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SCHWARTZ tag: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 9:00 pm
by tendodojoman
I can't seem to find another one like it, and nothing on the brand. There are similar ones on eBay but they all say England or something else under the graphic, and I can't find anything on this oddball brand. Any help?

Re: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:19 pm
by jimmyj
May the Schwartz be with you! Sorry had to! First Im seeing it but looks legit.

Re: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:46 am
by jimmyj
hold the phone...I posted the tag on instagram and supermama is going to chime in..

Re: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:01 am
by mrs_stout
I would RUN from anything with this tag. Backstory:

I buy liquidation lots and periodically I search for vintage. Finally a few lots came up by Schwartz and I bought a lot of 40 t-shirts, supposedly sitting in boxes for years, deadstock.

Um - NO.

There were all brand new with some of the worst printing I've ever seen, all the with same tag as above. Notice how the tag is stitched in OVER the seam? The tags are added after market and the original tags are removed. If you lift that one, you might even be able to see remnants of the original tags.

Anyway, I file a dispute and this guy from the company calls me about 6 times trying to convince me that these are vintage t-shirts. They had Schwartz tags sewn in over the seams and the originals removed, except they forgot to remove a few. Vintage t-shirts don't have Gildan-Made-in-Honduras tags. I'll post photos of the stuff I got (and returned) below.

Re: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:12 am
by mrs_stout
Print quality
Print quality
Schwartz tag sewn in over original label
Schwartz tag sewn in over original label
See where original tag was removed
See where original tag was removed

Re: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:21 am
by mrs_stout
Also noteworthy is that ALL the t-shirt I received were single-color prints.

And last, below are photos of another shirt where remnants of the original tag are clear and you can see on the back where the Schwartz tag was stitched in.
Schwartz tag
Schwartz tag
Remnants of original tag
Remnants of original tag
Stitching where Schwartz tag was sewn in
Stitching where Schwartz tag was sewn in

Re: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:37 pm
by tendodojoman
Wow thanks for the heads up, that is some shady crap.

Re: SCHWARTZ tag:

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:48 pm
by Antero
great post

Re: SCHWARTZ tag: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:36 pm
by jimmyj
Sorry based on info in this thread I cant give it my vintage blessing. Not original.

Re: SCHWARTZ tag: Any info on this Motorhead shirt and brand?

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:20 pm
by Antero
Thank you Jimmy! So, the schwartz brand, was never a brand of t shirts? Bucause the tags on this one are really really old. I own a vintage shop for almost 6 years now, so I can tell when a tag is old. The quality of the screenprint is good too, the fabric feels super soft and old. So, now I'm very confused.