Meet ‘Absolute Merch’ – Your New Favorite Merch that Your Favorite Band Loves

Courtesy of Big Picture Media

Want to dress super stylish AND have your favorite band dig your outfit? Celeb Secrets has the solution for you!

Meet Absolute Merch — a rising independent retailer that is prepped to takeover the country with their innovative and collaborative band merchandise!

Working with industry heavyweights like Good Charlotte, Set It Off and 3OH!3 – just to name a few – Founder Billy Candler is building a community of creators, helping some of the biggest bands bring custom, creative content to their fans.

“The goal since day one has been to not just be a ‘merch printer.'”

– Billy Candler, Founder

While managing bands on his own, Candler found more and more artists asking for apparel that went beyond the norm.

“No merch companies we worked with could handle the requests so we figured out how to do it ourselves.”

Three years later, Absolute Merch is the go-to provider for industry vets and newcomers alike. While the old school “Insert Band + Tour Name Here” t-shirts are everyone’s favorite throwback, Absolute Merch is taking apparel to the next level.

Rivaling street fashion staples like Supreme and Obey, and collaborating with the likes of Hands Like Houses, blackbear, Set It Off, Neck Deep and Pierce The Veil, Absolute Merch is turning the band merch game on its head.

What sets Absolute Merch apart at the end of the day is the community surrounding the company. Candler set out to create a lifestyle brand, not limited to music and the rock scene.

“We want to interact with our customers…make it more of a lifestyle rather than just a company that makes shirts.”

The heavy focus on band input and ideas brings the fans into the fold.

Set It Off’s Cody Carson told fans, “We need to want to wear it as bad as you do.” This level of fan to band collaboration reached a new level, with metal core rockers Silent Planet designing a custom tee for each city of their 26-date tour: 

Be “with the band” by purchasing Absolute Merch products HERE. You can also catch Absolute Merch on Vans Warped Tour all summer!

Juliet Schroder

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.