If you are a hardcore Star Wars fan, then I share your pain and joy. For the longest time, we fans have been mocked for pledging our allegiance to this aging movie franchise. But now that J.J. Abrams has transformed the series with the latest The Force Awakens movie–which, by the way, grossed $2 billion at the box office–it’s cool once again to be a Star Wars fan.
So what’s a fan to do now? Well, one thing’s for sure, you could go out and purchase a DVD of The Force Awakens and organize a movie marathon party for your friends. But what would you wear to this gathering of like-minded fans? An ordinary T-shirt is simply not going to cut it. What you need is a witty Star Wars tee that’s funny and subtle at the same time.
Don’t make the mistake of wearing old ‘80s Star Wars shirts. You need something that’s trendy and updated. You don’t want to be labeled as an old fanboy do you?
21 Star Wars Shirts For the Rebel (Or Dark Side) In You
If you’re wondering where to start, then worry no more! You’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled 21 of the coolest Star Wars shirts for every fan of this franchise. Whether you support the Jedi, the Rebels or the Empire, we’ve got something perfect just in store for you.
This classic 100% cotton “Made in the USA” crew-neck tee is a symbol for the Rebel Alliance. Basically, you’re telling everyone that you support the good guys. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock in a galaxy far, far away, the Rebel Alliance has been battling the Sith Lords for control over the galaxy.
Truth be told the Rebels never wanted control. But hey, someone has to stop the bad guys right? Show where your allegiance lies with this tee.
Who would have guessed that under the mask is a man with many faces? After all, Vader is Anakin, and he was once human. We’re sure he still has feelings despite the iron resolve that he tries to project. Well, guess no more since this tee will let everyone see the different sides of Vader. It also makes for a great gift for someone aligned with the Dark Side.
Did you know that Darth Vader has his own theme song? The Imperial March was first heard in The Empire Strikes Back and subsequently used to show Anakin turning to the dark side.
The Bounty Hunter is basically a mercenary who can be hired or even captured to carry out bounties. Designated targets would have a price placed on their heads that’s collected by the Bounty Hunter once he shows proof of death. Not that we approve bounty hunting, but if you got to do it, at least do it in style with this classic tee.
Did you know that Clint Eastwood was the main inspiration for the Bounty Hunter character? The actor Jeremy Bulloch drew much of Boba Fett’s nuances from Eastwood’s body language.
Let everyone know that you’ve always been a true supporter of the Star Wars franchise with this 100% cotton T-shirt emblazoned with a simple “Star Wars” logo. Don’t you see? It’s all about the legacy.
Maybe you haven’t decided on where your allegiance lies yet. Jedi or the Sith? Not to worry, with this simple logo T-shirt, you can easily fly under the radar and still look cool at the same time.
During the filming of The Force Awakens, Panavision supplied two cameras to the set and crew. The cameras’ nicknames were Millennium Falcon and Death Star.
Father’s Day may have come and gone, but you can start preparing for it early with this awesome Darth Vader T-shirt. I’m sure Vader is a good dad; after all, he did save Luke’s life by killing the Emperor.
Moral of the story? There’s always good in all of us, and what better way to show Dad he’s number one than with this awesome Darth Vader T-shirt?
Tatooine…the desert planet home to Luke Skywalker and Anakin, and their birthplace. Ever wondered why Tatooine was such a harsh planet? Rumor has it that it was burnt out by the scorching sun. That explains the golden hue of the planet, and the color of this tee as well.
The original location for Tatooine was filmed exclusively around Tunisia, with a few scenes shot in California. You can visit the sets still, such as Luke’s igloo house and Mos Espa.
This classic tee has all your favorite old-time Star Wars characters on it. Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C3P0, Chewbacca, and more.
What’s even cooler is this T-shirt glows in the dark and is so meticulously drawn to detail.
Hands up if you can sing the opening lines of the Imperial March. Not sure how the rest of the song goes? With this Imperial March T-shirt, you have the entire score to refer to. The lyrics are a little abstract, if you get what I mean.
Besides being Darth Vader’s theme song, the Imperial March is based on Gustav Holst’s Bringer of War and Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor.
Who’s Boba Fett? He’s a Mandalorian bounty hunter and one of the greatest warriors in the whole galaxy. Boba was the only unaltered clone of Jango Fett and would go on to become part of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Show your allegiance with this T-shirt and let everyone know you mean business.
Did you know that Darth Vader considered Boba Fett to be the best bounty hunter in the entire galaxy? Such was Boba’s nerve that he would even speak with the Sith Lord on more than one occasion with an irreverent tone.
In fact, Vader was so impressed with Boba’s code of honor that he regularly employed Boba for bounties. That’s the kind of man Boba is.
This T-shirt is emblazoned with the X-Wing starfighter squadron on the front. X-Wings were known for their distinctive S-foils that looked like an ‘X’ while in attack formation.
Fun Fact: Did you know that two different variations of the X-Wing exist? The Resistance used the T–70 while the New Republic Starlet used the highly advanced model, the T–85.
To the unassuming, this simple black tee sports a gear-like logo. But to the Star Wars fan this represents everything the Galactic Empire is, and to a certain extent, what Star Wars is about.
Also known as the New Order, the Empire rose to power after the Clone Wars and would go on to replace the Galactic Republic with Emperor Palpatine, aka the Sith Lord, at its helm. Show everyone you mean business with this Empire logo tee.
Did you know that Emperor Palpatine actually has a first name? His full name is Sheev Palpatine.
The Millennium Falcon is one of the most recognizable symbols of Star Wars and a true icon. It’s a Cornelian freighter aircraft used mainly by Han Solo and Chewbacca on their journeys throughout the Galaxy.
Don’t let the old and aged look of the Millennium Falcon deceive you. It’s full of upgrades and modifications, including a hyperdrive engine, and is among the fastest aircrafts in the entire Galaxy. This glow in the dark Millennium Falcon T-shirt pays homage to one of the greatest legacies of Star Wars and is one of our favorite Star Wars shirts.
Lando Calrissian originally owned the Millennium Falcon, and lost it to Han Solo in a game of sabacc.
Look closely at this tee and you’ll realize that you’re looking at the face of the most iconic villains in movie history – Darth Vader. Otherwise known as the Sith’s first dark lord, Darth Vader struck terror in the hearts of everyone wherever he went. There is no better way to pay tribute to Darth Vader other than wearing one of the coolest Star Wars shirts and pledging your allegiance to the dark side.
So far six actors have played Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in the Star Wars series.
This t-shirt is for the good guys, especially for those who despise the Empire. Written in bright yellow font and emblazoned across a black background is the phrase “Trust Me I’m A Jedi.” It’s a great way to let everyone know that you’re one of the good guys. Just make sure you live up to everyone’s expectation because Jedis are actually pretty awesome.
Did you know that Episode VI: Return of the Jedi was originally intended as Revenge of the Jedi? The title was switched at the last minute.
Ever thought of joining the Empire? Now you can! Hustle everyone you know to join your cause of squashing the Rebellion with this 100% cotton T-shirt featuring the classic Stormtrooper.
Feel the power of the dark side coursing through your veins as you put on this tee. Support the revolution, join the Empire!
This abstract T-shirt is actually a picture of R2D2 emblazoned on the front. Let’s face it, R2D2 is probably one of the most memorable robots Star Wars ever created, and everyone–Empire supporters included–can’t help but love this iconic character. BB–8 might have come along and stole everyone’s heart in The Force Awakens, but real fans will know that it all started with R2D2 and his trusty companion, C3P0.
R2D2 could actually fly in the prequel movies. A lot of fans weren’t too happy about this so a story arc was written in the Clone Wars to remove this ability.
The Wookiee Chewbacca is another lovable character in Star Wars and a trusted aide of Han Solo. Nobody really knows what Chewie is saying, or thinking for that matter. But that won’t stop anyone who’s a real Wookiee fan. Now you can embrace the warm fuzziness of the Wookiees with this lovable 100% cotton Chewbacca T-shirt. RRWWWGG!
Chewbacca’s name came from the Russian word “Sobaka”. It actually means dog and was based on George Lucas’ hairy Alaskan malamute.
If you’re wondering why Master Yoda is wearing Ray Bans and headphones, then you’re missing the point. Any aspiring DJ knows that the path to greatness is practice and even more practice. As Yoda once said – “Patience you must have my young padawan.” Let cool Master Yoda be your inspiration with this soft and luscious T-shirt.
Yoda may speak weirdly, but his speech pattern is actually based on “Object Subject Verb.” This language is believed by researchers to be 50,000 years old and the origin from which half of our modern languages derived from.
The good old Star Wars Stormtrooper has now been reborn as a work of art in Van Gogh’s Starry Night. If you love the Stormtrooper and classical art, then this mashup of both cultures is sure to appeal to you.
Most actors who played stormtroopers are left-handed. The blaster’s magazine is located on the left, and many of the actors switched to their left hand to prevent the magazine from hitting them in their chest.
Einstein once said that force equals mass times acceleration. And now that I’ve spoilt the surprise for you, the only thing left to do is decide whether or not to get this sneaky cool T-shirt.
Not everyone’s going to get it. But it’s definitely a great way to show your love for Star Wars and science, I guess. Either way, it’s an awesome T-shirt without being too “Star Wars-y.”
The Rebel Alliance (Or Empire) Needs You!
If you’re a fan of this cult movie series, then I’m sure you’ve owned more than one Star Wars movie memorabilia – like a mug or a poster. So why not show your love for the Force or Dark Side with one of these lovable Star Wars shirts? They even work great as gifts for any long-time supporter or new fans.
With the Star Wars franchise picking up the pace, it’s a very good time now to pledge your allegiance to the Rebel Alliance or Empire. What are you waiting for? Get yours today, and may the Force be with you!
(By the way, did you check out our article on the best Star Wars Christmas sweaters? You don't wanna be the lame duck at your company's Christmas party...again...)