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Relic t-shirts

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by radiocaster, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've bought a couple recently from the net, from different places, and they all look like something people would have considered a poor silk-screening job 20 or 30 years ago. I'm not going to return them, but they look like they've been washed 50-100 times, except for the t-shirt material, which looks new.

    Not that big of a deal, but I can imagine they won't look that good once they've really been washed 50 times.
     
  2. Sparky2

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    Photos?

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    Christmas and birthdays, T-shirts with cars and guitars seem to come my way:cool:
    They start out as "dress" shirts, slowly become work shirts, and when the relicing process is over they become shop rags:rolleyes:
     
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    I just ordered an old atomic rooster t shirt and a wishbone ash last year.
    Not great, but, good enough.. Only issue is sizing from different countries.
     
  5. 985plowboy

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    You bought a relic T-shirt sight unseen and are dissatisfied with the amount of fake wear.
    A risk you take I guess...

    You must have received “heavy relic”.
    Did they not offer “closet classic” as an option?
     
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    But how is the tone?
     
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  7. radiocaster

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    While I greatly dislike all that sort of artificial flaws, I get it.

    It's very similar to what happened to handmade items after the Industrial Revolution. Items began being made with flaws to distnguish them from machine made items.

    These days, we can perfectly reproduce things in even small quantities, but constant perfection to some is sterile. Hence the artificial flaw.

    For moe informationl find a tube vs. modeling amp discussion.
     
  9. unixfish

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    I wear the same 4 or 5 t-shirts every day on rotation. Some are a decade or two old. Naturally reliced. All ugly as heck now. My wife hates them. But hey - they are comfy.

    The new shirt look is long gone and missed, though. I feel your "pain".
     
  10. buster poser

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    I have roughly 200 Ts going back some 31 years. They relic soon enough on their own. ;)

    I don't mind when the silk-screening is meant to be poor/aged (I think I have a couple of car shirts like this), but most of that "stressed cotton" stuff I've purchased is garbage. They never seem to fit right and whatever process they use to soften the fabric makes it very weak and prone to seams breaking, etc.
     
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    My wife disposes of my naturally reliced T shirts - apparently they make excellent rags
     
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    I'm still wearing my 1968 Pacific Coast Enduro T-Shirt; except it is has been repurposed as as Depends. Gets washed a lot.
     
  13. bowman

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    I'm quite a relic myself, so an old T shirt looks natural on me...
     
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    Get you some Relic Boots too .

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  15. Lost_N_Austin

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    I began stacking my freshly washed T-shirts so that I could begin rotating though the ones I wear each day.

    I decided the stack was getting a bit precarious so I decided to sort them by type and put some away.

    102 straight days of a different T-shirt and I still have some left to go through. The Black one is a Dick Dale shirt in case you were wondering.

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    I have some relic underwear I'll sell ya.
     
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    'Distressed' is a big thing now. I'm a printer and do 'em pretty often.
     
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    I just threw out a drawer full of band teeshirts from the '80s. Not because they were in a worn condition, but because they no longer fit over my 70 year old bod.
     
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    I thought I was done mourning the loss of "Ol' Blue" and "Rusty." This brings it all back again. Godspeed my faithful old T-shirt. Godspeed.
     
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