About Us, FAQ, Shipping Polices

Welcome to Hometown Vintage Apparel; we're glad you're here! Our mission is to offer vintage themed apparel that celebrates places that don't exist anymore—most of which still have a special place in many people's hearts and memories

With exciting options for both men and women our collection of retro vintage t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more, lets you keep the legacy of your favorite place going.

In that spiritHometown Vintage Apparel is your home for places from long ago; both those fondly remembered and those forgotten. 

We’re originally from Eastern Kentucky — “where the bluegrass kisses the mountains” — and have spent time in New York and Cincinnati as well. We hope our designs speak to your love of your home county or town -- or maybe your newfound home -- as much as they do ours. 

What does shipping cost and how fast is it?

EVERYWHERE: We offer FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on EVERY ITEM in the store to anywhere in the world. No minimums, not now, not ever. We eat shipping costs for breakfast. FREE PREMIUM SHIPPING: All orders $50+ qualify for free premium shipping to anywhere in the world. 

USA Apparel and Mugs: We are a print-on-demand shop, which means that we will create your products upon receiving your order. Due to this our standard shipping (free) on apparel is 5-7 business days within the continental United States via USPS. We offer expedited shipping for $7 that will ship a little bit faster in 3-4 business days via USPS Priority (free on orders over $50+). Finally, if you really need your items fast, we offer express shipping in 2-3 business days for $20 via FedEx.

Outside the USA: Apparel and Mugs: We are a print-on-demand shop, which means that we will create your products upon receiving your order. Due to this our standard shipping (free) on apparel is 10-21 business days and varies widely by country. This option does not come with door-to-door tracking. We offer expedited shipping for $17 that will ship faster in 4-9 business days (free on orders $50+). Finally, if you really need your items fast, we offer express shipping in 3-6 business days for $26. Please note that these international ship times are generalized and may vary by country.

What brands do you use and how is apparel printed?

Every item in our shop is made on demand, which means that we do not print any items until your order is placed. All items are printed and shipped from within the USA. The apparel that our designs are printed on comes from name brands such as Gildan and Bella + Canvas. You can find out more specifics about what garment an item will be printed on in the product description of that item. 

Will my item look exactly like the picture? 

If you order a shirt or hoodie, no, not exactly like the picture but darn close. Because we do not print any items until an order is made, the images on the website are digital mockups or examples of what the end product will look like. Printing may vary based on the complexity of the design and the specific garment that it is being printed on. We do our best to match the mockup.

How do items print on extended sizes?  

We are proud to offer many of our t-shirts and hoodies in sizes up to 5XL. The printing process and quality is the same as smaller sizes. However, on larger sizes the printed area does not increase, so the printed image on a 5XL will be the same size as on an XL.  

How do I know that what I order will fit me? 

You can use our size chart to get an idea of how a product will fit. If you receive your product and it doesn't fit quite right, you can exchange it for a different size or return it for a refund by contacting us. You only pay return shipping. 

Help! I made a mistake when I ordered. What should I do? 

If you order the wrong color or size, please notify us as soon as possible. We are more than happy to make changes for you, but orders usually go to print within a few hours of being received, so we have a very short window in which we can stop our printer and modify your order. Please be sure to check your order receipt that is emailed to you and let us know ASAP if something needs to be changed with your order.

What if I decide I don't want my item? 

If you change your mind and decide you don't want your item, you can return it for a full refund. Just make sure to notify us within 14 days of receiving your order. You only pay return shipping. Refunds will be issued upon receipt of return. 

My order doesn't look right or was damaged during shipping. What do I do? 

Mistakes happen, and we make them from time to time. And sometimes packages get damaged in transit. If this happens to you, let us know and we will get a replacement order out to you as soon as possible at no charge. Please make sure to send us a picture of the damage, we can't process a new order without it. 

My shirt or hoodie has small stains on it. It's not a big deal but it's not ideal. What can you do? 

Sometimes there are stains on the apparel that are remnants of the printing process. These stains should disappear after the first wash. If they don't come out after a wash, let us know and we will work with you to exchange the item. 

Your site is great, but I don't want to pay full price... 

Well, you can sign up for our email list. You will immediately receive a discount code you can use on your first order. We won't be offended if you unsubscribe later on.