Let us know what do you want to wear? Zenith apparel from EAA

For the past several years we've had EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) supply Zenith Aircraft branded shirts, hats, and other accessories through their retail outlets at AirVenture Oshkosh and on their website. This arrangement was to make Zenith branded apparel more readily available to Zenith builders and pilots, while also providing a regular supply of new shirt and cap designs (types and colors, as well as artwork), all while letting Zenith Aircraft focus on airplane kits instead of selling shirts and hats.

EAA has decided to continue supplying Zenith Aircraft branded apparel (mainly t-shirts and hats), but they want us to let them know what shirts and hats you are interested in buying and wearing. Let us know so that we can communicate that back to EAA. We want to offer the apparel that you want to proudly wear and EAA needs to carry inventory that will fly off its shelves, so we need your input!

Please let us know your favorite Zenith Aircraft shirt: What are your fabric preferences? What are your favorite shirt colors? What about the design and logo? Would you buy polos and other collared shirts? Women designs and kid sizes? What about outerwear

Hats are another popular item. What types of hats do you want to wear? Preference with fabrics and styles?

Decals, magnets, and/or patches? Anything else you'd like to see (and buy) with the Zenith logo? Did you know that EAA currently sells Zenith Aircraft magnets and decals (below)?

What about decorative signs and other items for your workshop, office or man cave? Logo coffee cups, glasses or other items?

The idea is to offer Zenith Aircraft builders, pilots and enthusiasts with the branded Zenith apparel that they want buy and wear.

Please let us know in the comments section below your specific likes and dislikes. Also, indicate if you are willing and able to serve on an "ad hoc" advisory committee to advise us (and EAA) on desired apparel. The idea is to work on a suggested list of shirts, hats and accessories, and to suggest color and styles. We obviously can't offer everything, but we can work on a list of items that will appeal to vast majority of Zenith Aircraft builders, pilots and enthusiasts.

Some past t-shirts offered by EAA. What do you like and/or dislike about them?

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Comment by Mark Gravatt on December 11, 2018 at 10:23pm

I really need a Sky Jeep shirt!

Comment by Ian Robb on December 11, 2018 at 4:41pm

Some t-shirts with a small vintage logo would be great.

Comment by Harold Bickford on December 11, 2018 at 4:38pm

The archive photo is great! 

Comment by Sebastien Heintz on December 11, 2018 at 4:16pm

Thanks for all the excellent feedback!

From the archives, here's a pic from the early seventies of my dad Chris with my brother Michael. Check out the "retro" hat and shirt :)

I think the logos were homemade by my mom.

Comment by William Dominguez on December 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

What about one with a picture or drawing of the 701 followed by "Want a shorter take off, get a helicopter!".

Comment by Richard Kurlinski on December 10, 2018 at 3:00pm

I would like to see 650 T-shirts and zipper hoodies.  

Comment by Lance Gingell on December 10, 2018 at 2:31pm

Personally I think that all of the T shirts have been pretty gawdy. But I’m  not the kind of guy that wears every free t-shirt just because it was given away either!

The grey STOL T-shirt in the bottom right of the group is quite tasteful. My vote is for something like this with a logo on the left chest rather than full width, but even one like this for all airplanes (or generic “zenith aircraft” would be ok)

also, I think monochrome graphics (or just a single colour) rather than a whole bunch of colour thrown at it is much more tasteful. 

Im not a super hat wearer but they are quite necessary in a zodiac!  More neutral colours, not panels of two colour. Tan or grey. Again, monochrome or contrasting neutral toned zenith logo or “zenith aircraft” text to look a little more classy.

thats my 2 cents..

Comment by Mike Chekal on December 10, 2018 at 1:10pm

I went back and read that a couple people dont like the black. Light colors have two problems for me...

1. I have well-water... A white shirts turns yellowish after a little while.

2. The lighter colors reflect off the EFIS screen making it harder to read in sunlight.

Comment by Richard Muff on December 10, 2018 at 10:51am

+1 to Stan Cooper's reply.

Comment by Mike Chekal on December 10, 2018 at 10:46am
Personally I would like to see apparel specific to the 601xl. A black t- shirt and a collared shirt with a pocket would be on my purchase list.

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