Buying clothes onlineMay 20, 2013
A few weeks ago I wrote about a t-shirt that I had ordered from Qwertee. And seeing as this was the first time I’ve ordered clothing online, I thought I’d write about my experience.
Qwertee offers really cheap t-shirts, it was super easy to order and the shipping time was as advertised. I live in Stockholm (so within Europe) and they said that it would take 4 days to print the shirt and an additional 5-20 days for shipping. I placed my order on the 9th of May and received my shirt the 20th, so it took about 11 days, well within the advertised time frame.
Another thing that I liked was the packaging. A small black plastic envelope with a somewhat funny postal-sticker. The great thing about it was that it fits through a standard mail slot.
The print on the shirt seems to be of a somewhat high quality (though I’m certainly not an expert), but comparing it to other t-shirts I’d say it’s well worth the price. Though the t-shirt itself doesn’t seem to be of any higher quality fabric, to be perfectly honest, it feels a bit too thin. But then again, for the price that they sells this shirt for, I’m not that surprised.
What made me buy this t-shirt, besides the print, was qwertee’s excellent way of describing the sizes of the shirts. Especially the part where they advised you to measure you’re favorite t-shirt and buy accordingly. The way one should measure was laid out in a perfectly easy-to-understand way, height and width.
So I fetched, not my favourite t-shirt, but one that I really feel comfortable in, and then I took out the ruler. I’m quite thin, so I figured I’d go for the Medium size, because the length on the shirt that I measured is alright, but it is a bit loose.
|Measured size (HxW)||Ordered size (HxW)||Received size (HxW)|
|70cm x 55.5cm||71cm x 51cm||69cm x 48cm|
Sadly, the medium size that I received is a bit too tight, and they’ve written out that the shirt might shrink an additional 3cm on both lengths. So in retrospect, I really should’ve gone for a large size instead. But hey, for the price I paid, I’m still a happy customer, and the next time I buy something from Qwertee, I’ll jump up a size. And to be fair, they’ve clearly stated that if in doubt, go larger.