The story of the ‘Tee’
The ‘T-shirt’ was officially reborn when Marlon Brando sported one in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
Originally the "T-shirt" was made in the United States when the U.S. Navy issued them to the recruits of the Spanish American War. A simple garment of crew-neck and short sleeves, they were meant to be worn as underwear beneath the uniform and got its iconic name from its shape resembling the letter "T".
It was in the 1960s though that T-shirts began making its appearance more as an outer garment and by then it became a symbol of self expression; a wearable art ; medium of advertising; a souvenir message, or means to convey protest statements.
And as the ‘T-shirt’s’ popularity soared the designs started to become more creative. Gone were the simple crew necks.Raglan, ringers, tanks, babydoll, spaghetti strap, V- necks, A-shirts, camisoles, polo, and many more started making their way into the common man’s wardrobe
Air brushing, embroidery, direct printing, heat transfer, silk screening, sublimation, plot and needlepoint were introduced used to get prints and pictures onto T-shirts.
The ultra soft bio washed cotton T-shirts at Signature weaves are absolutely light on the skin. In the seasons most sought after colours and with prints that say your mind they make a good wear all year round and especially during summer!!