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September 22, 2010

Announcement: New Grok On! Shirts Available

By Mark Sisson
49 Comments

They’re long overdue, and finally here. The myriad of email requests worked. I present to you, women Grok On! shirts:

Lady Grok V Neck Lady Grok V Neck

Lady Grok Tank Tops Lady Grok Tank Tops Lady Grok Tank Tops

The white on purple V-Neck is a 100% fine jersey cotton. The black on light-turquoise Tank Top is a form-fitting tri-blend racerback (50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon). One of my crew members wore the tank to the gym yesterday and gave it her workout-worthy stamp of approval. Both are high-quality, American Apparel-brand shirts, and available at PrimalBlueprint.com for $19.95 a piece.

24 HOUR CALL-IN SPECIAL OFFER:


For the next 24 hours you can get both Grok on! shirts, the purple V-neck and the light-turquoise tank, for only $29.92 (that’s 50% off the second shirt) by calling 888-774-6259 (or 310-317-4414). (Offer not available online and discount not available for the unisex black/red shirt or white/black shirt.)

And ladies, if you want to show off your Grokness, the new shirts work just like the old shirts. Email me a photo of you wearing a Grok on! shirt, and I’ll toss it up on the community “Grok in the Wild” photostream.

Let me know what you think!

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Mia
Mia
6 years 4 days ago

I really love the colors and design of each! I will have to decide which to order; and with that special deal it may have to be both ๐Ÿ™‚

Grok On and love the shirts!

Louise
Louise
6 years 4 days ago

I was really hoping for a girly/curvy version of the existing red/black shirt. I like the giant leaping Grok graphic–and I’m not a huge fan of butt-text. ;^)

Maybe one day my print(s) will come…? (oooh–couldn’t resist!)

gilliebean
6 years 3 days ago

Louise! I agree!!

Andrea / True Nourishment
6 years 3 days ago

Agree as well! Right there on the picture you can see they don’t fit as well as they could…

Maria
Maria
6 years 4 days ago

Just ordered the Tank top — love the color and style, can’t wait to Grok out in it!!

Julia B
Julia B
6 years 4 days ago

I am SO excited about these shirts! First of all, thanks for the truly feminine styles/cuts and the humorous text on the booty ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I’m SO pleased the shirts are made by American Apparel! Your consciousness for humanity and the earth shows no bounds. Grok on, Mark and worker bees!

Shelley
6 years 4 days ago

Hmmm… I really do appreciate the thought but since most people won’t get the Primal Blueprint reference, the butt “Grok On” seems almost like “Hop On”, or something else disturbingly suggestive… not sure I’m loving that. Or maybe I’m just too old and don’t live in S. California. I am proudly sporting my black and red Grok On shirt, however, as I type!

gilliebean
6 years 3 days ago

Shelley, I agree with you and I live in SoCal. The Grok On on the butt is a little too Juicy-Couture for me. That said, I like the tank. And I do like my “Get Primal” t-shirt too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Christina
Christina
6 years 3 days ago

Yeah, I’m not a big fan of the Grok On on the butt. I would’ve preferred it on the back like on the men’s shirts. I will probably just order one of the unisex shirts if I order one.

C2H5OH
C2H5OH
6 years 3 days ago

Just like “Rape me” ๐Ÿ˜€

Toni
Toni
6 years 3 days ago

Agreed! Not a fan of the butt-advertisement. Kinda like the teenagers with the print on the back of their shorts…or the Victoria Secret PINK sweatpants. That seems like an oxymoron.

PrimalBabe
PrimalBabe
6 years 4 days ago

Love the purple Vneck!! Super cute & feminine!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Vicki
6 years 4 days ago

Any advise on sizing?

Erin
Erin
6 years 3 days ago

Vicki,

Not sure about the tank top, but if the purple shirt is printed on a regular American Apparel v-neck tee, I can say get a medium at least. I’m pretty small (35″ bust, 24×34″ pants, about a size 4 dress shirt), and the ladies’ sizing AA t-shirts are too small for me. I usually like to wear the mens’ smalls, so the other Grok shirts might be an option as well.

Vicki
6 years 2 days ago

Thanks – I’m about the same size, so I appreciate the example!

Big Guy
Big Guy
6 years 3 days ago

Sorry … those are ugly tees! Dislike the design arrangements, colors, and shapes. Just so I’m not blowing smoke but being friendly and productive: I’ll take up the gauntlet and design a couple you can either love or hate. How’s that? I’ll send them soon.

Sarah
Sarah
6 years 3 days ago
Hi Mark, That’s all very well, but how do us International Grokettes get our mitts on ’em…? There’s NO WAY I can afford to call the US from the UK (you will, of course, know that it won’t be toll-free outside the mainland United States). I’m not sure about the arse-text, either… Purple is, however, my very favourite colour (closely followed by turquoise/aqua, but that looks a bit dull to me). I did have an idea for a shirt but, now I think about it, it is rather lame… Oh and where’s the size chart? I’m a UK size 4-6… Read more »
Christina
Christina
6 years 3 days ago

Awesome! You have to get some PB sweatshirts/hoodies now that fall/winter is upon us. ๐Ÿ™‚

FairyRae
FairyRae
6 years 3 days ago

LOVE this idea! I’d totally sport a Grok(kette?) hoodie!

Will be getting the tank soon!! I will love working out in it!! Woo hoo!!!

gilliebean
6 years 3 days ago

Agreed! Hoodies would be awesome!

Teri
Teri
6 years 3 days ago

First, I like the looks of shirts for women. If you all don’t like the writing then just tuck it in, or cut it off and wear it short!

Clint White
Clint White
6 years 3 days ago

I’d love to get a men’s Grok Tank-top.
Hope that’s in the future!!

Family Grokumentarian
6 years 3 days ago

Sorry…the butt text killed an otherwise very cute shirt for me. Tacky, and even if it weren’t, not all of us PB ladies are superfit Mrs. Grok hotties (yet, anyway) who can get away with having attention drawn there.

Not usually a negative Nelly, but wanted to second what others were saying so that subsequent ladies’ designs might not feature butt text.

Jenny
Jenny
6 years 3 days ago

Yeah, I was thrilled to see a v-neck shirt but… butt text? Uh no.

Oh well. I’ll probably get a red and black one and sew it to have more waist curve.

Alyssa
Alyssa
4 years 2 months ago

+1

Elizabeth Hull
6 years 3 days ago

Yeah, butt text is out for those of us, fit or not yet fit, who have some dignity and sense of morality. Single or married, women should not be advertising anything on their butts. Degrading. Too bad because purple is my favorite color and I would have ordered one otherwise. I might be going primal but I’m not losing my religion!

TaraLeigh
TaraLeigh
6 years 3 days ago

The shirts are fabulous!! Great job.

Wilma Flintstone
Wilma Flintstone
6 years 3 days ago

I am presuming that the light colored garment underneath the green tank is the model’s own undershirt that she is wearing due to modesty or whatever. I suggest that you reshoot this product to show *only* the shirt on offer. It’s confusing. Thank you!

balabushka
balabushka
6 years 3 days ago

<– vote for tank tops for men!

dragonmamma
dragonmamma
6 years 3 days ago

Another non-fan of the butt text.

Louise
Louise
6 years 3 days ago
Not to belabor the point, I’m thinking that many women would like to get girl-shaped versions of the “unisex” t-shirt with the full-scale image of powerful, joyful, leaping Grok. That way the basic look is the same, just female-shaped: different but equal. Threadless does this with all their t-shirts (male and female versions of all images). I love this site to pieces–it’s unusual that I *want* to wear labelled/marketing material. It’s just that to me, these tees feel a little like a pink Swiss Army knife or gun or something. I really hope the black/red tees are offered soon. I’d… Read more »
Primal Hound
Primal Hound
6 years 3 days ago

I was so excited about the women’s shirts, but I’m also a little disappointed. I was all ready for a black T, like the men’s, but in a ladies cut. I’m not sure what I’ll do.

Adam Crafter
Adam Crafter
6 years 3 days ago

Not really impressed by these offerings,
Meh on the butt logo.

BarbeyGirl
6 years 3 days ago

I like the butt text! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not a huge fan of the girly colors (particularly purple – ick – but that’s just a matter of opinion).

Is the tank top fitted enough to wear without the huge sports bra (or whatever) underneath?

misathemeb
6 years 3 days ago

i love it! i’m thinking of getting the purple-hey i’ll take butt text over boob text anyday. the girls are small but i don’t need to draw someone to read my chest either ;p

Julie
Julie
6 years 3 days ago

Love the tank!

You can find a size chart on American Apparel’s wholesale site.

Julia
Julia
6 years 3 days ago

Man…people can be so harsh! I understand others’ opinions…butMark and worker bees–thank you again for laboring to create fashionable options for grokettes. We asked for more figure flattering options, and I think you all went above and beyond. Even if the styles don’t suit everyone (and, how could you please everyone?) I appreciate the effort and thoughtfulness that went into this endeavor!

Claire
Claire
6 years 3 days ago

Maybe women just want nice, but plain t-shirts that FIT THEM!

No butt text or purple required…

lisser
lisser
6 years 2 days ago

Love the purple. Dont love the text on the back, definitely too a la “Juicy” for me. Red/Black like the guys in a femme version would be cool too.

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5 years 11 months ago

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Grok Wear
5 years 10 months ago

Insert politician head: “I am the creater of http://www.grokwear.com and I approve this message!”

From one t-shirt designer to another, Nice design ๐Ÿ™‚

Janice Davison
Janice Davison
4 years 7 months ago

So . . . why do I see just xs and s in the womens’ shirts? Some of us (especially us newbies) wear XL. I would love top wear the new T if you made one that fit me.

deb b
deb b
4 years 7 months ago

I have had the purple one with me (planning on submitting photos to MDA) on the Appalachian trail (where it crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway), but it was SO cold I couldn’t bear to take my coat off. Also, planned on my own “paddleboard” photo in Puerto Rico (it started raining)….wonder how many adventures I’ll have with my GROK ON shirt ‘near by’?

Matt
Matt
1 year 3 months ago

Are the T-Shirts no longer available? I can’t find them in the store anywhere.

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