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#1 maverick69

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 22:48

I want a new team shirt for the first time in about 20 years. It's some of the most iconic livery for many a moon. They won't reply to my emails. WTF is going on?

 

http://www.williamsf...orarily-Closed/

 

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#2 mclarensmps

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 23:18

My heart bleeds for you? :p



#3 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 23:59

It's not that good a livery.



#4 Hanzo

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 00:11

"Williams, counterfait clothing is-faster-than-you"



#5 Disgrace

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 00:12



#6 MaxisOne

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 00:19

The responses to the op are harsh but hilarious!!

:rotfl:  :rotfl:



#7 RobertoLarcos

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 03:50

I spoke to a couple of Williams team members at Albert Park about this very subject. They hoped to release the new merchandise for the start of the European season.

 

I probably should have asked them if they had a spare shirt lying about. I did this in 2011 with a couple of Force India mechanics (at a time when there was no Force India merchandise available at the track) and they got me a team shirt!

 

I will definitely be buying some of the Wiliams Martini stuff.



#8 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:57

Buy a white t-shirt and paint some blue, red and black lines on it and you're good to go. 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:00

It takes a good amount of time to get good merch out there. Shit you can do in a week but people will hate you



#10 Lazy

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:40

Finally a thread probing into the crucial issues of F1.



#11 Anderis

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:57

Williams said while ago that merchandise would be ready for the start of European part of the season. And knowing them, I would not be surprised if it turns out to be available even later.

 

I remember I wanted to buy one in 2012, but it took around half a season, if not more, for it to be available. I can't believe Williams are always so late with sorting it out. Other teams continue to show them how much quicker it's possible to do.

 

I wanted to buy a Williams t-shirt for myself this season, but that Martini livery made me lose my interest.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:25

Well I wanted to HELP the OP and wouldn't mind a WGF1 Martini tee shirt..

But all I could find was...

 

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Jp



#13 DampMongoose

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:49

Well I wanted to HELP the OP and wouldn't mind a WGF1 Martini tee shirt..

But all I could find was...

 

image_16353_1_195315_1_38903_1_48_1_4821

 

Jp

 

 

I like that alot, but I'd prefer to see it on a pullover.

 

Just an edit, if Felipe stays in F1 for as long as the Saga sponsored Rubens, that list of names is going to end up perilously close to the bottom of the shirt!


Edited by DampMongoose, 11 April 2014 - 08:53.


#14 Brother Fox

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:20

:up: to JP for the pic

But

:up: :up: :up: to DM for the fantastic pun

#15 Murl

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:51

"Williams, counterfait clothing is-faster-than-you"

 

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#16 maverick69

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:55

Lol!

 

Thanks for the replies! Seeing as Team Willy were ignoring me I thought I'd throw it out on here and it worked.......

 

It also lightened the place up a little...... even if it was at my expense  :smoking:



#17 Jon83

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:03

I like the livery but feel the car looks a little plain still (could be a good thing?)



#18 billm99uk

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:31

Could be tactical. Maybe they're trying to build some anticipation by releasing it late...



#19 Brother Fox

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:39

Or they're scrapping boxes of Massa branded stuff ahead of a shock line up announcement

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#20 CoolBreeze

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:40

The merchandise from Williams were not on sale at the circuits as well..



#21 Option1

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:58

Funn

 

Lol!

 

Thanks for the replies! Seeing as Team Willy were ignoring me I thought I'd throw it out on here and it worked.......

 

It also lightened the place up a little...... even if it was at my expense  :smoking:

I didn't even realize that the original jeep manufacturer had made a comeback, let alone that it was straight into F1.  Maybe they're just playing with it.

 

Neil



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 13:17

I want a new team shirt for the first time in about 20 years. It's some of the most iconic livery for many a moon. They won't reply to my emails. WTF is going on?

 

http://www.williamsf...orarily-Closed/

 

:mad:

They replied to my email about two weeks or so after I sent it.  

 

They said this:  "Thanks for your enquiry.

The 2014 merchandise items will be ready shortly.

Please keep visiting our websites for news.

Kind regards."

 

Hang in there mang... :up: 



#23 maverick69

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 15:41

They replied to my email about two weeks or so after I sent it.  

 

They said this:  "Thanks for your enquiry.

The 2014 merchandise items will be ready shortly.

Please keep visiting our websites for news.

Kind regards."

 

Hang in there mang... :up: 

 

I'm hanging out TBH.....

 

The first good glug of red wine in a while, a historical like of Williams, an Autosport forum membership...... and a keyboard are never a good combo!

 

But hell - at least I've answered a nagging question!


Edited by maverick69, 11 April 2014 - 18:53.


#24 RobertoLarcos

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 17:23

Buy a white t-shirt and paint some blue, red and black lines on it and you're good to go. 

Ha! Reminds me of 2009...no Brawn GP merchandise in Melbourne! 

So a couple of locals made their own...

 

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Those guys were all  :smoking:  :smoking:  :smoking: after the race!

At least my Hamilton no.2 shirt would be bang up to date the following season :lol: 

 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 22:53

This is actually the first time in ages I'm really interested in F1 clothing, the Martini polo looks nice.

 

Unfortunately it's going to be like 70 euros and so I'm gonna resign myself to picking it up from eBay in 3 years time by when Williams has started running in yellow or red or pink.



#26 DKMoto

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 23:02

It takes a good amount of time to get good merch out there. Shit you can do in a week but people will hate you

 

Actually you have no clue what you're talking about, I work in the Design industry and we produce tons of stuff for big Fortune 500 companies, anything from print to actual shirt's / hats / golf balls / full books / print on shoes.

 

Williams in the grand scheme of things is a small customer of Custom Tshirts, all you need is a design  / qty / what type of material/fabric you want and thats pretty much it, looking at Williams current design it would take a Intern 30 minutes to replicate the 2014 logo/sponsors in a vector format for print on anything.

 

Unless Williams is one of those companies that will have 128 meetings about their future meetings then have another 300 meetings just to pick what ply of toilet paper.

 

We did a huge order for a top US Automaker recently and did over 100,000 pieces in under two weeks, timer started as soon as we got the approved art work.

 

So no its hard, its just people make it hard these days because everyone wants to feel special and have endless meetings about bullshit just so they can pretend how hard and busy they work.



#27 aditya-now

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 23:06

I want a new team shirt for the first time in about 20 years. It's some of the most iconic livery for many a moon. They won't reply to my emails. WTF is going on?

 

http://www.williamsf...orarily-Closed/

 

:mad:

 

I see Team Willy has a section for "Social Responsibility" on their webpage, yet they don't take their social responsibility - supplying fans with proper gear - too serious....

 

 ;)



#28 baddog

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:36

Actually you have no clue what you're talking about, I work in the Design industry and we produce tons of stuff for big Fortune 500 companies, anything from print to actual shirt's / hats / golf balls / full books / print on shoes.

 

Williams in the grand scheme of things is a small customer of Custom Tshirts, all you need is a design  / qty / what type of material/fabric you want and thats pretty much it, looking at Williams current design it would take a Intern 30 minutes to replicate the 2014 logo/sponsors in a vector format for print on anything.

 

Unless Williams is one of those companies that will have 128 meetings about their future meetings then have another 300 meetings just to pick what ply of toilet paper.

 

We did a huge order for a top US Automaker recently and did over 100,000 pieces in under two weeks, timer started as soon as we got the approved art work.

 

So no its hard, its just people make it hard these days because everyone wants to feel special and have endless meetings about bullshit just so they can pretend how hard and busy they work.

 

Its not hard, it just takes some time from saying 'we got a new sponsor and need merch' to having quality stuff ready to ship around the world. To get actual cool designs done well and to the satisfaction of a multi-national corp or two, and with the logistics etc it is not 'an intern for 30 minutes' which is EXACTLY the thinking that produces shit. It may be that Williams are happy with throw together 'whack a logo on catalogue item 3634 and call it done' stuff, and it may be that Martini are not insisting on approving samples, but I doubt it.

 

I say this based on experience of (not doing but sitting in an office where they are doing) the development and production of promo materials for 2 top F1 teams by the way