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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Young Captain Octopus

Just got an email from a happy customer who purchased a Captain Octopus tee from us in the smallest size we offer which happens to be an adult small:


If you are interested in getting sizes that are perfect fits for your kids, email us @ sharpshirter@gmail.com and once we get enough demand, we will make it happen :)

xoxo
-D

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

OOOOOWWWWWWWWEEEEEE!!!!

Yes!! We just got in the new Petal Girl tee drawn by Shadow Chen:

The fist thing we decided to do was go out in the beautiful weather to take some shots for the site. 

Unfortunately, just as Will and Verity showed up to head out, it started to pour!! My mom recommended that we go out to the Botanical Gardens by the Mall because it's a nice bright indoor area. We got there with about 5 mins till closing, so my first instinct was to grab some fallen petals from the ground and head out with the kids to another location. 

We settled for the Reflecting Pond and decided to create a photo of the image in the design by blowing the petals into the water. Since we only had 2 handfuls of petals, we had two chances to get this thing right.




Oh yea, Verity delivered!!!

We are super psyched about getting the tee up on our new site which is due out next week! 

Until then
-D

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Atlantic City Trade Show

I just got back from doing a show out in Atlantic City on Monday. I went out with my best bud Will, and we got a good taste of the night life....Sunday night life that is. 

Not much was really going on, but does it ever in Atlantic City? Not quite sure really, but it seemed like a watered-down version of Las Vegas. A little taste for East Coasters that don't have the energy to make it out to the real thing. Anyways, I hate gambling, and don't do much in terms of clubs, so Will and I settled for a heated 1 on 1 @ the mini-golf course by the boardwalk:

The bet was "loser puts a quarter in the meter @ 8 am" I cleaned up on the course, but come 8 the next day I was already good to go, so Will didn't feel the full burn of defeat.

I wanted to treat Will to a good time since he was coming out with me to the show, so I made sure to book a 3-star hotel. Turns out that The Chelsea Hotel puts the winners of "name your own price" on priceline.com in the crap complex. Honestly, the elevator was chalked up as hell with what looked like bullet holes in the door (Will was convinced it was just a BB gun). 
When we called up about the air condition and the Wifi, the concierge told us that they worked in the other complex of the hotel but not in ours. Go figure...

The show itself wasn't a huge hit, but we got to make some decent connections and some new wholesale orders. We made sure to keep our both extra SHARP since we were in the Trump hotel:

All in all it was a fun weekend and Will and I had a seriously bromantic time. 

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Photoshoot with local ladies man- Jesse Spiegel

I just got back from a shoot with new model and rising star Jesse Spiegel in Dupont. Now if you don't know Jesse (you probably don't...), he is up for anything. And by anything, I mean ANYTHING. We were taking some reshoots of classic designs like Haymaker and Banana Split, and for the Haymaker shot, I had to talk Jessie out of tracking down a police car so that he could get handcuffed for fun by a cop while we took photos. 

I've had my fair share of cops (and by cops, I mean "Cops" the tv show), so I was very reluctant to be involved with this stunt despite how Haymaker-esque it was.
 
We settled for shooting him bench pressing a hot dog vending machine, but we couldn't get a good shot in before it drove off with him hanging on:

We also got some sweet shots of our newest design: THE ROCKASAURUS, and we will be offering that our new sit which will be going up this Monday!!





Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Designer Vid!

Darren Pearson, a Sharp Shirter veteran designer from the early years has just put together a short vid about himself. Check it out!


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AIR GUITAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!

I just had a killer weekend! On Friday night, DC hosted the National Air Guitar Championships @ the 9:30 club. I've been to a lot of shows @ 9:30, but this was the first time I've had to wait in a line around the block with a ticket. Man was it packed!! Here's a shot of the DC legend "The Shred":

He's 45 and still rocking his air guitar socks off. Last year he leaped off a 15 foot speaker and broke his ankle. He did a similar leap this year, but landed safely to finish off the rest of the Queens of the Stone Age riff during round 2. 

Here's a look at all the patriotic air guitar lovers getting rained on by balloons: 


The show was so sick, that I was inspired to create a Rockasaurus tee in commemoration of all the animals that rock. 

Unfortunately, the two DC heros: The Shred & STD (Saygar the Destroyer) were eliminated in the 2nd round, as William Ocean won the title for best air guitarist in DC. 

Good luck to Will in Finland as he goes up against the international champions!!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Goodbye babies!

So after 7 wonderful weeks with my beautiful baby hedgehogs, it is time to find them some lovely new homes. Here's one of the males having a last cuddle on my hand: 


If you're living in the DC/MD area and are looking for a new best friend in your life, hit me up: danlachman@gmail.com