Sunday, August 14, 2011

fresh slices

i've been shopping at thrift stores since i was in middle school, and this was back in the days when you could still find classic ringer t-shirts and shit and everyone was into that 90s-70s shit (ps. i just read that NYT magazine article on nostalgia where they were saying no one in the 90s had nostalgia and i'd just like to point out the RELENTLESS nostalgia for 70s pop culture, i mean, DUH, they did a whole record of indie rock covers of school house rock jams), so i've amassed a huge gaping maw of a collection of vintage t-shirts.

but for a while, i was really post-t-shirt. i was more into no-logo'd, anonymous clothing and the ironic t-shirt was JUST SO VERY. but a t-shirt doesn't have to be ironic if you truly truly love the subject matter with all of your heart. and so it is that i have been on an insane ebay jag, picking up t-shirts for things i truly, truly love. like peter savile designed new order imagery, the new mutants (i bought ANOTHER one), Miss Diana Ross, and moto-cross (ok, maybe this one is slightly ironic).
these new additions fit in really nicely with other t-shirts i've recently pulled from the vault, like my prized balenciaga scuba collection t-shirt (for which i paid $20 at the end of the season) and my vintage proto-Givenchy golden retriever t-shirt. the only thing i've been wanting to wear lately is a simple uniform of a nice fitting t-shirt and pleated shorts, which is maybe why i haven't felt so inspiring as to post in a while. but HERE YOU GO!! take what you can get out of me. (i was planning to do this post even before i saw jane's, but we are on TWIN VIBEZ CUZ YOU ARE MY HEART, GHURL).

now, to find a good condition Designing Women t-shirt, and i can retire on the satisfaction dividends of my 401Gay.


Marie said...

I LOVE THEM ALL!!!!!! But maybe New Mutants best, for now. If you find a Designing Women t-shirt you better get TWO. I love me some DELTA BURKE

Andrew said...

I'll taaaakkkkeeeeeee... 4 slices

blue roses said...

nostalgia for bygone times was perhaps a bit more subdued; from what i understand, the 1980s were a bit much to recover from aesthetically. but agreed, it was there, in its subtle waves.

love that golden retriever....

anasimpson said...

i have always been a big fan of vintage t-shirts. i love wearing them. thanks for bringing it into my attention.
vintage t-shirts