If you’ve dealt in large quantities of vintage t-shirts before there’s no doubt you’ve experienced the horror of dry rot. What seems like a perfectly normal deadstock t-shirt can literally be torn like paper as demonstrated in the video below.
We used to model our tees, and this is particularly gross when you try to put one of these on and it disintegrates on your body while kicking up a toxic dust storm that gets all up in your nostrils.
Why does it happen? Theories have been floating around our forum, the strongest one thus far is by wax&threads who brought up the point that this only occurs with black deadstock t-shirts.
Please share your experiences here.