For a clothing style so reliant on graphic language, streetwear's message is rarely anything more profound than "The Revolution will be televised... on my PSP." Get threads inspired by something substantive -- earsplitting proto-punk -- with the MC5 line from Obey Clothing.
Obey's MC5 line's an official collaboration with Detroit deities Motor City 5, cited as an influence by everyone from the Ramones to La Ira de Dios Archaeopterix (you know, the Peruvian space-rockers). The concept: find a Molotov-free way to honor the 5's anarchist White Panthers party, a not-at-all supremacist, Black Panther-friendly movement that promoted everything from fun for everyone ("sex in the streets!") to fun for murderers ("free all prisoners everywhere!"). The gear itself consists of graphite and army-green tees with dissenting off-color stitching, a corduroy cap in black and green, and the street-militia-issue "Kick Out the Jams" jacket -- a heavily pocketed homage to the group's biggest track, though its subversion will be subverted by the busily printed pants you just can't seem to kick out of your life.
All the duds're emblazoned with an oversized winged panther, and the shirt and jacket also get an MC5 logo with an encircled script "Five." Clearly aping the Ford badge, it makes the very obvious statement that despite their advocacy of destruction and mayhem, the 5 sincerely hope Ford's corporate lawyers will remain fruitfully employed.
Get the jacket, the t-shirt, and the hat.