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On 03/10/2018 at 2:42 AM, JDelage said:

What is your favorite indigo-dyed t-shirt everyone?

A quick picture...Stevenson, Fullcount, Samurai, Warehouse and PBJ on top.

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Which one do you like best in terms of quality & feel?

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On 03/10/2018 at 12:42 AM, JDelage said:

What is your favorite indigo-dyed t-shirt everyone?

I’ve had a PBJ one for a few years, which is probably my favourite, it has a greencast shade. I have 2 Leftfields - one short-sleeve and one long, which are much bluer than the PBJ. Out of those I prefer the long-sleeve, which seems to have a slightly slimmer fit, although both are the same size. I also recently bought an interesting-looking PBJ kasuri t-shirt  but haven’t worn it yet and probably won’t do now until next summer.

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to clarify - we are talking yarn-dyed indigo tees here - I also have a garment-dyed tee or two from brands like SDA, etc...

the PBJ's have been around for a while and should be well established - the pattern is a bit more specific and maybe not up to everybody's liking.
the Stevenson is excellent in weight, cut and fit.
my FC's are more in the lightweight category, but IIRC they've done heavier indigo yarn-dyed ones in the past...
The Samurai is more like a lightweight sweat shirt.
Warehouse is my go-to for mid-weight, heavier tees - great knit fabric and cuts (set-in sleeves and raglan, with or w/o pocket) - you can see the colour of the worn one on the right, the new one is underneath.

so, Warehouse & Stevenson are my preferred choices at the moment in regards to specialty tees from my little selection.

obviously, this is all very subjective and the main issue being specific fits and measurements of each brand working for your body type and comfort or not!

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@Foxy2 - great pile of shirts, and great descriptions. 

Personally I like raglan sleeve tees a lot. Since there's no traditional shoulder seam, I think they fit a wide range of body types well. The shape is very flattering in general. I get most people like a regular tee though. But I'm into the baseball raglan tee w/ contrasting color 3/4 sleeves. 

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Might be my favorite indigo dyed tee as well. Wish I could try the WH and SOC options, but I think they are too small even with my weight loss. :blink:
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How much do TSG loopwheeled tees shrink? 

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2 hours ago, mpukas said:

How much do TSG loopwheeled tees shrink? 

They've been rinsed, so shrinkage is fairly minimal if cold washed and line dried.  If you end up warm washing them or drying them you'll get about half a size of shrinkage.

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On 9/10/2013 at 6:46 AM, Spawnzer said:

I placed my order with Jon not even a week ago and the wait is already killing me, went with http://www.tezomeya.com/item/gradation_t.html#gr03'>the gradation tee in indigo & http://www.tezomeya.com/item/nocolor_t.html'> the plain tee.

 

Anyone here has any experience with Entry SG? I've been looking at http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/analog/item/t-301/'> their "Gelato" tee in nuts brown & http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/analog/item/t-161cb-smoky-blue/'> their "Excellent weave" tee in smoke blue, black and grey

 

They wont ship till the 27th tho, bummer

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry I'm replying to an older post but these Loopwheeled tees look very interesting as they have an "undyed" version too.

Any tips on shrinkage in them, should I upsize?

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Bound to be someone on here who knows about vintage band tees ??

bought this ( what I think is a ) vintage 1981/2 Diary of a Madman baseball tee for a what I thought was a decent price from a local vintage shop . I’m not super clued into band tees , used to collect them years ago but was never super knowledgeable 

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its printed on a fantasy shirt and the tag reads that it is a product of Pakistan , from what I’ve read this seems normal ? Would have thought USA but ??

if anyone has any info I’d appreciate it 

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At that time, that's all I wore for several years. What I red-neck rebel was I... all since long gone. I really don't know, and your research has prolly lead to much more informed opinions, but I'd be suspicious of Made in Pakistan from that era... 

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I thought that to but from the little info I can find it seems to be correct ? It wouldn’t break my heart or anything if it turned out to be fake as I just bought it to wear in Tokyo / Hong Kong for our summer holiday because it is super lightweight ( definitely feels vintage/old ) . Realised last week that all I have is chambray shirts and sheat shirts in my wardrobe so I definitely need some t shirts for summer 

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I would also look at the fabric colours and the print itself - if it is from 1981 it would use PVC-based ink for regular screen prints and it should have been washed a fair number of times.

you pic shows the black fabric to be never/hardly washed, the print to be fairly new and the white fabric to be brilliant white - for a +35 years old tee I would expect the print pink to be broken and brittle and the white fabric "yellowing" (if never used/washed) - if used/washed I would expect the black fabric to be washed-out a shade or two and the print to show some age...

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@Foxy2 

my pics suck mate so the colour isn’t the pic isn’t a good representation to go on , the print is pvc and is really cracked and quite dry feeling ... as for the fabric itself it has definitely been washed a few times but it doesn’t seem to have had much of any wear , the label seems correct for the era according to the single bit of info I could find online but there isn’t a lot out there 

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well, is the print a screen print or is it a heat transfer?

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No idea mate , how can you tell the difference? It’s quite a thick print if that’s anything to go by ? 

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does it seem to be printed with multiple frames (for each colour) and does it have gaps with the fabric showing - or  - is it single solid patch like a even film/layer?

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Hard to say mate there are some gaps but a lot of overlapping 

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thanks for all the help by the way mate 

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Definitely a screen print of average/poor quality.

the ink is not broken or cracked which I would expect from a printed tee that age.

must have done an amazing job to preserve the print that well and keep the white fabric from (phenolic) “yellowing”.

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@Foxy2 thanks again mate for all the help 

@mlwdp thanks mate , seen this when I was originally looking for info and it reinforced the Pakistan production info I seen on another forum 

 

seems I done ok then , there was one I seen sell online for $200 and it wasn’t in as good condition as this one ... not bad for £45 but like I said it was just bought for my trip and then maybe I’ll list it on eBay ?? was never a big Ozzy or metal fan I just thought it looked cool , liked a few Sabath tunes but that’s about it 

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I'm collecting old Harley Davidson tshirts.  I have a vintage MIU harley hat coming in today.

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