There’s practically nothing more in style right now than wearing your favorite vintage rock band T-shirt and a good old pair of jeans. Rock ’n’ roll T-shirts are our culture—as American as apple pie. And the better the group, the better the tee!
Van Halen exploded during the innovative ’70s and ’80s, when rock ’n’ roll ruled supreme. And just as their music was revolutionary, their logos and tour artwork became enduring rock symbology. Today, these Van Halen tees are rock ’n’ roll icons in their own right.
The classic rock band T-shirt has been worn for decades as a walking homage to our favorite artists, a social statement, and proud definition of ourselves. A socio-fashion phenomenon based on the beloved music behind the bands. The enduring popularity of rock tees testifies to the extreme connection people have with their favorite music and the continued appeal of rock imagery.
Because we put them on our bodies, the art of rock T-shirts is as important in self-promotion as it is in artist promotion. Peers read rock shirts the way CEOs review resumes—as a quick rundown of all you are about. Such is the influence and impact of rock and roll that wearing a rock tee not only announces to the world what you think is cool, it announces that you are cool, too! Donning a rock T-shirt suggests that you not only identify with the sound and image of a given artist, but that you identify through that artist. Wear a Van Halen tee, and people are sure to get the message that you’re into rock music for wild, good times, not to mention mind-blowing guitar playing!
To some, the vintage rock shirt signifies that they were there; to others that they could have been there; to a few that they should have been there; but to all of them that the proverbial “there” is where they belong.
Just like great rock music, great rock T-shirts are timeless. Their look is classic, their designs resonate.
Rock and roll is here to stay. And so are rock tees.
We’ve put together this guide to the hottest Van Halen shirts this Holiday season. Whether you want something for yourself, or for the huge Van Halen fan in your life, you can’t go wrong with any of these awesome tees from VanHalenStore.com, the World’s Largest Selection of Official Van Halen Merchandise.
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If your presence at a certain Van Halen show in 1980 was made impossible by the year of your birth, you can still own the item that is infused with the meaning of that moment. Behold, the “1980 INVASION” Tee!
Our nation’s crush on rock T-shirts are not a fad. The well-dressed are jonesing for rock ‘n roll authenticity.
Are those your pistons poppin’, or are you just happy to see this classic Van Halen tee? The thought of finding this shirt under the tree Christmas morning is enough to get any VH fan revved up.
Great rock shirts, especially these Van Halen tees, create a uniquely cool presence.
In this iconic tee from their 1982 tour, Van Halen— ingeniously represented by a lion in shades—rips through the front of the T-shirt, suggesting the music can’t be contained or controlled.
“For the 1982 tour, the logo design was a lion wearing sunglasses with palm trees reflected in the lenses. Just that logo delivers you a message, delivers you a lifestyle, an attitude. Right away, whether you’re from Korea or Tijuana, you get it.” —David Lee Roth
(A VanHalenStore.com exclusive. View all shirts with the 1982 Lion logo).
The basic elements of simple American casual style: jeans, sneakers, and the vintage Van Halen T-shirt.
For a band whose name had no reference to nature, Van Halen was particularly fond of incorporating the power and aggression of animals into their T-shirt designs. These 1984 Eagle shirts are beyond classic!
The band name draped across your chest directs friends and strangers to affiliate you with a particular brand of jams. Show them you’ve got good taste!
Danger, Van Halen ahead! Back in the early days when Van Halen were on the road, the band would come into town like a band of WILD PIRATES—ravaging & pillaging the townspeople, drinking everything in sight, and leaving a path of destroyed hotels and awestruck concertgoers. This striped skull & crossbones tee is a uniquely themed shirt for your collection.
It’s never too late to make a first impression with your own VH tee!
Not your typical cotton rock t-shirts, these industrial work shirts have got to be the most unique Van Halen shirts ever made! The company logo patch shows the VH logo, and the name patch simply reads, “Eddie.” (A VanHalenStore.com exclusive).
What is understood need not be discussed: Van Halen tees rock!
Dedicate one to the ladies! It’s hard to say who’ll like this out-of-this-world pink pullover more – the guys or the girls. All our sizes are guaranteed to satisfy! (View all women’s tees here).