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T-shirts have become an essential fashion statement--a form of self-definition for both the average person and those in cutting-edge subcultures. This fascinating compilation takes you on a visual journey through the most popular, style-setting rock-based tees from the 1970s and '80s. Featuring such iconic bands as AC/DC, the Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Public Enemy, the Ramones, the Stones, and the Sex Pistols, it showcases a range of designs from this timeless era of pop culture and puts you inside the collections of T-shirt fans and fanatics, with wonderful backstories and gorgeous spreads.
Sam Knee worked for four years in San Francisco, grading T-shirts and sourcing vintage clothes for a number of retailers. He has traveled worldwide in pursuit of rare and unusual T-shirts. Formerly a fashion journalist for 19 magazine, Lisa Kidner has a degree in fashion textiles. After dealing in vintage clothing at Portobello market in London, Lisa and Sam sold a range of their clothes under the Heart of Glass label at UK retailer Whistles and under the Upper Fifth range at Top Shop.