Embrace The Trend: Rock Tees

Above: Some of the biggest stars are embracing the band shirt
Above: Some of the biggest stars are embracing the band shirt

Lately, you may have noticed a lot of twentysomethings around town wearing Slayer and Metallica t-shirts. With this new phenomena, you may be thinking to yourself: is metal music having a moment right now? The short answer is, metal has always rocked, and those bands still kick ass. But no, most folks are not converting to the church of the headbanger.

What is happening, however, is that band shirts are now becoming some of the most popular options for the trend-savvy. Superstars like Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and Drake, are all rocking the rock tee with swagger. With a group of cool dudes like that, you can begin to feel confident in your vintage piece again. Music fans rejoice, you can now break out that old tour shirt and wear it with pride.

Here are some of the best rock tee options to get you inspired. It’s time to embrace the trend.



You don’t have to go far to find the perfect tee. Have you been to a show in the last couple of decades? Great! Did you buy a shirt at the merch table? Perfect! If the tour shirt still fits you, throw that old thing on. If you grew out of those pieces, visit your local vintage clothing stores, as you’re bound to find something there.

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Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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