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    Fashion History Classics: Who invented the T-Shirt?

    As trivial as it happened to sound, as legendary is the story of the T-Shirts. Originally the T-Shirt was supposed to be an undershirt for sea-men and marines. Named the T-shirt due to the shape of the garment’s outline, they soon became popular as a bottom layer of clothing for workers in many industries. The T-shirt was easily cleaned,  perfect fitted and very inexpensive. The latter was the reason it became the shirt of choice for young boys, or in other words probably more the choice of their mothers. Boys’ shirts were made in many different colors and patterns and were often worn by veterans with their uniform trousers as casual clothing during World War II.

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    Beginning in the late 1960s, the T-shirt became a symbol for wearable clothes and medium for self-expression and advertising, with any imaginable combination of words, art and even photographs on display. What started as an undershirt is now worn frequently as the only piece of clothing on the top half of the body (other than possibly a bra).

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