Showing posts with label vintage clothing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vintage clothing. Show all posts

Friday, December 18, 2020

Pawn Stars Vintage T-shirt Episode - Rick Gets Rolled

I watched the Pawn Stars episode this week, Season 18, Episode 9 "Raiders of the Lost Pawn", excited because "vintage t-shirts" were involved. 


A man brings in 2 baseball raglan concert tees - one from 1982 The Who tour and 1981 Rolling Stones tour. 



He said he bought them himself and hung them in his closet for the next 40 years, unworn. This is not the best idea. A better idea is to fold your t-shirts in a closet where the sun don't shine. Hanging t-shirts can stretch out the necklines, and if you use metal hangers (it appears this man thankfully used plastic), rust lines can transfer on the shoulders of the tees.


Chum Lee expressed how cool the tees were but he wasn't an expert so they called one in. 

The expert did not appear to be an expert in my opinion. He didn't even look at the tags! The Rolling Stones dragon graphic has been reproduced thousands of times by places like Forever 21. I appreciate his mentioning "single stitch" on the hems, but you don't know what you have unless you LOOK AT THE TAGS.

The tags were not even mentioned. I take this as vintage t-shirt blasphemy. 


What size are they? If they're Small or Medium, 90% of the population will never fit in them so their value is less than if they're Large or XL. 

The expert called the Rolling Stones tee a "holy grail" and valued it at $500.

I have personally sold several vintage Rolling Stones tour tees, one from 1978 that said "Happy Birthday Mick" and had Peter Tosh on back for $420 in 2005, 

 


and one from the Pontiac Silverdome for $50 (!!!) in 2011. 

 


 

 



 I think both of these are cooler and more rare and more valuable than the generic 1981 tour tee that doesn't even have the co-bill on back, it's a list of 20 tour stops.

There were thousands of these tees made for every stop of the tour. They're not a dime a dozen, but they're not a holy grail either, especially since big box retailers are reproducing the graphic. Rick pays $300 for this, he could have bought one, even cooler, for $125 any day of the week. 

 

 

Rick ends up paying $100 for the Who tee. Rick got a decent deal on this - I would ask $200 for that tee. 

I see on their website they're now selling the Rolling Stones tee for $525 UPDATE they jacked the price to $550 yesterday and there are no pics of the tag. Silly. 

All in all, I'm disappointed there was no focus whatsoever on the TAGS of these t-shirts - that is the only way to gauge their authenticity. Very cool t-shirts, in mint condition which certainly adds value - Rick got a bad deal on one, and a good deal on the other. I give the episode B-.

Rick, if you need a t-shirt expert like Rare Books Rebecca, call me!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Behind the T-shirt - Cap's Place

Here's a 70's t-shirt from Cap's Place Island Restaurant and Bar - Lighthouse Point, Florida



The back says it's been there for 100 years so I did some digging. 


Their website claims they're Broward County's oldest restaurant - "with roots as a 1920's casino and rum-running speakeasy, it sits on an island off Lighthouse Point and can only be reached by Cap's motor launch.

 

Back in the 20's in No-Man's Land Florida, Cap Knight, Lola Knight and Al Hasis brought together a group of wooden shacks attached to an old barge which was floated up the present day intracoastal waterway from Miami to its location on Cap's Island near the fabled Hillsboro lighthouse north of Fort Lauderdale.  This was a rum-running restaurant and gambling casino, nestled on an island in the coastal marsh."

 


 Look familiar? 



"Among some of the notables who have enjoyed Cap’s creative cuisine are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Vanderbilts, the Rockefellers, Al Capone, Meyer Lansky, Casey Stengel, George Harrison, Errol Flynn, the Temptations, Susan Hayward, Gloria Swanson, Mariah Carey, "Norm" from TV's Cheers and Joe Namath. Cap's has hosted the famous and infamous for decades."

 


NORM!  

For this incredibly soft and thin authentic wearable piece of Florida's rum-running and gambling history, please visit -

vintage 70s t-shirt CAP'S PLACE bar florida soft thin burnout tee Medium Small

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Skippy HaHa Jam by Guadalajara Joe!

 Our friend Guadalajara Joe is out with a bangin' new album today - Allergic 2 Society


If that wasn't exciting enough - Track #2 is Skippy HaHa Jam

 

Check it out! The whole album is thought-provoking and funkalicious!

 

this track is about my friend Heather's awesome online vintage clothing and accessories store!
Simply visit skippyhaha.com !!!!

lyrics

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It’s an online store
vintage clothes galore!
Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated Highest

There are rad hats
That’s wear its at
Plenty of pants
So you can dance
And rad t-shirts
From wild concerts
As well as skirts
This truth don’t hurt

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
A vintage online store
Created by Heather

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated the Highest

No need to buy a vowel
There’s old school towels
Historic hockey pucks
So you won’t get stuck
Without a sweater
When in cold weather
Or perhaps a jacket
So you can make some racket

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It’s an online store
With vintage clothes galore!

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated the Highest

There’s really cool shorts
There are all sorts
And plenty of polos
So you won’t go solo
And accessories
To make memories
So Let’s go bananas
There’s even bandanas!

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
A vintage online store
Created by Heather

Skippy HaHa
Skippy HaHa
It is the best
Rated Highest

For the best in Vintage clothing
And accessories visit skippyhaha.com


Thank you Guadalajara Joe! 



Wednesday, May 06, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Is One Bag Enough, Sundae Head, Dead Fish Hat


Greetings, Wednesday! Greetings, WTF!

Let's begin with a ceramic cat wearing a rhinestone necklace. 

rhinestone cat collar


Is one bag of ice enough to instill so much fear in you that you buy extra bags of ice? 

is one bag enough


Next, I'd like to spotlight some WTFs from a few great Etsy vintage sellers: Robin Egg Surprise, Fresh to Death Vintage, and Black Market Pop.

How about a Spoil Me! frou frou terrier dog t-shirt? (via Robin Egg Surprise).


https://www.etsy.com/listing/193735013/80s-t-shirt-spoil-me-xl-yorkie-yorkshire

Here's an 80's cross stitch needlepoint of a woman with a hot fudge sundae on her head. (via Fresh to Death Vintage). 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183791314/s-a-l-e-vintage-funny-a-well-balanced

Everybody needs a real taxidermy fish attached to a trucker hat. (via Black Market Pop). 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221566814/1980s-trucker-hat-with-a-real

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf

New WTF this week: 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Clown Lounge, Sloth Lounge, Tree Lounge


Welcome to Wednesday! Welcome to WTF!

Good morning side lounging clown and teddy! Nicely organized, thrift store. 

lounging clown teddy

You could have tried harder. 

my mom is my show & tell

Hi crazy tall creepy doll. 

weird doll

Let's hug it out. 

weird doll close

Conserve energy. Carve a half assed sloth.

sloth

This seems to be a native girl figurine featuring mushrooms. 

native girls

I can't make heads or tails of it. Leapfrog?

native girls

Medieval clown straddling a clock. WTF!?

clown straddling clock

Here's the Tree Lounge Advantage VHS.

tree lounge advantage

Actual hunting scenes. At least double your chances of seeing or shooting deer.

tree lounge advantage


As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf

New WTF this week:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WTF Wednesday: Druggie Unicorn, Love Monkeys, Dangling Generators


Welcome back to WTF Wednesday!

Let's begin with some woodcarving wall mural aboard the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship. 

unicorn on drugs


Hello, drug addled unicorn. 

Here's a work of thrift store art.



Hello, drug addled mallard ducks. 

I do not understand why the grocery store has a display of life sized Valentine's monkeys for sale.



How about a permanent dryer vent cutting through the Mexican restaurant? 

dryer vent

Here's a scene from Sunday along the highway in South Carolina.

 dangling machines

The site was completely deserted with those heavy machines dangling from a cable. WTF?!

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf

New WTF this week:

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WTF Wednesday - Banana, Waffle, Aerobics


Greetings, Wednesday! Greetings WTF! 

Welcome to a short and sweet holiday edition of WTFW. 

In the past month I have found 2 food items left behind in cupboards by previous owners. Both expired in 2011.

things i found in cupboards from prior owners

Moving on to an 80's wunderproduct. 



Better off raw?And did somebody just take a bite off the front corner of that meat slab?



This 1979 book was full of black and white drawings and step by step instructions to show you how to enjoy exercise the way you've never enjoyed it before!

Last but not least, here is a waffle faced hound dog. 

peoplepets.com
Happy Holidays!

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf
 
New WTF this week:


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WTF Wednesday: Thrashing, Churning, and Caroling

Happy Wednesday! Happy WTF!

Let us begin with a question to modern society - when did it become acceptable (mandatory?) to wear head to toe black and only black? Every piece of clothing and luggage these people were wearing was black. 


 I know I dress like a pinata, but come on.

Here's some lovely hotel art signed by the photographer - Janet van Arsehole.


 Moving along to perennial favorites - 60's record albums!  The Thrasher Brothers - 

 Are Coming Your Way!


And Are Turning it On!



These people are seriously churning butter.


And The Vicksburg


 In Nashville, in white shoes, next to a river.

This looks like an interesting book. 



Gotta read it to find out which part.

Lastly some holly jolly holiday decorations.


Pretty much sums up my feelings about the holidays.



 Are you caroling, or are you barfing to death? Hard to say!

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf
 
New WTF this week:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WTF Wednesday: holidaze

Just like that, Wednesday has reappeared. 

If only a bunch of WTF would magically reappear along with it, but alas, WTF  requires me to physically go hunting for it, and this week has been too holiday rushed for that to come close to happening. 

Instead, look at this Snoopy doll.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/214248081/vintage-1980s-boy-george-culture-club

He is being offered for sale from my friend Fresh to Death Vintage. I think he is a Boy George Snoopy - "Colour by Numbers" era?  karma karma karma karma karma chameleon!

Another WTF selection from my good friend Robin Egg Surprise.

 Perverted Christmas Mice

https://www.etsy.com/listing/205600154/80s-shirt-ugly-christmas-top-holiday

That's it for this week, hope to be back at full force by next WTF Wednesday! Until then, SH Vintage is open 24/7 with no crowds and no waiting - shipping every day! 

As with all wtf wednesdays, there are no answers, only questions leading to more questions.

For more vintage wtf wonders (for sale), click here: vintage wtf
 
New WTF this week:

Thursday, December 04, 2014

3 levels of championhood

level 1: neighborhood champion


https://www.etsy.com/listing/214002054/80s-vintage-hoody-sweatshirt-champion


level 2: state champion




level 3: olympic champion


https://www.etsy.com/listing/214004270/vintage-70s-pom-pom-ski-hat-champion

i believe strangers would give you trophies and garlands, were you to wear all three at once.