From original tour merch rarities to modern day replica tees, Beyond Retro holds a treasure trove of vintage band t-shirts. Student Discount. Your bag is currently empty!
The recent high street popularity of band tees has meant loads have been reprinted, and some are even being produced with fake signs of wear, fading etc. And second, of course, is how relevant, musically or culturally, a band or album has become since the original release. I travel a fair amount looking for T-shirts, LA is the prime spot due to the amount of bands that are either from California or have at least played in the area.
By Zachary Kussin. March 29, pm Updated March 30, pm. Authentic music merch tends to be priced higher.
From broken-in denim, to band tees, to artfully distressed leather jackets, the vintage look has never gone out of style — even if the items of clothing have gone out of production. Vintage is big business these days for both retailers and individuals alike. While you can spend your weekends scouring flea markets and thrift shops, a number of sites have also made vintage shopping more accessible than ever before, letting users browse, shop and order everything online.
Lately we've noticed that celebs are as likely to sport Metallica's blade logo or the Grateful Dead's lightning-skull emblem as they are some high-fashion Parisian brand. And nothing looks cooler than faded, scratched-up rock tees that have seen two, three, maybe four decades of hard partying. If you don't have any in storage, it's time to start hunting.
From Sweet. If you're new to collecting vintage, gather some references. Steve Coe of Worn Free-an online shop that sells both licensed band tee reproductions and real-deal vintage-recommends checking out the My Freedamn!