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July 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM

The T-shirt: 100 years of comfort and sentimentality

A 1990’s-era T-shirt for Seattle’s own Soundgarden for sale on eBay.

A 1990’s-era T-shirt for Seattle’s own Soundgarden for sale on eBay.

Break out a cake and 100 candles everyone, the beloved T-shirt is celebrating a century of textile awesomeness this year.

No, not every single tee is actually 100 years old. Though to be fair, some look and smell like they might be.

Rather, according to a recent Forbes article, the piece of clothing we all own and love is turning 100-years-old after starting its life back in 1913 as a Navy-issued crew neck.

The T-shirt was originally designed to be worn under a sailor’s uniform, but quickly found its way into everyday fashion. Fast forward to today, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t own numerous tees, and at least one with so much sentimental value that they refuse to throw it away.

(Touch my Iron Maiden concert T-shirt, and we’re going to have to fight.)

Do you have a favorite T-shirt you refuse to part with? Maybe it’s the shirt you were wearing when you met your spouse. Maybe it’s from the first concert you went to. Maybe it’s the ironically-hip t-shirt with wolves howling at the moon. Whatever it is, we want to see it and learn about its history.

We’ll update this post with your responses this afternoon.

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