Question from a reader who loves the Kirkland Signature brand undershirts from Costco, but wonders if they are available in black.
I currently wear the costco Kirkland select undershirts and think they are the best. Recently I’ve been trying to find them in black. I read on the net that they exist. However, I’ve called multiple stores in the LA area and nobody has heard of the tee shirt in black.
Can you recommend a way to find these shirts in black? Summer is approaching and I’d like to buy a few packs for casual summer wear.
Thanks for your help.Mark
Just heard back from Costco’s main office with a confirmation. Unfortunately, they don’t currently offer the Kirkland undershirts in black.
Just curious, have you ever tried dyeing your white undershirts? I did a little experiment not too long ago and dyed a couple of white undershirts another color and they turned out pretty good.
I found a few businesses out here that do custom dyeing. I plan on dropping off a few packages of white Kirkland select tees next week and have them dyed black.
I really appreciate your time and effort.
Update June 21, 2009 – I recently got an email update from Mark.
It turns out, the cheapest price I’ve found is $45 per pound. I was going to have a six pack of shirts dyed which turned out to be a few pounds. I can’t rationalize spending more than 130 dollars for a handful of black tee shirts from Costco.
I’ve continued to call around, but custom dying is expensive.
I thought of doing it myself, but I live in an apartment complex with a shared washer. I don’t want to risk ruining other people’s clothing.
Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I called 5 businesses and continue to look for places that will help me out but at a more reasonable price.
Well I asked around about custom shirt dyeing and found someone who can get cotton undershirts/t-shirts professionally dyed pretty inexpensively (about $9.75 per pound), but requires some minimums since he doesn’t do it regularly right now. So, I emailed Mark back and offered to make an introduction. We’ll see how that goes.
If you’re looking to get some of your white cotton undershirts dyed another color, drop me a line and I’ll make an introduction to the same guy.