Everybody's seen a T-shirt with a digital image printed on it, but Three60 Gear, a company based in St. Charles, Mo., is taking the whole photo-on-garment thing to a new level with its line of baseball player themed jerseys that it calls "high-definition shirts."
Three60 Gear is somewhat secretive about its printing process, but it says each product has been "created by hand using high-quality photo images infused onto fabric through a unique dye-sublimation process." The 100 percent polyester shirts are moisture wicking (quick dry), antimicrobial, and retain their imagery through washing, though it's recommended you use cold water and tumble dry on a low setting. The player appears on both the front and back of the shirt in different action poses.
The shirts officially launch September 15 and will be available online at MLB.com and EastBay.com, as well as such stores as Champs, Sports Avenue, Modell's, and at Yankee Stadium. At launch, only players from eight teams are available, but Three60 Gear will be expanding its lineup in the future. No word on exact pricing, but shirts are expected to cost around $40.
Whether wearing your favorite player on your shirt will become the latest obnoxious fan craze, we don't know. But these high-resolution shots certainly make a statement--the loud and gaudy kind.