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Please take a look at the wonderful band t-shirts available for sale right now, use the search box to the right. This will return t-shirts only (there is no need to enter the word t-shirt into your search, just type in the artist or band name).
According to Wikipedia, the history of the t-shirt goes something like this.
T-shirts, made of a light, inexpensive fabric, were easy to clean. The earliest T-shirt dates back to sometime between the Spanish–American War and 1913, when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as undergarments.
The word T-shirt became part of American English by the 1920s, and appeared in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Following World War II, it became common to see veterans wearing their uniform trousers with their T-shirts as casual clothing. The shirts became even more popular in the 1950s after Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire, finally achieving status as fashionable, stand-alone, outerwear garments. Often boys wore them while doing chores and playing outside, eventually opening up the idea of wearing them as general-purpose casual clothing.
Printed T-shirts were in limited use by 1942 when an Air Corps Gunnery School T-shirt appeared on the cover of Life magazine. In the 1960s, printed T-shirts gained popularity for self-expression as well for advertisements, protests, and souvenirs.
Current versions are available in many different designs and fabrics, and styles include crew-neck and V-neck shirts.
T-shirts are a classic style of clothing that might go in and out of fashion to some extend, but will always endure. T-shirts will also always be associated with music and bands, and with popular culture in general. Almost all movies, bands, films, cartoons and TV series tend to include t-shirts in their official merchandise catalogues because t-shirts will always be a popular choice, and what better way to advertise yourself, your band or your brand than by charging someone to buy your very own advertising hoarding that they will then wear with pride while doing your advertising for you.
Some of the most popular t-shirts available are for heavy metal bands who have a long association with t-shirt wearing, for example, Metallica and Iron Maiden. However, just about all bands and musicians now produce and sell their own t-shirts. As with everything on sale pretty much, you will normally have a choice between buying the official licensed merchandise that your favorite artists, band or franchise has produced. On the other hand, you will always fine unlicensed products for sale as well. A licensed t-shirt has been produced with the agreement of the band or artists that is on it and the artist will normally receive a royalty or a licence fee for every t-shirt sold. Small and up and coming bands will often rely on the money from the sale of t-shirts and other merchandise, so if you care about the band that you want to wear on your chest, choose official licensed merchandise. It will normally be the best quality as well.