrote:
Just a thought...
Surely if you asked the companies in question, explained why you were producing the t-shirts, and could demonstrate that you were not bringing their brand into disrepute then they may agree, after all an old Kona rotary logo t-shirt is not part of their current brand image, however it would raise the profile of their company and is therefore free advertising.
I am absolutely in agreement, some ideas:
try mailing them & asking? Unfortunately I think you'll find that most, if not all of the current companys wont agree. They pay considerable sums to copyright & protect their labels. Maybe a chance they could re-release old designs, but little to no chance they'd give consent to willingly use their logo/ branding trademark. Mail them & ask!
Companys like yeti already make their own T shirts, why not buy 1 of those? ... heck if you'd been at the yetitribe meet you would have had a special edition yeti T shirt for free. (AFAIK only 14 in the UK
Infact if you want an old FAT, yeti , kona or anyone else T shirt why not hunt down an original? Surely the essence of retro is finding the original stuff in the first place?
Hey just my take! Be interested to hear any company responses.
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