Cool story, bro. No, really.
the story behind this tee:
i used to work at this place called Crossroads in San Francisco (cool job, shitty company, i quit). if you’re unfamiliar it is a buy/sell/trade clothing store and i was buying from this middle-aged man who had a bunch of tees that he said he used to wear a while back but he doesn’t anymore. they were all decent labels, good condition and when i was finished buying from him i asked “is there anything else, or was that all?” he replied “well i have this stack of old tees that i didn’t think you would buy, but you’re welcome to look through them if you’d like.” “hey, i’ve got time” i said. i’m looking through the stack and about half way through, i find this.
now the process when a buyer is buying from a customer and we want one of their items, we’re supposed to get it priced by a manager. my manager was the shit, bless her soul, but she didn’t know streetwear, she was all high end, so when i asked her to price it for me she goes “it’s old and faded…i would pass.” my jaw almost dropped, and i insisted “but i really want it, can you just give me a price?” “fine, but you have to buy it. $6.50”
i was elated and the customer selling the shirt didn’t mind the crazy low price, he was stoked i was even buying it.
and that’s how i got this shirt.