The source of the shirt in question
The punk-rock police were in full force this week as word spread that the Minor Threat shirts at Urban Outfitters are (gasp!) the real deal. Not directly sanctioned by Ian MacKaye, mind you; the lifestyle-peddling chain store ended up stocking its Out of Step-inspired look through a bootleg-battling licensing deal with the California company Tsurt.
"Dischord doesn't make T-shirts," MacKaye told the Washington City Paper. "It's not a political thing for me. I just don't give a fuck about T-shirts.
He continued, "I spend so much of my time [chasing bootleggers]. They get in your face...or they deny it. It's a complete waste of time."
Fair enough, and frankly the guy earned the right to do whatever he wants due to things like this... more »