The t-shirt problem

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Some people may think that laundry is not very metal. I disagree. Proper care of metal t-shirts is an important skill that every metalhead should have.

However, my diligence has a downside. I haven’t thrown out a metal t-shirt of my own… ever. I threw out one of Dave’s – a Pantera tour shirt – that he had owned before he met me and my anally retentive washing habits, and a such was hanging together by a thread – but other than that our collection is being added to but not subtracted from.

It struck me the other day that I have a finite amount of closet space, and as such the current system is not really scalable. My oldest still-wearable t-shirt is from 1989. That veteran just turned 20.

I’m actually concerned. I have no idea what I’m going to do.

~ by goatlady on July 16, 2009.

8 Responses to “The t-shirt problem”

  1. Space bags?

    • You know, that’s not a bad idea… but then, I would have to divide all my tshirts into those I still wear regularly and those I would be happy space-bagging… Maybe I need some kind of rotating wear system.

      ROFL, space-bagging, that sounds like some kind of weird inter-galactic tea-bagging game.

  2. The geek in me is already trying to work out some kind of matrix based on the genre and geographical origins of each band touring in a given season in order to work out the optimal range. With modifiers for age of shirt, “classic” factor of said band, and amount of wear already inflicted upon each shirt…

  3. Awwww I still remember my very first metal t-shirt: a Megadeth one with him at the Berlin Wall – man I loved that shirt.

    See I now have a similar problem with my comic book t-shirts (you’ll be happy to know that I have the traditional black metal shirt look with a Punisher skull and a Venom spider amongst them).

    They take up room and I’m not wearing them all, in fact I have slowed up completely on buying new ones.

    The space bags sound like a plan.

    • i was talking to my cousin on the weekend and she has the same problem with shoes – 90 pairs of heels at last count!!! Now I don’t feel so bad 🙂

      Dave has quite a few comic book shirts too – I think he actually has two black Punisher skull shirts 🙂

  4. […] On the other, maybe a metal quilt with old t-shirts incorporated like this custom quilt could solve our mounting t-shirt problem. […]

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