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Friday, 23 October 2015

Retro Rentaghost T-shirts

Rentaghost logo black T-shirt for men
Rentaghost T-shirts at Amazon.co.uk
Searching for an uber cool T-shirt that no one else has thought of can be a daunting task. A retro tee is always a pretty cool choice (well, almost always!), but even more so when it manages to turn heads. You just know that when you catch dozens of people glancing at your T-shirt that they're thinking "cool tee, where can I buy one of those?" - well, hopefully!

A Rentaghost T-shirt is certainly a unique and geeky choice, and geek fashion is certainly very chic right now, particularly if it's purely British. Only if you're of a certain age will you remember Rentaghost, which was a pretty zany kids comedy series which aired on BBC1 during the late 1970s and into the first half of the 80s.

The logo has many similarities to the Ghostbusters design, except it was created long before the Ghostbusters movie was first shown in 1984. However, while the film's plot revolved around extinguishing ghosts, Rentaghost, of course, was about hiring them out!

The first design on the page features the logo with a reverse print effect, with the ghost being white and the text being black, whereas, the original logo featured a clear ghost with a white outline and white text. The new design certainly stands out more and the shirt itself comes in a range of colours with sizes up to XXXXXL. A T-shirt for women is also available in  a range of colours with sizes up to 20.

The T-shirt is, of course, ideal for Halloween and certainly a more geeky and original choice than a Ghostbusters design. However, there are a couple more Rentaghost designs available, the first of which looks very much like the original logo.




Authentic Rentaghost Logo T-shirt for women
Rentaghost T-shirt for Women
This design by Cultzilla looks much more like the original and is, therefore, is more authentic, although none of the T-shirts are actually official. The women's Tee comes in sizes 8-16 and a Mens T-shirt is also available for sizes up to XXL.

Just Call Rentaghost White T-shirt for Men
Just Call Rentaghost T-shirt
This 100% pre-shrunk cotton T-shirt is available from Sherbert Dip at Amazon UK in sizes up to XXXXL. The ladies T-shirt is available for sizes 8 to 16.

Timothy Claypole Rentaghost Jester T-shirt
Timothy Claypole T-shirt
I managed to find this design featuring the disobedient jester Timothy Claypole, who became the most prominent and best-loved character in the series. This one was available on ebay.

You can read more about Rentaghost and watch video clips at my website simplyeighties.com.

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