If you read Lizzy Goodman’s juicy oral history of the Strokes on Vulture, and felt deep pangs of nostalgia for the early aughts, you are not alone. We did, too. Which is why we started sniffing around for a classic Strokes T-shirt, which you can still get by the way, and in doing so stumbled onto a whole world of very niche Strokes merch online — that was certainly not available in 2003. Here, a selection of the weird Strokes stuff you can buy on the internet.
For the Strokes fan who’d rather keep his fandom private. (This also comes in thong form.)
For your Chihuahua who thought that Room on Fire should have gotten higher than an 8.0 on Pitchfork.
For a baby.
For your egg-salad sandwich.
A bit more of a commitment — and currently 54 percent off!
At this point, we get into specific band-member merch, like this Fab Moretti T-shirt. Good for a Secret Santa. (But not if your Secret Santa is Kristen Wiig.)
Some Julian Casablancas paper-doll-style fridge magnets that include a tiny Mantecol candy bar — which Julian appears to have enjoyed when he was on tour in Argentina.
Puzzle all your classmates with this Nick Valensi notebook. (You can puzzle them a little less with this more straightforward Albert Hammond Jr. notebook.)
Celebrate the most under-the-radar Stroke, bassist Nikolai Fraiture, with this T-shirt with his birth year somewhat inexplicably emblazoned on it.
If you like when people ask, “What is that?” about your T-shirts, this one, with an unremarkable photo of Julian Casablancas’s back, is for you.
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