The Evolution of the T-shirt from Gelf Magazine

If you only do one thing today go and read this article on the history of the T-shirt from Gelf Magazine.

Whether you choose to admit it or not, chances are a critical reserve of self-esteem rests somewhere near the middle of your T-shirt drawer. For within this darkened, hidden quarter lies dormant a secret weapon so witty, so elusively allusive, or just so damn hip it finds itself swathing your chest on only the most important occasions.

t-shirt timeline

some of my favs are:

esoteric reference

intellectually lazy

satirical

Choose Wisely!

Here’s another quote from the article from George Carlin’s “Coolest T-shirt Trap” in his 1997 volume of random musings, Brain Droppings:

There are times when you take 15 minutes to pick out which shirt to wear, because you’re going to a place where they’ll be a bunch of guys you’ve never met…and you think, ‘No one has ever seen a shirt like this. This will make them jealous’…then when you get there, no one cares at all. And all of the other guys turn out to be dorks who will wear any piece of shit that’s handed to them. Like ‘Property of Alcatraz’ and ‘Life is Beach.’ What a letdown.

[via Kottke]

originally published at tcritic the t-shirt blog

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4 Comments

  1. Alex
    Posted 27/05/2007 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    A very entertaining chart…

  2. Joe
    Posted 05/06/2007 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Extremely useful

  3. Posted 15/06/2007 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Hei,

    Thats funny man. I like that a lot.

  4. Jackie
    Posted 21/03/2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Clever