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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - King Bacchus

'Tis Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, and there's still a few hours left (on the East Coast, at least) to get your vices on before the ritual fasting begins tomorrow! I've dug up this purple number from the Captain's vault that commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Krewe of Bacchus. On that fateful Sunday early in 1968, the Krewe of Bacchus broke with Carnival tradition and staged a night parade with bigger animated super-floats than anything previously seen in Carnival history. Now that's a celebration worth celebrating!

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - The Great American Choral Festival

Well folks, you asked for it and we answered. A compilation of the best/worst school choir performances from the 1980s, inspired by this swell new arrival

Before we begin, I'll just set the mood with this great shot from the spring of '82 of Fest competitors from the St. Louis Children's Choir. It seems the Great American Choral Festival is no longer in action - but, don't sweat vocally gifted teens and tweens - I'm sure in the age of Glee there's plenty of other events in which to compete! However, they will likely have none of the pizazz of these matching outfits or original Fest logo... 

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T-Shirt Tuesday - Sinistar

Today for T-Shirt Tuesday I bring you this Williams Electronics' Sinistar shirt from the early 80's. Arguably one of the most maddeningly difficult arcade games of all time, Sinistar can best be summed up by the game's frightening title character itself: 
"I am Sinistar!
Beware, I live!
Run, Run, Run!
Beware, Coward!
Run, Coward!
RAWWWAAAARRRGGGGHHH!
I hunger!"

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - Bob Wieland, American Hero

Today's post is about some great t-shirts from our collection, modeled here by Vietnam War veteran and marathon racer, Bob Wieland, in this promo photo, circa 1982. But more importantly, it's the story of this true American Hero.

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - Happy Halloween!

Just a quick one this week to wish all of you vintage lovers a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 
A vintage t-shirt is an awesome jumping off point for a homemade costume! In case you don't have a costume yet, here's some ideas...

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - The Goldbergs

Our favorite sitcom set in the 1980's ... IN THE PHILLY 'BURBS, The Goldbergs, returns tomorrow for a third season! We LOVE that their costume department goes to great lengths to source authentic vintage for the show and we've even provided some ourselves. Here's Adam (Sean Giambrone) wearing our "ALF ROCKS" t-shirt on the most recent episode “Goldbergs Feel Hard” (Season 2, Episode 24) (!!!)...

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - The Tuxedo T-Shirt

Today I bring you a sweet new arrival (above) and some of our favorite tuxedo t-shirt moments in history. Why do we love this ingenious garment so? 'Cause it's been solving the wardrobe problem, to quote Cal Naughton, Jr. in Talladega Nights, "I wanna be formal, but I'm here to party, too", since the 1970s... 

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