Design Tshirts Store Graniph is a t-shirt store that was established in 2001 and expanded rapidly throughout Japan and into a few other countries such as Australia and Singapore. They have a great selection of ever changing shirts, one of which we ordered. While I often go into the store in Joinus near Yokohama Station we decided to see what their online shopping experience is like. We used the main website rather than the keitai (mobile phone) site but I just noticed now that their site is bilingual. That said, a lot of the Japanese site is in English. Just check it out.
The t-shirt we ordered was one that impressed us while we were at the store. It is called Paint People and you can check the images below to see why. It is a simple but clever one color design. They didn’t have ladies sizes so my main squeeze chose size SS. The size is suitable but the fit is just not her type. I imagine she will give it to someone, which is a pity because I really like this shirt.
We ordered it in the evening and, as hard to believe as it may be, it arrived the next afternoon. They don’t need logistics lessons. That’s for sure. It was also the first time that a t-shirt arrived in a box. It arrived in while cardboard box with the Design Tshirts Store Graniph red logo covering half of it. It wasn’t easy to open because of the glue but what it was open there was another piece of car framing the t-shirt which was also inserted in a clear plastic bag. Very cool.
If you like these shirts but don’t live close to a store, you are in luck, as they ship internationally. They also accept t-shirt submissions and have had two major design competitions. I will tell you more about the t-shirt submissions in a later post. I will have to put my translators hat on. I don’t think they will have another major t-shirt design competition until next year though. You can see the most recent winners on their site.