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Amanda on Apr 8, 20214 out of 5 stars
Got this as a gift for my dad. I'm glad I sized up! I wish the print quality was a little better (the writing is not a crisp white and looks kind of faded). Over all he was happy with it, I'm just picky when it comes to shirt quality I guess.
A on Mar 13, 20195 out of 5 stars
GREAT shirt! I think it is wonderful way to represent being a Michigander. The shirts run large so I wasn't able to keep it but it definitely does not reflect on the quality that was provided. I will be keeping an eye out for women's sizing.
Jessica on Mar 6, 20195 out of 5 stars
Fits perfectly & the fabric is great! I can already tell this is going to be in heavy rotation.
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.
Entrepreneur, musician, husband, proud Michigander. #lovelansing
Chief Encouragement Officer
My wife. Offers encouragement and inspiration, helps me sort the good ideas from the bad.
Our beloved golden doodle. Forces me to go for walks and gives me time to think.
I do the designs, Printful assists with printing and fulfillment.
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.
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