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 Manila, Los Angeles, and Chicago have discovered them. Popular brands of Punk shirts are Forever21, thrifted, Zara, Forever 21, and H&M.
There are currently 780 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Punk shirts. Most recently, blogger xs_ of paanie.com wore her Factory Erik Hart shirt with a Topshop socks, Miss Selfridge jumper, and Marni sandals.