Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Simple T-Shirt

 The T-shirt is not the most glamorous of all fashion items and it's name comes from the shape of the item but it is one of the most popular and worn piece of clothing along with it's partner in crime; jeans. But why am I writing about a T-shirt and the history of a T-shirt, well because everyone loves a T-shirt (even you). It has evolved so many ways from the shirt worn by laborers, the official undershirt of the U.S. Navy in 1899, the G.I's in WWII, the Tie-dye hippie phase, and now in every conceivable form. 

The T-shirt is the basic essentials of our wardrobe, no matter what your fashion style could possibly be, you own T-shirts. I mean Oprah even put a basic T-shirt on her "Favorite Things" for 2013! A basic tee and a pair of jeans can be dressed up and down and so many ways. You can add a scarf, a statement necklace, bold jewelry, or just wear the basic comfy outfit that we all love. 

Now, there is always a time and place for this particular outfit and some (actually many) take advantage of this simple outfit and wear it in the most inappropriate places. Jeans and a T-shirt have a proper place and this should not be taken lightly. But, today there are many places a T-shirt is completely acceptable as compared to even 15 years ago. 
The T-shirt is fun, it makes a statement, it is comfy, it is made out of soft cotton and finding the perfect T-shirt is a journey we all take on in our lives, just like the owners/founders of Juicy Couture explained greatly in their book, "The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand". Their goal and the basic start of their entire company was to find the perfect T-shirt, and they basically did and it erupted into the one of the most famous and well-know brand Juicy Couture.

So the moral of this almost pointless post is that the T-shirt is a somewhat unrated and unappreciative piece of clothing in our closets. A T-shirt has come a long way from coming on the scenes of Marlon Brando in a sweat soaked T-shirt in A Streetcar Named Desire, to political statements, band T-shirts, supporting your favorite fill-in-the-blank to letting the public know a little message such as "Good Vibes Only". 
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