HYA hoodies are on sale (and stickers too)!

by Andy on February 10, 2011

hya hoodie

They’re here, they’re here, they’re finally here! Feels a bit like Christmas, no?

I really am very proud of these hoodies. They feel like such a quality product, really soft, warm, well put together, great fit, they really are impressive, and I’m rather enthusiastic about the hoodies, which is probably obvious due to my overuse of the word ‘really’ in this sentence. I know I’m meant to big them up to you guys since you will (hopefully) be the people buying them, but I am genuinely very happy with the hoodies and hope that you’ll like them too.

The print on the back uses water-based ink, so it’s nice and soft and will only get softer over time, and over the washing cycles it will gain a really nice vintage look, so it doesn’t just look good now, it will look good forever! I decided to go with the one colour print just to keep it simple and hopefully fairly classy, this isn’t a loud hoodie, but I feel it’s very wearable. Of course, I am very biased, I think anything with my logo on is very wearable.

When I first envisioned the hoodies they were going to be purely a pullover affair, but based on your feedback I decided to split the print run between pullovers and zip-up hoodies, to make sure that everyone was happy. The zip-up hoodies do run smaller than the pullover, so if you are really concerned about the size and don’t want a snug fit I would suggest ordering a size up. Due to the order being split that does of course mean that there are limited quantities available of each size in each style.

The contrast coloured laces do add something to the front when compared to the grey laces that the hoodies were shipped with. It’s just a little thing, but I think that the little touch of blue sets it apart from a ‘regular’ hoody, and makes sure that it isn’t all business at the front (no, I have not produced the hoody equivalent of a mullet).

The hoodies are priced at £35 each for either the zip-up or the pullover, which I think is in line with what other British brands are charging for similar products. Shipping in the UK is £3.60, and shipping for everyone else is £7.50, I know that might sound a little steep, but that’s actually less than the post office will charge me to send a hoodie to you (around £10), so I am taking a hit on the shipping for you guys because I couldn’t bring myself to charge more than £10 just to send you a hoodie. Also, since £7.50 is too much for shipping in the European Union (who are also being charged as ‘everyone else’) I have created the coupon code EUROSHIPPING5 which will give you 5% off your order, to take account of the shipping costs. I know it’s a bit awkward, hopefully Big Cartel will implement a European shipping option soon and we can do things the regular way. Of course, there’s nothing to stop non-Europeans using that coupon code either…

Regular readers will notice I’ve also redone the HYA store to make it look quite a lot better and less like a vanilla Big Cartel store front. Will this mean more people buy stuff? I have no idea, but I like looking at it more so I’m happy with that. There are also new images for all the items I’ve got on sale, new and old. I’ve just added the HYA stickers to the store, which are £1.20 for a pack of 5.

Check out the Hide Your Arms store and have a look around, and please let me know what you think, and as usual I request that you be as honest as possible.

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