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The changing styles of the sweatshirt

The term sweatshirt was first used in 1925 and it referred to a long sleeved, collarless, oversized pullover. The popular material was thick fleecy cotton and it was often grey in colour. They were originally worn by athletes as a way to keep warm prior to their events and the close relationship with sporting events…

The vest in international athletics

The vest worn in athletics is the briefest type of shirt to be worn. It is the simplest form of kit but its journey to where it is today has been far from straightforward. A look back at the Olympics games in the 20th century will find that the athletics vest to be worn by…

The Polo Shirt in Tennis and Golf

A polo shirt is basically a t shirt with a placket which has two or three buttons, is mainly short sleeved and may have a pocket. Golf and Tennis are two completely separate sports yet they enjoy sharing the polo shirt. Tennis Prior to 1926 tennis players wore whites similar to cricketers, white flannels paired…

The shirt in competitive ball games

The football strip, the rugby kit the baseball uniform are all different terminologies for a side’s apparel that they will wear in matches, and it is all headed by the shirt they will wear. This sports shirt is big business and in 2016 Manchester United sold 2,850,000 worldwide. There were in fact 6 clubs who…

What is a dress shirt?

A dress shirt is simply a buttoned up shirt with a collar, long sleeves and a wrist cuff. The shirt is usually made from cotton fabric and dyed into various patterns and colors. However, more expensive dress shirts are made from silk. Most people buy mass produced dress shirts as they are cheaper to purchase,…

What is a t-shirt

The t-shirt has been a major fashion item for the young since it first found fame being worn by Marlon Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Wild One” in the 1950s. This simple item of clothing has inspired so much in fashion over the years and people will pride themselves of their personal…

When did we first start wearing the shirt?

Man has worn shirts before the middle ages but women have only worn shirts since 1860. The first shirts were made out of linen with no collar or cuffs and were either worn as night gowns or under garments. During the 18th century the shirt became more than an undergarment with the collar growing to…