This retro satin Women's fit hoodie was inspired by Robert Smith's starry satin-cuffed hoodie (worn onstage in 2019 & 2022), his Schecter electric-acoustic guitar, and the skewed hanging stars on The Cure's Greatest Hits CD cover. The base color of the hoodie is charcoal (almost black), with a randomized pattern of varied white and grey-toned stars, and The Cure logo. The cuffs and waist are gathered with a stretchy elastic hem. The dark bronze metal zipper-pull provides an old-school punk aesthetic. It's the perfect weight for spring and early summer stargazing at the edge of the deep green sea, and outdoor concert on chilly nights.
See SIZE CHART (in the photos) for exact dimensions, and compare it to one of your favorite hoodies or sweatshirts from your existing wardrobe. Width is armpit-to-armpit, and length is shoulder-seam to the bottom of hem. These don't stretch much, so when in doubt, size up. The polyester fabric is custom printed, cut and sewn together for each order. The printer does not accept returns or size exchanges, so please ask me questions before finalizing your order.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Treat your Curethreads like they are fancy lingerie for best results.
HAND WASH (recommended): Use COLD water and a small amount of gentle detergent. DO NOT use fabric softener. Before washing, close the zipper and turn the garment inside out. Rinse with cold water and lay flat inside a folded, clean towel and press to absorb excess water, then lay flat or hang to air dry.
MACHINE WASH: zip, turn inside out, and wash alone in a mesh garment bag using your washer's shortest, gentlest cycle. Tumble dry on extra low heat in garment bag if necessary. Recommended: Lay flat or hang to dry for best color retention. DO NOT dry clean, do not wring, do not iron.
.: 94% polyester, 6% spandex
.: Regular women's fit
.: Gold-toned metal zipper and pull
.: Black drawstrings
.: Two lined front pockets
Printed and shipped from China
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Curethreads are designed by Kate. Her graphics are sent electronically to print shops who print orders on demand, and ship them directly to your door. This is called “drop shipping.” Most of these print companies are located in the USA. Select items (primarily shirts and mugs) can be printed in locations in the UK, EU, Canada, China, and Australia. This is why you’ll see items marked as “EU ITEM ONLY” or categorized in the EU Shop section. When you order an item printed within your own country or territory, you avoid paying a premium for international shipping expenses, while reducing your carbon footprint.
In most cases, the answer is yes. However, international shipping may cost an additional $10-$30 USD PER ITEM. Import/export taxes will automatically be added to US items at checkout. In some cases you may also be required to pay duties to your local post office when the package arrives. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter whether the item is a “gift” or not. If you want to send it as a gift, but don’t want the recipient to have to pay duties, have the item delivered to yourself.
For best results, use my home-tested method: Treat Curethreads like lingerie. 🖤
1. Prep: Spot clean stains with mild detergent and cold water.
2. Turn all items inside-out before laundering, including socks!
3. Sort: Wash similar fabrics & colors together to prevent fading, friction, fuzzies, and pilling. I use mesh bags.
4. Lesson learned: DO NOT WASH Curethreads with JEANS.
5. Hand wash or machine wash on Delicates or Gentle cycle with cold water.
6. Use a mild laundry detergent. NEVER USE bleach, vinegar, or fabric softener. These weaken the bond of the fabric + ink.
7. Hang or lay flat to dry (including socks!)
8. Roll rather than fold.
All prints were created with a hot printing press, so AVOID HOT WATER to retain color & contrast.
Jan 22, 2024
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