9 Weird Things that Happen When You Wear Vintage Clothing

You Find a Bizarre Thing to Obsess Over

For some, it is a certain designer. For others, it is a specific decade or style. For me, it’s T shirts. And weird Levis products. And Michigan specific things. Did I mention I collect a couple different china patterns? Don’t forget Converse & Doc Martens, too.

Ok…there may be one thing you obsess over to the point of making an online survey to discuss what modern T shirt feels most like your favorite T shirt from the 1980s…but then there are probably 5-10 other things you also obsess over, just not as much.

You Get Annoyed When Stores Label Things Vintage That Aren’t Vintage

Like OVER ANNOYED. REALLY OVER ANNOYED. Ask any vintage collector, and they will go on a way-too-long rant about what vintage means, and how it is used inappropriately all the time by lots of stores. It drives us insane.

People Ask You if You Liked that Popular Movie/ TV Show Just Because it is Set in the Past

It is absolutely shocking how many people have been absolutely shocked that I do not watch Mad Men. Or Downton Abbey. That I did not see Great Gatsby. Hey, just because I like vintage clothing does not mean I suddenly have massive amounts of spare time to watch EVERYTHING that has some vintage clothing in it. (Just some of it.)

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Reware Vintage at Maker’s Mart Tomorrow!

I’m very excited to be a part of the Maker’s Mart, hosted by Ponyride this Saturday in the parking lot next to the building. As part of the week long Detroit 313th birthday party, there will be over 40 handmade makers to shop and some great food too.

I’ll be there with nearly 100 Record Notebooks and lots of Record Earrings (including colors not yet available on the site!). You may be able to even sneak a peek at a secret project I am working on right now…

View the whole list of vendors at the Maker’s Mart Facebook event page here, and hope to see you there!

Poll: What Modern T Shirt is Most Like a Vintage Screen Stars 50/50?

I’ve said for years that my favorite vintage T shirt is a Screen Stars 50/50. Preferred by lots of vintage T shirt collectors around the world, these shirts were one of the most popular in the 1980s, and are incredibly comfortable, breathable, and durable 30 years later!

The other day, a customer emailed me a FANTASTIC question, and I want your help answering it! He asked “What’s the closest to the Screen Stars 50/50 shirts out there?”. So I ask you, what modern T shirt do you feel is most like a vintage Screen Stars 50/50? Choose from the options below, or if I missed your favorite, leave your own answer.

Thank you! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

What modern T shirt is most like a vintage Screen Stars 50/50?

American Apparel

Alternative Apparel

Royal Apparel

Fruit of the Loom






Russell Athletic

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What We Kept

Last week’s buying trip was a big success, both for the site & our family’s collections:

Vintage Healthtex and books

Why does the Alf shirt say “Fast”? It doesn’t matter. Its an Alf shirt.

Don’t worry, I got TWO of that Michigan Panthers T shirt. One coming to the shop soon, lemme know if you are interested and just can’t wait.
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Mix Tape June


Lots and lots of Record Notebooks. Have you seen all the new ones yet?

I’ve been working on a secret project, and am really happy with how it is turning out. Show and Tell soon!

Listening to:

I’m pretty infatuated with Lana Del Ray’s “Ultraviolent”.

Shopping and Drooling Over:

I’m in love with the new Charley Harper knits collection for Birch Fabrics!

Love this 21 Ways to Wear Vintage T Shirts by Stylecaster.
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Celebrating 9 Years of RewareVintage.com (With a Huge Sale)!

Today is the 9th anniversary of the launch of the Reware Vintage website! Not to get all sappy, but I love you guys for supporting me, my family, and my semi-crazy love for Vintage & Crafting. Thanks so much!

If I could I’d give you all hugs and high fives in person. But I just don’t have that kind of time (naps are only 2 hours long in this house). So instead, you can have 40% off EVERYTHING on the site, today only!

Thanks again. Now go shop, I’m starting to get all teary eyed!