Price: Check it out at Amazon.com
Size: Small – XXL
Colour: Charcoal Grey
Guarantee: Standard 30 days return policy
My Rating: 9 out of 10
Its one of the coolest feelings for me, of when i put some clothes on that really identify with my character in someway, we all love that feeling of wearing things that we define ourselves by – this Bruce Lee DJ shirt is one of my favourite items of clothing to wear whenever i’m at casual events, seeing friends or just relaxing round the house.
Bruce Lee has always been an Icon for me growing up, and in my opinion he was the first amazing martial artist to blend the ancient world, respect and honour, with a level of coolness never seen before that appealed to kids like myself growing up.
For me this T-shirt perfectly encapsulates and embodies how awesome a character Bruce Lee was, and if you agree you should keep reading –
The Grandfather of MMA
Everything has a starting point, and in the words of UFC president Dana White –
“Bruce Lee is the Grandfather of MMA”
“If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style. You take a little something from everything. You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away”
These are sentiments that myself and many others in the MMA community agree with, because it is widely accepted that Jeet Kune Do the martial arts system that Bruce Lee developed, was the first amalgamation of various forms of Martial arts, resulting in the early groundwork for Mixed Martial Arts to evolve worldwide.
Bruce Lee is beloved around the world, by martial artists of all backgrounds, there’s even a statue of him erected in Hong Kong.
Personally it was my fascination with Bruce Lee and his techniques that lead me into watching MMA as a young boy, i would watch all his films, and interviews then start jumping around the living room trying to imitate his moves. Of course i didn’t realise at that age until i started training myself, how much effort goes into living as a martial artist.
But it wasn’t just his martial arts skill and charisma that made Bruce so popular, it was also his philosophies on life that provided additional veneration to him in the world – my understanding of Bruce Lees philosophies didn’t mature until i had learnt more life lessons through my teenage years and into adulthood till today.
Watch this video to hear a statement from Bruce Lee that almost perfectly explains how a martial artist must psychologically think and act in combat, as well as being a general living principle for anyone –
Back to the T-Shirt
Now i got my Bruce Lee DJ T-Shirt just after the Avengers Age of Ultron film came out in 2015, because i noticed like many people did that Tony Stark is wearing this exact Bruce Lee t-shirt in the film, and ever since i saw it i had to have one.
Now for me when i saw Robert Downey Jr wearing this shirt as Tony Stark, i recognised the picture from a facebook post my friend shared with me years ago, and at the time i did think to myself –
“that’s a really cool picture of Bruce Lee, that would make a great t-shirt image”
So i guess you could say that Tony Stark in the Avengers Age of Ultron film, just jogged my memory about this image of Bruce Lee as a DJ that i had seen before. So searched for all types of shirts on Amazon and Ebay, but i eventually settled for the one i wanted, based on online reviews from others.
So anyway let me just give you a few pros and cons about this Bruce Lee t-shirt that we are reviewing today –
- Firstly this t-shirt has a coolness rating which is off the charts in my opinion – so no matter where you are this shirt will give you a seriously cool vibe, and if you get yourself a pair of shades like Bruce in this t-shirt, then your coolness will go up another level 🙂
- This t-shirt is unisex, so its an awesome fit for girls or boys – my girlfriend steals mine sometimes lol.
- Really good quality print of Bruce Lee on this shirt, and a nice little touch of gold embellishment on his sunglasses and necklace – the print hasn’t worn off on mine after having if for a year, nor has the colour faded much. If you get a cheap version of this t-shirt you might find some horrible print peeling or fading.
- It is made from cotton, which makes it nice and soft – i have to admit i didn’t check the material when i bought mine, but i was expecting some sort of cheap Polyester, so i was pleasantly surprised to find that it was cotton.
- Personally while i like Marvel stuff, im not the biggest Tony Stark fan, but i suppose the fact that Robert Downey Jr wore this Bruce Lee DJ shirt in the recent Avengers film is pretty cool for Marvel fans.
- If you know someone that is a fan of Bruce Lee, martial arts, music or marvel, then this shirt is a literal perfect present for a birthday or xmas.
- The Sizes aren’t perfect – personally i like a tighter fit with my t-shirts, so if you do too, then i suggest you get a smaller size – I’m 5 ft 8′ and about 135 pounds and i ordered a medium but it was way too baggy for me, the company quickly sent me a small instead which was a perfect fit for me. My friend is 6 ft 1′ and about 175 pounds, i got him a size medium for his birthday and that also fitted perfectly, so be careful what size you get!
- Its a little bit pricey for what it is i suppose, but as i mentioned earlier, with things like t-shirts i always think its better to bet a more expensive shirt which lasts longer, then a cheap one that will crumble in a few months.
It’s Official this T-shirt is Awesome!
To put it simply while there are pros and cons as with any product, my personal opinion is that this Bruce Lee DJ shirt is awesome! Just like i mentioned in the pros/cons above, while its not a cheap shirt, if you are a fan of Bruce Lee, martial arts, music or Marvel stuff then really its a simple choice – you need to buy this shirt, or get it as a present for whoever you know that loves these kinds of things.
I actually just bought myself a new one before i made this review, not because i needed too because my first one is still perfectly fine, but i just wanted a back up incase anything happens to my original one lol.
If you also want to take some action and get yourself this T-shirt, then you can do that right HERE.
This is not the end by the way, be sure to look our for more clothes reviews at the MMA Gateway, there will definitely be more then a few Bruce Lee clothing items that we will be looking at in the future so stay tuned.
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