Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

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Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

Post by FreshBaby » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:43 pm

Just curious what everyone thought the future value of newer skate shirts would be IE: Billabong, Hurley, Element, Volcom, DC, etc. Also, what do you think future value holds for Hollister and Abercrombie polo's? The ones with the seagull and moose of course! I personally don't know about the skate gear, but I think the polo's could be worth a little bit ala the lacoste trend of a few years back. Thanks ya'll
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Re: Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

Post by CRAZYBUBBA » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:39 pm

Honestly, I don't think so. They're really overproduced and not very unique. People buy vintage because it's representative of something special in a bygone era or unique.
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Post by jimmyj » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:05 pm

It's tough to say what will roll back around again..I hope it wont be Aber and Holl - it's so inexpensive and mass produced. Lacoste polos were mass produced but definitely not on the same scale and were actually pricey back then and much better quality so they withstood the test of time. They were also closely associated with the cliche preppy movement which had a revival and basically paved the way for Aber/Holl college kids to pop their collars. Will there be a revival on the revival? I hope not.

All of those skate brands have gone mainstream - which you could compare to OP in the 80s, which has never really come around vintage wise.

The t-shirt market exploded after 2000 with every Tom, Dick and Harriet creating their own lines, brands, tags. Can you imagine trying to document that in the future? I can't. Nor will I! My cutoff line is 1999. ;)
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Re: Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

Post by lord ched » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:26 pm

Not exactly a skater shirt, but I'm sure the Threadless stuff will be worth scratch someday. Too artsy not to be- people cherish those ones unlike your average graphic tee.
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Re: Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

Post by CRAZYBUBBA » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:56 pm

If you go into an Abercrombie store almost everything in there is a vintage repro. In the future, I think that people will still appreciate vintage style, but until that is matched by vintage quality the second hand market for those goods will flounder. This is the current predicament of modern corporate skateboard brands.

T-shirts are the one aspect of vintage clothing where I actually prefer the reproductions. I like being able to have a soft shirt with the screenprint of my choosing without having to worry about wear and tear.

Ditto for modern Japanese Denim brands, I love their stuff.
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Re: Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

Post by FreshBaby » Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:00 pm

Thanks for the input guys. I was just a little curious about this subject...I know that the major brands are very saturated in the market but as far as their designs, I believe they only make them for a few months and come with new ones. Now, how many they print of the designs is beyond me (probably tens of thousands) I wouldn't expect them to be worth a ton of money maybe like 10$ each or so perhaps..and I am really only curious, because I bought a warehouse full of this kind of stuff...it averaged like 1$ a shirt what I paid....I figure I'd hold on to them for about 20 years and then try and sell them. I guess only time will tell if it was a good investment or not!!!
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Re: Will newer skate shirts be worth anything in the future?

Post by CRAZYBUBBA » Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:28 pm

Fresh, it makes more sense to just resell the stuff right now.

I periodically buy containers of "seconds" and department store overstock and there is definitely more profit to be had in flipping the goods now than holding onto a large quantity of goods in the hope that they may someday be worth something.
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