T-shirts with ominous-looking animal prints have always been a way to add a casual fierceness to any outfit, and wolf t-shirts are no exception. Knowing where to find this edgy, rocker-meets-naturalist garment will make shopping for one easier than you ever thought it could be.
If you don’t mind shopping online, there are lots of websites that offer a wide range of wolf t-shirts. For example, wolfshop.com offers tees with growling wolf graphics, pictures of adorable baby wolf pups, and a few 80s-inspired tops with wolf faces on purple and blue backgrounds. Tees go for $13 apiece. Everythingwolf.com offers an even wider selection of t-shirts, including ones picturing wolves howling at the moon, wolves in profile or facing the viewer head-on, and even wolves enjoying the summertime, such as the Late Summer Wolf T-Shirt, $19.99, which features a wolf among daisies on a yellow background.
There is no question, however, that the best place to find wolf t-shirts online is at Etsy.com, an online forum where artists can sell their handmade goods or vintage collections. Etsy features wolf tees in sweet colors (turquoise!), feminine shapes (scoop and v-necks!), fresh graphics (wolves in the woods! wolves riding bikes!) usually for no more than $20 or $30. This is the place to look if you’re in search of a really unique tee that will have everyone asking where you got it.
Thrift stores are great places to go hunting for one-of-a-kind wolf t-shirts. Although it may take some digging through racks and racks of t-shirts, this style was super-popular a few decades ago, and thus can be found hiding in thrift stores all over the country. Start by browsing the men’s or boy’s t-shirt racks. When you do finally find what you’re looking for, you’ll be rewarded by a price no higher than $5. The web’s biggest online thrift store, eBay, is another great place to find gently used (and sometimes new!) unique wolf t-shirts. Make sure you read the seller’s listing thoroughly, check the t-shirt’s size, and review it’s quality before buying, though, so you can be sure to purchase a worthwhile tee.
Chain stores, such as Urban Outfitters, Forever21, and American Apparel have picked up on the trend of wolf t-shirts, and do offer some options in their stores and online. The Vintage Minnesota Wolf Threadbare T-Shirt from American Apparel, $24, hits that casual, too-cool-to-be-a-tourist vibe head on. The Silence & Noise Oversize Animal Print Tee from Urban, $29.99, boasts cool wolf graphic over a ruby red moon overlaid on a comfy, dark gray t-shirt with a scoop neck and long hemline. Pair it with leggings for a look that's edgy and effortless.
Not the spot you’d usually go to shop, your local zoo is an unexpected but fun locale at which to find cool wolf t-shirts. Most zoos have a gift shop right near the front of the park, and these shops often carry t-shirts that feature all the different animals you’d find at the zoo, including wolves. The downside to this option is that you may have to pay for a zoo ticket to get into the shop, unless you can do some very serious sweet-talking.