The years top tees according to Please Dress Me

by Andy on December 17, 2008

T-shirt search directory Please Dress Me have released a really cool set of information about the t-shirt trends for the year. Well, I think it’s really cool, but I would, wouldn’t I?

You can see the top three tees of 2008, I’m not sure how that is judged, presumably by the amount of people that have viewed the page after seeing the thumbnails after a search. All three are Threadless tees, but aren’t necessarily the ‘famous’ Threadless designs.

The most popular searches of 2008 is the most interesting to me, since it is the most telling for what people are looking for and therefore the most representative of trends. Zombies are apparently de rigeur, as they sit on top of the pile, followed by the boringly generic search of tv show, and I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that people were on the hunt for Obama tees this year.

Anyone care to stick their neck out and make some predictions for hot trends next year?

  • Rangga

    What’s their measure to produce the list? link the list?

  • Joe Stump

    Andy, Rangga, et al,

    1. The way the most popular shirts were calculated was by outbound clicks. Tshirts who were highlighted on our site as paid promotions were not counted (as they skewed results obviously).

    2. Most popular tags were calculated based on outbound shirt clicks as well. If a shirt was tagged with ‘animal’ and ‘funny’ then both registered a click. Again, promoted shirts were not included.

    3. Searches were just a simple count. Those are honest search terms that people enter into our search form. No freaking clue why zombies (and zombie!) are tops, but they are.

    Hilarity, as they say, ensues. I loved coding this up and am quite happy you guys enjoyed it as well.



  • Andy

    Thanks a lot Joe, I guess outbound clicks makes the most sense for the tees, though I would have expected it to be internal on the tags, I don’t know why.

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