History Of The T-Shirt

The earliest T-shirt dates back to sometime between the Spanish–American War and 1913, when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as undergarments. The word "T-shirt" became part of American English by the 1920s, and appeared in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Following World War II, it became common to see veterans wearing their uniform trousers with their T-shirts as casual clothing. They became even more popular in the 1950s after Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire, finally achieving status as fashionable, stand-alone, outer-wear garments. Often boys wore them while doing chores and playing outside, eventually opening up the idea of wearing them as general-purpose casual clothing.

Famous people through the ages to wear just a simple plain T-Shirt are Marlon Brando, James DeanDavid Beckham and Adam Levine to name just a few, one of the reasons we now offer an extensive plain T-Shirt collection called our essential collection, and is extremely popular with our loyal followers of Wolfe & Hunter

Printed T-shirts were in limited use by 1942 when an Air Corps Gunnery School T-shirt appeared on the cover of Life magazine. In the 1960s, printed T-shirts gained popularity for self-expression as well for advertisements, protests, and souvenirs.



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Candie
Candie

May 08, 2015

White contrast cuffs or cllaors should be fine most places. I wouldn’t wear them for your most formal business presentations, but I’ve seen bankers wearing white cllaors on blue shirts with pretty conservative suits. A colored shirt with white French cuffs is a particularly classic look, and should be acceptable anywhere that a colored shirt of any kind is appropriate (in the most formal settings you’ll always want to stick to plain white).Colored or patterned contrast cuffs, which are very popular in European brands right now, are a more casual design element and shouldn’t be worn with business suits. I’ve never seen a patterned collar with a differently-patterned shirt outside of novelty costuming, but if you do ever see it I would assume it’s meant to be very casual. +27Was this answer helpful?

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