UPDATE: This previously ran on August the 28th but because we never get bored of a good rock tee we thought we’d bring it back.
When I bump into our videographer around our office, she stops me dead in my tracks and I ask “where is your t-shirt from?”. This usually becomes the start of our conversation. Her tees always look traveled, like they have had a blast at some awesome concert, had a gritty road trip out west, or got drunk on some crazy night. They look loved and loved back, faded and beautiful, with washed out graphics and little holes that she sews up with bright-colored thread.
She has a beautiful, curated collection of tees that I always want to know more about. They tell something about her that fascinates me; I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but I just love how you can tell that there’s a lot of love behind the purchase of each tee and that she wanted it to be part of her life because it meant something to her. Here she shares why she bought four of her favorite vintage tees:
The Zeppelin tee I bought recently on eBay. They’re my favorite band of all time, and the likelihood of finding a shirt in a thrift shop is next to impossible these days, so…
if I could come back in time, I’d be an 18-year-old at a Zeppelin show. In fact, the guy who I bought the shirt from saw them in ‘71. Jealous.
The “life is grand” shirt is from Wes Lang… not him personally. I started following his blog and one day noticed he was putting some of his stuff on shirts… just cut it down a bit
and voila. Love his aesthetic.
The lightning bolt surfboard shirt I bought on eBay, too. I don’t know the age but it’s definitely on the older side. I just love everything about it – the color, the graphic, the holiness…
The plain tee was just a men’s undershirt I found at a thrift sho, but it had been worn so amazingly perfectly…it kind of became a burnout on its own. A sweet ex-co-worker over-dyed it for me
and mended it with little bits of red thread. She really made it that much cooler with just a few simple changes. Perfect basic!
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