The History of the Tie-Dye Shirt

The History of the Tie-Dye Shirt

If you think tie-dye originated in the 1960s, think again. While it rose to popularity in America during the heyday of the likes of Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin, its roots actually go back way further–all the way back to ancient Asia. Tie-dye exists in some form in virtually every culture i

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Throwback Thursday: Coolest T-Shirts on ‘90s TV

Throwback Thursday: Coolest T-Shirts on ‘90s TV

Everywhere you look, the ‘90s are back. From high-waisted jeans to oversized flannel, and with the '90s sitcoms rebooting left and right, people remember what they loved about this decade. Let’s take a look at t-shirts as a unique garment that defined modern fashion, with a special focus o

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The History of the T-Shirt Design

The History of the T-Shirt Design

95% of Americans wear them weekly. Our closets are filled with them. They’re a go-to souvenir when we travel somewhere new. And, as prime candidates for donation when our wardrobes get too full, they often live multiple lives. Though, according to a survey, the decision to make a donation is a

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The #1 Way to Return to the Summer of Love

The #1 Way to Return to the Summer of Love

It was just after the so-called “Summer of Love,” and there were images of rock stars from the most popular music festival of the time – Woodstock – everywhere. Posters, newspapers, magazines, and album covers featuring tie-dye fabrics, and t-shirts were all the rage. But, where did tie-dy

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What’s in a Name? Would a Rose of Any Other Hue Smell as Sweet?

What’s in a Name? Would a Rose of Any Other Hue Smell as Sweet?

How would the world feel without color? Would it be flat like Pleasantville where, when all the colors bleed away, the spark and emotion that make life engaging go with it? Thankfully, for the last several thousand years, people have been deliberately and permanently adding to the kaleidoscope of

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A History of Hoodies: A Decade-by-Decade Look

A History of Hoodies: A Decade-by-Decade Look

Did you know that the hoodie, which is now a staple in most Americans’ closets, was designed with athletes and manual laborers in mind? While the hoodie has been around for only 80 years or so, it has made a lasting impression on American culture.  From its conception, and throughout the deca

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The Evolution of Modern Men’s Underwear

The Evolution of Modern Men’s Underwear

Men’s underwear can be traced back to 5400 BC. Artifacts from ancient times were used to partially cover male sex organs, but the earliest ones left some parts uncovered. In different social and cultural settings, this display was used as a sign of a male’s strength, sex drive, manliness, and

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Origins of the Polo Shirt

Origins of the Polo Shirt

Polos shirts have an interesting history that dates back to the early 1800s. The shirt evolved due to a sporting need for a shirt better suited to the steamy, tropical environment in India. Today, the iconic polo has become the leisure shirt of choice for most Western males. Early History

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The Iconic Che Guevara T-Shirt

The Iconic Che Guevara T-Shirt

Introduction In 1960, Alberto Korda captured a photograph of Ernesto "Che" Guevara that would turn out to be one of the most reproduced and well-known images of all time. Korda took the picture of the Argentinian Marxist revolutionary at a critical moment in Cuban history just before the Cuban

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Beginning of Baseball Hat & Cap History

Beginning of Baseball Hat & Cap History

The “baseball hat,” or “cap,” is a widely worn, convenient, and functional article of clothing. Individuals from all walks of life can often be seen wearing them in many different styles. From celebrities trying to shield themselves from the paparazzi to players of many sports such as tenn

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