NEW MERCH ALERT: Lavender Menace & Soft Butch Tees

Hello Straddleverse! It’s me, Sarah Sarwar, your Merch Queen. A lot has been happening in the world of merch, including the shocking news that American Apparel has been bought out by the Canadian company Gildan and won’t be producing wholesale garments in America anymore. We’re really bummed because American Apparel was the only retailer who offered lady-friendly tees at sizes over 2XL. We want to let y’all know that even though we don’t have them in our arsenal any longer, we’re committed to finding garments offered in a variety of sizes/styles for different body types! We’ll now be purchasing our tees from our other favorite suppliers, including Bella + Canvas, Alternative Apparel and the Independent Trading Company. We’ll also be printing old favorites on new, comparable garments — like Samira Wiley’s favorite Gal Pal tee, which is finally back in our store.

And onto shiny things — here are some new additions to our collection, designed by yours truly.

Lavender Menace Tee – $25

Women’s Style (S–2XL) | Unisex Style (XS–4XL)

We’re bringing the queer revolution back from 1970 with this classic Lavender Menace tee in two styles: women’s and unisex. These Bella + Canvas tees are made from triblend fabric, which is essentially like having a really soft, sleepy and purring cat curled up on your bare skin.

Erin is wearing a small and Cooper is wearing a XL in the women's style Lavender Menace tee.

Erin is wearing a small and Cooper is wearing a XL in the women’s style Lavender Menace tee.

Erin is wearing a small in the women's style Lavender Menace tee.

Cooper is wearing an XL the women's style Lavender Menace tee.

Check out the Women’s Style →

Check out the Unisex Style →

Soft Butch Tee – $25

Unisex Style (XS–4XL) | Unisex Raglan Style (S–2XL)

Calling all butches cooking perfect bacon for your girlfriends, we dedicate this shirt to you. Achieve the softest butch status of your life by wearing the super-soft triblend tee, made by Bella + Canvas. And for all the soft butch softball types, we got you a baseball-style tee so you can officially join the team.

Sarah is wearing the Soft Butch tee in small.

Sarah is wearing the Soft Butch tee in small.

Sarah is wearing the Soft Butch tee in small.

Sarah is wearing the Soft Butch Raglan tee in Small.

Sarah is wearing the Soft Butch Raglan tee in Small.

Sarah is wearing the Soft Butch Raglan tee in Small.

Check out the Grey Soft Butch Tee →

Check out the Raglan Soft Butch Tee →

Misandrist Enamel Pin, They/Them Pronoun Enamel Pin, Butch Please Enamel Pin

Oh, and FYI, we’ve also replenished our stock of previously sold out enamel pins. The misandristbutch please, and they/them pronoun pins are back!

Erin and Cooper

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  1. Model Erin should have a Twitter I’d love to follow Model Erin on Twitter lmaoooo

    Also Sarah, I’m dropping hints we should collab on some designs

    cus we should collab on some designs

  2. I apologize on behalf of Canada for stealing your wholesale t-shirt supplier, but am also kind of shocked because since when does that ever happen? It’s usually the other way around.

  3. I have both of these and I love them! But heads up for the other ppl like me out there – the Lavender Menace women’s shirt in 2x runs small, about the size of a Torrid 0 instead of a Torrid 2. I’m gonna give it away as a gift now, and I still love it, but just FYI!

    The Soft Butch shirt is sooooo soft, it’s my favorite new jammy shirt!

    • I appreciate knowing this info, as I’m thinking about buying one of those Lavender Menace T’s. Thank you!

  4. I am buying one of each at camp
    And Since you guys are going with history themed shirts how about the Matachine Society?

  5. I highly recommend the pins, I wear my they/them pin almost daily. It’s just so affirming and cool! It would be cool if it came with another piece that goes in the back as I lost mines once, and it was more visible(maybe glow in the dark) in dark venues.

      • Good idea, I was fortunate enough to have two other pins so I did some switch around and now using the one from another pin, which is more secure.

    • or you can use the little clear doohickies that come with hook earrings that i’m pretty sure no one uses?

      • Haha, I use them! (Though this is an amazing extra use) (They really only matter if you’re wearing a scarf or high collar that could push your earring out of place…) (How many sets of parentheses is too many sets of parentheses?)

  6. ummmm that one photo of erin is like
    giving me Feelings
    is that awkward is this awkward
    hi erin
    looking forward to meeting you one day

    K BYE!

  7. LOVE THESE!!!!!!!! I’m twistin’ “Soft Butch” to mean “tender butch” to fit my silly hard butch exterior and am so happy these exist :)))

  8. These are both amazing designs. I want them both. Time to start an Autostraddle merch piggy bank…

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