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Return of the Long Sleeved Rock Shirts

A staple of the 1990’s, the long sleeved rock shirt adorned many a grunge kid and any skateboarder worth his salt.  Lately, this tradition seems to have been taken over by the metal crowd, but we at Metropolis Vintage have been collecting these for some time now and think the public is ready for them once again!  We’ve unearthed a huge batch which we’ve just put out on the racks so you can replace the short sleeve version with the longer, winterized model.

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NIRVANA T-Shirts are in bloom at Metropolis Vintage

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Calling all Flower Sniffin’ Crack Smokin’ Baby Kissin’ Satan Worshippin’ Corporate Rock Whores!  NIRVANA and “grunge fashion” have long ago torched the airwaves and runways, yet as Kurdt would have it – or probably not – the NIRVANA tee remains a popular staple of rock T-Shirts worldwide.  The Nineties comeback would seem to be in full effect, so feel free to pair any one of these with a ski cap and flannel and you’ll surely be mistaken for an extra from “Singles”.  We’ve got quite a few of these waiting down at METROPOLIS VINTAGE, so wander in anytime and find your favorite –  be it Crack Smokin’ or Kitty Pettin’!

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Cover yourself with GRUNGE at METROPOLIS VINTAGE

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Calling all Lamestains and Little Seattle Boys! Where were you the year punk broke? Were you a “Grunge Baby” like Francis Bean or riding high above the crowd? Are you an anarchist cheerleader? Flannel or flowers? Homemade Flipper shirt? Nostalgic for the early nineties? Nevermind all that, because the time has come and METROPOLIS has a wide collection of now-vintage Grunge-era T-Shirts for you to enjoy and destroy even further. From the more underground side to the radio-friendly classics that may have caused you to stagedive in your youth, they’re all here right now . . . and yes, we DO have flannel in stock.

Don’t forget to stop by our ETSY store for many other cool T-Shirts!

 
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The ROCK & ROLL T-Shirts of METROPOLIS VINTAGE

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METROPOLIS VINTAGE – the biggest and best Vintage T-Shirt shop in NYC! Don’t just listen to us, take it from the December issue of ROLLING STONE Magazine where our Rock and Roll T-Shirt selection was highlighted in their ultimate Xmas gift guide. When Rolling Stone digs your store, well . . . you just have to brag a bit. Here we’ve got some selections from that ROCK AND ROLL section of our store. We’ve got any and every kind of music shirt for you or anyone you might be shopping for – from ANY ERA – obscure punk and new wave tees that you may not have known even existed to hard rock, rap, metal, ’90s “alternative”, The Beatles and Grateful Dead for the classic rock lover. Our T-Shirt selection is ever changing and constantly being refreshed so give us a call or stop by anytime to have a look!

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MARILYN MANSON

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We’ve got PLAID! Vintage Shirts, Coats, PENDLETONS, FILSONS and more . . .

There’s an abundance of PLAID here at Metropolis Vintage these days . . . We have  vintage plaid “Grunge” style shirts as well as heavy wool PENDLETON, FILSON, WOODRICH and JOHNSON coats and jackets.  The heavy wool jackets are a perfect warm and stylish barrier against the winter chill, but did you know that THE BEACH BOYS originally called themselves The Pendletones in honor of their favorite brand?  Their legacy has been just as durable as their sturdy jackets, coats and shirts – lasting throughout the century.  Mike Watt, bass player for THE STOOGES, MINUTEMEN, and lifetime plaid flannel expert advises: ”Pendeltons are the prize. Avoid anything made in Sri Lanka.”

“At Pendleton Woolen Mills, Clarence Morton Bishop envisioned a different kind of fabric for a man’s wool shirt. Pendleton’s sophisticated weaving capabilities were producing vibrant Indian trade blankets. Why not bring that same weaving and color know-how to flannel shirting?  After much weaving experimentation and hard work, Pendleton’s innovative Umatilla shirting fabric rolled off the loom. The positive response was immediate. After World War II, the concept of sportswear emerged in American society.  While hunting, fishing, or pursuing his hobbies, Dad very often wore a Pendleton shirt.  Throughout the 20th century, clothing trends have emerged from workwear and traveled into the fashion mainstream. Casual and colorful, leisurewear symbolized the end of privation and the return of the good life.”

Don’t forget to stop by our ETSY store for many other cool items!

 

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90’S DRESSES HAVE RETURNED!

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The ’90s are back and METROPOLIS has just received a huge shipment of  ’90s dresses of all shapes, colors, patterns and sizes.  From crushed velvet to light and airy floral patterns,  they’re all here waiting for you . . . … Continue reading