Monday, December 29, 2008

Party Through It.

This guy knows what's up.

Check this page for similar awesomeness.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Fuck You, Penguin

This foul-mouthed blog puts cute animals in their place.

And it makes us laugh.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hey Ken, how'd you get in such great shape?

Another gem from the 1984 JCPenney Christmas catalog...

Which leads us to the Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro from Burning Man:

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last Chance!

Good news! You haven't blown it quite yet!

You can still get our Vantagebucks gift certificates for that special someone before Christmas!

Just order before 8pm PST on the 24th and we'll send your printable gift certificate by email.

Available in 1 shirt, 2 shirt, and 3 shirt denominations - click here to check em out.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Four Basic Disco Dance Rules

Excerpt from The Disco Handbook by Bruce Pollack, published in 1979:

1) Be prepared to sweat. It's only through hard work and repetition that your body will eventually come to accept it's new function.

2) Don't take it so seriously. If you think it'll be the end of the world if you don't learn how to dance, the pressure will kill you. It won't be the end of the world. It will only seem that way.

3) Don't take it too lightly, either. If all you want to do is clown around, you'll be undermining your purpose. You want to get out there and take part in the major entertainment form of the eighties. So wipe the grin off your face and concentrate. You can learn to dance.

4) Let the music take you. Forget about how foolish you may look and just move.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

We Love Our Friends #2

Welcome back to We Love Our Friends, where we introduce you to awesome friends of ours. Up next - fine art photographer Jay Archibald!

Jay's photos are incredible psychedelic kaleidoscopic multiple-exposure masterpieces - check out his website to see more of his work. His twisted genius has inspired us for years, and he recently sat down w/ us for the following interview:

VV: What inspires you?
JA: My wife. Waking up in the morning. Reflections on water. Boobies. Trey. Great Wine. Haters. Hunter S. Thompson.

VV: Favorite original Nintendo game?
JA: I'm going w/ favorite over obscure - Super Mario Brothers.

VV: When did you get your first camera?
JA: When I was 16 I borrowed my dad's Olympus XA and took it to a dead show. The resulting photos turned out nice and a few years later I shot some photos using the same camera that ended up in the Pharmer's Almanac.

VV: What did you have for breakfast?
JA: Coffee bagel apple juice bubble-pollen

VV: Who was your hero at 10 years old?
JA: Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Maccio in the Karate Kid)

VV: Listen to any good music lately?
JA: Yes! People Under the Stairs (Stepfather and Fun D.M.C.)

VV: Automatic or manual?
JA: Manual until I'm too old to care.

VV: Favorite VV shirt?
JA: That is the deepest question yet. Sometimes I like to go old school with the classic "Tijuana, City of Tomorrow." Sometimes, however, it's my favorite vintage shirts from you guys that really shine. I once wore my smooth as silk vintage "If I can't dance I don't want to be a part of your revolution" shirt and 4 ladies bought me drinks in 1 NIGHT! It may have been the perm, or the stache, but if you ask me, it's a men's medium from VV.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Name That Toy #3

Here's the third and final installment of Name That Toy! The first person to post the names of at least two of the eight dastardly fellows below as a comment gets a free t-shirt of their choosing! Give it up for 1984.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Order by Midnight Tonight for Xmas Delivery!

Time is running out! Speedboats are airborne! It's time to get sweet t-shirts for all your friends and family!

If you place your order before midnight tonight (Thursday), we can guarantee domestic delivery by December 24.

You can try and place an order tomorrow and it may get there, but we can't promise anything!

Mele Kalikimaka!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Physical Challenge #1 - A REAL Human Pyramid!

In this ongoing series, we will suggest various extraordinary physical challenges. The first person to send us proof (photo or video) that he or she has completed said physical challenge will win a three pack of t-shirts! For free!

So, here's the deal. We're big human pyramid enthusiasts. Hell, we orchestrated the biggest all-redhead human pyramid in the history of the High Sierra Music Festival (see picture over there -->), and we're not even redheads.

But something has been bothering us. Namely, the classic human pyramid isn't really a human pyramid - it's a human triangle.

Pyramids are three dimensional things, with four sides. So a real 14 person human pyramid needs 9 people on the bottom layer, arranged three by three. The next layer has four people (two by two) with one person on the top layer. Get it? Okay now do it!

On a related note, have you ever wondered what happens to Vintage Vantage t-shirt ideas that are deemed too obscure for public consumption? Well, they get posted randomly in the blog, like this:

Friday, December 12, 2008

Name That Toy #2!

Second Round of Name That Mystery Toy! The first person to post a comment correctly naming one of the following four animals below will receive a free original t-shirt of his or her choosing! No googling, damnit!

Vintage Vantage at the San Diego Swap Meet!

Hey Southern Californian bargain hunters!

Vintage Vantage will be at Kobey's Swap Meet in San Diego tomorrow (Dec 13)! Everybody should come down to the Sports Arena, say "whattup" to John and James, and get some scandalously good deals on overstock and sale items just in time for the holidays... we're talking one for five, three for ten type stuff here.

Also, if you mention phonographs or marsupials, we'll give you a free koozie! Space B-48 from 7am - 3pm... brang it.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Free t-shirt if you can name these toys!

In honor of this most festive holiday season, we're going to be posting pictures of random toys scanned from the 1984 JCPenney Christmas Catalog over the next week or so. First up, the six fellows below. The first person who correctly names one of the below toys (from memory - if you google it you're only cheating yourself) wins a free t-shirt! Post your guesses in the comments section of this blog post, por favor.

And did you see we're having a Secret Santa Sale? Details above in the header... enter the code "Secret Santa Sale" at checkout to get 31% off your entire order!

iVintage, vintage, y mas vintage!

The vintage volcano has erupted! Run for buttery soft cover! Dozens and dozens of new items just went up for sale tonight -- click here to check out all of the stuff we just posted on ebay* and click here to check out the Top Shelf.

*all of the current auctions will end in time for Christmas shipping

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Da Jesus Book!

Da Jesus Book is the New Testament translated into Hawaiian Pidgin, and it's awesome. Here is an excerpt from Matthew 19:16-30:
Wen Jesus was starting fo go, one guy wen run up by him, an go down on his knees in front him, an say, "Eh, Teacha, you good. Can aks you one question? Wat I gotta do fo live to da max foeva?"

Jesus say, "How come you call me good? Ony get One dat stay good fo real kine, dass God. You know God's Rules: No go kill nobody, no go fool aroun behind da odda's back, no rip off nobody, no bulai any kine bout nobody, no cockaroach nobody, show respeck fo yoa fadda an mudda."
Words to live by, folks. So don't go cockaroachin' nobody during this holiday season.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Face Hurts! Dot Com!

Check out our latest project -

It's a user-created blog celebrating hysterical laughter and facial injuries.

We're giving away a free t-shirt every Tuesday to the user who submits the best photo or video, so send em on in to

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Love Bandits Crash a Wedding!

What would happen if Chinese spandex superheroes from the future showed up at your wedding?

Scroll down to the below post to find out!

Love Bandits Wedding Video

The Love Bandits Crash a Wedding! from john keddie on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Throwdown #7 - Marsupials vs. Nature!

Congrats to the new Oklahoma t-shirt, winner of Throwdown #6 - on sale for $12.50 for the whole damn week!

Alas, there will be no rest for the weary or anybody else... because Throwdown #7 is here! Deal with it! Marsupials of the World vs. Nurture Nature! A battle most unholy! Will you vote for the pouched posse or the globe-headed infant? It's really up to you. Check both t-shirts out here and click here to cast your vote below... your future depends on it.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tilt your Shift

New obsession over here: tilt-shift photography.

It's a photo technique that makes real-life images look like miniature toys. Look at those adorable little sumo wrestlers!

Click on this to see more awesome tilt-shift photos, and when you're done with that, click on this to see some incredible tilt-shift videos. Badass.

If you want to make your own, these photoshop instructions are super easy.