There’s is actually a blog dedicated to Slash’s fine collection of vintage offensive t-shirts.
Check it out. Pretty funny….
I have always been interested in collecting artist and stage worn clothing. Recently I was fortunate to be able to buy two of Slash’s t-shirts. Both were part of the sale of his incredible personal collection that went up for auction at Julien’s in Los Angeles back in 2011.
There were literally hundreds of t-shirts in this auction. Not sure where I was, or what I was into at the time, but I missed this amazing opportunity.
Luckily, I found someone who was there and bought plenty.
The t-shirt pictured above is one of my recent buys. It has solid photo reference from the “Use Your Illusion” tour book, shot by tour and well known GNR photographer and historian, Robert John. It’s also signed by Slash.
This next shirt has plenty of photo reference, as well as being one of Slash’s favorite bands, Metallica. He owned several Metallica shirts that can all be seen in the auction catalog. This one got plenty of stage time. It has faded from a dark black to a soft, well worn grey.
Their logo as well as the line “Metal Up Your Ass” is sprawled across the chest of this now infamous shirt. Slash liked cutting the collar and sleeves off his t’s.
I was able to track down rock icon photographer Paul Natkin, who shot this show and had tons of photos for me to choose from. It was The Monsters Of Rock show I believe.
It doesn’t hurt when the photos are published as well. This shirt was seen on the cover of Revolver Magazine’s Legends issue. These early shots by Paul have been seen in various music and metal magazines as pin ups and posters as well.
A picture of slash wearing his “High On Life And Glue!” shirt before he hacked the crap out of it.
In the first photo Slash can be seen in the studio wearing his “Chicks In Chains” t-shirt. This photo was the inside spread of the Julien’s auction catalog. The second photo spread is from a Japanese music magazine.
So remember, a picture is worth a thousand…..dollars.