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Did you know that T-shirts were originally designed to be underwear, although today they are most definitely the main part of our everyday wardrobes.

The first-ever promotional T-Shirt was produced for the Wizard of Oz in 1939. Unbelievably the first Coco-Cola branded t-shirt did not come out until the 80s. It wasn't until movie stars such as Marlon Brando, John Wayne, and James Dean popularized t-shirts that they became everyday wear, until then, they were still considered underwear. Did you also know that it takes 6 miles of yarn to make a T-shirt but only 1 acre of cotton fields to produce nearly 1200 T-Shirts.

Like so many things today, T-shirts have their own international day on the 21st of June! At Jakswear we love T-shirts and have a selection available in lovely soft cotton.


Of course, everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to clothing. But – despite challenges of non-standardised sizes and the variety of different materials – there are some general style principles and rules to find the perfect T-Shirt fit. These rules are independent of body shape, age, skin tone and other personal characteristics. If you want a T-Shirt that fits like a tailor-made item, the following 5 points are critical when considering how should a T-shirt fit :

  1. Collar: those with deep Vs should be avoided

  2. Shoulders: seams should sit on shoulder-bone

  3. Sleeves: they should be mid-length on biceps and not too loose

  4. Length: a T-Shirt should end middle of fly

  5. Width: ideal when you leave 2.5-5cm loose fabric on each side of the torso


T-Shirts for men are generally designed with round (also called ‘Crew)’ or V-shaped necklines. The round neck is a timeless classic and can be combined with anything. It should lie flat and be tight enough to cover all chest hair. It should not cut the neck but feel comfortable and well-fitting. A V-neck should only be chosen as an undershirt or for very casual occasions; its lowest point should never be below the height of the armpits.

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