Here we have a great tribute to some of the most famous musicians to record with the Sun Records label in Memphis, Tennessee. The color of the shirt is, appropriately, a bright and sunny yellow. This label was single-handedly responsible for some of the most popular rock and rockabilly songs of the mid-twentieth century, including “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis, “That’s All Right” by Elvis Presley, “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins, and many more. If anyone wants a great movie moment with a conversation about some of Sun Records’ biggest artists, we recommend Jim Jarmusch’s movie “Mystery Train”, where two music fans can’t agree on whether Elvis or Carl Perkins is better. The shirt was issued as a tribute in the 1980’s, but the appeal of Sun Records’ discography is timeless!
This concert tee marks the era of a huge resurgence of popularity for the Monkees. Following the re-airing of their popular TV show on cable, they found a whole new generation of fans and reuinited to record more songs. Whether your favorite song is “Daydream Believer” as sung by Davy Jones, “I’m a Believer” sung by Mickey Dolenz, or “Auntie Grizelda” sung by Peter Tork, you can rest assured that this shirt pays tribute to each Monkee who performed these timeless tunes. Click here for more views and details.
To piggyback Joni’s post, I too have always been a fan off the illustrious concert tee/wrestling tee/wildlife tee, but these black cotton treasures have always caused a bit of a conundrum for me: How can I wear this and look cute rather than careless? When the most mesmerizing t-shirt finds don’t always come in a flattering, fitted size, it can be quite a challenge.
A few weeks ago, though, inspired by a passing cyclist, I put together this little en-semb, consisting of:
1) A big, black Samhain tee
2) Some skinny-ish jeans
3) A vest
4) A good pair of boots
Success! With the right ingredients, you too can pull off a boyfriend-ish shirt!
Start with any black t-shirt. Black tee = automatically bad ass. (Though you’d be hard pressed to find anything more bad ass than this electrified Diamond Rio tee.) Slim jeans and a vest, like this vintage velvet number, can give some shape and structure to an otherwise oversized garment. Be sure to leave a button or two undone though, to properly exhibit your shirt’s undoubtedly awesome graphic. The length of the shirt lets you conveniently conceal the inevitable skinny jean muffin top, while the the recently resurfaced rolled t-shirt sleeve trend lets you show off your guns. Slip on some cute flats or a pair of commandeering boots and you’ve got yourself an outfit. So long as you don’t go crazy with your color palette, you can do no wrong.