Defunkd.com was founded in March of 2004 by Jimmy J (AKA James Applegath) as support site for a genuine vintage t-shirt store on eBay. In the years that followed they sold over 4000 tees via eBay and maintained near perfect feedback rating . In 2007 Defunkd was recognized by eBay and awarded for their efforts. After paying their dues in dusty warehouses and thrift shops they shifted their focus to their very own domain in 2008 and Defunkd was enhanced in blog and forum format.
In October of 2011 Defunkd was further enhanced with a multi-vendor platform becoming the world’s first online marketplace dedicated to the sale of true vintage t-shirts. Today, with all the efforts of community members, Defunkd is the world’s leading vintage t-shirt resource. When your torso needs a real vintage t-shirt, now you know where to head to.
Vintage is a term that they don’t take lightly. Their shops only feature tees that have been aged no less than 15 years. The shop keepers are trusted t-shirt aficionados who only offer true vintage garments for sale. No repros or knockoffs are permitted.
Recently, a new collection has been added to their themed compilation. It is called “when I was 1”. The designer says, “I was 16 years old in 1991. A defining year in music. I remember walking around wearing my Helloween back patch Levis jean jacket while be blown away by a couple of new albums from the pacific northwest. Here are some tees from when I was 16 years old.” Take a look at the tees from this collection.
Vintage 1991 Boyz N The Hood hip hop movie Ice Cube t-shirt for $175.00
VTG 1991 LOLLAPALOOZA T-Shirt NIN Janes Addiction Siouxsie for $65.00
Vintage Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan T-Shirt M/L for $13.99
Vintage Guns N Roses T-Shirt Use Your Illusion Tour M/L for $129.99
Vintage NIRVANA NEVERMIND 1992 TOUR T-Shirt Kurt Cobain for $400.00