The actual history of t-shirts
Who are they? Where did they come from?
Dear Sara –
I really like Buzzy Multimedia’s line of t-shirts. Historically, when did people start wearing t-shirts?
Dear Fred –
According to Wikipedia, the earliest t-shirts started showing up around 1913, when the U.S. Navy began issuing them as easy-to-clean undergarments. After World War II, military veterans began wearing t-shirts as part of their casual clothing. In the Fifties, Marlon Brando’s appearance in a t-shirt in the film A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE popularized the clothing item, and in the Sixties, printed t-shirts became a means of expressing one’s self.