There are few pleasures more satisfying than honoring your favorite band on your t-shirt, but what if you're one of those insane malcontents who doesn't like Candlebox? When you've grown out of Creed, but not t-shirts, check out Friend Or Foe's spring drop
Dreamt up by two dudes sick of seeing sparkly skulls on rocker tees, FOF takes art from golden-age jazz album covers/concerts, tastefully modifies them, then slaps 'em on their own slim-cut custom tees, which're enzyme-washed for the vintage feel old, mostly-dead jazz men deserve. The line breaks down into dudes you've probably heard of, and those you probably haven't, unless you already own their shirt; of the bigger names, "Muddy Matinee" shows an old tinted-blue photo of Muddy Waters playing guitar in a suit and tie in Paris, the "Coltrane" shows a red version of John staring over the shoulder of a blue version of John, hands folded over a sax, and "Genius Of Modern Music" shows a close-up of Thelonious Monk's eyes through glasses that hipsters would kill for today, if they could only get past his vicious bo staff. More esoteric greats are repped by "Orgie In Rhythm", with Art Blakey drumming away, eyes shut; "Vol. 1", a faded black number with a young Sonny Rollins hanging with his sax; and one with tenor sax player Hank Mobly's puffed out face floating inside a blue circle, entitled "No Room For Squares" -- which means it's gonna be really tight on you
There's also a non-jazz-specific tee, in green with an abstract piano zig-zagging across the chest; FOF also has future plans of including stuff from the Rat Pack era, with a focus on Ol' Blue Eyes -- who despite his temper, never meant to treat you oh so bad. But he did it anyway.