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I have several new shirts the ink is either faded after a wash or cracking badly... I used to own a screen printing shop and know this is do to over heating the under base or not curing the ink.... are HD shirts printed in the US or overseas?
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:39 PM
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I have several new shirts the ink is either faded after a wash or cracking badly... I used to own a screen printing shop and know this is do to over heating the under base or not curing the ink.... are HD shirts printed in the US or overseas?
When I started buying Harley shirts in 2011 most of them were extremely high quality. Some were made in USA.

The last year or so so quality has really gone down the toilet. An XL used to be a little big on me, now they’re too small. The material is really thin. Did you check your label for country of origin?

They have always said to wash inside out. Did you do that?
 
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:54 PM
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I got some t-shirts last year at Chicago H-D. I've noticed discoloration of the dye on both of them, in the chest and belly areas. Presumably this is due to sweat. I have never seen this happen before. Disappointing.
 
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Old 11-09-2017, 06:20 PM
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As Ron750 alluded to, the quality if the H-D shirts has been going down hill for several years as more and more of them are made in various places overseas. I have not had any color fadings and my shirts are not washed inside out.
 
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damn near all Harley shirts are printed right here in the St.Louis Mo. area by Stratton company. they ship all over the world from here. the shirts used to be make by Hanes ,but who knows anymore. i agree , the older shirts seemed to hold up better.
 
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