HARDWIRED

Your hippie uncle’s favorite band tee is officially cool again.  Thanks to celebs like Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber, OG vintage rock tees now range to Gucci prices.

I love dressing up, but there is something about putting on a vintage t-shirt, jeans and old sneakers that just feels right to me.

If you don’t have any of your dad’s old tees in the basement, it’s time to start hunting.  This summer you should look like your stepping right off the tour bus even if it’s just the CTA.

HERE IS WHAT TO LOOK FOR:  

1:  COOL GRAPHICS.  I love finding an old shirt at a thrift store with an interesting saying or funky illustration.

2: SOFTNESS.  There is nothing like putting on an old tee that has seen a party or two and feels like butter on your skin.  Nothing irritates me more than an old stiff shirt!

3: FIT.  What I love about vintage shirts is that men wore them smaller decades ago which is how I prefer to wear my tees now.

I bought this Metallica shirt at a yard sale in New York for $3.  I looked it up and they go for over $100.

But if thrifting isn’t your thing, places like Urban Outfitters and PacSun sell decent replica tees at an affordable price! 🙂

If you decide to rock a band tee, you must be able to answer the inevitable question that’s coming your way- “Name one song from that band.”

It helps if you actually like the band, BUT HEY!  Not a requirement!!

This pair of converse has seen A LOT.  They’re my go to for errands and music festivals.  While I have my clean, crisp sneakers-  these are definitely my “rougher” pair of kicks.

Converse are one of the only kinds of shoes that actually look cooler the more messed up they get.  The key is to not let them get SO nasty that you look like a hot mess.

By the end of this summer, it will be time to say goodbye to them and buy the exact same ones for next year. 🙂

Ciao for now,

 

Dean

 

S H O P   T H I S   L O O K :

      

       

 

PHOTOS- IRON AND HONEY

Metallica Tee- VINTAGE

Denim- GAP

Sneakers- CONVERSE

Sunglasses- RAY-BAN

Leather Jacket- ZARA

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