These jerseys are popping up more and more often and being passed off as legit vintage. I did a little digging around and suspect Mahagamage is marketed at people in Japan given it commonly appears among Yahoo! Japan auctions. Another search highlights a gentleman by the name of Mahagamage who happens to be in the textile business. Perhaps a vintage-inspired side business to his flourishing used clothing operation. Although nowhere online is he directly linked to the t-shirt brand. But at least it’s made in the U.S. of A.
Below is what the seller of this item had to say in the description. Notice how many times they drive home the point of the shirt being real. A wee bit overkill? This has to be the most ridiculous description I have ever encountered for a t-shirt that clearly isn’t vintage. It has bids – hopefully, it doesn’t fetch a lot.
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
100% AUTHENTIC JEFFERSON AIRPLANE & GRATEFUL DEAD CONCERT 1970’S T-SHIRT. 3/4 SLEEVES. REAL VINTAGE. REAL RETRO NOT A MODERN COPY OR REPRODUCTION. USED NOT LIKE NEW. THIS SHIRT IS FOR SOMEONE WHO APPRECIATES GENUINE VINTAGE T-SHIRTS. LIGHT UNIFORM FADE. PRINTS AND LETTERS SHOW MINOR VINTAGE CRACKING BUT IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. A REAL ONE OF A KIND RELIC. VERY HARD TO FIND. CLEAN T-SHIRT. NOT FILTHY. RARE MADE IN USA. SIZE SMALL.