We have all been there. How disappointing is it when your favorite We Ride By Train T-shirt becomes faded, shrunk, ripped in the wash, or just plain looked raggedy? Here are 5 tricks you can use to keep your favorite T-shirts looking brand new for years to come:
1. Hand wash the shirt in cold water – Commercial washers are damaging to many t-shirts because the designs are usually silk screened or printed on and the rough treatment that the shirt gets inside a commercial washer destroys the delicate printing. If you hand wash the shirt in cold water with a mild detergent the design will stay looking new and won’t flake, peel or fade.
2. Never put a T-shirt in the dryer – Dryers cause the death of millions of T shirts every year. Even on a low temperature setting commercial dryers can cause T shirts to shrink and the printing to crack and peel off. Always line dry your T-shirts instead of putting them in the dryer.
3. Turn your T-shirts inside out- If you must wash your T-shirts in a commercial washer then you should turn them inside out before you put them in the wash. This will protect the design and printing on the T-shirt from the agitator of the washing machine. Even if you wash the shirt in a commercial washer you should still not put it in the dryer.
4. Splurge on good detergent- When it comes to protecting your clothes not all laundry soaps are created equal. To keep your T-shirts looking as good as possible use high quality detergents that are gentle. Don’t use bleach. If your T shirts are dark use laundry soap that is made for dark clothing.
5. Use a mesh bag – If you have one or two favorite t-shirts that you really don’t want to get faded or ruined in the wash you can buy a special mesh bag that is made for washing lingerie in the commercial washer and use that to wash your T-shirts. It will protect your shirts really well in the washer, but make sure to line dry them afterward.
Our Rough X Rider shirt is now available for purchase in our online shop. Whether you ride the rails, bench, or write your moniker on them, I feel we all have a desire for isolation which inspires our creative thought. With so much digital information bombarding our busy lives, we hope this shirt can remind you about your creative and peaceful side that's just a train ride away.
Our very first shirt design, "get UP" has been restocked! We will be shipping this Saturday and Monday so pick one up in our online shop. Printed on Black "heavyweight" Tees. Thanks for the support! M-4XL $20 plus shipping.
Sakura Outliner Paint Pens
On porous or ink-absorbing surfaces: OUTLINER will write in metallic silver outlined boldly in your choice of black, purple, or green.
On non-porous surfaces: OUTLINER will blend silver and ink color to write in metallic black, purple, or green.
These paint pens are quick drying, permanent, and writes on anything! Be sure to shake well and keep cap tight.
Available in the online store for $10 which includes shipping. Comes with black, purple, and green.
Sneak Peak at Issue 002 Cover set to release early next month! We are looking for shops for distribution, email us! email@example.com #wrbt
Use promo code: trainwreck20 for 20% off this item right now!
Our "Train Wreck" Shirt is featured on flat black Tee's with a full color print; Printed on Heavy weight 100% cotton shirts pre-washed for minimum shrinkage, they are extremely comfortable and stylish for your daily travel needs by train or by street. We use Eco friendly inks on our DTG printers.
Just in time for 420, be sure to pick one up!
The little wood shanty that used to trail faithfully after every string of freight cars-like many other railroad scenes-has undergone many changes in the past hundred years.
The box-like shelters train crews used to build to shield their cooking fires on spare platform cars in the mid 1800s, the converted box cars with sliding doors used around the turn of the century, the cupola-topped wooden cabooses popular after World War I, all have given way to ever more modern, efficient and better-equipped cabooses.
Today’s SP caboose with its sleek bay windows of shatterproof glass, automatic oil heater, electric lights and refrigerator, drinking fountain, radio-telephone and specially-designed Pullman-type crew seats is fast becoming an operating symbol of the technological advances continually being made by SP. Rapidly disappearing are the old-fashioned hard benches and feather dusters, the coalbin and the kerosene lamp and the lazy board. The caboose has become a rolling office, efficient and functional, vastly different from its forebears. The origin of the caboose is un-certain. Even its birthdate is unknown. The most generally accepted story of its beginning is that a man named Nat Williams - a freight conductor on the Auburn & Syracuse Railroad during the 1830s - made it his custom to sit in the last car of a freight train on a box or barrel and direct the train’s operation. As trains and runs grew longer, some railroads provided platform cars for their train crews, and eventually converted box cars for crews to use as shelters.
Continued in WRBT Magazine issue 001 available in our online shop!
How did you come up with your name and what
crews do you push?
My name is a reference to Rancid song. The few things that stuck with me since childhood have been trains, punk rock, and skateboarding. I drew the noose and needed something… the name just seemed to fit. I’ve had a few monikers over the years but this one seems to have stuck the longest. My crew is DH. It’s a rail riding crew, not a graffiti crew. I have to say that because we don’t go out just to mark cars all that often. We kinda stick to ourselves and act miserable, like any good drunk hobo does.
How long have you been putting your name on trains?
I’ve been writing on trains since 2003. It’s been a slew of different names/drawings but I didn’t take it seriously until I met Moss and rode my first freight in 2008.
Pick up Issue 001 in our online store to read the rest of the interview!
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