At least, that was the price we overheard quoted to an interested (and subsequently shocked) shopper at Afterlife over the weekend.
did anyone ask afterlife if anyone has ever bought one of these shirts you could make in your garage for much less?
Dude. We were in there and asked about a vintage Black Sabbath one. $750!!! They are out of their minds!
That’s fucking retarded.
I have old Slayer, Metallica, COC, SOD, Ramones,Sabbath, Mercyful Fate shirts. Any chumps, I mean trust fund hipsters want to buy them
Dibs on Slayer. Actually, my birthday is April 24th…
COC circa what year? If it’s from the Deliverance era I might be interested
I have one from the Eye For An Eye era,the other is from the Animosity 1985 tour. None of my shirtsare for sale, it wasa joke. Sorry.
CAN,anthrax tshirts!!.. hold em both fr me!
It actually makes a lot of sense, because now they’ve got free press.
That proves to people the store’s too expensive to bother checking out.
I don’t know. I just went out and bought one.
Free press to get robbed
What’s more pathetic than the folks trying to cash in, is the folks buying or wearing t-shirts for bands they’ve never seen live.
I never saw Hawkwind, Budgie, Elvis, Liberace, Argent or ABBA live, but I would totally rock their shirts.
i’m not sure of the extent of what i would give to see ABBA live. perhaps a digit? i don’t use those little toes that often.
dream concert right there. especially the first three you listed
I think the issue is more about wearing shirts for bands you don’t listen to, but do agree that these prices are for fools. In the internet age, I’ve been able to score vintage designs for Alice Cooper, Hawkwind, Beefheart, Goblin, Sabbath, etc for under $30 with shipping.
Scum, virtual high five on the Argent mention….been spinning that one like it’s going out of style.
I silk-screened my own Hawkwind t-shirt (based on Doremi Fasol Latido) back in ’76. It aint that hard to do. Found the shirt in a drawer a few years ago and added it to a t-shirt quilt.
Save your old t-shirts!
I have that album, FUCKING LEMMY!!!
No shit, man!
space is deep
I have at least two ‘real’ Jawbreaker shirts, I have little use for anything else.
ok i’ll take one, thanks.
The reason why the prices for these band shirts are so high is that they are ORIGINALS. These shirts are from the original tours and therefore fall under the category of band memorabilia. The Black Sabbath shirt that’s going for $750 is from 1977. If you can find an original for less, by all means go and buy it. Or if you want to buy a reproduction, fine, that doesn’t make you any less of a fan then purchasing the real thing. There are a select few/collectors that do actually purchase these shits who know what they are and understand the market value for them. As for everything else in the store it’s decently priced. You focus too much attention on specialty items that are priced high and correctly. It’s on the wall for a reason. But don’t worry we always the Japanese who are buying up all the vintage Americana, so don’t sweat it.
Yesterday I was in a valencia boutique a few blocks down, that sells new (imported) shirts at similar prices but they have nothing to do with being vintage or original.
This store is doing fine. Damn people, why not go to a used book store and complain that there’s a special case with some first editions of moby dick or whatever the fuck for sale at a way higher price than a Dan Brown paperback at costco. Do it now before book stores are dead.
“purchase these shits”
They cost a shit ton of money.
it’s weird how some of you claim to be so legit because you listened to these bands before everyone else did, but at the same time act as if you’d never known there was a collector’s market for original tour shirts before. btw about 5 million other people were listening to Hawkind and Can before you were into them.
I must have missed the comments where people claimed to listen to bands before anyone else — can you point them out to me, please?
Who claimed what?
It’s OK to have loved these bands for a long time and not be aware of the collector’s market for these t shirts because that collector’s market is, frankly, bullshit.
look at how threadbare those things are. you can see the hangers. also, doesn’t walking around in a $400 t shirt make you look like an asshole to everyone?
Walking around in a $400 t-shirt definitely makes you an asshole.
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