When it comes to band tees, we know a thing or two. We’ve been repping our favorite bands for decades and finding cool and creative ways to style them. They’re timeless, effortless and an absolute staple in our wardrobes. So needless to say, we were beyond excited to be collaborating with local Highland Park Brand Eso Vintage! Each band tee is customized and hand distressed by the amazingly talented artist esoterikos to give the shirts an extra little something that makes them beyond one-of-a-kind.

We worked closely with esoterikos — who really took extra care and time to make us our tops, from picking the print to styling. The hand distressed design brings the shirt and print to life in a whole new way. These tops are comfy, edgy and effortlessly cool. The best part about these shirts? You can really make them yours by tying them up, or cutting them into tanks like Arielle did to hers. Of course, if you’re more sewing challenged like Ashley, esoterikos did an amazing job of cutting her Metallica shirt into the perfect muscle tank. If you’re looking for your new favorite top that gives you that edgy and cool feeling ( You know what we’re talking about), then head on over to Eso Vintage. Use our code BARDPAUL 30% OFF to get a 30% discount!

For the shoot, we collaborated with our friend and amazing photographer Dana Tarr along with ultra hip shades from Parasite which are designed and made in France. We shot along the LA River to complete our street style look with an iconic LA urban backdrop. The premium underground glasses from Parasite are incredibly light, futuristic and stylish. If you haven’t heard of them, you need scope out their fantastic collection!

On Ashley:

Eso Vintage Metallica Ride the Lightning Distressed Vintage T-Shirt

Eso Vintage Journey Distressed T-Shirt

Parasite Galaxy 91 in Blue 

Parasite Anti Retro Sunglasses in Chrome


On ArielleGrateful Dead Distressed Vintage T-Shirt

The Cure Distressed Vintage T-Shirt

Parasite Anti- Matiere Sunglasses