Speaking of Roach, help me date this tag-less shirt...

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Speaking of Roach, help me date this tag-less shirt...

Post by ShirtSounds » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:42 am

I picked up another cool Roach shirt tonight, but it is missing the tag. The graphic is an iron-on type of material and says Roach '76 on it, but that obviously doesn't mean it's from 1976. The stitching where the tag was does not look modern. Shirt is soft, but not a 50/50... maybe just a soft cotton. Finally, the measurements are a bit odd. It's 19.5 pit-to-pit, but 31.5 top-to-bottom. It is for one tall and skinny dude.

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Re: Speaking of Roach, help me date this tag-less shirt...

Post by jimmyj » Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:17 am

Cool tee - but heat transfers aren't very hot. It's probably 70s
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Re: Speaking of Roach, help me date this tag-less shirt...

Post by Johnny65 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:58 pm

Late 70's for sure.

The extra length was typical of these "sports jersey" type t-shits. They were extra long so you could tuck them in and they wouldn't come untucked easily while playing sports.

Not one of Roach's more exciting iron-on designs and the measurements will make this one a tough sell.

I've ended up just donating many of these types of tees back to the thrift stores over the years.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Speaking of Roach, help me date this tag-less shirt...

Post by ShirtSounds » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:52 am

I'm almost tempted to have a friend alter it, so I can wear it... I like it. Especially if you guys say they do not sell too well, why not keep it? We'll see.
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Re: Speaking of Roach, help me date this tag-less shirt...

Post by Johnny65 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:35 pm

For sure! It's a great 70's tee. Just probably not a big ticket item.

If the pit to pit measurements fit...then just cut the length.

I've done that with many of my tees. I don't even bother hemming it. I just wear it with the raw cut edge.
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