Retro Bowling Shirts or Vintage Bowling Shirts
Charlie Sheen has brought the retro bowling shirt look mainstream with his character on Two and a Half Men , Charlie Harper, but as hot as those look on him, I prefer the real thing, vintage bowling shirts for men.
With a vintage bowling shirt, you know that you have the style, colors, and look of the era that the bowling shirt came from, and although bowling shirts have only changed in style slightly over the past decades, authentic is always better than retro.
It is harder find authentic vintage bowling shirts for men, but in most cases they are less expensive than their retro counterparts that are being made right now. The best place to find vintage bowling shirts for men is on Ebay, because you will have a much, much wider selection and you can narrow down the style selection by color, decade, and style. The best vintage bowling shirts have embroidered logos on the back or the front pocket which lends a quality to the bowling shirt.
Vintage 60’s Bowling Shirts
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Bowling Has a Long History
Bowling has been in American as long as there were settlers, but the current style of bowling is only several decades old, including the bowling shirt style for men that is currently popular.
A men’s bowling shirt should be comfortable, and breatheable, with a slightly stretchy fabric to allow for room to move. Vintage bowling shirts are usually collared with an off-color or contrasting color collar, and a short sleeved shirt. Popular colors are black, tan, white, and red, although vintage bowling shirts come in just about every color in the fashion rainbow, and prints as well.
Vintage 70’s Bowling Shirts
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Embroidered Bowling Shirts
The best looking bowling shirts are embroidered on the back with either a sponsor logo or a bowling company or bowling alley logo. Most embroidered bowling shirts are embroidered in black or white, or they may have a black and white, and one other color logo.
When you are buying vintage bowling shirts for your man, make sure that the seller is selling authentic vintage men’s shirts. You can always look at an Ebay seller’s star rating to check their history of reliability and service. Many Ebay sellers are very reliable and may have regular websites or stores also.
Vintage 50’s Bowling Shirts
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Authentic vintage men’s bowling shirts are usually quite reasonably priced, unless they are extremely rare. So you need to determine how avid a collector you are of era men’s bowling shirts.
However, you can often get vintage bowling shirts for under $20 a piece.
Vintage 80’s Bowling Shirt
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Long Sleeved Bowling Shirts
Vintage bowling shirts for men can also be long sleeved. Long sleeved bowling shirts make a great gift for the guy who likes to wear shirts and jeans to go out on the weekend or in the evening with friends. (Even if he doesn’t bowl.)
If you get lucky you might even find a bowling jacket with an embroidered logo on the back. Similar to a letter jacket for football.
Vintage 60’s Bowling Shirts
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Vintage style is very in, and vintage clothing and other items make great gifts for people that treasure vintage. Know your friends and family well, so that you know which vintage treasures they will like and appreciate.