Punk Shirts first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2008 seen on Houston blogger MichelleYue of missnonhuman.blogspot.com. She wore her white Hanes shirt with a black Zara leather vest, black American Apparel mineral wash, cut-offs jeans, and white promiscuous shoes. Since then, Punk Shirts have grown in popularity as bloggers from Los Angeles, Manila, and Chicago have discovered them. Popular brands of Punk Shirts are Forever21, thrifted, Zara, H&M, and Forever 21.
There are currently 823 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Punk Shirts. Most recently, blogger borntobotheryou of borntobotheryou.blogspot.com wore her crimson OASAP plaid shirt shirt with a crimson Fashion71 martens shoes and black OASAP hat.