The Ultimate Shakespeare Hoodie

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?




4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Shakespeare Hoodie

  1. ‘Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother,
    Nor customary suits of solemn black, 80
    Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,
    No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,
    Nor the dejected ‘haviour of the visage,
    Together with all forms, modes, shapes of grief,
    That can denote me truly: these indeed seem,
    For they are actions that a man might play:
    But I have that within which passeth show;
    These but the trappings and the suits of woe.

  2. “Go to your bosom, knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know”

    You could have some sort of door and rose motief on the front, where the heart is located.

    Sweater! Not hoodie…..

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