Friday, February 27, 2009

Adios, San Diego!

Vintage Vantage is hitting the road this weekend - packing up shop and heading to sunny San Francisco! Exciting developments await, including a VV retail storefront (!)... more on that later. For now, check out some photos of the packing process... and the certificate commemorating our self-proclaimed Employee of the Month for January - Mr. Greg Bishop. Thanks for the help, amigo. And thanks for the memories, San Diego.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VV Throwdown #8 - Space Camp vs. Invisible Motorcycles!

What, you thought we'd leave you hanging forever? After a too-long break, the Throwdowns are back! Expect a couple new shirts doing battle every week for the next couple of months... first up, Space Camp vs. Invisible Motorcycles! Check out the designs below, and scroll down to vote for your favorite.

The winner will be priced at $12.50 for the whole next week.... whoopty whoop!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Barbies Gone Wild in new Mofro video

Check out the video in the below post... Barbie like you've never seen here before.

The song ain't bad either... J.J. Grey and Mofro have perfected their brand of slow-burning swampy blues. Check out their myspace page to hear some more tunes.

"On Fire" music video

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Adios, Mateo!

It is a sad day at Vintage Vantage headquarters - after five amazing years, Matt "Mateo" Duerr is leaving us. Mateo's fun-loving spirit and boundless energy have kept this silly little boat afloat since before the beginning of time (remember when the site looked like this?) and we're going to miss the shit out of him. Below are a few of our favorite Mateo moments (remember the Get Fresh w/ Mateo dating show when girls from around the world competed for his heart?)... you can click here for a more extensive photo retrospective on Mateo's career in fresh. Adios, amigo - a thousand thanks for everything.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Diggin' in the Crates...

This t-shirt design from yesteryear was deemed too obscure for public consumption by the powers that be. Do you agree? Do you get it? Cast your vote in the poll below...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

He's wearing our shirt!

Our buddy Jason from the ingenious website is wearing a VV Technology shirt today!

Click here to check him out and wish you woulda thunk of that.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Inflatable Street Art!

Check out the below video of Josh Harris' street art - he uses trash bags and the air from underground subway cars to create these crazy animated street sculptures.

They make us happy.

Inflatable Street Art Video

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Make Your Own Polaroids!

Man alive, did we ever stumble across a fun website. Make your own polaroids at

I'm not sure exactly how it works, but it takes your photos and does something with the coloring and the darkened edges, then adds the classic white border and boom - you've got a pretty darn authentic looking faux-laroid.

Perfect for adding pizazz to your favorite myspace/facebook photos, we've developed a serious addiction to this thing.

Tip - If you want to get really fancy, you can tinker with your photo's hue/saturation in photoshop before putting it through the blender, it will change the effect a bit.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

How to Rock the Saturday Shirt

One of Vintage Vantage's best-loved models Mega has spent the past six months learning and traveling in Guatemala, rocking the mierda out of her Vintage Vantage Saturday shirt, and stealing bread from children.

So what's going on in this photo?

Mega says: "This is my host daughter of 2 weeks. The photo was taken right after upsetting her because I selfishly made her share some bread with me, we saw her in the street and we made up. I loved this girl."

!Que bella!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Strictly for... Hannah Montana

Miley Cyrus loves Vintage Vantage... see?

Monday, February 2, 2009

Vintage Vantage Swears By.... Levi's 646 cords

So... we like t-shirts. They fit really nice, feel great against your skin, make your torso sing, etc.

But we also have legs! And we wear pants! And when we wear pants, we wear vintage Levi's 646 bootcut cords.

Find them at a thrift store, find them on ebay, just find them. They will make you happy!

Nerdy ebay searching tip: If you put a star after a word like this: levi* it will search for all the words that start with those letters, which is handy because there are so many different ways people could spell Levi's... levies, levis, levi's, levis517, etc, etc.

So to search for these pants, just type in:
levi* 646