Invention of the t-shirt

The t-shirt, also known as a tee-shirt or jersey, is a basic clothing item that has evolved over time. There is not a single date or inventor associated with the invention of the t-shirt, but rather a progression of design and usage.

The concept of the t-shirt can be traced back to the late 19th century when the U.S. Navy began issuing collarless and buttonless shirts to sailors. These shirts were made of cotton, easily washable, and were designed to be worn under a uniform.

Later, toward the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II, the t-shirt became a standard undergarment for soldiers. It was lightweight and comfortable to be worn under a uniform.

After World War II, the t-shirt began to be adopted as a standalone piece of clothing. Stars like James Dean and Marlon Brando helped popularize the t-shirt as a stylish garment in the 1950s.

In the 1960s and 1970s, t-shirts became a popular means of expression, and people began to print them with political slogans, company logos, and artistic illustrations.

Thus, the t-shirt is the result of an evolution of fashion and culture rather than a sudden invention of the t-shirt attributed to an individual or specific period.

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