As to who "started" the trend, i'm lost. Id have to say it was just a coming of time where lots of kids started to see pros with huge hoodies and tees and a lot of them being custom made sparked the idea. I know for me Ive been making tees and hoodies for years now, but rarely marketed them simply because there is not a large enough demand. Its the simple laws of economics. About a year ago I sold probably 30 custom shirts on here, but it took a long time and I heard wayyyy to much whining about my prices being too high. What most kids fail to understand is the time and money that goes into a product before it can be resold. Design time, apparel cost, print sizes, number of screens, ink quality, number of colors, shop time in producing the shirt, and many more factors all play into the final price for just a tee shirt. Most people don't even flinch when they drop $25 bucks on a quicksilver tee or hoodie and fail to realize it only costs that company a matter of cents per shirt because of the quantity they are producing them in. As for hoodies i've also sold a few here on NS, but never under a company name or trying to make money on them. They were just a few of mine that I didn't wear anymore. In closing, I think that most kids will find their hopes of making $$$ on a custom hoodie of tee shirt far harder than it seems at first. A few will manage to kick out a sweet handmade product and make a buck or two, and maybe even take it farther because thats how most companies start. But with the growing number of larger companies also catering to the "unique apparel wearing" demographic it will be harder and harder for someone with little to no business experience to be successful. I say forget paying for something someone else made and do it yourself, which i have, and it costs me pennies compared to buying an off-the-shelf product, and no one else in the world will ever wear what im wearing. Well, thats my 2 cents. Booyah!