Wen you think about it, t-shirt is not just a t-shirt. You can tell a
lot about a person from t-shirts they ware.
There is a saying" Show me your friends, and I will tell you who you are".
I say "Show me your T-Shirts and I will tell you who you are.
T-shirts came a long way. It evolved from undergarments used in the 19th
century, through cutting the one-piece "union suit" underwear into separate
top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the
waistband of the bottoms. T-shirts, with and without buttons, were adopted
by miners and stevedores during the late 19th century as a convenient
covering for hot environments.
A T-shirt typically extends to the waist but there are variants, like the tank
top, crew neck, A-shirt (with the nickname "wife beater"), muscle shirt,
scoop neck, and V-neck have been developed. Hip hop fashion calls for
"tall-T" T-shirts which may extend down to the knees. A 1990s trend in
women's clothing involved tight-fitting "cropped" T-shirts that are short
enough to reveal the midriff. Another popular trend is wearing a
long-sleeved T-shirt, then putting a short-sleeved T-shirt of a different color
over the long-sleeved shirt; this is known as "layering".
Few interesting facts about history about t-shirts:
1. Up until the 1950’s, t-shirts were still considered underwear, until John
Wayne, Marlon Brando, and James Dean shocked Americans by wearing
their “underwear” on T.V. In 1955, James Dean helped make the T-shirt a
standard item of clothing in Rebel Without a Cause.
2. In 1959, plastisol, a more durable and stretchable ink, was invented,
allowing much more variety in T-shirt designs.
3.In the 1960s, the ringer T-shirt appeared and became a staple fashion for
youth and rock-n-rollers.
4.One of the most popular symbols to emerge out of the political turmoil of
1960s were T-shirts bearing the face of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
5.Since the 1980s, T-shirts have flourished as a form of personal expression.
I say it again"Show me your t-shirts and I will tell you, who you are!
One of the bets place for t-shirts is www.zazzle.com, and of corse my own site www.artonwear.com