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The history of t-shirts

Dec 17, 2019

The history of t-shirts


T-shirt as a commonly used clothing style has a long history.


T-shirt is also called T-shirt. At first it was underwear, but actually it was a lapel and half open necked shirt. Later it developed to outerwear, including T-shirt and T-shirt. There are different opinions about the origin of T-shirt name.


One is that in the 17th century, the dock workers unloading tea in Annapolis, Maryland, USA, all wore this kind of short sleeved clothes. People abbreviate "tea" as "t", and call this shirt T-shirt;


The second is that in the 17th century, the British sailors were ordered to put short sleeves on their vests to cover their armpit hair and avoid obstructing the view;


Another way of saying is that the sleeve and upper body form a "t" shape, that is, the garment is a T-shaped suture collar, so it is named. In 1913, the U.S. Navy stipulated that sailors wear short sleeved white sweaters with crew collars in their uniforms. One of the reasons was to cover the crew's thick chest hair.


T-shirt uses a wide range of raw materials, generally including cotton, hemp, wool, silk, chemical fiber and their blended fabrics, especially pure cotton, hemp or hemp cotton blended fabrics, which have the advantages of ventilation, softness, comfort, cool, sweat absorption and heat dissipation.