The t-shirt is a very popular clothing choice, for people of all ages. They are worn by practically everyone, regardless of occupation or income level. T-shirts go just as well with a pair of jeans as they do under a sweater or blazer.
There are so many different types of t-shirts available, today; it's sometimes hard to keep track of the newest trends. The following descriptions are just a few of the most currently sought after choices.
Vintage style shirts will always be a favorite among t-shirt lovers. Classic designs include Mickey Mouse, peace symbols, I love (heart) NY... or other locations or organization, Garfield, Hot Wheels, Hello Kitty, Snoopy and the Grateful Dead.
What is important to remember about this category of t-shirt is the term 'vintage' means different things to different people. What might be considered vintage to some can easily be viewed differently by others.
TV junkies unite! There has been a recent resurgence of the TV related t-shirt. It's never been easier to promote a well-know TV series or personality as it is today. Star Trek, Sanford and Son, Seinfeld, MASH, The Simpsons, Three Stooges, I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch, Mister Rogers and Beverly Hills 90210 are all prime examples of television shows that have found themselves on the front of a t-shirt.
Custom t-shirts are an excellent promotional tool that is an affordable option, for almost every size business or event. Two examples of custom t-shirts are family or class reunion shirts and those promoting an annual fundraising event such as a March of Dimes walk for children.
The great thing about using a t-shirt in this manner is that once the garment and the printing fees have been paid for there are no additional costs for the adverting that occurs each time an individual wears that particular shirt.
Music t-shirts will always be sought after by all kinds of music lovers. It was during the 60's that several popular rock groups started selling shirts (depicting the band) to their fans, who couldn't seem to get enough. It was an added revenue source that was un-thought of, prior to that period.
Of course, music related t-shirts aren't just limited to rock music. There is a wide variety of shirts available for every musical venue from jazz to alternative to reggae, to country to classical to everything in between. There are shirts available that showcase popular song lyrics, as well.
Souvenir t-shirts are desirable to both die-hard and occasional travelers, alike. Many travelers make it a habit to purchase a shirt in every town they visit. Some of these same travelers go so far as to have a quilt made with these shirts, as a special way of remembering their favorite vacations.
There are t-shirts made for virtually every holiday, even the most obscure ones. Mother, Father and Grandparents Day shirts are commonly custom made to include pictures of one's children or grandchildren.
T-shirts that depict super hero symbols such as Superman, Batman and Spider man are often worn on Halloween as part of a costume. There are also many shirts that represent Halloween in general... witches and skeletons and the Great Pumpkin... oh my!
Cartoon and comic related t-shirts bring out the kid in people of all ages. One of the first extremely popular licensed t-shirts was that of Mickey Mouse, now a t-shirt classic. Some of the most well-know characters in this category include: Betty Boop, Popeye, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, the Smurfs, Barbie, Alice in Wonderland, Curious George, various Dr Seuss characters and Hello Kitty.
Presidential and political related t-shirts have been around for decades. In fact, John F. Kennedy used them as a promotional tool, during his successful campaign. Many notable presidential museums carry a small line of at least two or three t-shirts depicting that specific man. For example, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, located in Little Rock Arkansas, sells an 'I Miss Bill' t-shirt.
Sports t-shirts have been on the scene for decades, as well. There are appropriate shirts for golfers, hunters, baseball fanatics, football junkies, race fans... the list goes on and on. Shirts are available for sports enthusiasts of all ages, from newborns on up. It's never too early to start rooting for the winning (or losing) team.