Band shirt bias

9:35 PM Imke 20 Comments


I've always been a great fan of classic rock, with a hint of metal at times, but my style has always been very pink, feminine, with lots of frills, always wearing a cute little blouse instead of a large-cut shirt. Ever since living in London two years ago my style has switched more to the "dark side", adding leather, fish nets, large shirts and tartan to my wardrobe, and I've also found myself being obsessed with band shirts. Good thing they're very popular at the moment, which allows me to expand my band shirt collection. However, I still get the side-eye whenever wearing one of my band shirts...

When wearing my Rolling Stones shirt, someone tried to put me on the spot saying "Oh they're so good live, assuming you've seen them live?", hoping to find me blushing and stuttering admitting never seeing them live. Loved seeing their face upon replying "Oh yes I did, loved seeing them live and performing my all-time favourite Jumping Jack Flash". Or better, when wearing my Iron Maiden shirt, a guy saying to his friend "Bet she doesn't know a single song haha" and me whispering "Killer, behind you" shut me them up quite effectively. Guys, just because I'm working in fashion, doesn't mean I fit perfectly in that stereotype box of girls wearing a Nirvana shirt without knowing who Kurt Cobain is. 

How about you girls? Any of you have had any similar experiences? What's your take on band shirts; a trend to be kept far away from a feminine wardrobe or a cool touch to your outfit? Let me know in the comments below!


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