Do you know that Tshirt (aka the tee) was first just an undergarment?
During the 1st World War, The European Soldiers and later the American Soldiers wore t-shirts as a comfortable lightweight undergarment under their uniforms.
Then the Hollywood movies brought the humble t-shirt out and made it famous as a trendy outerwear. Think Marlon Brando in his iconic white Tshirt in the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” – so attractive in a simple T-shirt
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Now T-shirt occupies a pride of place in most anybody’s wardrobe. And you are spoilt for choices as to which to buy, which to wear. The simple T-shirt is simple no more. It comes in many variations and many styles. Wear it as a Standalone outfit or under your jacket or jumper
Different types of T-shirts
1 Basic half sleeve T-shirt
The most simple style in Tshirt, this one has a close to the neck crew neckline. This is also the most popular type of T-shirt and is favoured by both men and women.The crew neckline which sits along the base of the neck, suits most people.
2 Long sleeve Crew neck T-shirts
Same as the earlier t-shirt but with longer arms.
3 Polo collar t-shirt
This T-shirt has a simple Polo collar.
4 V-neck t-shirt
This type of V-necked t-shirts is also called a Football Jersey.
5 Girls’ T-shirt variations
Wide neck -Offshoulder t-shirts
The wide neckline of this t-shirt makes it look like an off-shoulder top.
Yoke neck t-shirts
T-shirts with a separate yoke. Usually, there will be embroidery on the yoke portion.
Loose t-shirts as opposed body fitting t-shirts worn by women.
6 Douche bag neck t-shirt (Scoop neck)
Men’s T-shirt which has a deep scoop neckline showing more of the body than a basic t-shirt would. It could be accompanied by metal chains and shaved chest to complete the attitude.
7 Henley collar T-shirt
This Tshirt has a Placket below a round neckline without a collar
8 Baseball Tshirt
This is a Raglan sleeve (Half sleeve) T-shirt that looks similar to the uniforms worn by the Baseball player
9 Raglan sleeve t-shirt – Long sleeve
This T-shirt has a 3/4 or full-length Raglan sleeve.
10 Turtle neck shirt
This T-shirt features a raised Turtleneck.
11 Ringer T – shirt
This is a crew necked T-shirt with contrast bands on the neckline and sleeve hems.
12 Cap sleeve t-shirt
A t-shirt with a cap sleeve.
13 Half Tshirt (Singlet)
This is a sleeveless Tshirt with narrow straps – usually used by runners. As opposed to the muscle t-shirt mentioned below, this is a loose fitting comfortable sleeveless t-shirt.
14 Muscle Shirt
A sleeveless white T-shirt, which is tight fitting, so that your muscles can be shown off.
15 Pocket T-shirt
A T-shirt with a small pocket – functional or decorative.
T-shirt Trivia – Wikipedia says that T-shirt gets its name from its shape resembling a T. Come to think of it, yes, it looks like a T
Interesting reading: How Marlon Brando set the T-shirt loose