Top drawer

Persian inspiration

• Who he is: Avery Duncan

• What he’s wearing: Baggy pants made from a skirt with a knot. “They look like Aladdin pants,” Avery explains.

Local fashionistas

Christie and Garth, photographed by Jonathan Welch


Try this on

Avery Duncan

While message tees aren’t for everyone (it’s sort of like paying Gap or Abercrombie to be their billboard), band tees pretty much are. And vintage rock shirts are even better — especially when they’re actually new shirts with retro pictures (’cause wearing someone else’s ragged-out, sweat-stained tee is lame). Voltage Records (90 N. Lexington Ave., 255-9333) has a great selection for men and women including Blondie, the Gore Gore Girls, Jimi Hendrix, the Ramones and more. They run $18.

Looking for hard-to-find music tees? has a good selection of punk and vintage shirts. is pricey, but actually carries the real thing from back in the day (the Sammy Hagar 1980 “Taking It To The People” tour ringer-tee runs a wallet-squeezing $98). is the place to look for, say, that T-Rex tee with Marc Boland wearing the top hat ($20/men, $24/women).

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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