4 Reasons Retro and Vintage T-Shirt Designs are Awesome

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Vintage T-shirt designs like classic TV shows, retro icons, toys and candy enhance your wardrobe with retro style.  From Batman to Elvis, from Super Balls to Wheelie Bars, we’ve got a cool t-shirt design for everyone.

Enjoy a blast from the past in your wardrobe.  This new line of retro T-shirts are quality made, printed to order, and feature great vintage designs in a variety of themes like Saturday Night Live, Jaws, King Kong, the Batman TV show, Elvis, old time candy and Wham-O toys.

Image of vintage t-shirts - Elvis, Vertigo, Jaws, Forbidden Planet and King Kong.

T-shirts with retro themes like movies and Elvis are the cool way to go vintage.


Available in a range of sizes from S – XXXL, these tees will accommodate a large range of shapes and sizes.  Standard tees are made of 100% pre-shrunk cotton, while premium tees are a comfortable blend of poly-cotton that feels great against the skin.  Select designs are also available in ringer tees to add an extra punch of color. With hundreds of designs to choose from, there’s something for everyone in this new retro fashion line!


Display of 5 Star Trek T-Shirt Designs

There’s a Trekkie in all of us and what better way to tell the world than with vintage Star Trek themed t-shirts.


Here’s why vintage style T-shirts are too cool not to wear:

1. Because you’ll stand out.

Plain black T-shirts have their uses, but let’s face it, they’re boring.  Liven up your wardrobe and be a hit on casual Fridays with these colorful and hilarious vintage candy t-shirts.   Got a significant other?  Try matching Sugar Daddy and Sugar Mama tees (and with the bright yellow color, you’ll never lose your mate in a crowd).  Or indulge in some innuendo, because yes, I laughed when I got to the Mr. Turtle “I’m a biter” Tootsie Roll Pop T-shirt.

Collection of vintage candy tees, including Tootsie, Sugar Daddy and Sugar Mama.

Tootsie Roll, Sugar Mama and Daddy along with Mr. Turtle and Mr. Owl all make for classic t-shirt art.

2. Because nostalgia is fun.

Quick!  How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?  If you said three, then you remember Mr. Owl – the original moocher of Tootsie Pops.  Or do you remember the five-year mission to seek out new life and new civilizations?  If you enjoyed watching the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, our Star Trek shirts are for you.  And why isn’t it safe to go back in the water?  Our Jaws movie shirts are fun to wear to the beach just to remind bathers of their place in the food chain!


Collection of Wham-O T-Shirts - Hula Hoop, Slip n Slide, Nutty Knotter, Monster Magnet and Zillion Bubbles!

Relive childhood memories with t-shirts celebrating vintage toys and yard games.

3. Because you can school the younger set.

If you’re like me, you sometimes feel like a fossil when kids can’t identify things like rotary phones, beepers, and Walkmans.  But then I feel bad for them because they missed out on some cool toys and gadgets.  Some of the vintage toy T-shirts feature old favorites like Monster Magnets and Hula-Hoops.  Other vintage tees are great for teaching old school pop culture.  Who’s the first Catwoman kids remember?  Halle Berry? Michelle Pfeiffer?  Show the kids the sensational Julie Newmar and Adam West’s Caped Crusader (same bat time, same bat channel!) with our Batman TV show tees.  Wear one of these retro fashion t-shirts and show the kids what they missed – and give them a history lesson to boot.

Image of Batman vintage style t-shirt designs.

T-shirts featuring images from the original 1960s television show and vintage comic books are perfect gifts for Batman fans!

4.  Because you’ll look awesome.

And that’s what it’s all about!

Last updated: Sep 11, 2014
Filed under: Retro Fashion, Retro Planet Products Tagged with: fashion, retro movies, retro television, T-Shirts