'Shirty Shirts' by Lewie JPD came about because I would always wear a different one of my custom designed shirts, a dozen or so of which you can see below, to poker nights in Byron Bay. One guy, a good player and now friend, Dre, started calling me 'Shirty' before he got round to remembering my real name.
This is Dre with KK.
Made sense to me and I kind of liked it. Then, a few of the regulars started asking me if I could make them one on commission. Some were bluffing but I got some real orders (from the winners).
I found the way it works best is if the person supplies their own shirt - one they like and fits well with a reasonably thick cotton fabric. I cut off the sleeves (or not, as desired) and begin the creative process after a consultation (in person, over Skype, through texting or, less efficiently; letter-writing.)
Each one, front, back and sleeves is at least twenty hours work. I charge fifty bucks an hour for the design, labour, material sourcing and costs. That's a neat $1K for your very own cray-cray cool, vision-blasting, one-off Lewie JPD original you can wear snazzily!
The fabrics are top quality and colour fast and the newly customised garment is fully washable and is guaranteed to last forever, or quite a while, whichever comes first.
Shirty Shirts gallery
Most recent creation
Just finished this one. Probably the most ornate and complex one so far. Gets good responses.