Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It is All About T-Shirts

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 
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, and of corse my own site

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