The problem for me is that I have thinning hair and its slowly starting to look like James Gandolfini's. And because of that I've been wearing hats. I think that if I wear clothes of metal bands that people will think I'm being a poser and I don't want to give off that vibe. I was thinking maybe I should just wear clothes of rock bands.
Most guys I know who are into metal have short/shaved hair now. Just the way it's gone; besides, it's not about looking like a poser - it's about what you like, and what you're comfortable wearing. The only way really, that you'd come across as a 'poser' is if you didn't have a clue about the band you were sporting - and were just wearing the shirt because you thought it made you look cool.
Long hair or short hair, it doesn't matter, if you're into metal, or rock, and you want to show that through your clothes, do it.
no lol I know a few rockers that have short hair.. in some cases guys just look better with short hiar. if you can pull off long hair rock it.. if you can pull off short hair rock it ha ha f*** what everyone else thinks you know who you are you know what you like
Just shave your head (advice for all men with thinning hair)...and as for band t-shirts..wear the bands you listen to...not the ones whose picture you like the best...fgs, ad least that shouldn't be such a problem!
If you are being a poser, they are being superficial ingrate low-lifes.
It's not all about the hair, it's about your knowledge, obsession, and lifestyle. Some kid can have long hair and no clue what the scene is all about. Hair should be irrelevant. Social stigmas against people who have a life outside the metal scene are bogus and juvenile.
I am a metalhead, and I have a few band shirts (four of them, to be exact) in my wardrobe. Of course, they're all black, and since I am absolutely terrible with heat, wearing them in the summer is a huge no-no for me. I also don't have long hair for a multitude of reasons (Heat-o-phobia, the fact that I think it would look stupid on me, etc.).
Basically, I go by the "If it feels good, wear it" mentality, which means I will spend about 10-11 months in any given Wisconsin year wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Nobody will mistake me for a poser with that kind of style. :P
Thats probably the dumbest thing I've ever heard. You don't have to have long hair to listen to metal. Part of the "metal image" is not giving a f*** what other people think. If you want to wear the shirts of bands that you like then why should it matter what your hair looks like. Come on, Kerry King is bald.
metal is not about image at all, I have long hair, just because I want to be different, but I'm the only one of my "metalhead" friends that has long hair, but if you care that much about it, shave it, phil anselmo from pantera looked totally bad ass with a shaved head, all the guys from hatebreed have shaved heads pretty much, shaved head and bald look just as brutal as long hair, maybe grow a beard too.
Just be yourself, dude. You shouldn't even wear the shirts if you don't want to.
I was a heavy metal guy, and I had long hair, but I didn't dress like one... I just dressed like myself, and wore normal clothes that I felt comfortable in. Nobody judged me, and in fact, a lot of people thought I was more metal for not giving a crap what they thought about how I looked.
I usually do roll my eyes a bit, inside, when I see it, and I think he's either a poser or just a pussy. But I wouldn't condemn him, hahaha. Like if your not a poser or a p**** that's cool. Hell, if they're good metal bands, not like Metallica or Trivium, its awesome.
who cares?... a guy should go with what makes him feel the best... that's what women want anyway... they aren't concerned too much with how big your boobs are ... if it amplifies your confidence.. wear a burlap sack.. and that is my answer to that