The History Of The T-Shirt

January 7, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Pagan Kennedy took a look at the history of t-shirts:

  • T-shirts were originally marketed as a form of underwear for bachelors that required no “safety pins” “buttons” “needle” or “thread”.
  • The US Navy saw its convenience and required sailors to wear such undershirts – introducing the comfort of them to a generation of men.
  • They were still mostly seen as underwear though. So much so that in Havana it was illegal to go out in public wearing them.
  • By the 1940s t-shirts had become a standard part of outer-wear and were being customized by teenagers.
  • These days some t-shirts have become a collector’s item that can auction for as much as $1,500.

Find out which famous author is credited with coining the term “t-shirt”, how the size of t-shirts has changed over the years, and more over here.

Source: The New York Times

Via: ManMade