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"flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« on: May 29, 2010, 09:22:40 pm »
What do you guys think of the new band shirts bands are coming out with? The ones that have the print all over the shirt, like these:
all over print

do you think they’re too flashy? Do you prefer the older, simpler designs? Personally I think they’re really cool and they look nice, but I’ve also heard other people say they’re too busy. What do you guys think? Would you wear it?

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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010, 09:57:12 pm »
They're some seriously terrible shit.

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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 10:18:24 pm »
Terrible. It feels like you are wearing some thick heavy wax for a shirt.
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010, 12:39:16 am »
Terrible. It feels like you are wearing some thick heavy wax for a shirt.

You have never owned one of THESE shirts then.

The old times of silk screening a ton of plastic/paint onto a shirt is over, it is all fabric now.

I have an Affliction shirt that is all print and it is one of the most comfortable and lightest T-shirts I own.

Example: http://www.afflictionclothingstore.com/GSP-Storm-Signature-Series-BLK/productinfo/A1482N-27/

Affliction Clothing already has several signature band shirts made like this already as well. The Adicts, Atreyu, Behemoth, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Ozzy, Pantera, Staind...etc. etc.

These shirts are made from nothing but fabric, none of that heavy crap :p
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010, 12:48:08 am »
I probably shouldn't say anything, as I find most normal band shirts too flashy and tacky...

So I won't.

Actually, I have to say one thing. If you toned the shirts down 2-3-4 notches, dropping all the usual waxy parts, it could be kinda cool. Say, if you took the Disturbed shirt and just removed the red logo and kept their mascot in subdued grey all over, I could see it working. I don't reckon I'd wear it, but I suspect it would look less tacky than just a normal, large-logo band shirt..

The more toned down ones already look better than the more colourful of standard band shirts. The ones that are just normal shirts that go all over look way worse.

Sitting here, I'm synthesising a new theory of band shirt design, which I'll call the tattoo theory: If it wouldn't look good as a tattoo, it won't look good as a shirt design. It's probably not entirely accurate, but it's closer to reality than how band shirts are designed today.
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010, 09:28:10 am »
I just threw up into my mouth a little.

Then I threw up a lot.
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010, 11:46:49 am »
The concept may work, but most of the ones I've seen so far are pretty tasteless.
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2010, 02:49:19 am »
i own this one : https://cdn.indiemerch.com/i/f/2/f2c9b67779.jpg
and this one http://www.resistrecords.com/catalog/images/pwd%20sport%20grey%20geisha.jpg
aaand this one : http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_ef171df7ac5d4a899d0e2dc1c9c06f98.jpg

the last being the largest print of the three, i have a shitload bandshirts but these ones are my favorites to wear ;]

Don't have any problem with the fabric or "wax" kind of feel.

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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2010, 08:32:58 am »
i own this one : https://cdn.indiemerch.com/i/f/2/f2c9b67779.jpg
and this one http://www.resistrecords.com/catalog/images/pwd%20sport%20grey%20geisha.jpg
aaand this one : http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_ef171df7ac5d4a899d0e2dc1c9c06f98.jpg

the last being the largest print of the three, i have a shitload bandshirts but these ones are my favorites to wear ;]

Don't have any problem with the fabric or "wax" kind of feel.

While all having large print, none of those were as extreme as the ones in the OP link. No print reaching all the way up on the sleeves on those you posted.
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2010, 09:19:09 am »
You have never owned one of THESE shirts then.

The old times of silk screening a ton of plastic/paint onto a shirt is over, it is all fabric now.

I've yet to come across one. I absolutely hate the feel of all the heavy plasticy waxy shit most shirts have. I'd own none but its easy to spend money on merch after a few drinks. :(
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2010, 10:39:08 am »
i own this one : https://cdn.indiemerch.com/i/f/2/f2c9b67779.jpg
and this one http://www.resistrecords.com/catalog/images/pwd%20sport%20grey%20geisha.jpg
aaand this one : http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_ef171df7ac5d4a899d0e2dc1c9c06f98.jpg

the last being the largest print of the three, i have a shitload bandshirts but these ones are my favorites to wear ;]

Don't have any problem with the fabric or "wax" kind of feel.

While all having large print, none of those were as extreme as the ones in the OP link. No print reaching all the way up on the sleeves on those you posted.
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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2010, 08:50:27 am »
I have two all over print shirts. Slipknot and The Devil Wears Prada and they are very comfortable. And they look like what they sound like. I dislike band t's that have a ridiculous cartoon image or print that looks nothing like they sound.

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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 01:04:42 pm »
These are awkward shirts. I hate watching anyone who wore it.

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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2011, 04:59:03 pm »
So you like them at first but when they take the shirt off, there's an explosion of anger?

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Re: "flashy" band shirts vs plain ones?
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2011, 10:11:55 pm »
There can also be explosions of other things if "they" = hot chicks.