Post a photo of a vintage tee and a description of its condition and let the community appraise it.
Forum rules
Going forward you can efer to our appraisal guide: http://www.defunkd.com/blog/2014/04/28/ ... e-t-shirt/
Post Reply
lemonlang
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:05 am

1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by lemonlang »

This shirt is pretty worn.

Modified to a cut off.

Size Medium, fits larger.
Attachments
1986 Slayer Reign in Blood  (22).JPG
1986 Slayer Reign in Blood  (11).JPG
1986 Slayer Reign in Blood (3).jpg

jimmyj
Site Admin
Posts: 2242
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:26 pm

Re: 1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by jimmyj »

Unfortunately not from 1986. Delta was incorporated in 1999 - this is likely 2005+ era. A true vintage M would not fit large - it would be a small or even xs by today's standards. And in 86 would be poly/cotton, not 100% cotton.

Might be some value there still but nothing substantial.
Jimmy J

PreserveVintage
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:24 pm

Re: 1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by PreserveVintage »

Jimmy - You're probably right about this shirt, but is that true about Delta? I don't have an RN# in front of me, but I once found a Jimmy Buffett shirt with a Delta tag that looked like it was from 1992.
Attachments
wide.jpg
tag.jpg

jimmyj
Site Admin
Posts: 2242
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:26 pm

Re: 1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by jimmyj »

Im having deja vu on this - not fully knowing when the first tags surfaced - I guess it could have been in circulation before they incorporated - but last time I believe it was only a year or so. 7 years seems like a stretch. It also seems odd that the company wouldnt boast about being older than it is - all of the info online says 1999.

I think in this case its likely a more modern reprint of a popular concert for people that outgrew their 90s physique.

Lets make a mental note to keep an eye out on Delta tags/dates.
Jimmy J

PreserveVintage
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:24 pm

Re: 1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by PreserveVintage »

It sounds like they were incorporated in 1999, but I think they've been making shirts for longer, and around in one form or another since 1903.

http://www.deltaapparelinc.com/brands/d ... fault.aspx

Some of these shirts, especially with a Made in the USA tag, have to be older than 1999.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1994-VTG-90S-TH ... 1831647781
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1993-Spin- ... 2155974145
http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-80s-ALA ... 1605784742

jimmyj
Site Admin
Posts: 2242
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:26 pm

Re: 1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by jimmyj »

Good eye! The 50/50 tee especially. Maybe late 80s? Funny...as always think of Delta as lame - and since its still around and the tags look relatively the same....I was blinded by tag discrimination!


Maybe 1999 and beyond it went into mass production.

I was wrong!

Although I still think the Slayer tag is 2000+...you?
Jimmy J

PreserveVintage
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:24 pm

Re: 1986 Slayer Reign in Blood

Post by PreserveVintage »

Yeah, I think you're right.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post