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Having been in a new band for a few months made me think of what kind of merchandise I'd like to sell to whoever would consider themselves a fan of my music, and what I was the least interested in selling was t-shirts with the band logo.
Lately, I've been conscious of dressing well, and I've been ditching my clothes with any kind of print. Any blog or guide on male fashion usually states that one should avoid any clothes with print.

My question for you, my friends, is: Is there any band that sells band tee's/shirts that are so fabulous that they would be accepted at a finer gathering? How can this be accomplished?

My initial thought is having a band logo that is the size of the Ralph Lauren Polo logo, or whatever logo any fashionable clothes company sells.
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#2
m8 you can wear graphic shirts that are fashionable. unless you're going for that kind of fashionable.

And why are you not looking for shirts by bands you like? This isn't difficult.
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m8 you can wear graphic shirts that are fashionable. unless you're going for that kind of fashionable.

And why are you not looking for shirts by bands you like? This isn't difficult.


I'm not really looking for shirts by bands to buy them. I'm looking for inspiration. I'm seeking examples of bands who pulled of some good t-shirt design.

But you're right, I should just start looking at merchandise from bands that I like.
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Dude, Periphery's merch is the absolute worst.
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#8
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Dude, Periphery's merch is the absolute worst.


It is pretty shit. Except i'd buy their coffee mug.
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#9
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It is pretty shit. Except i'd buy their coffee mug.

The "World's Best Band" mug? Yeah, that one's pretty cool. They just pick really weird color schemes, along with oversized logos imo.
#11
just make the logo tiny, if you do have a symbolic logo for your band. if not, then i don't think it can be done.

but who cares about fashion really
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#12
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why are the majority of band t shirts also black as well?

Because hard rock/metal fans have no sense of fashion and think that a shitty cheap black shirt with their favorite album or band logo looks good, see
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for evidence
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Because hard rock/metal fans have no sense of fashion and think that a shitty cheap black shirt with their favorite album or band logo looks good, see

for evidence


Cheap? Have you seen the prices at the merch booth these days?
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#16
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My initial thought is having a band logo that is the size of the Ralph Lauren Polo logo, or whatever logo any fashionable clothes company sells.

The kinds of people who wear band shirts are probably very open about their love for that band. They wear shirts loudly and proudly. Subtlety isn't really a consideration when you want the world to know how much you love Coldplay.
Also it basically turns fans into walking signposts. When people are willing to pay to publicize your band, you make the most of it by covering as much surface area as possible. It was never about looking good.
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Generally, modern sparse illustration, simple shapes and colour schemes, and strong but not imposing colours work best.

But some of these would make your average fashion obsessive cringe.
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#20
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Where can I buy this, and what is Ali's current address?
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#21
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Where can I buy this, and what is Ali's current address?
Ali?

It's an official tshirt that's like £25. I went onto a UK custom shirt maker and made it for myself because greedy bastards.

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Dan Mumford's a good artist albeit a little too stylized but he's not really a tshirt artist

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Is this for me? No.
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#22
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Ali?
Ali, Callum, Ali.guitarkidseven. He used to have an avatar based on the logo.

Also, yeah, finding that protest the hero shirt good is proof of your bias, mr. Has-fortress-as-avatar.
#23
It was for TS, the idea came due to having friends who are in that genre and talk about "fashionable" shirts kinda like ts.
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Ali, Callum, Ali.guitarkidseven. He used to have an avatar based on the logo.

Also, yeah, finding that protest the hero shirt good is proof of your bias, mr. Has-fortress-as-avatar.
Oh yeah I remember now. Yeah IDK his address I haven't been on here in a while.

Keaton Henson's designs are quite nice too.

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#26
i think everyone posting pics are just proving OP's point
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#28
Band shirts never seem to be fitted. They're loose where they shouldn't be and tight where they shouldn't be.

They make you look like a sack of shit. Never seen anyone wearing a well fitting band t-shirt.
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#29
Quote by Ylasto
Any blog or guide on male fashion usually states that one should avoid any clothes with print.


Yeah! Let's all base our fashion sense on mindless blogs and... guides?? Talk about some mad conformity bullshit.

I don't need some dipshit behind a computer screen to tell me what to wear. Some people can rock a band tee and some can't. Same goes with anything.
#31
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mfw all the t shirts I own are band shirts

how do you get so out of touch with society and all that is good in the world that this happens?
#32
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have this

It's awesome

I think it's one of two that I own though


This is the other

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#33
Anyone know what is up with people wearing band shirts and don't even know about the band?

One time i saw a dude wearing a shirt by Nirvana, and i said. "cool, you like Nirvana too."

The dude said 'what are you talking about?"
#34
Best band shirt ever, IMO

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#35
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how do you get so out of touch with society and all that is good in the world that this happens?


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#38
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I do have a few non-band shirts, but the majority of the shirts I wear are band shirts, so you're not alone.


aw shit that means I'm just as bad as this doofus

just kidding, my musical taste is far superior
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