So Long Defunkd Marketplace

May 16, 2018 by Jimmy J ·  

Dearest Users of Defunkd; Sadly, we're closing the marketplace portion of our operation. There's a combination of things that have...

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A Screen Stars Timeline

December 6, 2016 by Jimmy J ·  

Screen Stars is the most recognizable vintage t-shirt brand from the 1980s and likely the heaviest circulated brand in that...

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Is This Jesus on an Iron Maiden T-Shirt?

October 6, 2016 by Jimmy J ·  

We've seen claims of Jesus' image appearing in everything: bread, potato chips, mud...and even a piece of ham. And this...

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Let’s Be Good To Bad Otis

August 11, 2016 by Jimmy J ·  

In legendary vintage t-shirt artist news, Greg Link aka Bad Otis, suffered a series of strokes due to undetected hypertension....

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What’s The Holy Grail of Star Wars T-Shirts?

December 20, 2015 by Jimmy J ·  

Han, Leia and Luke are back. The box office is booming. Fans and critics are raving. And of course original...

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pHuck Your T-Shirt

September 15, 2015 by Wax and Threads ·  

Surely you've done it. It's mail day, and there's a package with your name on it. You tear open the...

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The Life & Tees of DJ AM

August 3, 2015 by Jimmy J ·  

In 2009 I was lucky enough to interview DJ AM about all things vintage tees. What impressed me more about...

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Hangin’ Tough

May 14, 2015 by Jimmy J ·  

From time to time I track down some of the world's most notable vintage t-shirt collectors for an interview. I've...

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Beastie Barry

November 13, 2014 by Jimmy J ·  

This week's episode, Big Baby Ball is by far our favorite episode so far. Is it because it references the...

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Love is a Mixtape

September 25, 2014 by Jimmy J ·  

The Goldbergs have returned! Back in May I geeked out and watched every episode from the first season and documented...

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Etsy Joins Our Washington Ban!

September 9, 2014 by Jimmy J ·  

Wooo whoooo! Back on July 27 we penned an open letter to Etsy inviting them to participate in our ban...

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August 19, 2014 by Jimmy J ·  

I don't usually get choked up when a celebrity passes, but Robin Williams is an exception. Like many 80s kids...

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Who Is A. Curtis Greeley?

July 28, 2014 by Jimmy J ·  

It's a damn good question and maybe you can help answer it! Our most recent vintage t-shirt shipment contained some...

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Dear Etsy re: Washington’s R-Word

July 27, 2014 by Jimmy J ·  

Dearest Etsy, Hi, I'm Defunkd. Not sure if you even know I exist, but, in the last few years our...

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Thrift Trip Advisor: Headphones & Hand Sanitizer

July 17, 2014 by Wax and Threads ·  

It's been nearly a decade since my first multi-day marathon picking trip. One of my best friends Glen (eBay and...

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