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The nineties were a great time to be a music fan with fresh new pop artists, genre-defining rappers and alternative rock bands all making waves. If you held onto any T-shirts from that time, you’re in luck: the best nineties tees are being seen all over the fashion world, favored by celebrities from Travis Scott to Justin Bieber to A$AP Rocky.
But, for those of us whose nineties gear dissolved in the washing machine years ago, there’s still hope. Some of the best vintage-inspired nineties tees can be purchased on Amazon right now and delivered to your doorstep in days — free of stains or holes. Many are of these tees are officially licensed, boasting nods to nineties icons like Tupac, Aaliyah and NSYNC, as part of the artists’ official merch shops on Amazon. And unlike real vintage, which can be pricey (and smelly?), these T-shirts are all brand new and vintage-inspired, so you can get the look for less — and for less fuss.
Where to Find Vintage-Style Nineties Tees Online
For all of Amazon’s nineties music merch, the site literally has a section called “90s Throwback,” which you can shop here. As for how to find nineties tees online, you can shop some of our favorites below.
Pro tip: when buying your new tee, consider ordering a size larger than normal for that baggy, quintessentially nineties look. Style the T-shirts solo with cargo pants, jeans and sneakers, and rock them under an open button-up shirt or jacket when the temperature drops.
1. Tupac All Eyez T-Shirt
Tupac, who would have been fifty this year, is still celebrated as one of the greatest lyricists of all time. This officially licensed tee salutes the late rapper’s most popular album, All Eyez on Me, with throwback font and images of Pac.
2. Aaliyah Airbrush Bandana Photo T-Shirt
It’s hard to get more nineties than Airbrushing and Aaliyah, which is why we love this T-shirt. Showcasing an airbrushed image of the “Try Again” artist and her name above, the tee is certifiably hot like fire — especially if paired with blue jeans and white sneakers, for example.
3. Outkast Stankonia T-Shirt
Outkast’s fourth studio album, Stankonia, gets stylishly commemorated through this tee. Showing the album’s minimal, ever-relevant cover of the Atlanta duo in front of a black and white American flag. We also suggest that any Outkast fan check out the group’s reissue of ATLiens, which features hi-res versions of the album’s original tracks plus 14 previously unreleased instrumental tracks. Pick up the vinyl record here.
4. Britney Spears T-Shirt
Recently, fans have rallied en masse in support of Britney Spears’ fight to end her conservatorship. It worked, but we’re still feeling inclined to represent the pop singer. One way to do just that is with this Britney T-shirt, which sees a portrait of the singer alongside her name in bold pink lettering.
5. American Classics NSYNC T-Shirt
Boy bands seem to be having a resurgence (see: BTS, Exo, Brockhampton, etc), but, for millennials, NSYNC will always hold a special place in our hearts. Depicting each member of the band, plus their wordmark logo above, this officially licensed T-shirt is a great way to remember the nineties group.
6. Backstreet Boys Oval Logo T-Shirt
If your boy band of choice was the Backstreet Boys, check out this T-shirt. It features all five boys behind their oh-so-nineties logo, making a great addition to any throwback tee rotation or BSB merch collection.
7. No Doubt Tragic Kingdom T-Shirt
As Gwen Stefani returns to her reggae and ska roots with singles like “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” and “Slow Clap,” we’re all thinking back to the singer’s No Doubt era. Albums like Tragic Kingdom, memorialized in this tee, are now all the more relevant — and all the better to rep with good merch.
8. Snoop Dogg Men’s Doggystyle T-Shirt
Through A-list features, TV shows and an always-endearing personality, Snoop Dogg has remained a household name for nearly 30 years. Doggystyle, the rapper’s debut studio album with Dr. Dre, is where it all started. Commemorated in this tee, the album’s cover is as recognizable (and as funny) as ever.
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers Distressed T-Shirt
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are gearing up for a 2022 stadium tour, which means it’s a great time to replenish your Chili Peppers merch. This no-frills tee features the band’s classic logo, making it easy to pair with everyday outfits (or concert seats).