Do you remember the Sears gob shirt? The Sears brand renames the gob shirt “T-Style shirt”.
The New York Times perhaps said it best, when the rise of the graphic t-shirt lead them to name it “the medium for the message.
Yet rather than complicate a look with everything from deep-Vs (shudder) and boat necks to scooped and raw hems, it pays to stick to the classic crew neck tee.
In 1955, James Dean (see entry under 1950s—Film and Theater in volume 3) brought a youthful, anti-establishment attitude to the T-shirt in Rebel Without a Cause.