How New Zealand dresses: street style on New Zealand Music T-Shirt Day

Music and fashion lovers rejoice as today is NZ Music T-Shirt Day, a chance to show your appreciation for the musical talent that comes from our mighty country while raising funds to support the entertainment community that been struggling lately.

Like jeans, leather jackets and a healthy dose of confidence, musical t-shirts never go out of style. They can be styled almost any way and despite what everyone says, you don’t need to have extensive knowledge of a band’s back catalog to represent their merchandise.

Matthew Crawley at Flying Out records NZ Music T-Shirt Day 2022, wearing a t-shirt from local band Carnivorous Plant Society.

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Matthew Crawley at Flying Out records NZ Music T-Shirt Day 2022, wearing a t-shirt from local band Carnivorous Plant Society.

The New Zealand music industry merchandising game lives up to its strong audio output. We even have a band called Goodshirt.

It’s not too late to get involved in this year’s NZ Music T-shirt Day: wear your best music t-shirt tonight, take a photo of your outfit and use the hashtag #nzmusictshirtday to show your allegiance to your favorite band through your outfit. You can also support the cause by making a donation directly here.

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To celebrate the day, we headed out into the streets of Tāmaki Makaurau to ask a few locals about their musical style and tastes, and see if we could spot any musical tees in the wild.

Elizabeth J. Harless