Surprising almost everyone, Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye has allowed officially licensed t-shirts to be sold at Urban Outfitters and select online retailers.
The decision to sell the t-shirts came about because of the large number of bootlegged Minor Threat shirts that had been circulating. "It's fucking absurd the amount of bootlegs are out there [and] my time is better spent doing other things," the musician told the Washington City Paper. "It's not a political thing for me -- I just don't give a fuck about t-shirts."
MacKaye enlisted California-based company TSURT to produce the official merchandise. The company, founded by Blink-182 merchandise manager Chris Silgin, distributes their wares through Boompa.com. Silgin couldn't comment on their relationship with the band or label.