Butt-Head and Beavis
If you haven’t set your DVRs already, then you best be home in time to catch tonight’s premiere of the much-beloved, all-new returning series, Beavis and Butt-Head (at 10/9c). The show is a TRIUMPH of both comedic genius and sartorial grime, and we’re thrilled that it’s back on the air with the dudes making fun of new subjects like the cast of Jersey Shore. Not only is there a handy beginners guide to get you in the spirit, we’ve collected ELEVEN of the coolest rock T-shirts to help outfit you Beavis & Butt-Head-style because as you know, these dudes do nothing but wear concert tees and shorts all day (not to mention some seriously fuggo bouffant hairdos that, upon second look, are actually kind of hipstery cool). We’re all over their hilarious concert tee existence like stylish sloths to a sparkly deciduous leaf tree and are AMPED to show you how to make these tees perfect for going out. And we’ve got everything from classic bands like AC/DC and Metallica (both favored by Beav & Butt, sorry), as well as vintage tees from The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, The Ramones, Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, and even The Misfits. ROCK ON.
Butt-Head’s AC/DC tee and Beavis’ Metallica tee.
If you want to get totally literal and dress EXACTLY like Beavis and Butt-Head, here are their actual AC/DC and Metallica T-Shirts ($23.99 each). Whether you’re a hair metal worshipper or not, each of these tees feature vibrant color and would look awesome with faded jeans and Converse sneaks. Toss on a battered leather jacket and you’re good to go.
FULL DISCLOSURE: We want each and every one of these T-shirts and worked our fingers to the bone sourcing these beatific beauties! OK, this Rolling Stones Vintage Tour Poster Enzyme Washed T-Shirt ($23.95) is RIDIC. It’s already in our basket ready to ship to the office so we can take it home and pair it with a tuxedo. Yes, a tuxedo and silver oxfords all Janelle Monáe-style. We’ll probably wear it with a leather mini, moto boots, and a shrunken jean jacket too. Oh, and this Aerosmith “Toys In The Attic” Sleeveless T-Shirt ($29.95)? This is SOLID and has already caused a few members of the MTV Style staff to faint a little at the prospect of pairing it with LEATH-AH shorts, tights, platforms, and a studded jacket for a Saturday night out on zee town. Also, you can’t pay B&B proper homage without a Guns N’ Roses Five Skulls T-Shirt ($17.95) in PASTEL YELLOW. With skull faces. And roses. And Slash in his top hat. YOU GUYS, do you even know how RAD this T-shirt is??? Peeps back in the ’90s would KILL for this action. But you can toss it on with black jeans, hi-tops, and a varsity jacket and be all, “WHAT? THIS OLD THING? IT’S NUTHIN’.” It’s nuthin’ if not a total advertisement of your APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION.
If you’re gonna rock a rock tee, you need a Ramones Pink Presidential T-Shirt ($18.98). Period. Plus, it’s pretty ’n’ pink and goes with printed skirts and tights. Also, Paramore’s Hayley Williams is a gigantic fan. Since Beavis and Butt-Head is all about dissecting pop culture, it might be nice to represent the bands from when the show first aired, so we suggest you start with an Urban Outfitters Nirvana Tee ($42). This is a wardrobe STAPLE, people, and will only increase in value. Also, for all that is good and grunge-y, we hope that you learn all the words to Nevermind too. The same rules apply to wearing this Beastie Boys Red Three Heads Tee ($21.99) and its mandatory download of Ill Communication.
Concert tees always seem to come in black, and while we encourage you to shake it up with the other colorful options we’ve selected, we also suggest sticking to the basic format. Thus, this Pearl Jam Stickman Tee ($17.95) does double-duty as a celebration of the ’90s and as a good white on black graphic tee that works with any pant or jeans situation. There’s a certain femininity (which is shocking) to the Urban Outfitters Metallica Distressed Muscle Tank Top ($39), which we actually want to wear with burgundy skinnies as demonstrated in the photo or with a short, kicky black skirt, fuzzy sweater, and booties for a kind of retro-cozy look. Last but not least, we give you this very timely Legacy Of Brutality Misfits Tee ($18.95), which shouts both HALLOWEEN and—heh heh heh—awesomeness.
Butt-Head and Beavis masks.
And if you want to go for the full package (COSTUME ALERT!) you can get your fingerless gloved hands on either the Butt-Head Mask ($35) or the Beavis Mask ($35). Stubble not included. So, yeah, um. Heh heh. Yeah. COOL.
+TUNE IN TO BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD TONIGHT AT 10/9C!!!