On July 11, 2011, this music nerd set out to see how long he could last, wearing a different music T-shirt every day and writing his stories behind them. He started with an ALL shirt that he bought in 1990 with stolen money, and has continued to scour the Earth for rarities, classic gems, and fresh designs. (Look, he also got a tattoo!)
Isac Walter has since devoted himself to merch booths, eBay, and his screen printer, celebrating his favorite bands and designers. His message to the world: “Keep enjoying and supporting music and the bands you love. And if you see me out don’t be scared to say hello and get nerdy about shirts with me. I may look like I’m mean but I am as nerdy and dirty as the rest of you.”
I love Minor Thread. Almost all of Isac’s posts are great - typos, misspellings and all. His passion and positivity about music and life in general is refreshing. A couple of recent posts I really liked are this one about the origins of a Texas Is The Reason shirt and this one about Red Fang.
Source: (a Day Late) after the last post of Ink and Dagger i got to thinking about another band that i kind of associated with the Buddyhead scene and that was the band Dios. who thanks to Ronny James Dio had to change their name to Dios Malos. one of them bands that seemed so promising then like a rocket re-entering the atmosphere it could hold it together and fell apart. some went on to form other bands, do other project but nothing seemed to have that great vibe this band had. the bands wiki says they are still active but I’m not sure how accurate that is. i know they played a show a while back but thats about it. give it a whirl if you are into stuff like the beach boys and the beta band.
I just picked this shirt up from the Minor Thread.
It looks great and especially for a repro its top notch. The best part of this shirt is when it get washed it will look great when it is faded. He does some of my favorite repro designs. When I wore that Black Flag Loose Nut shirt (his first one, not the better looking one now) at the Excel Reunion in hollywood, young people were bugging out. Thanks again Issac, it was def worth every penny to buy this New Order t shirt!
Meet Isac Walter, aka Minor Thread, patron saint of band shirts, a merch evangelist, a cotton crusader! Head to our blog to read a Q&A with Isac where we discuss the merits of pre-photoshop design, Lily Allen Myspace tees, and poorly designed New Order merch.
Day: 1713 Shirt: Car Seat Headrest - Hugs (Reproduction) Color: Red Brand: Jerzees Source: ….every one in a while you hear a new record that you just get stoked on and listen to 20-30 times In a row. A friend tuned me on to this dude and it just reminds me that I feel like some people were set on this earth to write songs, and play music. I believe it is streaming now on the innaNet so go check it out, and thanks to an Internet snafu you buy it early. I wanted to buy a shirt last week but the site only has had smalls forever so I made this one myself. Sorry @notcarseatheadrest I bootlegged your shirt but I did give you money on band camp and ordered the shirt from Matador 😁. If you need more shirts let me know
Got this from my favorite t shirt collector the minor thread. Ten bucks and on a regular t shirt not soft spun! My orange one gets tons of compliments but this one looks better. Thanks again Isaac ! Please remake those dag nasty dog tag tour shirts. The ones Tim kreependorf did are on soft spun so no thanks.
Btw black flag is touring with mike v…. That legacy is destroyed in my opinion.
Day: 1735 Shirt: NOFX - S&M Airlines Color: Tan Brand: Gildan Source: Saw NOFX last night on the same night that Iron Maiden was in town. kept seeing pics all week long on Instagram of Ed Force One and couldn’t help but think what if NOFX had their own plane called S&M Airlines! yeah right. no way in hell i would fly on that motherfucker, ESPECIALLY if Fat Mike decided he wanted to be a pilot. i mean i am sure he could fly that thing, cause when it comes to taking care of business that man can do it in any state he is in, but that would be one hell of a scary ride.