Everything You Need To Know About The T-Shirt And The Celebration Of Its 100th Anniversary This Week

by • July 16, 2013 • Fashion, HistoryComments (0)39102

There are some items of everyday fashion that seem as if they’ve been around since the dawn of time — underwear, socks, and of course T-shirts are some of the first to come to mind.  So I was slightly taken aback when I learned that the T-shirt is, in fact, only 100 years old.  Created by the U.S. navy, the design stipulated for a shirt which was made of the thinnest yet most durable cotton available, with a sleeve length that came to just below the armpit.  This past weekend CBS This Morning paid tribute to the fashion icon, and took us on a journey from the T-shirt’s humble beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, all the way to 2013 where there is one T-shirt for sale at the Hermes boutique on Madison Avenue in New York City with a whopping price tag of $91,500.  Happy Birthday to the big T!

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TshirtSource: CBS This Morning

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