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FizzyT, September 3rd, 2015

CaptureSometimes I wonder if vintage style t-shirts are more popular than modern tees, which is sort of ironic, seeing as there’ll all modern in a way. Anyway, that’s just one of those things that makes me chuckle on a grim, windy day. These t-shirts by Project Social T make me very happy. Available from Topshop, this American brand has really nailed the vintage look, (I hate that expression ‘nailed it’, it’s like ‘bang on trend’ makes me want to scream, don’t know why I used it, sorry).

So, anyway, these tees are really good design, vintage-y well worn look, cool and laid back, with some great styles of tees and sweats. Perfect modern vintage!

FizzyT, June 27th, 2015

It’s that time of year when Kate Moss reaches for her designer mud splattered wellies and all the fashionistas head to their uber yurts at Glastonbury. Only sad people like me are staying at home and just dreaming of hurling my bottle of tinkle juice at Kanye. Festivals are huge news, and whilst it’s all about the music in theory, rocking the festival vibe is almost totally just as important.

I love our super soft new vintage style tees. this could be favourite tee that we’ve ever done (tho I have a soft spot for American Aparel). This is what you need to personalise your own festival style, boho a go go!

FizzyT, June 16th, 2015

I’m always up for a good vintage slogan or logo t-shirt, the more original and retro looking the font, the better. This range from design company ‘Shot Dead in the Head‘ is a great line of tees with the varying slogans reading ‘Built in the 20’s, 30’s 40’s etc’. Heck, I don’t quite know if it’s supposed to be a declaration of age, but it’s a nice little line and there’s a nice line of faded, vintage-y of colours and I like the ‘some parts still in working order’ bit, nice and mild with a hint of a wink. Check them out!


FizzyT, December 2nd, 2013

Selling like hot cakes in the personalised t-shirt world is our newest template, the distressed look. Simply upload your image and we will make it look as knackered as a marathon runner at the end of the race. You can use the vintagising (made that up, but it’s surely a contender for word of the year?) template to distress anything you like, it’s a great option and is a brilliant piece of technological genius (boss looking over my shoulder here!).

And with our amazing preview thingey you can see exactly how your finished item will look. Perfect for Christmas, or just for a really good t-shirt!

FizzyT, August 1st, 2013

An important stage in the history of the t-shirt was the discovery that you can tie dye them to your hearts content. If not your bathtubs. Tie-dying was and still is, a brilliant way of reinventing your clothes, t-shirts especially. In the 60’s, Janis Joplin was a great wearer of the ilk, and the trend for intricately dyed fabrics is going strong today. You only have to take a look at some good festival attire to see how much fun there is to be had out of dyeing everything in sight. In fact, it’s a great way to enjoy this hot weather. All you need to do is get some cheap, lurid dye, an old t-shirt that needs new life breathing into it, and a bucket of cold water. and chocks away! Oh, well you need some string. but then, you always need string.


FizzyT, July 27th, 2013

What is it about the humble t-shirt that inspires such nostalgia? No other item of clothing comes close to that crumble ball of cotton, holey and faded from too many outings.

T-shirts may not be the most expensive item in your wardrobe, but when it comes to having a clearout, those old tees will be the ones that remind you of the good old days, music t-shirts most of all, it seems. My Band T-shirt is one of my favourite websites, filled with memories of music and youth. I love having a look at it and seeing how people treasure their old band tees and how just a scrap of printed fabric can take you back so vividly.

DJ Steve Lemacq’s piece caught my eye today. A proper music journalist, he bemoans the resurgence in the vintage style band shirt, seeing it as a fashion accessory, not a serious piece of memorabilia. He describes how the sight of yet another celeb in a fake tee inspired him to create “Wear Old Band T-shirt to Work Day”. That’s been a great favourite in our office; although you’d be shocked by how far back our clothing goes.

Ah, the simple tee, on a par with the wedding dress in terms of memories, although you’d hope the dress got less usage. In a good way.

FizzyT, June 22nd, 2013

Wildfox Couture do a really great line in vintage printed t-shirts. Loved by celebs the world over,  they combine that lived in look with a contemporary twist and some great slogans to boot.

Here’s the lovely Diane Kruger proving that with a really great faded t-shirt all you need is some accompanying denim, the more knackered the better. Of course if you look like Kruger (Diane not Freddie) then you could get away with wearing a sack and you’d still be top of the sartorial food chain, but you could do much worse than take fashion tips from one of the most beautiful actresses around. Check out the sale at ASOS for some bargains or go straight to their website to see what’s out now.


FizzyT, June 12th, 2013

Celeb favourite the Junk Food Clothing Company does a really brilliant line in vintage and retro t-shirts. From reworked old Coca Cola advertising prints to road signs, NBA and Star Wars to rock n roll, this is American vintage gear at it’s very best. Work it with some really faded denim and an ice cold beer. Then just sit down and wait for summer (it seems to have had a bit of a relapse)(ok, you might be waiting some time, so bring a cushion as well!). Your favourite old t-shirt has just multiplied!


FizzyT, January 12th, 2013

I seem to have spent a fair portion of the day staring at the ceiling looking at vintage film posters. To be fair, I was in a coffee shop and the caffeine high seemed to crick my neck a little. Still, I thought it might be time for a film inspired tee, so today I’ve chosen a printed slogan t-shirt from Old Skool Hooligans inspired by the Shining. Featuring the lines “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, this is one of those numbers that if you know the film, you’ll understand the tee. If not, you’ll just thing it’s another old and meaningless wardrobe cast off. Check out the site for more film inspired tees. In the meantime I’ll try to come down off my caffeine high and restore the balance in my vertebrae.

FizzyT, January 11th, 2013

It seems amazing that the London Underground, the oldest underground train system in the whole wide world, is celebrating it’s 150 birthday this year. Amazing and slightly scary if you ask me, although it hasn’t collapsed yet so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the ceilings will last a little while yet (I have a bit of a I don’t understand how they don’t cave in thing about undergrounds, Eurostar, caves, Teletubbies houses and the like. I think it comes from making tunnels in the sand when I was little. They always collapsed)

Still, those thoughts aside, the London Transport Museum Shop really has some fantastic memorabilia which is well worth checking out. This football print t-shirt is taken from a 1925 poster in the museum. It’s a great retro look, and a great t-shirt for only £14.99. Definitely something to celebrate!!!