"Straight Edge" is a song written by Minor Threat in 1981. The song talks about not drinking alcohol or smoking or using "a crutch." It was a personal statement but one that quickly became a philosophy. By the time the 1990s rolled around, straight edge was a singular idea with many interpretations. They all agreed, though, that in traditional terms, straight edge was punk. This vintage straight edge shirt, worn and faded in great condition, is for the punks.