In 1904, the Cooper Underwear Company launched a new product for bachelors – an under-shirt that did not come un-buttoned by mistake, causing embarrassment to the poor, bare-chested gentleman! The bachelor undershirt was a ‘no safety pins, no buttons, no needle and thread’ marvel, originally designed to help wives who couldn’t sew, went on to become an inner-wear institution.
A century later, the ubiquitous T-shirt has undergone a complete reinvention – it is today, a fashion staple that’s unisex, age-irrelevant and a constant that rides all fashion trends. Read on for the T’s fascinating history!
Tee’d Up: The T-Shirt’s Rise from Undershirt to Fashion
Infographic by – The Mountain