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Note from shop owner Our shop is on indefinite hiatus, as we don't have the capacity to be attentive shop owners while also dealing with *gestures broadly at the state of the world*

We hope to be back in some form eventually, Lanstronauts! Thanks for supporting us for so many years.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Our shop is on indefinite hiatus, as we don't have the capacity to be attentive shop owners while also dealing with *gestures broadly at the state of the world*

We hope to be back in some form eventually, Lanstronauts! Thanks for supporting us for so many years.

Ty Forquer

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Ty Forquer

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About 517Shirts

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On Etsy since 2013

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517 Shirts

Like so many good ideas, the inspiration for 517 Shirts came to me in the bathroom. As I was using the restroom in one of Lansing’s seedier drinking
establishments, I saw a crude drawing of the three
smokestacks of the Lansing power plant above one of the urinals (drawn with a Sharpie, presumably with one hand). What struck me was how easily I recognized the outline. Those three smokestacks are an iconic part of the Lansing skyline, and a fixture in the lives of those who live and work in Lansing.

So, I dusted off my photoshop skills and set to create a design which would represent the people of Lansing. That design became three designs, and those designs led to the idea of starting a t-shirt company.

With a little money my wife and I had stashed away and a lot of support from friends and family, I founded 517 Shirts in August of 2011, with the goal of supporting community pride in Lansing and across the great state of Michigan. I hope you enjoy wearing these shirts as much as I enjoy designing and making them.

-Ty Forquer

Shop members

  • Ty Forquer

    Owner, Designer

    Entrepreneur, musician, husband, proud Michigander. #lovelansing

  • Rose Forquer

    Chief Encouragement Officer

    My wife. Offers encouragement and inspiration, helps me sort the good ideas from the bad.

  • Monroe

    Mascot

    Our beloved golden doodle. Forces me to go for walks and gives me time to think.

Production partners

  • Printful

    Charlotte, NC

    I do the designs, Printful assists with printing and fulfillment.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
A note about shipping: Until recently I offered free shipping to the Greater Lansing area. Delivering the shirts myself was fun, but I was spending a lot of time and gas money on delivering shirts, and was always worried about leaving shirts at the wrong apartment or mailbox. As a compromise, I have lowered my shipping prices, and all orders will be shipped USPS. Thank you for understanding.

A note about sizes: Our shirts are “fitted,” meaning they are cut a little smaller than average t-shirts. If you like a snug fitting shirt, order your usual size. Otherwise you may want to consider the next size up.

If you don’t see the size you want, or if you want a larger quantity than we have available, please contact us at 517shirts [!at] gmail.com.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Shipping

We will ship to anywhere in the United States using USPS first class shipping. Please allow 7-10 days for processing and 2-3 days for delivery.

Additional policies and FAQs

Interested in selling 517 Shirts in your business? Contact 517shirts [!at] gmail.com for wholesale and consignment information.