Monday, March 24, 2008

Brian's T-Shirts: Classic Embarrassing Emo Tee

In retrospect, there’s something very discomforting about walking in downtown Milwaukee, past vagrants, while wearing a “Vagrant” t-shirt.

At the time of purchase the Vagrant roster was flippin’ sweet – The Get Up Kids, Saves the Day, The Anniversary. And, honestly, I still throw on “D in Detroit” and bounce around a bit, but I’ve more-or-less shook free of the pop-emo genre. Just in time, too. I didn’t take to New Found Glory, I was straight-up confused by At The Drive-In and nearly dodged the Dashboard bullet completely.

But there was a time, about ohhhhh, 8 years ago, when I thought the Vagrant label was da bomb. This was the point I would sit in a dorm, play Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and listen to either Kid A or Very Emergency! after (or instead of) class everyday. I was also working at a coffeehouse so, necessarily, a t-shirt that declared my aptness to read Salinger and make sub-par espresso drinks was crucial.

About the actual shirt: Cherry red, medium-sized, with heavier cotton fabric, in really good shape… (it got taken out of rotation pretty fast, and red’s not really my color).

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Let the great experiment begin!

Yeah, so.  Taking photos of all your t-shirts has become a somewhat daunting task.  Well, washing, sorting, shooting, extracting, uploading and BLOGGING about your t-shirts has become slightly tedious.

Especially when I look at a hole-y unevenly bleached t-shirt and think it's going to sell for anything beyond it's cost to mail.  But, it's authentically worn, that's what the kids want these days, right?  Bah.

I'm about a third of the way through.   I've got some good stories about some of them.  I also think the final project poster will eventually take the shape of something very similar to this: