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Shirt Status Update: Some Union Flag Orders Have Shipped, The Queen and Churchill Delayed

Just to let everyone know what’s going on. We packed and shipped most Vintage Union Flag Orders (check your email for shipping tracking information). However, there has been a delay on The Queen and Churchill orders. We ran into problems getting them printed which delayed them. We should have them in the office tomorrow (October 10th) at which point we’ll pack and ship them all out. If you ordered all three shirts, they will also ship tomorrow together. Sorry for the delays!

Quiz: Can You Name All the Counties in the UK? Fun Quick Quiz – The Kingdom

We’ve been blown away by how popular this week’s shirt is – The Kingdom is turning into a brisk seller. So, that got us wondering – can you name all the counties and unitary authorities in Britain?

Take the quiz below and find out!

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There’s still 5 days left to get The Kingdom – Available in Men’s, Women’s, V-neck, Long Sleeve, Hoodie and Tote bag until Friday at Noon US CST. Shipping Worldwide from the USA.

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10 Facts and Figures about the Classic Mini You Probably Didn’t know

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Since our Mini shirt is so popular this week, we thought it would be fun to explore the history of the car. So, we did some digging and found 10 interesting facts and figures about this iconic British Car.

There’s still 48 Hours left to get our exclusive Classic Mini T-shirt, Hoodie or Tote Bag. Details here.

1. The Classic Mini was one of the most popular cars every produced and a total of about 5,387,862 were built until it stopped production in the year 200. In 1961, the Morris Minor Mini became the first British car to sell more than 1,000,000 automobiles.

2. Due to the cars unique front wheel drive layout – with the engine sideways – allowed for 80% of the internal space of the car to be used for passengers, which explains how four people could fit relatively comfortably in a small space.

3. The Mini was not its original name and was originally built under two different brands at the British Motor Corporation. On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed to Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marquee in its own right in 1969. In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini.

4. The designer of the car Sir Alec Issigonis hated the concept of windows that rolled up and down and demanded that the windows on the Mini slide open.

5. An original Mini could be bought for around $1000 in today’s money. A Mini these days costs substantially more!

6. Issigonis’ friend John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formula One and rally cars, saw the potential of the Mini for competition. Issigonis was initially reluctant to see the Mini in the role of a performance car, but after John Cooper appealed to BMC management, the two men collaborated to create the Mini Cooper. The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in 1961. The Mini Cooper became a very successful car in its own right and many people think the Mini and the Mini Cooper are the same car.

7. Between 1960 and 1967, BMC exported approximately 10,000 left-hand drive BMC Minis to the United States. Sales were discontinued when stricter federal safety standards were imposed in 1968 and the arrival of the larger and more profitable Austin America. Mini sales fell in the 1967 calendar year and the U.S. importer was expecting the forthcoming Austin America to find a larger market. However, the America was also withdrawn in 1972 due to slow sales and the introduction of bumper height standards.

8. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.

9. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations, including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke – a jeep-like buggy.

10. The legacy of the Mini endures. There are some 469 Mini clubs in the UK and at least another 260 world-wide. The car is continually voted one of the most favorite cars of all time and it was recently voted as Britain’s favorite car ever produced.

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There’s still 48 Hours left to get our Classic Mini tribute t-shirt. Details here.

We’re Changing Manufacturers For the Women’s V-Neck

Big Change at Anglotees today, we’re now offering a new V-neck from District Made to replace the v-neck we’ve been offering from Bella. There’s a couple reasons:

  • The Bella V-Neck is becoming increasingly difficult for our printer to find.
  • 90% of our returns and complaints have been about the sizing being too small.
  • The Bella V-Neck is way to expensive for us to buy.
  • The Old Version was only available up to 2XL, leading to disappointed customers who need a v-neck but it wouldn’t fit.

So, we’re going to fix all four of those problems today by changing to the District Made Women’s V-Neck. Ladies will find that the sizing is more ‘normal.’ The new shirt is available up to 4XL.

Here is a size chart for the NEW shirt:

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Video: Churchill Speech – We Shall Never Surrender – Inspiration for our T-shirt

Everyone has a favorite Churchill speech. This is one of ours and consequently the inspiration for our recent shirt over at Anglotees which is our tribute to this great leader.

Get your order in for our Churchill shirt by Friday – details here: http://bit.ly/1fOwrdj

We’re donating $1 from the sale of each shirt to The Churchill Centre, a non-profit that promotes the legacy of Winston Churchill. Details on the site.

Video: Streets of London – Covent Garden (WC2) – Trafalgar Sq. – Piccadilly – Harrods – King´s Rd (SW3)

Our Streets of London t-shirt has been very popular so far. I just love walking the streets of London and it being a cold day here in Indiana I found a great way to explore the streets of London from Anglotopia Towers. A chap on YouTube has uploaded a series of videos driving through central London in HD. There nothing terribly exciting but you get to go on a drive in London with the radio playing in the background. It’s the next best thing to being there. Here’s our favorite video so far.

Several Updates: God Save the Tea, London Calling and New Shipping Option

Happy Friday everyone! A few quick updates on the shirts so far.

God Save the Tea

God Save the Tea is being printed Monday (Feb 24th). There was a slight delay as it was such a large order the printer ran out of shirts and had to wait for more to come in. We expect to ship them out to everyone Wednesday (the 26th).

London Calling

We’re still waiting for some of the money to clear from this run of shirts – it’s been our most popular shirt so far and it’s a huge order – so we need all the funds to clear before we order the printing. We expect this to be Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

I Heart GB

We are now processing these orders and expect to print the 1st week of March.

Now Shipping Everywhere

After doing some research and refining processes, we can now offer shipping anywhere that’s willing to pay the $15 flat rate shipping charge. In the future we plan to work on getting distribution in other geographic areas which will hopefully lower that price. In the meantime, this is the best we can do.

Video: The United Kingdom and Great Britain Explained

We thought we’d share this very good video about what the UK and Great Britain actually are. We got a lot of feedback from people wondering why we left Northern Ireland off our latest t-shirt. It’s simple: it’s not in Great Britain.

There’s still five days left to get our shirt!