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Help Identifying a "Rats" T-Shirt

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:48 am
by mrs_stout
Is this a Boomtown Rats T-Shirt (Oneita label)? Please say yes :)
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80s Rats T-Shirt
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Re: Help Identifying a "Rats" T-Shirt

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:51 pm
by RyanB
The oldest oneita shirts I've seen are early 90's. It could be I just haven't come across an 80's one though. According to wikipedia they split in 1986. You should put up a pic of the tag maybe it looks different.

Re: Help Identifying a "Rats" T-Shirt

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:42 pm
by mrs_stout
Actually, I recently sold a 1988 Oakland A's Oneita t-shirt:
http://www.defunkd.com/product/MR134956 ... shirt--m-l


Here is a photo of the Rats tag:
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80's Oneita label
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Re: Help Identifying a "Rats" T-Shirt

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:22 am
by FiftyFiftyMan
I'm pretty sure this is just a late 80's/early 90's novelty t-shirt. If it was Boomtown Rats, it would probably say "Boomtown Rats", not just the common "Rats" with a rat on it.

You could put Boomtown in the description, but most true fans will realize it's not likely a BR shirt, and assume keyword spamming. But you may get one BR fan who likes it anyway and buys it. Or you could just do the old standby from years back..."punk/emo" lol.