to a tee
T-shirts are practical, classic, versatile, unpretentious - I can't think of many garments like that. When I see a person in a t-shirt, I feel like I can see that person for who he or she is. They are worn as the wearer sees fit and can be found anywhere at any price - how many garments are that democratically liberating?
Like most clothes I like, t-shirts began life as a useful garment. Evolved from 19th century underwear, it became popular in the US when the US Navy issued them.
I had to use that Steve McQueen picture because I love a man who knows how to wear a t-shirt with aplomb . But here's a trio by Maya Villiger I couldn't bear to leave out. Yes everyone wears it their own way, but I identify with these best because I love that playful, unfussy spirit.
Part of my mind has already left for that highly-anticipated scuba-diving trip, so it's no surprise images like this are inspiring me more than usual as I get dressed these days.
Pictures from Demont Photo Management via Luxist, and Turned Out