I feel like I’ve somehow had an increased appreciation for graphic tee shirts lately. When I was in high school, I had a pretty big collection of rock and metal band tees, and I know I still have them packed away somewhere! Back in college, I was all about American Eagle tees, back when it was trendy for people to sport around graphics from fictional (and often satirical) companies. I also had a decent collection of graphic tees from surf brands, but as I got older I ditched most of those for more chic or “grown up” looks. It’s funny though…once you get into your 30s, you seem to, well…not give a crap anymore (I know that a lot of people don’t like wearing names across their chests, but to each their own). Yeah, nowadays I happily walk around downtown with my Star Wars tee from Junk Food, or various band tees (my favorite being Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd). I’ve even found myself gravitating towards tees that bring back amusing or nostalgic memories of yesteryear, such as Rainbow Brite, Nickelodeon or Ren & Stimpy. I’m also often finding myself in the graphic tees section of Lucky Brand’s website for their eclectic collection of Hindu-inspired or rock band pieces. Junk Food has also been a favorite (although their site seems to be on hiatus at the moment, but they can also be found at Revolve)! I also, as usual, love perusing eBay for vintage band tees!
My denim collection is too big to forget that for every favorite jean, goes a classic tee, and just like denim, the tee is here to stay. There are so many awesome ones out there, and I’ve seen an uprising of licensed rock tees lately as well (mostly for The Who, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, The Doors, Grateful Dead and more, from various brands). I hate to think wearing rock tees is trendy, since I personally prefer to actually like the band or brand I’m advertising across my chest, but I’m digging a lot of the ones I see. For every walk of life, there are so many out there to choose from! Fashion is all about having a bit of fun, so why not? I can see my growing graphic tee collection right now, as I type. Here are a few that have caught my eyes while virtual window shopping.
Which are your favorites? Do you have a favorite graphic tee in your closet?
Here’s a lot more to choose from!