February 11, 2010 by Jimmy J · 1 Comment
eBay Seller: vintage retro wear
Years of Service: 9
Policies: If you arent happy I’ll fix it.
Motto: “I like my beer cold, stereo loud and tees Deadstock.”
Very few vintage t-shirt stores on eBay can boast almost 10 years of consistency with over 100k stellar transactions – but Vintage Retro Wear can. Truth be told, this operation was one I spied on quite frequently for Defunkd inspiration. I was amazed at how they always had an uncanny supply of mint, yet true vintage t-shirts. Later I would come to realize it was the result of the illusive dead-stock aka NOS discovery. Matt from VRW has managed to make a few of the biggest deadstock discoveries by a vintage t-shirt prospector, two warehouses jam packed with them.
Matt’s foray in to the world of vintage started with a guilty conscious, “I donated all of my rock tees to Salvation Army in the late 90s before I realized their value” he confesses. A few years later he rescued so many vintage tees that he was actually capable of outfitting an army; so his debt to vintage society was paid in full.
VRW also carries a wicked selection of rock collectibles (wallets, bandanas) as well as vintage clothing from head to toe. The most expensive t-shirt in their store is a vintage Transcelestians tee coming in at paltry $29,000 with plenty of gems in the $15-50 range.