streetstyle t-shirt of the week: new york fashion week

tshirt selection for fashion week“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” — Audrey Hepburn

Although New York Fashion Week Women Spring/Summer 2014 may have come to an end, its great moments and memories will live on. The quote by Audrey Hepburn states it best. Elegance will always reign supreme and can always be found on the international runways around the globe.

The outfit shown above is a perfect example of this. From head to toe, it is a classic fashion staple. Actually, it wouldn’t be difficult to imagine Audrey Hepburn in a scene from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sashaying down Fifth Avenue in it herself. The bold yet understated t-shirt worn here is  The Believe Cross T-shirt created by Screened. Combined with just the right accessories and one bright splash of color (the skirt), the overall look is both chic and refined.

Below are some photographs highlighting other great street style seen at New York Fashion Week Women Spring/Summer 2014.

New York Fashion Week S/S 2014

Each week I photograph an interesting t-shirt I find out and about on the streets of New York City and beyond. The “streetstyle t-shirt of this week” was snapped at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Be sure and check out bang! bang! flip t-shirts online collection.  Shown below left is our women’s long sleeved tee,  “State of State of Grace Long Sleeve Tee for WomenGrace”. It is in homage to the disco queen of the 70′s, Grace Jones. It is available for both women and men in an assortment of styles and colors. We offer free shipping within the continental U.S.A!  Our shop sections, from hoodies to t-shirts, make it convenient for you to browse all of our apparel and product lines with ease.

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streetstyle t-shirt of the week: war

black war tee

“…War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothin…say it again, ya’ll’!” from the lyrics of the song, “War” by Edwin Starr

As we all sit on the edge of our seats and watch current global events unfold with uncertainty, it is a perfect time to share a lighter side of war (yes…there is one).  A side that embodies a musical vision: the band called War.  And, as the t-shirt above proclaims, they have been low-riding since 1969.

War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is considered a funk/rock/soul/R&B/blues/reggae band that came out of Compton and Long Beach, CA. The original members of the band were  known for their defining musicianship, sense of togetherness and great brotherhood.  Their sound was considered “world music” well before the term was coined in popular culture.  Rumor has it that they were the last band to play with the legendary Jimi Hendrix.

Before making it big on their own, they toured with Isaac Hayes, Santana and the Wailers. They continue to tour worldwide today introducing their music to new generations of fans.  You will find the same iconic logo seen on the black t-shirt above incorporated into all of the design concepts for their album covers. The photo montage below includes a shot of the original band members (left) and two of their classic album covers (center and right).
War original band members and album covers

They were inspired by and have inspired many. Their classic song “Slipping into Darkness” inspired Bob Marley to write “Get Up Stand Up”. “All Day Music”, another one of their classic hits is a soul tune that was inspired by the late jazz legend Pharoah Sanders’ song, “The Creator has a Master Plan”.  Some of their other timeless classics include “The World is a Ghetto”(one of my all time favorites!!) “Low Rider”Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”  Why can’t we all just be friends. That is the question the international leaders, prime ministers and presidents gathered at this week’s G20 Summit in Russia should be seeking an answer to. Anything less is status quo.

Be sure and check out bang! bang! flip t-shirts online collection.  Shown below right is our men’s long sleeved tee, Graffiti Walk Arrow. The tee is available for both women and men in an assortment of styles and colors. We offer free shipping within the t-shirt graffiti walk arrowcontinental U.S.A!  Our shop sections, from hoodies to t-shirts, make it convenient for you to browse all of our apparel and product lines with ease.

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