Bowl Busters is a US-based online business specializing in bowling themed t-shirts and apparel.
We stand by the thought that bowlers deserve amazing, original and funny bowling shirts, which are created exclusively.
That’s why we made a choice to open this store and focus on bringing unique, fresh and funny products for bowling fans. Our designs offer a rich variety of choice; from bold to simple, from kinky to hilarious.
Bowl Busters T-Shirt Review
This black 100% cotton t-shirt arrived a few weeks ago in a plain white mailer. It’s a Gildan Ultra Cotton. Made in the Dominican Republic. It’s a heavy cotton t-shirt more suitable for cooler seasons than hot. Maybe good for the air-conditioned bowling alleys that would be frequented by someone who would enjoy wearing a shirt like this. It’s a four-color print of almost impeccable quality and very soft, unlike the t-shirt fabric it self which has a light course feel to it.
It’s basically a humorous text design that says:
Bowling puns are right up my alley.
And a bowling ball with four pins below the text, just in case you didn’t get that it was about bowling. The best I can say about the design is that it’s OK. I wouldn’t buy it and not just because I am not into bowling. I don’t think they typography choice was very good. I don’t think bowling when I see it. The t-shirt is telling a joke which means that every time you wear it you are telling the same joke. How many times do you want to tell the same joke?
Branding and Extras
The only branding was the Gildan care label. Even the mailer only had the name of the company as the sender.
The website is clean and easy to navigate. It’s not obvious though that it is a t-shirt store when you hit the homepage. You need to actually read the text or scroll down to know what the site is about. I love the image of the bowling alley. The colors are great. But that’s not helping sell t-shirts. The store is built with Shopify. There are 21 designs available in both men’s (G200 Gildan Ultra Cotton T-Shirt) and women’s sizes (G200L Gildan Ladies’ 100% Cotton T-Shirt) as well as a small selection of colors. I guess they use DTG and print on demand.
It’s all bowling humor so if you are an enthusiast then you might find something you like. I think the t-shirt that I received had one of the weakest of all the designs available. As you can see from the selection above, the other t-shirts have a much more distinct bowling vibe.
All the t-shirts are $21.99 which is OK I guess. A fairly standard price for an online t-shirt these days. I feel like the designs are on par with something that would be sold at K-Mart or somewhere like that where the t-shirts would be about $10 but at least with these t-shirts you can be sure that 10,000 other people aren’t going to be wearing the same shirt. And the quality might be a bit better.
This particular t-shirt is not to my taste and I don’t think the design matches the theme. There are some better designs in the store but nothing that really stands out. If you are a fan of bowling puns though, then this store is for you.