Remember the day you discovered Kinkos would let you print your own calendar? (1998: The Men of Chappaqua, New York.)
Well, we?ve come a long way, baby.
The newest player in the print-your-own category is PAOM (or Print All Over Me), an e-comm shop and design website where you can upload any image and have it printed on an article of clothing.
Sound like Zazzle? The difference here is that the blank canvases are remarkably on trend. Think ?80s-inspired one-piece swimsuits ($98), boxy-chic shift dresses ($85) and fall-ready nylon bomber jackets ($120).
Here?s how it works: After creating an account, you choose an article of clothing from PAOM?s current collection. Then upload any snapshot, drawing or pattern you?ve created. (We went with a classic tank and a fun sunglasses photo we recently took.) The image will be superimposed on the garment, and you can play around with placement and scale. When you?re happy with the design, place your order and wait a few weeks for your creation to arrive.
Anyone can opt to sell their masterpiece in the PAOM store, and though we?re usually wary of such things, we have to admit that the for-sale designs are pretty darn sophisticated. This fruity backpack ($65) for instance? Genius.