A shirt is a basic garment we all know from childhood to adulthood. The most common material is cotton and the shape resembles the letter T. The origin is unclear but it is believed that it comes from a military outfit from the First World War that was subsequently developed and became widespread in the 1950s. A T-shirt was simple and inexpensive to manufacture and therefore used by most boys and men as work clothes instead of a jacket which in many cases was too warm.
An example of a celebrity who influenced the use of t-shirts is Don Johnson in Miami Vice wearing a white t-shirt under a armani suit.
Often, a t-shirt is printed with someone fun image or text. You can make your own prints relatively easily with little equipment and an iron. Variants of the T-shirt is available as a v-neck or long-t (from the hip-hop culture) that goes down to the knees. Long-t is also used by women as nightwear. Is the shirt very tight or slim it is sometimes called "baby doll' tshirt. One can also dye a t-shirt with a method called tie dye. The method is to tie up the garment so that some parts are protected and then dip it in the dye. The result is a spidernet similar pattern which is really neat. It was introduced in America during the hippie movement in the 1960s.
If you are a T-shirt fanatic and always wondered how many shirts you can actually wear the same time, Sanath Bandara has the record with 257 pieces tshirts. This record was taken 2011. Before that, the record was only 252 tshirts.
At Adeve you will find t-shirt children can thrive in! On Adeve we try to find fun and imaginative t-shirts for children. Supply on the market is huge with all possible motives and texts. Children like such designs from movies, games and books. Sit down with your child and pick out a shirt so it becomes a bit special when it arrives in the mailbox.
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