Most of us are familiar with those old staples of the classic horror movies; characters such as The Wolf Man, Dracula and Frankenstein’s Monster. But this movie-genre, inspired by the gothic writers of the 19th century has itself inspired a musical subculture that is now a global phenomenon in its own right. The goth movement began in the UK in the early 1980s as an offshoot of the Post-Punk era. Bands such as The Damned, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Mission and Bauhaus defined the goth scene and are still a big influence gothic fashion today.
The Goth-punks had all the disaffectedness and the churlish anti-establishment attitude of the preceding punks, combined with a fashion-sense that was elegant and decadent; reflecting 1930s Berlin more than post-industrial Britain. Despite its early punk influences, the music of the Goth scene encompasses a broad array of musical styles ranging from folk, post-punk rock, death metal, Emo, Darkwave, neo-classical and industrial. Gothic clothing and goth t shirt styles combine Victorian frills, bouffant and lace with leather, fishnet and other clothing accessories. The predominant colour of any half decent goth t shirt is black, of course! Black is also the preferred tone for hair, clothing, eye-liner & nail varnish), but the skin really should pale (for that newly-dead pallor) and lips should be red... blood red (or black, depending on your mood). To a large extent, Emo fashion has closely followed the gothic style with a penchant for black and plenty of it. Emo T shirts also evoke a lost childhood with styles including Death Kitty and lolita, cartoon creatures and other 'out-grown accessories. But one thing the Emo cannot leave home without is the Emo Hoodie... Emo love Hoodies because they enable them to hide from the world... a world full of people who just don't understand Goth and Emo style and sensitivities.
ICONIC GOTH CLOTHING FOR ALL DARK OCCASIONS
The world of the Gothic is populated with all manner of weird, evil and demonic creatures such as the ubiquitous vampire, the zombies and the werewolves. We have many such designs ready to grace our goth t shirts and gothic clothing accessories. These range from the notorious Bela Lugosi and, some might say, the most definitive cinema-portrayal of Dracula, Nosferatu played by Max Schreck to the warewolves, demons, mummies and other grotesque being made famous in the Hammer Horror movies of the 60s and 70s. Besides these we now host gothic-occult symbols such as the pentagram, crystal skulls, and of course The Grim Reaper himself. If you’re looking for images from films or plain satanic symbols, we now have them available in our Goth T shirts section. Along with t shirts, we also stock long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and bags.
CUSTOM MADE GOTH T SHIRTS & CLOTHING
Our Goth designs look their best on a black t shirt, but don’t forget our other colours. Blood-red, corpse-white or zombie-green can all be equally catching with the right design. We also recommend our new range of neon-colour t shirts & other clothing items. Just click on the design, size specifications & gender you’d like before proceeding to the check-out. Your item will be despatched to you within a few hours of purchase. Check out our Goth section for the very latest dark designs.