It took us only 15 years, but we finally have our T-shirts exactly how we like them. Lightweight, long enough, breathable and made in the USA.
These gray heather shirts are 90 percent cotton and 10 percent poly. They fit true to size (we have a size chart in our store). Plus they are made in Tennessee and printed right here in Covington.
Megan and our summer intern, Harper, worked with our supplier to comb through dozens of brands to find the ones we liked. We narrowed it down to a few different brands and brought those in for testing. These shirts were far and away everyone’s favorite.
This shirt color and logo will be our standard shirt for the next couple years. When we sell out of a size, we will be able to quickly and inexpensively resupply because our screen printer is just a few blocks away.
The logo is screen printed in navy blue and is our “skep” (beehive) logo design by Joshua Minnich. The skep and the bee have long been symbols of woodworkers, who are busy bees. Our skep and bees have no connection to the Mormon church or Masons. There’s nothing wrong with either of those storied organizations, it’s just that the association between bees and woodworkers pre-dates either of them. (Sorry if this paragraph seems weird. People are always asking if the symbolism is connected to something outside woodworking.)
These shirts are $27 – a great price for a nice USA-made shirt. You can order yours here.
If you live overseas or are allergic to the gray hue, don’t despair. You can simply download this logo via this link and take it to your local print-on-demand shirt dealer. Or you can buy special printer paper that allows you to make a T-shirt transfer. Please just don’t put the logo on a thong. Or if you do put it on a thong, don’t send us a photo.
— Christopher Schwarz
23 thoughts on “New LAP Shirts: Made in Tennessee; Printed in Covington”
In Australia flip-flop sandals are usually referred to as “thongs” so your request will be confusing to Aussie readers.
So you said no pictures of things, but you didn’t say anything about videos….
In the summers of my youth we would go to the local Safeway and buy thongs/flip-flops. Similar in concept but not body location for the modern usage of the term.
The author’s prose reminds me as well of the title of one of my favorite tunes by Bach: Air on The G String.
I think I will by a shirt. Also, I will download the logo just for giggles.
Hard to believe you have been at LA for 15 years.Time does fly!
Malarkey. If someone sends you a picture of the logo on a thong, you’ll post it.
I tend to agree.
As a student of human behavior I feel compelled to remark:
Asking people not to send you pictures of the logo on thongs pretty much guarantees that you will get pictures of the logo on thongs.
May God have mercy on your souls.
As someone who is a giant of a person, I’m not able to wear regular sized shirts. I’m an very grateful that I can have one printed.
What about banana hammock?
Is “chest width” what you used to call the width at armpit in a t shirt that fits laid out flat? Checking since it seems to make my size smaller than usual and I didn’t think you did vanity sizing 😉
Yes — at the armpit
Serious question, is the fabric/weave on this shirt softer that the one with phantom lettering on it? That one was a little stiff/rough before the first few washes.
It is much softer
You can pry my heavyweight LAP t-shirt from my cold dead body. I’m wearing it right now. Easily my favorite t-shirt I own.
Although I don’t live overseas, I can’t help but think that this disclaimer was made with me in mind, you know, after the “Print it yourself, and take a picture of the Chests of History poster” campaign you did where I posed with the poster.
100% cotton is the way to go. Even 10% poly means you’ll scratch your sunglasses if you wipe them with the shirt. And they’re 10% smells and 10% less soft and breathable.
The only place I allow polyester in my wardrobe is socks, up to 10%.
I find poly + cotton tends to result in pills as they tend to use cheap (short fiber length) cotton. The only poly shirt I’m ok with is a 100% Russell or Champion t-shirt that’s strong enough to handle a shirt tackle in a football scrimmage.
I prefer merino t-shirts. Less smell than cotton, light, breathable. Not the big brand (starts with I), the quality is no longer what it used to be 15 years ago (making me incredibly sad).
Also, the last sentence of the article is either due to things that happened – or being an unbidden oracle.
Well that’s why we supplied the logo. Feel free to roll your own.
Well then download the logo and make your own. We love this shirt. The Champion shirt did not impress us. But this stuff is subjective.
I can’t help but thinking about your stick chairs versus Woodpecker tools (which are also very nice).
You might laugh at the new tool below as it probably wouldn’t fit in your chair making class.
I enjoyed the videos very much!
That jig is wild. I am sure it is well made. But you don’t need it to drill compound angles.
Thank you kindly for the logo!
At last I own a LAP tshirt. 🙂
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