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Couple Shirts

In the history of world fashion, t-shirts are by far the most versatile and perhaps the most practical piece of clothing ever created. They have even become a medium of self expression for many. Once only worn as undershirts, t-shirts’ popularity continue to grow in that it is estimated that only less than 1 percent of the world’s population does not own one. So what, basically, is the reason for this? It is because t-shirts provide a different kind of comfort which no other piece of clothing can ever provide.

Couple Shirts

Today, let’s talk about shirts that go beyond the confines of world fashion. Let us talk about shirts which have stirred the attention of many in streets with swelling crowd of people; shirts which are becoming quite a thing especially for family, friends and lovers; and shirts which convey the message that a couple is together in a relationship. And yes, what I mean are actually couple shirts.

Couple Shirts

I have been in the T-shirt Printing Industry for over a decade now and most of the time, people find the term couple shirt synonymous with wearing exactly the same shirt. This is certainly not true. Wearing couple shirts means wearing a t-shirt which complements with that worn by another. It means taking two or more shirts’ expression into one message. And ultimately, that message will show the level of bond and commitment of the persons wearing them.

Couple Shirts

Yes, couple shirts carry in them pride and commitment. It can well become the molecular glue that will cement relationships. One may show willingness to purchase a pair of couple t-shirt but may hesitate wearing his or her shirt in the public. For the many who have chosen to wear their couple shirts with pride like they carry the flag of their nationalities, they truly enjoy the attention that they get from others.

Couple Shirts

I would like to tell you my “couple shirt experience”. A little over ten years ago, I have come up with an idea to print two complementary shirts for my brother and his then girlfriend (now wife). I went to my shop, printed a pair and slid it to a gift bag after I had them dried. Unknown to me, my wife opened it and thinking it was for both of us, she hurriedly ran to me and gave me one of the longest hugs I ever had in my entire life. She didn’t know it wasn’t really meant for us but I just kept silent, not to mention my being dumbfounded of course. On the supermarket the next day, we got all the ooohhhsss and tha aaahhhss of the people there. Some even asked where did we get them and from that moment on, we became a fashion starter in our area.

Couple Shirts

The idea of wearing couple shirts is not really new. It’s been out for decades and it was only recently that they started to catch the attention of many people. You can see a number of celebrity couples wearing them during special occasions and they really draw attention. What is great about wearing couple shirts is that it doesn’t matter if the relationship is dating, marital, familial or even friendly. They come in many designs and are obviously inexpensive compared to other types of clothing. Now, waste no time to share your relationship with the world by simply putting them on couple shirts.

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Choosing Couple Shirts

My first article on couple shirts which can be read here has given a stir on my online audience. Quite a number of them have sent queries about couple tshirts and have asked for tips that will aid them in choosing couple shirts. To address all those resounding requests, I am giving you in this post some of the ideas in selecting and choosing couple shirts that can surely grab the attention of many.

The first thing to be taken into consideration is the design of the couple t-shirt. I do not mean, yet again, that they have to exactly look alike. It is about picking shirts which are unique to the needs (especially with the chest structure) of the couple taking into consideration that the shirt of your beloved would look certainly awkward if you are going to have it on you.

Couple Shirts

Apart from the intricate idea involved in the couple shirts’ designs, you also need to examine closely the cutting and sewing condition of the shirt. Always take into consideration that there is a significant leap in terms of fashion nowadays and while one is not as concerned with the cutting of a shirt as before, this is no longer true these days because people are more concerned with fashion. Also, it is best to consider the fact that we all look forward for one that we can use for a longer period of time, one which is of high quality and one which perfectly fits us. Even if we already know what size fits us, it is still best to ascertain if it is still the same as before to avoid discomfort when the item arrives at our doorstep.

The next thing to do is to think about whether both would be comfortable to see any graphical designs imprinted on the t-shirts. This is a must since our choices certainly vary. If you however want to give the couple shirts as surprise and you don’t want to ask him/her, it is best to look at his/her choice of t-shirts. Be sure that you do this like you do your homework. If you noticed that most of his/her shirts have prints on them then go for that one and if not, it is advised that you go and pick ones with less or even no graphical printings at all.

Couple Shirts

If you however happen to want tshirt designs which mirror your thoughts and ideas or want to have a romantic line imprinted on them, it is best to get to graphic designers near you. You can very well find quality couple shirts here on the internet don’t have graphical illustrations on them and send them to any trusted graphic illustrators and designers in your area. The graphic designer can also be consulted with printing ideas of his own and of course with the colors of the clothing. If you feel like your thumb wants to stand upright then give him a go.

The last thing that you need to consider in choosing couple shirts is the fabric. Since t-shirts are used as casual clothing, we all need to make sure that we are comfortable with it. The fabric of the clothing affects the comfort of the couple shirt to a huge degree. If it is poor in terms of quality then your couple shirt will easily shrink after a few washes. Preferably you should pick ones which gives cooling effect like fabric which is 100% cotton otherwise, it is either that couple shirts will become useless or you will hardly pick it up for use

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Couple Shirt Designs and Ideas for Valentines

Wearing couple shirts would seem cheesy for some while others find the idea too sweet to be shoved aside. During Valentine’s Day Celebration, you will perhaps agree that no one will probably find it out of place. No one would probably say you are out of style for wearing one. So if you want to impress your loved one with so much excitement during valentines, send him or her message of your affection through couple shirts.

Couple Shirts

There are virtually hundreds of couple shirt ideas you can print on shirts. They could be sweet animations, 3d designs, love symbols, love sayings, and even cheesy lines. You can release your romantic hold and unleash them through the couple shirt designs. Maybe it is your only shot to stop yourself from being too reserved. Or even if you are too vocal, your beloved may want to hear it over and over again and couple shirts can bring those love affirmations.

Couple Shirts

There are proverbs about love that we often hear on radio and on television programs and there are those which we see on billboards and those which are posted in public places. All these can be sported on couple t-shirts and can show just the message that you want to send. They can become sweetly paired to send the message that the two are quite tangibly in love with each other.

Couple Shirts

If you want to create a twist, you can very well look for graphical designs that spread over two t-shirts. There are couple shirt designs that come incomplete without seeing the other half. What I mean by this is you can have a shirt which doesn’t make a complete sense without the other pair. This is exciting! This can tickle one’s soul in a way you have never done before. You can perfectly have a love lock on one shirt and the key to same love to another; or you can have a graphical illustration which tries to kiss another; or a word soul with the other word mate on the other. Actually couple shirt designs are growing each day and you can very well create one which is perfectly suited to your love story.

Couple Shirts

Valentines gifts like this show how couples share their hearts. Like other gifts that come in two, they become a way to showcase one’s creativity. They show sincerity and commitment in way that will really cement relationship. Furthermore, they are the ones which will set this special day for romance. With the hundreds of couple shirt ideas that you can choose from, you can offer something which is more treasured than the casual chocolates and roses. With couple shirts, you can give something which truly represents your love in a very special way.

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History of T-shirts

Most people say that we cannot appreciate a thing well without taking a step backwards to look for the story behind its creation. In this lengthy article, allow me to jump from couple shirts topic to the rich history of t-shirts. Even before the word T-shirt became an official word in Webster’s dictionary way back in the 1920’s, it has already made a name in the textile and fashion industry for a long period of time. T-shirts are first worn as underwear. It continued to perform it utilitarian role until the “long johns” had its heyday in the late 19th century. “Long Johns” are knitted one-piece clothing which covers the whole body. This union suit spans from neck down to wrists and further down to the ankles. Later designs feature a flap opening in the back so that it would be relatively easy to wear.

 

When innovation in clothing was introduced and production of cotton soared, contemporary shirts started dawning. They saw an alternative design to the increasingly popular knitted union shirt. This paved way to the shift from the once difficult-to-cut-and-sew style of shirt to a shirt comfortably made from cotton. People don’t have the hint that this change will further open an all-new avenue for the t-shaped style of shirt and upper-half of the once popular long johns. And not just that, they were clueless that this piece of clothing is destined to change the cultures of fashion and further an instrument for expression and change.

 

Shirt With Face of Henry T. FordThe t-shaped template of shirts started in Europe. It was considered a half-pair of long johns that was cut in two ways and stitched together to form as a single suit. Soon enough, Henry T. Ford opened a product line and from then on short-sleeved shirts come to surface. Unknown to millions of people during that time, the short-sleeved design is set to change the fashion and styles of the coming generations.

 

During the onslaught of World War one, US soldiers somehow envied the soldiers of Europe when the t-shirts were issued as their standard uniforms. During that time, American soldiers were being issued with woolen uniforms which were deemed disadvantageous enough each time they undertake military exercises. Many really suggested about wearing light cotton t-shirts because to them, it would give a tactical military advantage to the troops as they can quickly move as they like if they wear light shirts.

 

Air Corps Gunnery School by Life MagazineT-shirt was then issued to the US Army and the US Navy as standard underwear during World War Two. While the intention was to use them as underwear, soldiers find the use of shirts without covers more comfortable during military exercises and construction works. American soldiers were really happy to see how their government replicated the standard uniform of its European allies. In 1932, a cover photo of Life Magazine featured an American soldier wearing a t-shirt with a clear imprinted text saying “Air Corps Gunnery School” and this gave way to the mass production of shirts for the civilian population of America.

 

I Like Ike T-shirtImmediately after World War 2 was over, t-shirts were used as outer garments. In 1932, the movie “The Wizard of Oz” printed the first promotional movie shirt and the shirt’s success was quite as promising as the movie. Promotional shirts then started to get popular and it even expanded to the interesting turf of politics. New York Times then took notice of the innovative and unique marketing strategy employed by Thomas E. Dewey in his gubernatorial campaign in 1948. It was then repeated in during the presidential campaign of Dwight D. Eisenhower when the “I Like Ike” t-shirts gained an unparalleled fame.

 

Sherry Manufacturing Company, a Miami based screen print scarf company, quickly shifted its direction to T-shirt printing. It then became the largest apparel producer for screen print t-shirts. Soon enough, celebrities like Marlon Brando appeared on the television with perfectly tailored jeans and t-shirt to show off his body. In Brando’s “A Streetcar Named Desire” play, audience appreciated his physique more with his shirt on. Later, James Dean’s classic movie “Rebel Without A Cause” has given way for the rebellious medium of expression illustrated on t-shirts to come into surface.

 

Che Guevara T-shirtVariations of T-shirt designs caved in during the 60’s immediately after the more durable and more stretchable “plastisol ink” was invented in the year 1959. T-shirt design experimentation expanded from printing to dying. While tank top shirts, ringer t-shirts, a-shirts, scoop and v-neck t-shirts came to the picture, people began to dye and screen print cotton t-shirts. During this time, Alberto “Korda” Diaz’s portrait of Che Guevara was popularly printed on hundreds of thousands of shirts all across of the globe. T-shirt printing is really instrumental in making Che Guevara’s image the most reproduced image in photography’s rich history.

 

Tie Dye T-shirtsRight before punk-style t-shirts made its name for rock-n-rollers, the so-called band t-shirt also became popular. The hippie culture in the West Coast is more attracted on buying tie-dye-t-shirts. In fact, thousands of dollars are generated in revenue during concerts and music festival for band t-shirts alone. The punk-style t-shirt printing merely constitute as an expansion of the band t-shirts. Although both reveals grungy appearance, both punk style shirts and band shirts still made its way up to the modern designs that we see today. This only proves that the rebellious history of t-shirts has successfully traversed generations.

 

In the 80’s and 90’s, T-shirts have been classified as one of the most famous commodity items in the apparel and fashion industry. It was deemed as the most comfortable piece of clothing and one which can be used in many different occasions. During this period, designer clothing brands begin to make a huge mark in the clothing industry. While Slogan t-shirts and promotional t-shirts resurfaced during this time, people however made a shift and became more inclined on buying t-shirts with prominent brand names rather than having one to express their own individuality.

 

Today, t-shirts popularity continues to soar sky-high. More than ever, people are now concerned on self expression rather than with brand names. This has caused a major backlash in being so conformed to brand names as before. People are departing from being loyal to a brand and now pick clothes which suits with their political beliefs and aspirations, sense of style or humor, and those which reflects how they are as a person in the society. The technical advances in the clothing industry have made people expand and enhance their choices as to colors, prints and styles. While some are trying to design their own tees, more and more people are more inclined with artworks of graphic designers and illustrators. This has made printing artists become more recognized than ever and has made the printing industry so promising. Contemporary designs of the industry that we have this time do not reflect just the style statement alone but it also help people stand for what they truly are and effectively communicate the things they want to say.

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