Retro Microsoft T-Shirts from Microsoft, Clothing Line Called Softwear

In what appears to be an attempt to get some retro charm, and harken back to the good old 80′s when Microsoft was cool… really. Well whatever, the shirts are kind of geeky and probably charming to some :-) Apparently this is part of the Crispin Porter & Bogusky advertising strategy to make PC’s cool again ala it’s “I’m a PC” campaign. Not a bad strategy, but IMHO Microsofts problems are beyond it’s image, everything is moving onto the cloud google’s web based applications are providing real alternatives to Microsofts cash cow, Office. Anyway, here are the shirts and they will be in stores December 15th, anyone provides some photos that I use of these shirts in the wild, or in stores I will send you a $25 Threadless GC, cheers.

You can read more about the background to this new clothing line on Ad Age and Cnet

18 Responses to “Retro Microsoft T-Shirts from Microsoft, Clothing Line Called Softwear”

  1. bo says:

    i just looked into this and it's pretty cool that common designed some shirts

    i think this binary shirt's pretty cool:
    http://www.nitrolicious.com/blog/wp-content/upl

    woo pcs!

  2. globe says:

    heres the official site with a whole bunch more shirts too:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/softwearbymicr

    shots of the release party here: (and if you scroll down the bartender is wearing one of the shirts):
    http://www.freshnessmag.com/v4/2008/12/04/micro

    my favourite is the shirt with the bill gates mugshot!

  3. bo says:

    oh man i coulda sworn i linked to that pic of the bartender…im sorry it said access denied. here's the blog i was linking to of the release party http://www.nitrolicious.com/blog/2008/12/04/sof

  4. karllong says:

    Yeah, looks like Nitrolicious are very protective of their images and bandwidth :-)

  5. jasonwert says:

    I'm not a big Microsoft fan. I own three computers running Linux and one with OS X, but I find these shirts kinda cool. I appreciate the fact that MS is trying to be more “cool” or likable.

  6. bo says:

    hey, karl. i just shot you an email :)

  7. I've got to say, the MSDOS shirt is pretty cool. I'm not a huge Microsoft fan but at the same time like the oldskool styling, plus I always thought MSDOS was pretty cool because I just didn't understand it :) I'd wear them!

  8. [...] is now selling retro tshirts, so it looks like they’ll try just about anything.. Maybe Crispin can get a twofer on this [...]

  9. [...] is now selling retro tshirts, so it looks like they’ll try just about anything.. Maybe Crispin can get a twofer on this [...]

  10. [...] Microsoftは今、レトロ調のTシャツを売っているから、なりふり構わず何でもやろうの根性のようだ。だからたぶんCrispinは2匹目のドジョウをねらってEau de Windows Vistaを売り込めるだろう。 [...]

  11. [...] Microsoftは今、レトロ調のTシャツを売っているから、なりふり構わず何でもやろうの根性のようだ。だからたぶんCrispinは2匹目のドジョウをねらってEau de Windows Vistaを売り込めるだろう。 [...]

  12. shwin says:

    yo, just pull the logos off the website in PDF form, photoshop out the logo you want, and just put it on zazzle.com.

    boom, there's your t-shirt.
    the only reason i say this is because apart from two shirts on urbanoutfitters.com, the rest can't be found ANYWHERE.

  13. [...] is now selling retro tshirts, so it looks like they’ll try just about anything.. Maybe Crispin can get a twofer on this [...]

  14. i love the design of your shirts.
    I really looooove them..=)
    pretty good concept of those shirts.
    i want to see some designs of twitter and facebook too.

  15. makram bouchaala says:

    I like e-shirt MICROSOFT
    please please send me one . zise40

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    Makram Bouchaala
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    thanks thanks thanks

  16. USA handbag says:

    its a nice dealing with replica coach products.

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