Cool Try


*ORDERS ARE NOW ARRIVING IN 2-7 WEEKS DUE TO COVID-19. Thank you for your patience with this one man operation =)



Everything here is part of a one man operation :-)

Ryan De La Hoz, San Francisco, CA (this is my main site)


Someone on the internet once asked "Is "cool try" a snide remark or a compliment?"

My reply is a work in progress:

Cool Try is an inside joke. Do you want in? You're in!
Cool Try is a positive state of mind.


United States = $5 for one item $1 each additional item
Canada = $8 for one item $2 each additional item
Everywhere Else = $10 for one item $3 each additional item

United States = $4 for one zine $1 with others
Everywhere Else = $5 for one zine $2 with others

I ship every Tuesday + Wednesday!

The shirts are made to order, which means that I don't make them until you order them. This makes the shirts as artisan as graphic tees can get and ensures that there aren't thousands of my shirts at the mall, or in shelves at my studio. Remember, this is a one man operation. As such please expect up to a 3-4 week wait for orders, 5-6 weeks for international. The majority of the time you will receive your shirts way under these time frames though!



Right now I am only doing Men's classic fit (Plenty of ladies rock them too!)

Black shirts are printed on 5.3 oz cotton (Medium Weight)
White shirts are printed on 4.5 oz cotton (Standard Weight)

All shirts are pre shrunk. For best care wash on cold and hang dry, or tumble dry low/hang dry. (Simply follow the care instructions on the tag)  

Crewnecks are printed on 7.75 oz pill-resistant air jetspun cotton yarn and 1x1 Lycra® spandex ribbed collar and cuffs. Fully double-needle stitched. Made from 50% preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester.

Size Chart (White Shirts):
Small:width 18 inches, Length 27 inches
Medium:20 in,  28 in
Large:22 in, 29 in
XL:24 in, 30 in

(Black Shirts):
Small:width 17.5 inches, Length 27.5 inches
Medium:20.2 in,  28.7 in
Large:21.6 in, 29.5 in
XL:24 in, 31.1 in

(All Sweatshirts):

Small:width 19 inches, Length 25 inches
Medium:22 in,  27 in
Large:24 in, 27 in
XL:25 in, 27 in

The shirts are DTG printed (direct to garment).
This is how the pros (who want photorealistic graphics) do it. DTG means that the ink is IN the fabric so the graphic is bold and fades well and the shirt is soft since the graphic becomes part of the shirt.

The graphic is on top of dark items since a white under base is necessary to retain the crisp imagery. 


Cool Try only accepts returns for store credit or exchanges.

I accept returns on items that are in new condition. I reserve the right to refuse an exchange if the item is determined to not be in new condition.

The cost of return postage is paid by the customer for exchange or store credit. All returns must be made within 7 days of the item being received. Email me =)

Stay cool!

Ryan De La Hoz