RTR T Shirt

#1
To all Tankies serving and wishing they still served
I have moved this out of the RAC REME T Shirt thread to hopefully, get your attention and feedback. Here is the design for a TShirt I've designed.


Now, the aim is to get this into the serving Regiments, both 1 and 2 RTR have provisionally approved the design but here's the problem assuming you guys like the design.
1 RTR have a PRI in E Anglia which the RQMS is willing to use in a bulk purchase of the shirt according to demand from all ranks but he needs feedback from you guys via your SHQs.....he has sent the image to each Sqn both UK and guys abroad then an order can be placed with me.
2 RTR PRI Capt VW informs me that the PRI however has no funds with which to purchase bulk so, he too has sent the image to all OC's to get an order process under way but, from individual Sqns. Please, if you have not been made aware of this and would like a shirt approach your SHQ.
The reason I'm asking for this is thus
The larger the order the cheaper the shirt, if, between both Regiments, I can get a big enough order, the price you will pay should be around what you currently pay for a Regimental shirt under £10 each TBC.
Individuals not serving, if you'd like a shirt please email me at malcycee@yahoo.co.uk soonest, just be aware that It's slightly disjointed due to the way the Regiments are performing is delaying me with getting the shirt physically produced. Serving chaps....if you want one, please please pressure your unit. Thanks and I'll keep you updated.
 
#3
Tankie2ndrtr said:
All over this.... Its on the 2RTR Facebook page now..... Facebook is the gospel :)
Thanks mate
I think that if enough of the lads put the pressure on we'll get a speedy result as, at the moment, it's crawling along.
 
#5
Ash_Plant said:
What may you be referring to if I may ask??
 
#6
I am referring to the T Shirt design. The combination of the crown and laurels, taken from our cap badge, with the CR2 in place of what should be there is bad enough but the 'kicking butt' tagline is just cheap. Surely we are better than this?
 
#7
Ash_Plant said:
I am referring to the T Shirt design. The combination of the crown and laurels, taken from our cap badge, with the CR2 in place of what should be there is bad enough but the 'kicking butt' tagline is just cheap. Surely we are better than this?
No. :roll:
 
#8
Ash_Plant said:
I am referring to the T Shirt design. The combination of the crown and laurels, taken from our cap badge, with the CR2 in place of what should be there is bad enough but the 'kicking butt' tagline is just cheap. Surely we are better than this?
I am of course saddened that you don't like the design. It is based on the idea which I produced on Sqn TShirts while serving in the Third.
The subject matter? Time marches on, the PRI at 2RTR is, I believe, in possession of T Shirts displaying the normal left breast capbadge...but does not sell very well. The younger lads of today want something to represent what they do with a tinge of wry humour hence the 'kicking butt' remark. I have however, flown this past the Regiments who seem to approve of it but, I will not produce this shirt until total approval is there as they have the right to change the text (which I have requested of them if required) if they wish to, something which, may be more apt?? Of course, if you can think of a better 'tagline' bang it on here and let's consider it.
I served 15 years with the RTR and was very proud of it and the uniform and badge. It is not an attempt by me to cheapen anything, the CR2 angle appeared after my 3RTR reunion shirt appeared, plenty of requests were forthcoming for a CR2 version.
As I said, your verdict saddens me but I value your input and, a better idea would be welcomed. Thankyou.
 
#9
Arthur3bums said:
Ash_Plant said:
I am referring to the T Shirt design. The combination of the crown and laurels, taken from our cap badge, with the CR2 in place of what should be there is bad enough but the 'kicking butt' tagline is just cheap. Surely we are better than this?
I am of course saddened that you don't like the design. It is based on the idea which I produced on Sqn TShirts while serving in the Third.
The subject matter? Time marches on, the PRI at 2RTR is, I believe, in possession of T Shirts displaying the normal left breast capbadge...but does not sell very well. The younger lads of today want something to represent what they do with a tinge of wry humour hence the 'kicking butt' remark. I have however, flown this past the Regiments who seem to approve of it but, I will not produce this shirt until total approval is there as they have the right to change the text (which I have requested of them if required) if they wish to, something which, may be more apt?? Of course, if you can think of a better 'tagline' bang it on here and let's consider it.
I served 15 years with the RTR and was very proud of it and the uniform and badge. It is not an attempt by me to cheapen anything, the CR2 angle appeared after my 3RTR reunion shirt appeared, plenty of requests were forthcoming for a CR2 version.
As I said, your verdict saddens me but I value your input and, a better idea would be welcomed. Thankyou.
Dont worry Arthur, you always get one.
 
#10
scarletto said:
Arthur3bums said:
Ash_Plant said:
I am referring to the T Shirt design. The combination of the crown and laurels, taken from our cap badge, with the CR2 in place of what should be there is bad enough but the 'kicking butt' tagline is just cheap. Surely we are better than this?
I am of course saddened that you don't like the design. It is based on the idea which I produced on Sqn TShirts while serving in the Third.
The subject matter? Time marches on, the PRI at 2RTR is, I believe, in possession of T Shirts displaying the normal left breast capbadge...but does not sell very well. The younger lads of today want something to represent what they do with a tinge of wry humour hence the 'kicking butt' remark. I have however, flown this past the Regiments who seem to approve of it but, I will not produce this shirt until total approval is there as they have the right to change the text (which I have requested of them if required) if they wish to, something which, may be more apt?? Of course, if you can think of a better 'tagline' bang it on here and let's consider it.
I served 15 years with the RTR and was very proud of it and the uniform and badge. It is not an attempt by me to cheapen anything, the CR2 angle appeared after my 3RTR reunion shirt appeared, plenty of requests were forthcoming for a CR2 version.
As I said, your verdict saddens me but I value your input and, a better idea would be welcomed. Thankyou.
Dont worry Arthur, you always get one.
Cheers mate, I've been off the scene lately but, back now and will have plenty more designs. By Friday the Cav shirt design should be up!!!! And it will have text 'options' for peole to provide feedback on!!!
 
#11
Arthur3bums said:
Ash_Plant said:
I am referring to the T Shirt design. The combination of the crown and laurels, taken from our cap badge, with the CR2 in place of what should be there is bad enough but the 'kicking butt' tagline is just cheap. Surely we are better than this?
I am of course saddened that you don't like the design. It is based on the idea which I produced on Sqn TShirts while serving in the Third.
The subject matter? Time marches on, the PRI at 2RTR is, I believe, in possession of T Shirts displaying the normal left breast capbadge...but does not sell very well. The younger lads of today want something to represent what they do with a tinge of wry humour hence the 'kicking butt' remark. I have however, flown this past the Regiments who seem to approve of it but, I will not produce this shirt until total approval is there as they have the right to change the text (which I have requested of them if required) if they wish to, something which, may be more apt?? Of course, if you can think of a better 'tagline' bang it on here and let's consider it.
I served 15 years with the RTR and was very proud of it and the uniform and badge. It is not an attempt by me to cheapen anything, the CR2 angle appeared after my 3RTR reunion shirt appeared, plenty of requests were forthcoming for a CR2 version.
As I said, your verdict saddens me but I value your input and, a better idea would be welcomed. Thankyou.
Don't worry about it Arfur as long as the lads like it, maybe Ashplant would prefer a Fuchs! :D
 

Tankie2ndrtr

Old-Salt
Kit Reviewer
#12
I like it and have had a fair few comments on it (facebook)... Will it be a print or Embroided ? Maybe we can do a respirator version for the 1st...

I asked a friend if he would change the wording and all i got was " keep the first bit but change it to "shooting C***S since 1916" :D
 
#13
Yes, time does ineed march on and I am all for positive changes. The picture of the CR2 looks great but I feel that the combination of the CR2 and the laurels was an amalgamation too far. I can't offer an alternative to "kicking butt" but I am sure there are people much cleverer than me who could help you. I just feel "kicking butt" is a bit cheap.

But this is of course just my view, it is not a criticism. If it sells, good luck to you.

I too am very proud of the uniform and badge, that is why I don't like the version on your t-shirt. But it's your t-shirt not mine.
 
#14
Tankie2ndrtr said:
I like it and have had a fair few comments on it (facebook)... Will it be a print or Embroided ? Maybe we can do a respirator version for the 1st...

I asked a friend if he would change the wording and all i got was " keep the first bit but change it to "shooting C***S since 1916" :D
It will be a screen print. Embroidery would not work on the TShirt as the image is too large and the shirt wouldn't stand upto it. The silver looks good though as it has a metallic content to it which reflects light in a suitably armour type manner.
In the future, I may get a fleece done for individuals if there was demand and it would take the same format as the Armoured Farmer one I've done. The 'kicking Butt' comment may change yet if the Regiment feel something is more apt but, that's their perogative we see.....hopefully soon. I did originally have ' On tracks since 1916' but threw the Butt version in to guage response and, due to a general lack of feedback on the RAC/REME T Shirt thread it's sort of stuck. People, with a couple of exceptions..........well, one (sorry Ashplant), generally seem to like it though.
 
#15
Arthur3bums said:
Tankie2ndrtr said:
I like it and have had a fair few comments on it (facebook)... Will it be a print or Embroided ? Maybe we can do a respirator version for the 1st...

I asked a friend if he would change the wording and all i got was " keep the first bit but change it to "shooting C***S since 1916" :D
It will be a screen print. Embroidery would not work on the TShirt as the image is too large and the shirt wouldn't stand upto it. The silver looks good though as it has a metallic content to it which reflects light in a suitably armour type manner.
In the future, I may get a fleece done for individuals if there was demand and it would take the same format as the Armoured Farmer one I've done. The 'kicking Butt' comment may change yet if the Regiment feel something is more apt but, that's their perogative we see.....hopefully soon. I did originally have ' On tracks since 1916' but threw the Butt version in to guage response and, due to a general lack of feedback on the RAC/REME T Shirt thread it's sort of stuck. People, with a couple of exceptions..........well, one (sorry Ashplant), generally seem to like it though.
Arthur, no need to apologise. I am used to being in a minority of one!
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
#16
And the Recce T Shirt? After I got my son-in-law a T-shirt with my granddaughter's picture on for Christmas, Wor Lass has been suggesting I ignore your intellectual property rights and get the company to put the recce design onto one of their shirts.

I cannot believe I used the word "intellectual" in a sentence referring to you. Bugger I did it again.

I, of course, am too morally upstanding to so flagrantly flaunt your rights, but as I grow older by the day I begin to wonder if I'll get this shirt before they put me in a coffin.

It isn't the cough that carries you off: it's the coffin they carry you off in.
 
#17
AlienFTM said:
And the Recce T Shirt? After I got my son-in-law a T-shirt with my granddaughter's picture on for Christmas, Wor Lass has been suggesting I ignore your intellectual property rights and get the company to put the recce design onto one of their shirts.

I cannot believe I used the word "intellectual" in a sentence referring to you. Bugger I did it again.

I, of course, am too morally upstanding to so flagrantly flaunt your rights, but as I grow older by the day I begin to wonder if I'll get this shirt before they put me in a coffin.

It isn't the cough that carries you off: it's the coffin they carry you off in.
Alien me old chum
The problem is.......................I can count how many orders I've had for the Recce shirt....on one hand................................IF more people wanted one I'd have it done in a fortnight. The problem is it's £30 just to do the setup.............if I wasn't:
a: Poorer than the church mouse who's wife has just run off taking the last piece of cheese.......due to unemployment or
b. Unwilling to buy in a minimum run stock of shirts in the HOPE that they sell........I'd be a happy bloke.
However, what I may do, is bang a thread on the Infantry board in the hope that their Recce lads show some interest.
The only other way of doing it is to make the shirt more expensive to cover the costs and I'm not sure if people would be interested then??
But, the shirt will happen, I just can't say when mate.
 
#18
Rightyho
I've taken a bit of a risk and ordered a very limited supply of the shirt in sizes Medium, Large and XL. I've also tidied the CR2 image by blocking in the front to make it more print friendly on the shirt and to stick out a bit more.

I will be putting this design straight into my New EBay shop later today so it'll probably appear tomorrow morning. Obviously I can't photograph the shirt until I actually have one but it will make it available for people to buy but.......the order will take a couple of weeks to be ready so........preorder not to be disappointed. I can't yet offer it at a discounted price as the Regiment haven't yet come up with a bulk order so apologies there.
 
#20
Tankie2ndrtr said:
only XL ?...... your selling to tankies mate....
Believe it or not I have a lot of XXL left of the 3RTR one as I thought all our senile drinking and debauchery after we got out would have expanded us to 'Goodyear blimp' proportions...................not so, sold shite loads of Lge and XL!!!!!! unless you're telling me the second aren't waiting till they get old to get fat mate??
 

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