In the world of fabric things are done differently to the solid, mechanical world of automotive paint. I will say this in their favour though, they are not nearly as flowery and new-age as wall paint. The Beast, long may it thunder, is bedecked in deep Brunswick green. This colour has a rich history of outraging anoraks (I did my research, feel free to browse this delightful site for further information) and protecting large lumps of metal from the fiercest of British weathers. It’s a colour that drinks ale, wears a flat cap and knows about gardening.
Bottle green is its fabric translation. When trawling the net for someone who could make Jabberwocky clothing, this was the option. Fabulous, we can live with that, proceed for a few clicks, swivel some logos into position, proceed to checkout… but just have a little look to make sure that they have the women’s version… Oh I see. Apparently, you know, women do not wear bottle green. I’ll grant, it is fairly similar to a colour that reputedly drinks ale and knows about gardening, but that really shouldn’t mean you don’t stock it. Nor do any of your competitors. I braved the third and even fourth page of the google search, hoping to find a stockist that had heard of a shade darker than “unnecessarily lurid” green.
With no luck and the brewing suspicion of some form of conspiracy I traced the problem back to its roots, and the hub of all internet based t-shirt making: Fruit of the Loom. Here, at the heart of all things T-shirt, I had found the crux of the problem. The womens bottle green tee does not exist.
Glad to have solved that one anyway, I hope the suspense won’t have any lasting ill-effects on you. You will be pleased to know that here at Jabberwocky HQ we are all fine and moving on with our lives. At any rate, we should at least take solace from the fact that they didn’t decide to call it Emerald Delight or Jade Cluster. Interior design has a lot to answer for in that respect.