We all have them. Those reliable jersey tops with round or v-shaped necklines. They've found their way into our wardrobes as essentials at work, on the town or simply hanging out at the home.
To celebrate our introduction to the t-shirt industry we'd like to note of some history and iconic wearers of the classic fashion workhorse.
Surpassing the union suit as the preferred undergarment in the early 1900's, the T-shirt was first issued by the navy to be worn underneath their uniforms. Miners and agricultural workers then adopted it as a lightweight garment that could be worn in hot conditions.
NAVY SOLIDER IN TSHIRT circa 1940s
Throughout the 1920s soldiers were commonly seen wearing just the t-shirt and their standard issued pants. It wasn't until 1950s that the t-shirt took center stage as a fashion item thanks to Marlon Brando's brutish and sexual portrayal of Stanley Kowalski in Street Car Named Desire.
MARLON BRANDO in Street Car Named Desire (1951)
From there the t-shirt exploded into popular culture and a staple of an American wardrobe. Supported by iconic images and larger than life personas this little shirt made it's way as a timeless fashion piece.
JAMES DEAN in Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
BLONDIE circa 1970s
JOHN LENNON (1974)
KURT KOBAIN poses with Nirvana bandmates Dave Grohl and Krist Novoseli.
ASAP ROCKY (2015)
How do you wear your T-shirts? Let us know!
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