Nostalgia’s not dead. It’s just way pricier.
But, if you’re going for that vintage look and have some extra coin buried deep within your sofa cushions, here’s your chance because the Captain’s Vintage—an online clothing store specializing in vintage t-shirts—has a wide array of generously priced original shirts, including some head turning first-run touring tees and posthumous 80s marketing swag.
If you’re the perpetual hoarder who refuses to dustbin a 1982 Black Flag sized small t-shirt—even though you’re pushing extra large these days—you might be sitting on something safer than your 401k plan. And if you need to unload some cardboard boxes chock-full of old tees to make room for the newly christened baby’s room, Captain Vintage will probably pay you some decent dough to take them off your hands.
Nonetheless, we found ourselves milling through the retailer’s website and there are several gems listed:
80s The Ramones Animal Boy Tour t-shirt Small
From 1986, this Ramones shirt is from the Animal Boy Tour. There is no mention on what it smells like. Asking Price: $599.99
80s NWT Wendy’s Original Where’s the Beef Deadstock t-shirt Small
A classic piece of Americana. If you don’t know where the beef is, you really missed out. Asking Price: $49.99
80s Suicidal Tendencies Skull Logo Thrash t-shirt Medium
This Suicidal Tendencies t-shirt is from one of their first east coast tours in the 1980’s. It does have stain on it from what we assume is Pepsi. Asking Price: $399.99
80s Sid Vicious Mug Shot Boy London t-shirt Small
This rare shirt comes from BOY in London and was made in 1979 or 1980 after his arrest for murder. Asking Price: $1,999.99.
80s Blank Off White Screen Stars Soft t-shirt Small
This is not a vintage t-shirt for Plain White T’s, it is literally a plain white t-shirt. Asking Price: $34.99.
80s The Smiths Morrissey Marr Promo Picture t-shirt Small
This early 1980’s shirt from The Smiths features Morrissey and Marr in a happier time. Asking Price: $279.99
80s I’m Colorado Proud Rainbow Pride Deadstock t-shirt Medium
Show love for the great state of Colorado. Asking Price: $39.99
80s Dead Kennedys Nazi Punk F@#$ Off Tank Top Small
Other than missing a collar and a couple of sleeves, this Nazi Punks Fuck Off shirt is as good as the day it was made. Asking Price: $199.99.
70s Chicago Jazz Festival t-shirt Small
Were you at the Chicago Jazz Fest in the late 1970’s? It won’t matter if you get this shirt. Just tell people you were. Asking Price: $69.99
80s New York Jets Cliff Engle Wool Sweater Large
Keep your butt fumble warm with this sweet vintage NY Jets sweater. Mark Sanchez approved. Asking Price: $129.99
80s Karate Kid 2 Movie Bonsai Tree Deadstock t-shirt Medium
“Daniel-san, lie become truth only if person wanna believe it.” This is the coolest shirt you’ll ever see. Asking Price: $59.99
70s “Is that a Pickle in Your Pants?” Funny t-shirt Medium
This is the deal of the day. Literally the best money you can spend. Asking Price: $26.99