Rock Shirt 101
Most rock shirts serve their purpose, if that's ensuring that a fan can proudly display their favourite band/artist on the front, and the tour dates on the back, so everyone knows that they were "there".
The best rock shirts, however, become wearable pieces of art. Some bands enlist artists to create new graphics solely for the shirts, with no connection to songs, the tour or album that is aligned with. And sometimes those end up being the best shirts of all.
Simply a logo on the front normally isn't the greatest design, unless the band's logo is one of the greats.
At the end of it all, go with your gut and your personal taste, whether it's subdued or a little more on the wild side.
We won't judge.
Well, maybe a little...
One of the best thing about going to shows and following a band for a long time is getting to see the evolution of their merch with every tour. I especially love how Brand New and Taking Back Sunday took their personal feud to their shirts with the "Mics are for singing not swinging"/"Proudly swinging since 1999" merch. Ahhhh. Memories.
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