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drewmar74
09-21-2007, 01:42 PM
For those who might actually be interested, I just dropped off to Carr jerseys at my local monogram shop. These are the sewn jerseys and the shop has assured me that they can replace the nameplates with new Schaub nameplates thus saving me the expense of having to replace the entire jersey.

Estimated time to get them back is about two weeks which, considering how insignificant the work really is in the big scheme of things, didn't seem that bad to me.

Once I get them back, I'll try to post some pics of how they turned out.

Also, if anyone wants to use these folks without waiting to see how the guinea pigs turn out, their contact information is as follows:

Nafco Monogramming
337-855-8353
177 Hwy 171 N
Lake Charles, LA 70611

Lucky
09-21-2007, 01:49 PM
Interesting. What is the cost? Did you have to supply the nameplate?

drewmar74
09-21-2007, 02:49 PM
She's building the nameplates from scratch with twill lettering and dazzle fabric. Turnaround time may be shorter if another shop here in town has some of the dazzle in stock - two weeks if they don't have it and she has to order it.

Cost should be about $20-25 to modify each jersey. Basically I'll take two Carr jerseys and turn them into two Schaub jerseys for less than the cost of one new Schaub.

Yeah, I'm cheap like that...

TexansLucky13
09-21-2007, 03:00 PM
I was excited when I read your post until I saw that the place you were referring to was in Lake Charles, haha. It is good to know that some places offer that service, though.

Anyone know of one in Houston?

drewmar74
09-21-2007, 03:07 PM
Yeah, I know. I figured it won't help too many of y'all unless you are willing to ship the jersey over and let them ship it back to you. Which, in the big scheme of things, would only add about 5-10 bucks and 2-4 days to the whole process.

If nothing else, there is at least one option.

TexansLucky13
09-21-2007, 03:31 PM
Yeah, I know. I figured it won't help too many of y'all unless you are willing to ship the jersey over and let them ship it back to you. Which, in the big scheme of things, would only add about 5-10 bucks and 2-4 days to the whole process.

If nothing else, there is at least one option.

Hmmm, that is an interesting thought. I don't think I will be wearing my authentic Carr jersey for some time, so I may as well ship it off.

TexansLucky13
09-21-2007, 03:53 PM
I just gave them a call. Sounds like a pretty good place. She said it would be fine to ship it in.

I was curious... what color is your jersey? Also, do you happen to have a picture of it close-up on the back? I don't want to ship it off and then find out that my jersey can't be altered the way they are going to do yours. It is an authentic White Carr jersey.

Thank in advance... I have been really looking to find a place to get this done (without having to fix it myself).

drewmar74
09-21-2007, 03:59 PM
Call 'em up and chat with them. Seems to me that if you threw a USPS priority return mailer in with the jersey, they could just toss the whole shooting match back in the mail to you.

And no, I don't work for this Nafco group. They just seem like decent folks and are willing to help a few Texan fans out. It also helps blot out the Carr legacy...

Drewmar74 - eliminating a legacy of incompetence one jersey at a time.

TEXANSTAILGATER
09-21-2007, 04:02 PM
Y'all need to get rid of those jinxed jerseys.

drewmar74
09-21-2007, 04:05 PM
"I was curious... what color is your jersey? Also, do you happen to have a picture of it close-up on the back? I don't want to ship it off and then find out that my jersey can't be altered the way they are going to do yours. It is an authentic White Carr jersey."

I dropped off two jerseys. An authentic white and an authentic blue. Both have the nameplates sewn on to the jerseys with the letters sewn to the nameplates. Looked like zig-zag stitching on the letters and lock stitching on the plates. As long as they can get the old nameplate off, they should be able to do the modification.

I didn't even think of getting "before" pictures.

The way I see it is this - an authentic Carr is like having an authentic dog turd. It used to be Gravy Train, but now it stinks up the room and is worthless. I'm willing to roll the dice on this joint to see if they can pull it off and turn my turds into something I might actually wear.

And I don't believe in jinxes. Most everything is redeemable.

TexansLucky13
09-21-2007, 04:14 PM
I dropped off two jerseys. An authentic white and an authentic blue. Both have the nameplates sewn on to the jerseys with the letters sewn to the nameplates. Looked like zig-zag stitching on the letters and lock stitching on the plates. As long as they can get the old nameplate off, they should be able to do the modification.

Cool deal. I just double-checked mine and the nameplate is definitely removable. I will give her a call back and let her know that it will be in the mail.

I greatly appreciate the info.... we need to let more people know about this.

Hervoyel
09-21-2007, 04:41 PM
Y'all need to get rid of those jinxed jerseys.


A converted jersey actually has 19% more luck on it than a new SCHAUB jersey. That's a fact right there. Converting your old CARR jersey is symbolic of the tranformation that the Texans have undergone.

Same team (jersey) but new look (name). Having a quality converted CARR jersey is a sign that you didn't just jump on the bandwagon like all the fair weather fans out there. It means you've been through the hard times and kept right on coming back for more.

drewmar74
09-21-2007, 04:45 PM
Having a quality converted CARR jersey is a sign that you didn't just jump on the bandwagon like all the fair weather fans out there. It means you've been through the hard times and kept right on coming back for more.

I like this version better than "I'm cheap." :specnatz:

aj.
09-21-2007, 07:02 PM
........

drewmar74
09-21-2007, 07:55 PM
Shoot, she could have made some money doing that for other folks!

Seriously, though. Do you still have access to that letter template from the Chronic?

TexansLucky13
09-21-2007, 08:12 PM
My wife took a seam ripper to her old one, went to a fabric shop and bought some kind of iron on material, used the letter template from the Chronicle to cut out the new letters, ironed and stitched on the new letters in about 30 minutes and it looks as good as a new one. Cost was about 2 bucks for the iron on material.

I don't have the patience for that. I would rather send it off, and for 30 bucks, have it done by a professional.

hookinreds
09-21-2007, 08:33 PM
I don't have the patience for that. I would rather send it off, and for 30 bucks, have it done by a professional.

So you're basically saying his wife's work sucks.:bat:

j/k

aj.
09-22-2007, 05:44 AM
..............

drewmar74
09-22-2007, 10:07 AM
TL13 -

I'll shoot a copy of this template over to Nafco on Monday. That way they know what the letters should look like.

TexansLucky13
09-22-2007, 10:08 AM
Well I was going to offer up her expert services to a few of you [she makes clothes, bakes and decorates wedding cakes in her spare time, is an arts and crafts guru, and is full up with orders on homecoming mums for the HS girls], but yeah, I think you might be better off sending yours off to a professional.

You cut me real deep then, Shrek.

Haha, I didn't mean any disrespect to your wife with that post. I was actually making fun of myself for being too lazy to do it. My message was misinterpreted.... which happens often on a message board. Imagine that.

I envy you. The girl I intend to marry has none of the skills you mentioned. Actually, she did pretty good with our homecoming stuff. But she can't cook.... and it makes me sad. I still love her though.

TexansLucky13
09-22-2007, 10:09 AM
TL13 -

I'll shoot a copy of this template over to Nafco on Monday. That way they know what the letters should look like.

Greatly appreciated! You've been a huge help.

aj.
09-22-2007, 10:12 AM
..............

TexansLucky13
09-22-2007, 10:18 AM
Actually, mine doesn't either. It was all BS. How's that for a double twist ending?

:ohsnap:

Well I was convinced.

HoustonJG
09-22-2007, 02:26 PM
I can help you out on the name plates

here is a jersey that we did converted from a carr to a schaub

email me for more information info@jkcustomframing.com

thanks
josh
GO TEXANS!!!


http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/jkcustomframing/003.jpg

drewmar74
09-25-2007, 11:15 PM
TL13 -

The template was at Nafco on Monday.

Josh - can you guys do anything other than Schaub? Just curious because the work you guys did on that red used Carr looks sweet.

Yankee_In_TX
09-26-2007, 08:51 AM
:Off Topic:

I bought an Ensberg authentic, the Mrs. seam ripped off the ALL BLACK letters. It was over half off the price of an authentic jersey.

Next time we go to Minute Maid, they have a station that irons on the multi-colored letters. I'll come in under the price of a new jersey and with lettering like the Stros (instead of the cheap black stuff they sew on jerseys they sell).

Significant others with sewing skills can come in handy!

Hervoyel
09-26-2007, 09:43 AM
I just snagged a never worn blue Tony Boselli that I'm going to put my name on (or my screen name, I can't decide). I'll probably do the letters myself since I'm fairly pleased with the way my home made Schaub conversion went.

drewmar74
09-26-2007, 09:49 AM
I've got a 'replithentic' Foreman jersey that is really nice and it may be sporting my last name soon. Sadly, I don't have a cool screen name like "Hervoyel" so I may just have to do the real thing.

HoustonJG
09-26-2007, 09:52 AM
TL13 -

The template was at Nafco on Monday.

Josh - can you guys do anything other than Schaub? Just curious because the work you guys did on that red used Carr looks sweet.



Yes we can do just about any jersey

I just finished up some Texans jerseys I will post pictures up later tonight

HoustonJG
09-26-2007, 09:53 AM
:Off Topic:

I bought an Ensberg authentic, the Mrs. seam ripped off the ALL BLACK letters. It was over half off the price of an authentic jersey.

Next time we go to Minute Maid, they have a station that irons on the multi-colored letters. I'll come in under the price of a new jersey and with lettering like the Stros (instead of the cheap black stuff they sew on jerseys they sell).

Significant others with sewing skills can come in handy!

Yankee

I can make that Astros up for you Let me know and we use all sewn in letters instead of the iron ons

thanks
josh

OzzO
09-26-2007, 12:44 PM
I just snagged a never worn blue Tony Boselli that I'm going to put my name on (or my screen name, I can't decide). I'll probably do the letters myself since I'm fairly pleased with the way my home made Schaub conversion went.

How'd you do the letters yourself? Ah, I basically have the screen printed versions anyway - so not worth the hassle.... but still wanted to know.

For those workplaces mentioned in the thread - may make the money by creating a whole bunch of nameplates of various color and mail those off for the user to sow the nameplate on.

... or is that illegal?

HoustonJG
09-26-2007, 01:31 PM
How'd you do the letters yourself? Ah, I basically have the screen printed versions anyway - so not worth the hassle.... but still wanted to know.

For those workplaces mentioned in the thread - may make the money by creating a whole bunch of nameplates of various color and mail those off for the user to sow the nameplate on.

... or is that illegal?


You can add a "authentic" nameplate added to a replica jersey

we do this for the youth jerseys they are all screen printed


we can send the nameplates to the end user but they will have to find someone to do the zig zag sewing that is needed for the nameplate

thanks
josh

Yankee_In_TX
09-26-2007, 02:23 PM
http://www.tristarproductions.com/Sales/Images/Baseball/Astros/BiggioC-AuthAstrosJersey.jpg

Can you ge these types of letters? How much to do "Bagwell" and "5?"

HoustonJG
09-26-2007, 03:09 PM
http://www.tristarproductions.com/Sales/Images/Baseball/Astros/BiggioC-AuthAstrosJersey.jpg

Can you ge these types of letters? How much to do "Bagwell" and "5?"



Yankee sent you a PM

JG

Hervoyel
09-26-2007, 04:20 PM
How'd you do the letters yourself? Ah, I basically have the screen printed versions anyway - so not worth the hassle.... but still wanted to know.

For those workplaces mentioned in the thread - may make the money by creating a whole bunch of nameplates of various color and mail those off for the user to sow the nameplate on.

... or is that illegal?

On a red or blue jersey I use the white material that is used to "blackout" curtains. It's heavy, doesn't fray, and has kind of a plastic-ish backing. I have the Texans font on my computer and can print out whatever name I want in Photoshop with the letters 3" in height (so basically make my own template of what I want). I then cut them out, iron some "wunder-under" to it and then iron the letters on to the jersey panel.

Then my wife goes over them with the sewing machine.

AnthonyE
09-26-2007, 04:39 PM
On a red or blue jersey I use the white material that is used to "blackout" curtains. It's heavy, doesn't fray, and has kind of a plastic-ish backing. I have the Texans font on my computer and can print out whatever name I want in Photoshop with the letters 3" in height (so basically make my own template of what I want). I then cut them out, iron some "wunder-under" to it and then iron the letters on to the jersey panel.

Then my wife goes over them with the sewing machine.

How'd you get that?

HoustonJG
09-26-2007, 07:52 PM
here are some other jerseys we did

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd306/houstonjg/004.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd306/houstonjg/001.jpg

working on a battle red LEACH jersey

I will post pics when it is done

JG

AnthonyE
09-26-2007, 09:45 PM
Wow, great job on those. :O

gtexan02
09-27-2007, 09:21 AM
Do these have to be on authentic jerseys, or can you use replicas as well?

Do you have to do the whole nameplate, or do some jerseys have sewn on names?

HoustonJG
09-27-2007, 11:39 AM
Do these have to be on authentic jerseys, or can you use replicas as well?

Do you have to do the whole nameplate, or do some jerseys have sewn on names?


Authentics can be made into any name / number combination

replicas can only have the nameplate changed

HoustonJG
10-06-2007, 06:52 PM
Here is a Battle Red Leach jersey we did

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t77/jkcustomframing/011.jpg

not too many of these running around

drewmar74
10-06-2007, 08:04 PM
Sent you an email regarding a nameplate and number kit. Shoot me a reply when you get a chance.