I love a good vintage t shirt because they come with their own story. You can feel it in their beaten up nature and nostalgic imagery. They got soulll.
Finding the right one for you requires a bit of self exploration. You should pick one that speaks to your personality and quirks. For me I had to scoop up this vintage porsche t because I identify with the car theme (last name being Autio) and the silly spirit / demon in the driver’s seat. A clear no-brainer.
I also have a surfing Ronald McDonald t and one with a skeleton dancing above the words “Alive and Dying” because I have a twisted sense of humor. Maybe you’re more of a pink panther or 80s Hawaiian vacation tee person. It’s for you to find out.
There really is nothing cooler than a vintage shirt that fits your vibe. Much like carrying a Chloe or LV bag, it’s a peacocking piece.
I fully believe in quality when choosing one. Simple, clever graphics go a long way. Beaten in fabrics go miles. Don’t be afraid to splurge a little - I promise you a really rad $100 tee will get you more mileage than a few fast fashion pieces ever will.
And with that here are my top picks off Etsy:
paper thin and neutral, just how I like them
Vintage Apache Junction Tee / Etsy / $15
faded colors and unique typography A+
Vintage Arizona Tee / Etsy / $25
for instant street cred and nods of respect
Mt. Kilimanjaro Pole Pole T-Shirt / Etsy / $30
love the striking graphic and that it's a cheap festival tee
Edinburgh Festival Tee / Etsy / $18
pretty colors combined with a baggy fit
Tropical Flower Hawaii Tee / Etsy / $22
this cobalt blue print is beyond cool
Vintage Florida Shirt / Etsy / $38
whimsical 90s vibe IM SOLD
Helium Band Tee / Etsy / $35
obsessed with the faded watercolors and the design that continues onto the back
80s Daytona Beach Tourist Shirt / Etsy / $27
I feel like this is what Abercrombie was going for
Vintage Panama Canal Shirt / Etsy / $27
and for a splurge ... this original pine knob festival shirt for all my Michigan people
Vintage Pine Knob T Shirt / Etsy / $125