Band t-shirts are a slightly controversial fashion statement. Genuine fans wear them to express their love for an act but they’ve always been a popular choice among fashionistas also.
This old reliable is making waves right now so here’s a look at some of the best band t-shirts available at the moment.
Boohoo.com have a great selection this year from Nirvana to Guns N’ Roses to The Doors.
This black Nirvana t-shirt is quite baggy, ideal for a casual look.
Band tees don’t have to be just short sleeved round-necks, Boohoo also have cut-out shoulder and long sleeve styles.
This Guns N’ Roses style is perfect for a night out, while the long sleeved Rolling Stone one is great for layering coming into winter.
For a vintage or upcycled band t-shirt, check out Etsy and Asos Marketplace.
Fresh in Temple Bar is a great place to pick up customised clothing and I love their lace-up t-shirt dresses. They’re €30.
If you prefer your band t-shirt a bit more distressed, BleachdClothing on Etsy sell cool customised ones. Bear in mind, unique customised band t-shirts don’t come cheap, all of the Etsy ones I saw were €40+.
These band tees have been given a modern spin with a cut-out neckline and bleaching. This is pretty easy to do at home.
RoadkillVintage have some slightly cheaper styles such as this Kiss t-shirt with slashed sides for €25 on Etsy.
This Van Halen tour t-shirt from Shein.com is also a great choice, looks like a real vintage t-shirt complete with list of tour dates but is cheap as chips at €9.09.
Shein also sell some great crop tops, like this grey Guns N’ Roses one.
Naturally, Nasty Gal have the coolest rock t-shirts known to man.
If you’re a true rock fan sick of wearing oversize men’s shirts, now is a great time to finally get your favourite band tee in your own size.
If you just love the look, band t-shirts are perfect with black leather jacket, jeans and boots. Attitude optional.
Here’s how I created four different outfits with my Guns N’Roses tee from Missguided.
I wore it with a vintage leather skirt and holographic heels for going out but it’s just as good under a denim shirt for daytime.
The little vintage belt I’m wearing was only €1 in my local charity shop and the skirt is an oldie that I customised.
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I really like this t-shirt as it has a list of tour dates on the back, making it look more authentic.
It would look great with mom jeans and trainers also. I can’t remember exactly how much this t-shirt was but it was under €20.
On my holidays in Barcelona, I dressed it down with Levis cut-offs and sunglasses.
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And for a transitional spring to summer look, I paired it with the same Levis but with black tights, boots and a bomber jacket to stay cosy.
Do you like band t-shirts? Or do you think they should be only for gigs? Leave me a comment and let me know.