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How many t-shirts do you own? Lately, and I don’t know if this is only in New York (nevermind- I think Tokyo wins), I have noticed more t-shirts on girls & boys than ever before. Perhaps it is a reflection of the economy- resorting back to our old faves and personalizing them, or we’ve become more laid back in our fashion sense- and what is a better blank canvas for self-expression than the t-shirt? Or perhaps I ignored the countless band & “expression” tees. I’ve never been one to wear many t-shirts (I think I own maybe 5). Being a designer, I wanted to make knit tops, edgy tops, kooky tops- anything but a t-shirt, but now I seem to have a growing appreciation for the basic or iconic statement a t-shirt can make, which, depending upon how it is styled, worn or adorned, is full of room for interpretation.

How do you wear your t-shirt, I would LOVE to see pictures! What images or statements have you seen on t-shirts that resonated with you? Which ones do you want to disappear?

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    Aug 22, 2009, 06.21 PMby wzrdreams

    I finally go around to patterning the bias t-shirt yesterday! I still need to refine it and find fabric, but I hope to test it out soon.

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    Jul 22, 2009, 05.31 PMby gaidig

    I think T-shirts have been much more stylish lately. People have really been thinking of them as canvases rather than just as a way to advertise, and I think that’s pretty exciting. I also like the way that a lot of people are moving away from the oversized shirts to something more flattering that often even has shaping.

    I think that the move toward more casual work environments may have something to do with it too. In places like my office, it is considered acceptable to wear a t-shirt, but only if the motif is simply decorative, not words or logos or something similar.

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    Jul 20, 2009, 07.07 PMby pixelink

    Tshirts never go out of style and only get better with age. I love loose, sloppy tshirts, so comfy and great loungewear.

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    Jul 18, 2009, 10.19 AMby ginifur

    My all time favorite T-Shirt is the V-neck. I own a ton of them. They’re really easy and still fashionable with jeans and a long necklace, but they also go great under skirts. I own a bunch of white Hanes Men’s V-necks, and they are my go-to shirt for pairing with skirts. I wear them greaser style-with the sleeves rolled twice to give them some shape. I always wear them tucked in underneath my high-waisted skirts.

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    Jul 16, 2009, 11.54 PMby labetenoir

    I was given a tshirt from a designer once after working with her and it’s lovely- made of a cotton-linen mix with silk linin inside the sleeves- so you can roll them up slightly for a cuffed look. it has to be ironed thoroughly after every wash but it looks so chic- really dresses up a jeans and tshirt look. I think as i get a little older i want tshirts that have a bit more of a design edge- a bit more edgy, more unique, that look like i’ve put a tad more effort in. although i do love a ladylike skirt with a cute casual tee.

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    Jul 16, 2009, 09.08 PMby wzrdreams

    Sabriner – Yes, actually I have thought about it. I wear it so often especially now that it’s summer, so I could really use another one. I think the simplicity of the design would translate really well into some other beautiful fabrics. I might try to knock it off tomorrow. If I do I’ll be sure to post pics and details on burdastyle.

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    Jul 16, 2009, 02.17 PMby wzrdreams

    My favorite t-shirt is actually a woven tee from India. It’s cut on the bias so it doesn’t have side seams (one diagonal back seam) and there are 2 pockets in the front! It’s made from a rustic cotton weave and it gets softer with each wash. I LOVE it.

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