How to Dress Thrash
Are you a fan of thrash metal? If you are, perhaps you want to represent the style in public. You can't really do that without the thrash uniform.
Obtain band T-shirts. Black is generally the color most associated with metal fashion, thrash is no exception. A local metal shop would be your best bet. If you don't know any, try the internet, more unique shirts can be found there. Aim for thrash shirts, death and black would also suffice if you listen to these genres. Don't limit yourself to band shirts only.
Get some skinny denim jeans. These can be found at any store that sells regular ones. Aim for any shade of blue or black. Ripped ones are also very good. Also remember, if aiming for anything denim-made, more expensive isn't really better. Try finding a bullet belt to fit with the jeans.
Get some hi-top sport shoes. Reebok, Nike or Adidas, or any other more-specialized brand can offer really good ones. White ones are greatly preferred. Major decorations, paintings and such are not advised. If you can't really find shoes like these, an alternative could be some converse.
Make a kutte. A kutte is a denim vest with patches, and more rarely in the metal world, decorations like spikes and studs. Its not too hard to make one. Go to a second hand store and buy a denim jacket that fits you, or buy a non-used one if you want to. Your next step would be to cut out the sleeves. Now you should obtain some band patches. Look for these in local metal shops or in websites. Get a long one for the are just below your shoulders. Get a big back patch for the back, and small ones to fill the rest of the space. Decorate it with studs and spikes if you feel like it.
Studded bracelets, necklaces and such. These are welcome.
Grow your hair out. This is optional, though you will rarely find a thrasher with short hair. Facial hair is also optional, though a beard never really killed anyone.
- White hi-tops are THE thrash shoe.
- Don't limit yourself to band shirts. Also, don't limit yourself to BLACK shirts. Gray and white are good alternatives if you can't really find something black.
- Using a backpatch/long patch for the back is not really mandatory. You could fill up the space with smaller patches.
- Second hand store denim jackets/vests are preferred. The reason for this, is that the denim is already broken-in.
- Talk to people about it. You never know if some one of your parents or some of their friends had an interest in metal when they were younger, you may get some older, more valuable stuff this way.
- Don't be a poseur. Don't dress thrash just for the social acceptance, this could get you in trouble, and for god's sake, don't dress in a way that is uncomfortable for you.
- NEVER wash a kutte. This could ruin the patches/any autographs on it.
- Don't expect much compliments on your attire from people outside the metal community. Thrash fashion isn't mainstream.
Things You'll Need
- A good taste in music
- A desire to present it
- Some money