As the average age of the global population begins to decrease, and the population numbers begin to increase at an alarming rush, the apparel industry has been gearing up for a more pedestrian alternative to everyday wear. It seems their research has pointed them in the direction of an old Navy issue – the T-Shirt. Since entering service almost a hundred years ago, the t-shirt has since retired from the army and joined the civilian ranks around the world.
In its spare time, the t-shirt has even made it so fray into Hollywood where the likes of Jimmy Dean and Fonzie have made the white t-shirt the only match to leather jackets. In a time when simplicity ruled the day, t-shirts captured the imagination of a generation that catapulted it from mere heavy duty inner shirt, to every day outer wear. An impressive transformation especially since the T-shirt is one of those things that has become a mainstay in every closet. Regardless of whether the other occupants are tuxedos and suits or if they’re coveralls and jeans, the t-shirt has found its home.
It even pulls double duty. From working all day in the fields, it is also an accompanying apparel to go to bed. College t-shirts have been the in-thing since a long time past and till today, it is normal to put on the oldest t-shirt in the closet along with sweats and socks and read a good book on a rainy spring day.
Even if the weather warmed and the mercury began its upward assent, the t-shirt was still the choice, in fact, the better choice and if it got too hot, the t-shirt was easily removed. As the ages have matured and the genders less divided, this humble cotton whites has become her favorite too. The loose and comfortable cotton that covers the skin but reveals the form is something that never seems to go out of style or leave the imagination.
Moving from summer to fall and on to winter, the t-shirt may still remain in active duty. Retirement does not seem to be in this hardy apparel’s vocabulary. It can always be worn under a shirt as an undershirt that serves to keep you warm outdoors and once you hang up your coat indoors, the t-shirt is enough to keep you cool with the heater on. The T-Shirt is one of the most admirable ways to keep warm, keep cool and be comfortable all in one.
Writer Jason Flemming appreciates it if you like his post. He is an artist and writer with www.tshirtprinting.org
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