Wearing cool band t-shirts have been in style for a long time. I'm a huge cool band tee collector. I like to keep mine original and vintage, the rarer and older the better. Particularly, I love the ones from the original tours. Every one cool band t-shirt that I own and wear, I'm a huge fan of the band and know most of their albums/songs and have been to their shows. For example, I do NOT own any "Grateful Dead" tees, no matter how cool the design is, I won't wear it because I simply don't like the "Grateful Dead". Some of my favorite tees that I own are "Run DMC", "Marilyn Manson", "Radiohead" and "Metallica", like the one I'm wearing. I kept this look super 90s, with flatforms and a choker, to reminisce of my early early years. For a daily wear, I'm more likely to dress the band tee up with a pair of jeans and stilettos.
Lately I started to notice cool band t-shirts everywhere, in regular stores, un-original mech, total copy-cats of the originals. "Forever 21", "Nasty Gal", "H&M", "Urban Outfitters" to name a few, manufacture their own "Madonna", "Pink Floyd" and other classic acts t-shirts. Does a band t-shirt even belong in a regular clothing store? I get mine through a vintage tee dealer, or at the venue, when I go see a show. You can find some good ones on eBay too.
I see people everywhere proudly sporting the trend, most of whom I'm pretty sure have NO CLUE who any of the people in their tees are, which sparks my debate: Can you wear a band t-shirt without knowing the band or their songs? Technically, of course you can. Morally, I'm a strong believer in "people who wear t-shirts of a band and don't know who the band is suck". Sorry, not sorry. What do you guys think?
I was wearing:
Urban Outfitters choker
Metallica vintage t-shirt
Alexander Wang sandals
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