T-shirt life cycle

Jan 14, 2011

Nick Foster has some fun with t-shirt classification after cleaning out his closet:

I have a T-shirt problem: after years of buying them, my house is now full. Whilst recently trying to tidy up the situation I realised that I was subconsciously categorising them.

Ten types are identified, although half of my shirts probably belong in the above three. I’m a bum. But I have golden voice.

[sleepinginmyhead via kottke]

2 Comments

  • After years of running races and such, I retired most of my T-shirts (which were not female-friendly designs anyway), but kept my most special ones (the ones locked away forever). I also have ones like the one featuring the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution when the city won the ’96 Olympics, one featuring my kids as babies (a gift, but how do you throw that away?) and one that I picked up in France. I also have a new favorite from a recent team bowling event here at Juice — where we created a female “version” and a fun design worth wearing again. But, I’ve mostly broken my habit now, too. Now, I use T’s for practical purposes like layering and cleaning. Thanks for the very entertaining and reflective visualization, Nick.

  • I’ve seen some fun t-shirt quilts made out of the portion of the t-shirt with the fun logo or whatever. Seems like a good way to keep t-shirts around that have sentimental value but that you don’t necessarily want to wear (unisex t-shirts aren’t very flattering on women, as Lisa points out). Not necessarily a quilt I’d keep on my bed, but it’d be a nice picnic blanket.

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