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There’s a lot that’s great about this picture. The toque, the tats, the shirt (of course). But the back story of this (unprompted!) addition to our sighting gallery is even better.
The lucky young man you see above (who we were assured is actually happy) lives in Hamburg, Germany. His girlfriend wrote to us in November, wanting to make sure we ship internationally. She was interested in buying a MY WARdrobe: Black Flag Tribute Shirt as a christmas gift for her Black Flag-loving boyfriend.
That, significant others, is how you win hearts!
Yes, we ship to Germany (and England, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and anywhere else that wants a shirt). We were all too happy to send out this future present.
The result? Success! The boyfriend was “freaking out—not while taking this pic” (obviously). Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, birthdays, silver wedding anniversaries, job promotions, 100 days since our last accident—any and every occasion is worth celebrating with Black Flag!
The best present for us, however, was hearing back from the happy purchasee, who included this picture for us to share (*and yes we asked if it was ok if we shared the photo first. We ain’t creeps).
This is the fifth and last post in our LONG OVERDUE week-long recap of some favorite shirt sightings thus far. It’s all to celebrate the re-release our MY WARdrobe: Black Flag Tribute Shirt in an exciting Everything Went Black Ink/Black Shirt edition on April 21, 2012, ie. tomorrow.
Shirts! SLIP IT pINs! More! Stay tuned for at least one more update.
There was a brief moment in time when the careers and labels of Black Flag and Dinosaur jr. overlapped. Lou Barlow (pictured above) was there, manning the bass in the (then young upstarts) Dinosaur jr.
After parting ways, Lou went on to successful careers with Sebadoh, Sentridoh, Folk Implosion, and as a solo artist, before reuniting with the original Dinosaur lineup.
Did we, as young Fabulists, think we’d ever see Lou wearing a shirt we made, as he played with Sebadoh at a bar in Scotland? Hell naw. Honored!
Reminder: This is our fourth post recapping some of our favorite shirt sightings thus far. It’s all to celebrate the re-release our MY WARdrobe: Black Flag Tribute Shirt in an exciting Everything Went Black Ink/Black Shirt edition on April 21, 2012. Plus, Ron/Chavo pins. Plus another new pin! And…more?
Ignore the beard and bare chest and focus (demurely) on the chest (shirt, actually) on the right: that shirt/chest belongs to The Backstage Rider, aka Mikala Taylor.
We’ve written before about Backstage Rider, but the post has been permanently suspended in the space between this blog and a future site upgrade. This is a shame, because it was very flattering! She’s an awesome Canadian (a redundant phrase, that) based in Vancouver, BC who’s a serious music fan and even more serious music blogger. She’s also nice to strangers making a Black Flag Tribute Shirt, for which we thank her.
Why else is she cool? Besides having a Duran Duran fixation, she taught Lou Barlow how to tweet! What more cred do you need? The answer is none. None more cred.
This is our third post recapping some of our favorite shirt sightings thus far. It’s all to celebrate the re-release our MY WARdrobe: Black Flag Tribute Shirt in an exciting Everything Went Black Ink/Black Shirt edition on April 21, 2012.
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“i saw someone walking down 7th ave in NYC with this shirt on and i was like ‘what the fuck? wow!’”
Tip of the Tumblr to suicidewatch, who had this to say about the MY WARdrobe: Black Flag Tribute Shirt:
Brevity is the soul of blogging. Check out the other pictures while you’re there. Thanks, OTYDY.
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Punk rock supergroup OFF! played Atlanta’s Drunken Unicorn last week. Their collection of EPs is a favorite in the office, so the whole Fabrication Fabrication team was in attendance. Also there, as modeled above by Dimitri Coats, was our Keith & Ron & Dez & Henry MY WARdrobe Black Flag Tribute Shirt.
OFF!, if you don’t know, is led by none other than Keith Morris, ex-Black Flag singer, Circle Jerks frontman, and the Keith in our Keith & Ron & Dez & Henry shirt. Having our tribute to Black Flag share the same stage as their first singer was a real honor.
The rest of the band—Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt), and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross)—carry their own weight in punk rock credentials. These four offer no watered down soft-shoe through old mens’ memories, but 100% valid, spirit of ‘79-style, tear-ups. Take note, kids.