50. BRKNHOME “American Pie”
Inspired By: Don McLean's "American Pie" (1971)
Kenta Goto and Joshua Pong's Canadian company is oft-overlooked in the design stakes, and while there are as many fresh visions as there are referential pieces in the BRKNHOME armory, the shirt flipping the patriotic artwork to Don McLean's 1971 LP, “American Pie” into a colossal thumbs down references the government's delayed response to Katrina's victims in 2005. The back even flips the song lyrics, "DROVE MY CHEVY TO THE LEVY, BUT THE LEVY WAS...BRKN" across the back. Protest done pitch-perfectly, evoking classic early '90s shirts.