Posts tagged Iron Maiden

Day: 1188

Shirt: Iron Maiden - The Trooper

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes heavyweight

Source: (from Sat) sorry I’m lagging here.  I’m trying to be a trooper about it (see what i did there.  in pain and still got it :)  ok it was not that funny but my shit hurts.  i have no use of my rt arm at all cause my collar bone is broken and my hand it broken so it makes it difficult to maintain any decent typing on here.  my goal, for the time being is to just stay as current as possible and in the meantime the stories will have to suffer a bit.  but there pictures will move along.  the journey will continue.  

Day: 1115

Shirt: Iron Maiden - California Tour 2012

Color:  Black

Brand: Hanes

Source:  Maiden has got the shirt game on lock.  these dudes are masters.  i guess when you sell as much merch as they do you have the luxury of making a different shirt for each state you visit.  i mean look at this shirt below.  1982.  fucking 82! they have been killing it since then.  I’m amazed when more bands don’t catch on.  

its like now i noticed bands are offering shirts with your name customized on the back.  thats a little extreme for me, but i gotta think that you double or triple your chance of someone buying a shirt when you taylor it to something they love, like their own town.  people get so dumb for that shit.  when people refer to a team they like as “their team” iron maiden would be “their band” in every city.

i guess you need an icon in order to do this..or at least it helps when you have an Eddie, Milo or Allroy you can incorporate.  PS Chris Shary if you are ever hurting for ideas for Tour shirts just google some maiden ones, i feel like they have done them all.  i won’t lie tho, if you made a Milo version of this shirt i would buy 2.  maybe 3.

my hat goes off to this band for figuring it out and pioneering the merch business of localization.  i guess this is why they can fucking afford their own plane Ed Force One

Day: 1008Shirt: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life And DeathColor:  BlackBrand: Alstyle Apparel
Source:  There are no bad Maiden shirts really.  Im sure there are exceptions to that rule, but i would really almost wear any Maiden shirt.  Fact

Day: 1008
Shirt: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life And Death
Color:  Black
Brand: Alstyle Apparel

Source:  There are no bad Maiden shirts really.  Im sure there are exceptions to that rule, but i would really almost wear any Maiden shirt.  Fact

Day: 899
Shirt: Iron Maiden - Best Of the Beast
Color:  Black
Brand: Hanes Heavyweight
Source: I am so filled with boredom today that i have looked at the internet for 4 hrs straight.  nothing good to find yet.  you think you might discover something new after a while.  I get the feeling sometimes while the internet is so damn huge, the part i care about is incredibly small.  BUT i did find this incredible site with almost every album cover for Iron Maiden there is.  amazing art.  amazing.  

http://www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com/albumcovers.html

Day: 609

Shirt: Descendents - Australia Tour 2013

Color: Royal Blue

Brand: Gilden Ultra Cotton

Source: Chris was kind enough to have one of these shirts brought back from Australia for me.  i really dig the blue color.  some people hate colored shirts but i get sick of wearing black and white all the time.  also i think it takes a different level of designer to match a good color shirt with your art.  its easy and brainless to throw you design on black or white.  to match it to a color pallet is another story.  

This design has baffled me.  not sure what the origin is.  australians in armor?  perhaps some war i am not educated on?  is this some sort of Iron Maiden?  the back i get.  :)  especially since it was the same back as the Japan Tour shirt.  altho there was a clear font change, for what reason i don’t know.  at this point I’m sure you are asking yourself why do i care about fonts?  you are stupid and obsessive.  well let me tell you, that sentence for the one guy 10 years form now who is trying to document or track down every descendets shirt design for whatever reason.  perhaps he thinks he got a bootleg and wants to make sure.  there is no website that documents this kind of nerdery to reference…oh wait there is THIS ONE!  you are welcome future shirt hunter :)

UPDATE FROM CHRIS SHARY:

Milo is dressed as urban folklore character Ned Kelly. Ned is a lot like an Australian version of Robin Hood. The helmet he’s wearing he made from old plows to protect him from a standoff with the police. They shot and eventually killed him. He’s a rad character. Riff, my Australian friend suggested we use a Ned reference, and it went over VERY well with the locals. Milo even came out at one show dressed as Ned!”

As i wrote this i thought Nerdery what a great name i should buy that URL and coin it.  is every good idea taken nowadays?  sheesh.  these nerds beat me to it.  http://nerdery.com


Day: 593
Shirt: Iron Maiden - Brave New World Tour 2000
Color: Black
Brand: All Sport Events
Source: I don’t care how bad later albums get, they will never overshadow how good thier good songs are, NEVER.  and they just might have the best band mascot of all time.  EDDIE  so yeah this was me sat..

Day: 593

Shirt: Iron Maiden - Brave New World Tour 2000

Color: Black

Brand: All Sport Events

Source: I don’t care how bad later albums get, they will never overshadow how good thier good songs are, NEVER.  and they just might have the best band mascot of all time.  EDDIE  so yeah this was me sat..


Day: 504
Shirt: Iron Maiden - Brave New World
Color: Black
Brand: BIG
Source:  Bruce Dickenson Returns!!! 

Day: 504

Shirt: Iron Maiden - Brave New World

Color: Black

Brand: BIG

Source:  Bruce Dickenson Returns!!! 

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