We all know that fashion is a changing industry, that seeks to constantly reinvent itself.
Every season, new pieces of clothes appears to contribute to our daily look. Some of them are so ephemeral, that when we remember them or we see ourselves in a picture wearing them, we can only ask ourselves: How could I wear such a thing?
Others, however, came to stay and now it would be impossible to imagine our lives without them.
One of the most famous and used garments all over the world, is the t-shirt.
Here are some curiosities about the tee shirt that you probably didn’t know:
-It was named this way, after the T shape of the body and sleeves.
-It was considered as an undergarment until the middle of the XX century.
-The first printed t-shirt showed on the media, appeared in 1942 on the cover of Life magazine. However, the first printed t-shirts seem to be the ones made in 1939 to promote the movie The Wizard of Oz.
-Scott Fitzgerald was the first to write the term t-shirt in his novel The side of paradise.
-T- shirts finally achieved the status of fashionable, stand-alone, outerwear garments in the 1950s after Marlon Brandon wore one in A streetcar named desire.
-In the 1960’s rock bands started to use them to promote their bands, using their logos, draws, slogans and all kind of designs. The Rolling Stones logo is one of the cases that became more popular.
-In the middle 1980’s the t-shirt and suit look became very popular, thanks to Dan Johnson from Miami Vice.
-The holder of the Guinness world record for “Most t-shirts worn at once “with 257 T-shirts is Sanath Bandara from Sri Lanka, December.
Nowadays, the t-shirt has become a garment of self-expression.
Essential in any wardrobe.