What the $#!& Is Metallica Wearing?!
Back in the '80s, Metallica was the shit of all shits. We all know this. If you were alive then and you were into metal, I'm sure you have some pictures with you wearing a) a Metallica T-shirt or b) the exact clothes Metallica would wear.
Photo by Craig Hlavaty This man loves vests.
But things changed. I'll leave out all the details, because I'm going to guess everyone's heard a couple of the band's albums over the last 20 years. More relevant here is the fact that somewhere along the way into the '90s, the Metallica members lost their damn minds when it came to dressing themselves.
It's become really bad lately, but as some of these examples will show, things weren't much better around the very moment they became world-famous.
James and his Vest
We're guessing James found a box in his closet which had this message on it: "Dear Jaymz in 2010, metal up your ass! Yeeeeaaahhh! Hope you're still partying hard and kicking out the jams! Here's some of my totally rad shit for you to find when you're old! Eet fuk, Jaymz in 1985!" Inside were a skateboard, some dimebags of weed, some bottles of booze, some Diamond Head cassette tapes and this vest, which James has taken to wearing all the time now.