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Title: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Robincore on February 12, 2007, 09:54:15 pm
The worst thing about being 5foot8 and 60kg is that most t-shirts of metal bands are usully MED or LARGE and upwards. Is there like an official King Diamond merchanide site where I can get a size small? Anyone?!
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: manager on February 13, 2007, 03:11:05 am
The worst thing about being 5foot8 and 60kg is that most t-shirts of metal bands are usully MED or LARGE and upwards. Is there like an official King Diamond merchanide site where I can get a size small? Anyone?!

The official Merchandise company for King Diamond is JSR in USA and PrintPalace in Germany ( for the European market )
They both handle retail merchandise. Maybe it's a downside of that trade, but it could be that they have so few requests for size M, that it can be hard to find. On tour we always bring M, L, XL and XXL but in different quantities, and sometime a sell out of a size happens quicker than expected.
I will contact both companies, and see if they have a web site for direct retail / mailorder purchase.
Ole Bang
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: grr on February 13, 2007, 03:15:35 am
No offence, but are people around the world really that fat? I think I'm normal in size and weight as a 18 year old person and I don't think I'm going to grow much more and I have size M but even S fits me in some cases. When I hear like XL and XXL I can just imagine that you must be big as a house to wear shirts like that...
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: TwilightKing on February 13, 2007, 06:51:35 am
No offence, but are people around the world really that fat? I think I'm normal in size and weight as a 18 year old person and I don't think I'm going to grow much more and I have size M but even S fits me in some cases. When I hear like XL and XXL I can just imagine that you must be big as a house to wear shirts like that...
That comment is completely unnecessary!

Wearing XL or XXL doesn't mean fat anyway. I wear XL. You think I'm fat? I'm 5'8" 150 pounds.

No one can be perfect like you grr. ::)
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Maggotcrusher666 on February 13, 2007, 08:49:42 am
Maybe try looking for an import shirt on ebay or something.  They all seem to be at least a size smaller in europe than the tag says for some reason.  I recently bought an import don't break the oath shirt in a L but after one wash it was way too small and I normally wear a Medium.  Its a damn shame because that shirt kicked ass. :'(
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: manager on February 13, 2007, 10:25:04 am
Maybe try looking for an import shirt on ebay or something.  They all seem to be at least a size smaller in europe than the tag says for some reason.  I recently bought an import don't break the oath shirt in a L but after one wash it was way too small and I normally wear a Medium.  Its a damn shame because that shirt kicked ass. :'(
I've located web sites for both Europe and USA retail merchandise.
Should be up on the news section soon.
Ole Bang
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: grr on February 13, 2007, 10:54:44 am
That comment is completely unnecessary!

Wearing XL or XXL doesn't mean fat anyway. I wear XL. You think I'm fat? I'm 5'8" 150 pounds.

No one can be perfect like you grr. ::)

Just like all of your comments, if so...

Ok, that was a new information for me. The only thing I know is that I don't think I'm fat or thin and I have S or M. But everything is relative and I think this is much about what kind of ideals we have in different countries. Otherwise it would be normal to have size S to XXL so what size shows that you're fat? XXXXXXXXXXXXXL and over that?
I don't know if you're fat cause I haven't seen you.

Yeah, I know. But you could at least try to do your best, TK.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: TwilightKing on February 13, 2007, 11:00:36 am
Just like all of your comments, if so...

Ok, that was a new information for me. The only thing I know is that I don't think I'm fat or thin and I have S or M. But everything is relative and I think this is much about what kind of ideals we have in different countries. Otherwise it would be normal to have size S to XXL so what size shows that you're fat? XXXXXXXXXXXXXL and over that?
I don't know if you're fat cause I haven't seen you.

Yeah, I know. But you could at least try to do your best, TK.
Do you mean my comments are unnecessary? Please explain. I am not trying to do my best? Please explain that one to. Send me a message. Please. I am tired of sending them to you.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Countess De La Fey on February 13, 2007, 11:12:26 am
TK meant that it's not necesarly to wear XL or XXL just because you're fat...I have thousands of girls and boys at my school that  wear them,because they like to. Altho most of the girls in the whole world want to show they're beautiful being thin and wearing S and M.Example: I'm not fat,tho I only wear XL...in summer,I wear XXL because I feel very well.It's not that you MUST wear S or M if you're thin.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: grr on February 13, 2007, 11:16:58 am
TK meant that it's not necesarly to wear XL or XXL just because you're fat...I have thousands of girls and boys at my school that  wear them,because they like to. Altho most of the girls in the whole world want to show they're beautiful being thin and wearing S and M.Example: I'm not fat,tho I only wear XL...in summer,I wear XXL because I feel very well.It's not that you MUST wear S or M if you're thin.

Thanks for expaining for me, it's very complicated to understand TK sometimes I've recognized. Of course you have right, if you want to go around and look like a tent you could have sizes on your clothes that not are fitting you at all. But I don't see any reason to that. Is it beautiful? No, absolutely not. It's not many with that kind of thoughts in my school, but there's one. He's also the guy who always looses his pants off, do you over there think it's nice to have them down at your knees?
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Countess De La Fey on February 13, 2007, 11:34:29 am
ohh no,dear,I wasn't talking about pants. Only T-shirts. But fuck all that! it doesn't matter what's fashion.The only thing that REALLY matters is feeling comfortable with your clothes.If you like that,it's not my fault or TK's fault or any other person's fault for not liking what you like. Everyone has a style.How would it be if everyone started dressing in a Blue Tee and some jeans? It would suck.You see,what you wear shows a bit of your personality.As for me,I simply HATE wearing tight shit.It makes me wanna rip them off.

I hope I was clear enough :)
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: -lg- on February 13, 2007, 12:43:18 pm
But I don't see any reason to that.
Just because you don't see a reason does not mean a reason does not exist.  :gah:  Personally, I'm thin and short, yet I wear my clothes larger than necessary; it's my choice and preference, and if someone out there doesn't like how I appear, or thinks I "look like a tent" as you say, then they have the option to not look in my direction.  Others' opinions do not dictate my preferences or styles.

To be back on topic though, when ordering t-shirts for my store through JSR (who provides the King Diamond shirts), I've yet to see them offered in small.  It wasn't until recently that they started offering even medium.  Most every band JSR provided merch for was in L-XXL.  With the growing trend of smaller clothing, they're now offering smaller sizes, but I haven't seen "small" yet.  I'm sure it's an eventuality though.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: grr on February 14, 2007, 01:31:20 am
I just wanna say that I've never in my life seen a metalhead with size on their clothes which is too big or too small... And, I thought there were many metalheads on a forum for a metal-band (like this) than hiphoppers but after this discussion and after I've read the language which some of you think it's cool or something to use - I'm not sure...
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Tri Landau on February 14, 2007, 02:48:18 am
We're not all metalheads here.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: manager on February 14, 2007, 02:59:56 am
TK meant that it's not necesarly to wear XL or XXL just because you're fat...I have thousands of girls and boys at my school that  wear them,because they like to. Altho most of the girls in the whole world want to show they're beautiful being thin and wearing S and M.Example: I'm not fat,tho I only wear XL...in summer,I wear XXL because I feel very well.It's not that you MUST wear S or M if you're thin.
How about moderating this argumentation......some people buy a very large shirt because they wear it over other shirts, ie in wintertime or for other reasons, like if you'd really ought to wear something long sleve, but jut like to show your affection for a band, and if you don't have a long sleeve you put a regular T-shirt over a sweat shirt. Or maybe at sport practise or jogging, where you want a less tight shirt than 'normally'.
It's all very irrelevant, there will be shirts for large people and for small people. some willobviously want a S or M for their kid's as well.
Ole Bang  >:(
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: manager on February 14, 2007, 03:05:07 am
Just because you don't see a reason does not mean a reason does not exist.  :gah:  Personally, I'm thin and short, yet I wear my clothes larger than necessary; it's my choice and preference, and if someone out there doesn't like how I appear, or thinks I "look like a tent" as you say, then they have the option to not look in my direction.  Others' opinions do not dictate my preferences or styles.

To be back on topic though, when ordering t-shirts for my store through JSR (who provides the King Diamond shirts), I've yet to see them offered in small.  It wasn't until recently that they started offering even medium.  Most every band JSR provided merch for was in L-XXL.  With the growing trend of smaller clothing, they're now offering smaller sizes, but I haven't seen "small" yet.  I'm sure it's an eventuality though.
Don't hesitate to ask JSR for the sizes you need. They provide a service for the band and thus for the fans. If there's no demand, they stop printing the sizes nobody ask for....but of course it a problem if they do not appear as available on some kind of order form. Contact them, and let me know if it can't be resolved.
Ole Bang
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Hell Spawn 666 on February 14, 2007, 03:18:44 am
I wear XXL cos I am fat!! So Wot!! Nothing wrong with that!! Dont want any fatism here or Ill suffocate you with my man boobs!! :)
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Beansidhe on February 14, 2007, 05:00:13 am
I also noticed that thare are very few small sizes of metal shirts. 6 years ago I bought KD long-sleeve on a HOG tour and the sizes were only L and XL. I liked that shirt a lot, but I don't wear it so often, because it is definitely too lagre. Fortunately there are girlie shirts too, so I only buy these now.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: SloJoel on February 14, 2007, 08:55:10 am
I spoke with a merchant from germany about this. He said that it was mainly in scandinavia people requested small sizes on the shirts. Why - he didn´t know either. Prehaps we northern living creatures are fucked up.
But as some guys already has said - what does it matter? Just don´t look at those people that aren´t dressing like real "metalheads"... What the fuck is a real metalhead btw?  ::) ::)
As for me I do not care what people look like, it´s all up to them.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: -lg- on February 14, 2007, 04:52:54 pm
Don't hesitate to ask JSR for the sizes you need. They provide a service for the band and thus for the fans. If there's no demand, they stop printing the sizes nobody ask for....but of course it a problem if they do not appear as available on some kind of order form. Contact them, and let me know if it can't be resolved.
Ole Bang
Usually we'll request the sizes we want, even if they don't seem to be offered.  However, they're not usually sent to us regardless of our requests (when not offered in the catalog) . . . most likely because we're ordering for a local business in small quantity (maybe 6-9 shirts per band) and aren't doing massive bulk orders that places like Hot Topic can do since they can distribute their bulk around to their other branches. 

It's not a big deal for us though, as I find that if people want a medium, they'll usually pick up the large if it's not offered; and most of the metal shirts I sell are in large and extra-large, sometimes medium.  Very rarely do I get requests for size small in the metal bands. Weird how that works.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: manager on February 15, 2007, 05:06:34 am
Usually we'll request the sizes we want, even if they don't seem to be offered.  However, they're not usually sent to us regardless of our requests (when not offered in the catalog) . . . most likely because we're ordering for a local business in small quantity (maybe 6-9 shirts per band) and aren't doing massive bulk orders that places like Hot Topic can do since they can distribute their bulk around to their other branches. 

It's not a big deal for us though, as I find that if people want a medium, they'll usually pick up the large if it's not offered; and most of the metal shirts I sell are in large and extra-large, sometimes medium.  Very rarely do I get requests for size small in the metal bands. Weird how that works.
Just check'ed out the 2 web sites ( now up on front NEWS at CWW page ) and noted that some shirts are only in limitd sizes.
I'll contact both compnies, and suggest they make all sizes available for mailorder.
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: Nocturne Wraith on February 15, 2007, 02:37:25 pm
No offence, but are people around the world really that fat? I think I'm normal in size and weight as a 18 year old person and I don't think I'm going to grow much more and I have size M but even S fits me in some cases. When I hear like XL and XXL I can just imagine that you must be big as a house to wear shirts like that...

or you could just be a well-built person who ate his veggies when he was growing up.  I'm not fat at all, but I have a very thick torso and largely rounded shoulders. 
Title: Re: Metal merch sizes
Post by: 666miles on February 15, 2007, 07:18:09 pm
I like wearing a form fitting (not too tight but deff. not bigger than normal) wife beaters under slightly larger shirts. I also like REALLY big hoodies.