80s Don't Leave it to Beaver Punk t-shirt Large

Chest 20 in.

Length 24.5 in.

Content: feels like a cotton blend

Tag Brand: looks like Screen Stars

This vintage tee is the epitome of punk rock, defying the American nuclear family and 1950s ideals through TV's most recognizable symbol of the era's wholesome image, Leave it to Beaver. It's a 1980s original featuring double sided print, soft cotton blend, and awesome hand painted graphics.

It goes without saying that punk rock encompasses wildy much more than music, it's a way of being. While music is a major facet of punk identity, it also comes with an anti-establishment philosophy, a DIY attitude, and a very underground rugged look. 1960s garage rock bands, like The Stooges and The Sonics, laid the foundation for everything to follow, inspiring legendary punk bands like The Cramps and Ramones.

New York City was a large breeding ground for the subculture, especially with the punk club CBGB which hit the scene in 1973. Ironically, the venue was for Country, Bluegrass, and Blues but it ended up being the emerging ground for punk rock staples like Blondie and Talking Heads. Bands promoted themselves in zines, sold records in plastic bags, and recorded their own music without the help of big labels.

As the mid and late 1970s rolled around, more punk bands would emerge leave everlasting impact on the culture. Among some of the most notable are The Clash, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and Misfits.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. Appears to be hand painted over original "Leave it to Beaver" graphic. Back graphics appear hand painted.


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