Different Types of T-Shirts

Different Types of T-Shirts

Did you know that there are over 20 different types of t-shirts (aka “Tee”) and were initially worn as an undergarment? They were mainly worn by Military members and first responders as undergarments under their uniforms usually in a variety of colors ranging from white, green, dark brown or blue depending on the service.

Here’s a fun fact. The t-shirt became a trendy outerwear item after it was worn by Marlon Brando in the movie, “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1951. He took a simple tee and made it attractive.

There are currently over 15 different types of t-shirts with 6 unique sleeve variations including short, long, cap, raglan, three-quarter or sleeveless worn by both men and women.

Below is a list and description of the most worn types:

1. Basic Crew Neck
This is the most popular by both men and women for all the types of t-shirts. This is usually the base shirt used with all the unique sleeve variations and known for its close fit around the base of the neck

2. V-neck
This is the second most popular to crew neck. V-neck shirts are known to add a touch of class to any outfit and can be easily dressed up.

3. Polo Collar
This style is a staple amongst men and is also known as the tennis, golf, and chukka shirt. Polo shirts are usually short sleeves and come with two or three buttons. Originally used by polo players.

4. Scoop Neck
This shirt goes by a lot of different names, but the two main ones are wide neck and scoop neck. They have gained a lot of traction over the past years and have become a popular trend. You can easily take a basic crew neck and cut into a scoop neck.

5. Baseball Tee
This is a raglan sleeve favorite that can be short or mid sleeve. It’s called the baseball tee because it looks like the uniforms worn by baseball players.

These different types of t-shirts are simple yet, it does not have to be boring. All of them can be easily dressed up by adding a blazer, nice pair of slacks/skirt, and shoes.

Want to learn more about how you can dress up a basic tee? Be on the lookout for our next blog!