Autostraddle T-Shirts Are Back!

Hello! Let’s cut to the chase — remember the last time we sold t-shirts? Probably not, it was over pretty quickly because they all sold out within the first day. Remember when we hand-printed t-shirts for Dinah? Probably not because those sold out within an hour.



And this time the shirts are CHARCOAL!

These suckers are made out of soft sheer Jersey material, charcoal-colored with a very slim, unisex fit. Ladies and lesbos — this is a “unisex” fit. So if in doubt, go small!

Here’s the American Apparel given size chart for mens/unisex shirts:

Order them now at our goodsie store, sizes XS-XL, for $25, and prepare to get straddled.

Also, Laneia and company wrote a great post about how to cut-up your t-shirt to make it different and cool, if you’re into that.


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Cofounder and Design Director of Autostraddle. Professional web/graphic designer. Whiskey enthusiast. Drumming hobbyist. A past speaker at the 2010 BlogHer Conference ("Good Blog Design: The Role of Layout in an Online Medium"), 2013 Salon LGBTQ Conference ("Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns") and featured in the Los Angeles Edition of Refinery29's 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-owns and manages Tully's Training, a dog training company in Los Angeles. Twitter: @a_ex Instagram: alexxxvegaaa

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  1. I actually spotted Kelsey wearing the Autostraddle shirt in this week’s episode :D It’s like playing “Where’s Wally?” every week looking for Autostraddle references in the show.

  2. SOOOO excited about this. Can’t wait to wear it to work!

    Also, I think the HRC t-shirts are the unisex American Apparel jersey knit stuff. The material is super-soft and gets better every wash. BUT, as the girls said above, the sizes do run a little large. My HRC shirt is a medium, and it’s baggy on me. I usually wear a size 6 up top. So, I’m going with a small this time and if it’s still too big, I’m gonna cut it up!

  3. i will now spend the rest of the day in front of my computer refreshing the page until i get my paws on one of these babies. (this plan is only slightly altered from what it was before i saw this post, which was spend the rest of the day in front of my computer doing rather useless things including but not limited to finding new tumblrs to follow and googling pictures of baby animals.)

  4. Would there be any way to reserve one of these? I really want one, but unfortunately won’t be able to actually buy a T-shirt until I can use my Paypal account, which apparently is going to be 2-3 days from now, when the T-shirts will probably already be sold out.

    (yes, I totally opened a Paypal account just for this. *fails*)

  5. I don’t care if I don’t have any $$ because these are too good to be true. Doubt that my shirt will arrive in time for Pride this weekend but there are many other occasions to rock an Autostraddle shirt.

  6. Hey guys. There are a shit ton of shirts. They are not sold out. Goodsie has REALLY PERFECT TIMING with their errors.

    I’ve emailed the tech team there who will hopefully correct this issue.

    Myself and others have sat at their computer in the admin panel switching “Sold Out” to “Available” all afternoon to no avail.

    Trust me. Shirts are NOT sold out and everyone who wants one will be sure to get one. Hang tight while Goodsie gets their fucking shit together and gives us a free year to use their service to make up for the glitch that is costing us these sales and headaches.


  7. Initial reaction upon seeing post: ZOMFG SHIRTS
    Secondary reaction upon hastily clicking link: D: God DAMN IT
    Current state of mind induced by reading comments: blank, just refreshing zealously.

  8. AGHHH YES. Today on my lunch break I checked the site and was mega bummed that I missed the flurry of shirts. I was literally about to post a sadface facebook status update about it because uh that’s how I roll. LUCKILY I RECHECKED. Life is good. Wearing this to SD Pride if it arrives in time!!

  9. oww yes. i was contemplating using my very limited online tshirt buying impulses to buy a tegan and sara shirt yesterday, but something told me to withhold, and now i know why. oh autostraddle how you’ve changed my priorities!


    Ps. Riese and A;ex you are super geniuses and I luuuurve you.

    Pps. Am I the only one who pronounces A;ex as “Aiyex” in my head whenever I read it? Alex, you’ve been re-christened, fun right? :D

  11. This thread reads like a litter of cute kittens mewing to be fed then then afterwords purring with satisfaction. Well, maybe more like screaming to be fed then running up the curtains in joy but you get my point.

    In the early days of the site did you ever envision this kind of response from readers for a t-shirt? I know it was a day of frustration but I hope you let yourselves realize how awesome AS is.

  12. Woohoo I woke up to available shirts!! After reading different comments I’ve decided to say I bought mine as a birthday gift to me, makes slightly more sense then for buying an awesome shirt that I couldn’t actually afford…. And so what if my birthday isn’t until October! It’s just really early and Imma be awesomely dressed when it comes!

  13. I’m so stupid… I just ordered a medium when I really wanted a small (was thinking girl sizes not unisex… cos obviously I was too excited to actually READ THE INSTRUCTIONS)

    is there anyway I can get this changed around? Let me know…

  14. question… will you be getting 2xls and 3xls for us fatshionistas? bummed that you’re only going up to an xl when it looks like you have more sizes available to choose from! …for such a size-positive site, i’m disappointed! :-(

    • Hey Kim, American Apparel goes only as large as 2XL. I’m sorry we didn’t order any of that size (I’ll be sure to take that into consideration in the next run!) but we also didn’t order any XXS’s. We just picked out of the middle, not knowing what we were going to sell.

      Please note that these sizes are MENS sizes. A “slim” mens (not as box-y cut as say Fruit of the Loom) but mens nonetheless. I’ve already had a few people email me to switch their sizes because they didn’t realize this when they ordered.

  15. ZOMG! I got my shirt t-day. Discovered it when I walked out the door to go to work at the bar, and it was laying there. So I immediately ripped it open, and put it on instead of the shirt I was originally wearing.

    At work, I had a big table of HRC peeps there for happy hour (we’re in D.C., a couple blocks from the HRC HQ) and one of the girls commented on my AS shirt. SCOOOOORE! I hardly ever get to talk to cute gay girls at this place.

    As if getting the shirt wasn’t awesome enough by itself. I <3 you guys! Thanks, Alex! (And everyone else who helped.)

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