It’s been quite a few years since I updated the Hawaiian shirt wardrobe. I bought a series of 5 shirts for TechEd years ago, having “SQLServerCentral.com” embroidered on each of them. I had 3 copies of each shirt, with Andy, Brian, and myself having a selection of shirts to wear.
In the in between years I’ve purchased a couple more, but no customization. However this year I needed to outfit my “Scary DBA bouncer” for the SQLServerCentral party. He made a joke about getting a shirt like the one I wore for the Baton Rouge SQL Saturday keynote, and I decided it was time to get a few more for myself, so I started searching around.
The last time I was looking for someone that would customize the shirts. I didn’t find a lot of places in 2004, but there are more now. However I was a little worried about turnaround. So I looked locally. After pinging 3 or 4 places in the Denver area, Burbank Embroidery said they’d be able to handle a few pieces (I was thinking 6 or 7 shirts) at a reasonable rate and have them done by Oct 29th.
So then I was searching for shirts. For some reason I wandered onto Beanteacher Hawaiian Wear and found some great shirts. They had a nice online store, and when one of my shirts was out of stock, they promptly emailed me with a few choices and I picked one. My order arrived within a week, and I was happy with the qualify and service from them.