Published On: Tue, Jul 21st, 2020

Another T-shirt to wear at the supermarket

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As previously explained, I wanted a T-shirt to wear at the supermarket, and one thing led to another, and now FBEL has a shop: tostadora.co.uk/fbel/ (link). It is first and foremost a manifestation of my desire to defend myself, and create a “shop” is what I have had to do. If people want to partake, all well and good.  In fact, Tostadora allows any customer to customise a design on an item of clothing, and there appears to be other sites that do the same, so people can invent for themselves. It strikes me that people would do much better by themselves in investing in their courage rather than, for instance, crying off to a doctor (volunteering into the system) to get a sick note exempting them from wearing a mask.

Yes, there is a “spelling mistake”

So, here is the rationale: now that we are living in a time when UK Government pressures people to act against their will, if there is no other way to defy it then there must be a way to indicate that one is acting under protest. Above all else – and this is the primary issue – in the context of a society where UK Government is essentially preying on a tendency to be polite, there needs to be a way of inserting a message right into the heart of that social interaction which won’t create a pretext to be excluded from it.

About the product: original designs are for a plain, men’s t-shirt, but in the shop you can alter the order, and get a version for women, and in different sizes and colours and styles of shirt (the lettering doesn’t change colour accordingly, so avoid black and very dark colours – but you’d work that out for yourself).

I have ordered one myself. The material is not flimsy, and is good quality. It looks and feels nice. I didn’t realise that it was coming from Spain at first, and the long way around, so it took three weeks to arrive after it had been manufactured. However, one can pay for a speedier delivery – I took the free shipping.

The price starts at £15.45. That’s the cheapest I can do. Tostadora is responsible for the printing and despatching, so any sort of problem in that area must be directed to them. I am generally happy.

P W Laurie

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  1. Bravo, I like that! If they get round to writing actual law, rather than regulations or “advice”, this is the version I’ll go for. But hopefully, I’ll only do so after at least one round of jail / fines.

    • P W Laurie says:

      Thanks for the feedback.
      I’m looking out for the legislation, and I’ll be on top of the matter if there still isn’t any come Friday morning.

  2. John says:

    Regulations out now (Thursday pm)
    definition:
    “face covering” means a covering of any type which covers a person’s nose and mouth.

    One could make that a very small thing, or how about citing skin as fulfilling that requirement?

  3. DavidC says:

    On the basis of not being able to see something because of looking for it too hard, I can’t see what the ‘spelling mistake’ was on the T shirt! Please put me out of my misery!

T-shirts to protest compulsory face coverings - click image