So, I’ve got the chance on Amazon Merch to make hoodies. But before I just jump in and blindly start copying designs from t-shirts and then waiting 90 days of no sales before they get de-listed, I thought I’d do some market research. Let’s design the ultimate Shakespeare hoodie and I’ll see if I can’t make it!
First of all, do you wear hoodies? (I’m going to get tired of saying hoodie in this post, I’m pretty sure.) I’d definitely like to add one to my collection. Unlike t-shirts, where they’re cheap enough that I don’t mind buying half a dozen, I can’t wear t-shirts all year round. Plus I can’t really wear them to work. But a hooded sweatshirt is always something you can layer on top of regular clothes, weather and environment depending.
Do you like stuff on the front, or the back, or both? Something smaller in the front, in the typical “pocket” spot?
What kind of image do you want? A picture of Shakespeare? Which one? Stylized or classic? Some other image, something iconic like a skull, a sword, a quill?
Or would you prefer words? An actual Shakespeare quote, or something more “catch phrasey”?
I’d love to get a discussion going in the comments. What kind of Shakespeare hoodie do you wish existed?