It is without question that vintage clothing has become very trendy recently, but for those who are not comfortable with thrift shopping or don’t want to pay the insane amount for an old t-shirt (yes, I’ve seen vintage Nascar and Harley Davidson tee’s going up in the hundreds), here’s a list of my favourite graphic t-shirts from Etsy that will still give you a vintage look at an affordable price.
10. Clifford Retro Tee
This one is probably targeted to people of my age group because I remember watching this big red dog growing up, so anyone who would want this t-shirt (available in various colours) that is quite niche that makes them reminiscent of their childhood can easily grab this here.
9. Schitt’s Creek Moira Rose
Although this Emmy award winning series just wrapped up, you can still get a retro and nostalgic look with this t-shirt (timely with the weather) in several in several different colours and unisex sizing here.
8. Iron Mike
The champ is coming out of retirement and even at this age he is still heavily intimidating! Therefore this is a great t-shirt given the situation and this dope vintage aesthetic. Please note this is men sizing and is currently on sale, which you can grab here!
7. One Direction 10 Year Anniversary
I know a couple of people who were hoping for a special reunion this year, but unfortunately it looks like you would just have to settle for this T-Shirt. Lucky for you, this t-shirt is perfect for any directioner featuring the signatures and memorable photos, all at a great price. You can view the details here and if you wanted to listen to our Podcast In The Pod episode about the boys’ solo music you can listen here.
6. Hocus Pocus
Sure, Halloween might be over but it will be back next year and who doesn’t love a classic!? What fans of the film would love more, is getting this t-shirt which provides a classic vibe and aesthetic for the whole family, with toddler, youth, and adult sizing available here.
5. Elton John
A lot of awesome vintage tees are old school music shirts whether it is concert tees or promotional apparel. Nonetheless, they are either hard to find or really expensive. That’s why this tee shirt celebrating his seventh studio album, which was remastered in 2014. This sweet shirt of the rocket man is in men sizing and available in full sleeve or half here.
Another type of t-shirt that is making a strong comeback that provides the vintage aesthetic, are the “bootleg” tees. To be honest, most are expensive but fortunately enough I found this one of Halsey which looks great and affordable. These are available in men’s sizes and currently marked down for now which you can grab here.
3. Jimmy Neutron
I used to love watching Jimmy Neutron growing up and this t-shirt definitely makes me nostalgic but I really like all the images and the overall graphic as it has different elements of the bootleg tee and vintage shirt. Nonetheless, you can bleach it to give more a vintage vibe or just select a colour of the many options available which you can view here.
2. Travis Scott “Goosebumps”
This was initially my number one because as soon as I saw this graphic I loved it because it was that perfect blend of modern with a 90s feel and look. Paying homage to the goosebumps series and Travis Scott and his music, you will have a hard time figuring out if you would want this on a t-shirt, long sleeve, sweatshirt or hoodie when you shop here.
1. Frank Ocean
I will be honest the reason why this was number one is because I feel a lot of people would appreciate this shirt for it’s design and price, especially Frank Ocean fans! This is a a great bootleg t-shirt design that definitely provides you the vintage aesthetic but a low price and 3 different colour options. It is men sizing and at a low price for the time being, which you can grab here.
All in all, these are my favourite finds on Etsy that is perfect for all year round whether you wear it on it’s own or with layers. If you are looking for other great gifts on Etsy for the holidays aka #EtsyEdit then definitely check it out here.
But let me know in the comments below which ones are your favourite and what you think, especially if you end up purchasing! Don’t forget to follow on social media and by email to be notified of new content!