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History of T-shirt

T-shirts are a part of everyday life. We wear T-shirts in almost all the occasions. A T-shirt is usually buttonless, collarless and pocketless, with a round neck and short sleeves, pulled on over the head. There are also sleeveless T-shirt and long-sleeved T-shirt variants. Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine life without the t-shirt. However, did you know, “t-shirt” wasn’t a term in the English dictionary until the 1920’s, and until the 1960’s, the style wasn’t popular fashion. Shocking, right?

The humble tshirt has come a long way since then, from being an unknown clothing to being a political statement, a work of art, an advertisement billboard, something to make you laugh, a fashion statement, and even something easy to wear. 
Like the shirt, the T-shirt started out as underwear.

T-shirts were invented in the early 1900s but they were never intended to be seen! They were designed as underwear for the American Navy to wear beneath uniforms.T-shirt Blog

In 1948, first t-shirt was made with a slogan on it;” Dew it with Dewey” This t-shirt was made to promote the New York governor, Thomas E Dewey’s election campaign. You can see one of the original t-shirts for yourself at The Smithsonian Institute, which has it on permanent display. To this day, T-shirts are used for political statements, but usually as a protest rather than a political or political party endorsement. Even without speaking your views, you can tell the world what you think with the slogan T shirt, this coupled with television, the TV protesters have instantly conveyed their message to a wider audience.

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This was the beginning of the age of printed shirts. By the fifties, everyone was wearing t-shirts, and the corporations had started sticking their pictures and logos and selling them as souvenirs. But the real breakthrough came in 1959 when stretchy ink was invented. Since then, there has been no stopping them, from the anti-war slogans of the 1960s to the huge oversized t-shirts of the 1980s and the tight tees of the 1990s to the customized trend of the ‘ 00s.

The rise of this “underwear” was impacting every industry. Even Hollywood couldn’t resist this trend and wanted to be part of it. Hollywood inevitably had the major effect on the classic tee with such iconic images as Brando’s T-shirt in the 1951 ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.

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And James Dean’s unforgettable white tee in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ in 1955, which made t-shirt wearing cool and rebellious. Dean, with his now famous white T-shirt and a red leather jacket identical to Brando’s white T-shirt and a black leather jacket in The Wild Ones, had created a look for the teenage rebels, the T-shirt was still seen as an underwear and was immediately suggestive and symbolized by a rebellious spirit.

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This was followed by Elvis Presley and others adding to its vogue. Up until the 1950’s, t-shirts were still considered underwear, until John Wayne, Marlon Brando, and James Dean shocked Americans by wearing “underwear” as outwear on T.V.

In 1965 Budweiser was the first to use the t shirt as a widespread marketing tool. This was considered as unique marketing strategy and soon many companies started marketing their product or brand by simply putting them on a t-shirt.

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After this trend began to spread like wildfire, Rock and Roll bands also started to realize that they could make significant amounts of money selling their T-Shirts. Big Sports brands caught on and soon the officially licensed T-Shirt became hot merchandise. T-shirts became acceptable as everyday clothing in the 1970’s.

Since then, T-shirts have become a significant part of our lives. The idea of putting a message on a t-shirt embraces the modern phenomenon of “personal branding” indicating, the wearer’s sense of humor, design, motto as well as statements —political or personal— which are generally preferred to be catchy than true.

So the next time you slip on a t-shirt, remember that there’s nothing as simple and as iconic, there are very few things that stick around forever and t-shirts are one of them.

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Why choose customized clothing?

While the world is being flooded with the concept of “individuality” and “personalization,” the idea of worthy stands is reflected in the novel phenomenon of custom apparel.
What exactly is custom clothing?
Like anything you want in your shopping list to suit your needs, custom clothing is your type of clothing. The fabric of the dress, the color, and the pattern. Everything is “tailor-made” according to your likings and your style.
But at a time when online shopping and buying stuff through easy payment gateways is so common, especially in the clothing industry, why should we choose to put on custom clothing? This question generally pops up in our mind, that’s why we have listed down the benefits of custom clothing and why you should choose them.

The Proper Fit
Anybody who wants to look good knows how FIT means everything. Fit is the secret to showing your body in the most flattering way possible. The body is a huge attraction tool. To be able to appear “clean” is a symbol of an acceptable fitting garment. This is the main goal of custom garments. It’s perfectly adjusted to your personal measurements while giving you enough ease and comfort. Extreme tightness or looseness is not to be felt because they bring down your confidence. Custom made means that you can change other things, such as the ease of the neck area, the length of the sleeves, the amount of extra body length (if you’re a taller person).

Premium Quality Material
Quality is not a priority for off – the-rack things. That’s how the system works – cost-effective mass production via industrial machines. Those clothes don’t go through the hands of the professionals who look at every detail. But it’s a whole different story with custom made clothes.
When customizing any apparel, you can choose the fabric of the cloth like cotton, wool, silk, etc. This can be chosen even before the process begins. It gives you a great benefit, giving you the perfect dress that suits your style.

A Highlight for Your Personal Style
There’s a limit to how much “you” is reflected in your ready-to-buy clothing. Yet custom clothing helps you to put out more individuality. Custom clothing brands operates not only with different fabrics–but also with numerous features and design options. This gives you an option to choose you fabric, design, print, logo and text, fulfilling your desire of perfect clothing.

Color
The first thing people observe from a distance, even before the design or logo comes into play, is the color of your apparel. High quality T-Shirt printing is vital and indispensable, but the fabric or T-Shirt and ink color combination used must also be matched. The color has a strong effect on the mood and the first impression you are going to make. When customizing any apparel, you can choose between the colors that goes with your style and the spirit and season of your clothes.

An expression of team bonding
Why are people working in the same food joint, gyms or saloons wear the same T-Shirts? Why do the companies assign uniforms to the workforce? What drives social groups to work together in a costume that reflects their unity from a distance? It’s all for Team bonding! Customized T-shirts with pictures for the entire workforce are a common trend today. It is more than true that clothing can sometimes help to articulate a common cause.
We can obviously emphasize the value of customized apparel by counting how many times we’ve heard about t-shirts having the same color for our peer gangs!

Less Time and Effort Wasted
The idea that it is impossible to shop for custom clothes is a farce. Like clothing shopping, the design route is controllable and straightforward.
Design and print your own dress the time you want, and you’re certainly in for a costume that took less of your time and effort.

Now that we have given you enough reasons for why custom clothing is the right option, you can check out our website and see how hassle-free and fun it is. Choose any type of apparel, color, design, print, logo, and text to you create your fashion. This process is not only fun but also gives you an opportunity to express yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Customize any apparel you want; however, you want and be a trendsetter!

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Spreadsheet Tells You Whether to Print Photos at Home or Order Out

It’s time to take everything you learned in college about economies of scale and apply it to that ink-sucking monster with the lonely USB cable. Is it cheaper to print photo-quality prints at home, or through an online vendor? This spreadsheet knows.

It’s a helpful, formula-laden, and free download at the How-To Geek’s own site, where Eric Z. Goodnight has detailed all the Google searches, cost-per-page figures, and ink yield data you’ll need to put together to figure out whether your Canon, HP, Epson, or Lexmark is as effective as a Snapfish, Kodak, or other e-print provider. XLS-formatted spreadsheet download can be found in the middle of the post.

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Five Best Photo-Printing Sites

Digital cameras are fantastic for letting us experiment, take tons of photos, and search for the perfect shot. Digital picture frames and at-home prints are often poor substitutes for real photos. Get a great print at one of these five photo-printing sites.

Once upon a time people took photos and dutifully carted their film down to the photo shop to get developed, waiting to see how the photos turned out. Now people immediately check whether or not the shot was good on the display of their digital camera, and more often than not stuff the photos onto their hard drives or upload them to their Flickr accounts, but never get around to actually printing them and preserving them in a physical form. If you’ve been meaning to get around to printing more photos and saving them from their fate of digital obscurity, the following five Lifehacker reader-selected sites can help you.