I've seen references across this board to dishonest tee sellers who buy blanks and print on them for resale. Could anyone start a list to stop people like me from supporting people who print modern repros? It would be much appreciated.
Tinalove1991 (all fakes)
Academyclothiers (most if not all)
I have however bought a couple items from Academy Clothiers, both authentic. And besides the inflated shipping price, a good experience. However buyer's should beware of sellers with return policies that read like theirs:
We accept returns for store credit only. There will be a 15% restocking fee. Buyer is responsible for shipping the goods being returned. The goods must be returned in the same condition as the original purchase.
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-T-SHIRT-M-M ... 2558f3dd96" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Again, it's all rumors...so review their stock, make a purchase, make up your own mind. It's interesting to hear Hermosa's comments after a purchase. I've never purchased from them. If anyone else has any dealings with AC let us know.
If it is TP I would assume they also have a boatload of originals still. When TP attempted a website only biz (from tinypony.com) it appeared as though everything they had posted was the real deal - they got quite a bit of negative feedback in a few t-shirt related blogs, and stood by the legitimacy of their website operation.
the thread is here:
http://tcritic.com/archives/real-vintag ... tiny-pony/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I actually believed them at that point, but it was too little too late. Plus they still adamantly denied the allegations about the eBay bootlegging.
Whatever is going on in certain parts of Cali is disturbing. Greed is getting the better of certain individuals in the biz. It will always be an issue though, given the scarcity of this inventory. The lure of producing one's own inventory will always be tempting.
The first pic is my shirt and is an original from 1987.
The second one is a Rainbowgasoline shirt printed on a 80s deadstock size small screen stars shirt.
The third and fourth pics are Academyclothiers.
I'll say this: At least rainbow printed his on a screen stars shirt...it's like academy isn't even trying anymore.
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But the bottom one the colors are way off too...Anthrax is supposed to be yellow, it's orange.
The Acadameyclothiers shirt is obviously something he or she picked up second hand. Looks like a late 1990's-early 2000's repro that would have been sold at a flea market etc (Made in Honduras, I.E. post NAFTA). I doubt its something the seller cooked up themselves. I think this is what Lord Ched was getting at.
http://cgi.ebay.com/vintage-1987-ANTHRA ... 1e5a865f4e
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