I am a total sucker for a good vintage graphic tee, especially if it’s an 80’s rock band. Most of my collection is thrifted. Mind you, it is hit or miss so don’t give up, just keep searching and one day you will score.
A few years back I wrote a blog post detailing the differences between an authentic vintage tee and a replica if you are interested.
My Rolling Stones tee was a staple for ages before I figured out that a few snips of the shears was a game changer. First, I started cutting the neck of other tees a.k.a “Flashdance” style. It worked for a while, but then one day it hit me. The old fashion round neck was claustrophobic for me and in summer I love a good muscle tee.
Now my signature rocker tees are all split down the center of the neck with no sleeves. Beware just cutting against the sleeve seam will not give you the same look. You need to take the cut about an inch below the arm pit and follow the curve of the seam up to the shoulder. This gives you a bigger arm hole so showing a little lace from your bralette is a good contrast to the masculine tee. Mind you if you are in the mood you can snip in a few random holes. Luckily most of mine come worn and aged!
Voila the perfect muscle tee is ready to go. I scored this Guns & Roses gem yesterday for .75 cents. Now add a pair of distressed Levi cutoff’s, my mom’s vintage charm necklace and my “Chique” Summer uniform is born. Happy Snipping.