Copious amounts of t-shirts can strangely tell a lot about a person. If you think about it, your hodge-podge assortment can quickly share your entire life story, or at least mine can. T-shirts can serve as a collection of things that were important to you, or are important to you. Serving as a timeline of your life and as an almost about you display.
A diverse collection of my shirts could tell you my life in a quick glance. It would start with my love to dance, presented by many shirts dedicated to Kim Massay Dance Productions. Next comes my Edmond North Pom shirts for cheering on those Huskies. Next comes college, plenty of OU Sooner shirts to go around. BOOOMER! Equally important is my array of Pi Beta Phi shirts. Embarrassed to say how many of those there are…Hey, it’s easy to get sucked up into needing every single new shirt design. Then, the Beta Theta Pi shirts come into play when I met Colton. As college proceeds, career aspirations rise into focus with company t-shirts from where I interned and advertising club shirts. After graduation… more advertising club shirts and volunteering shirts. Now here we are to date, who knows where my next t-shirts will come from!
Other t-shirts may not serve as a timeline but as a sort of show and tell of interests. I have quite a few oversized Polo shirts for my Fratty days. A collection of Dave Matthews shirts from concerts attended. Colorado shirts for my love of the beautiful mountains, hiking, and gigantic cozy fireplaces. Thunder Pride shirts for OKC. Thunder Up! Perhaps even as praise to a yummy restaurant. Oh the Mont… what would I have ever done without Swirls in college?
Don’t even get me started on the absurd amount of t-shirts I own that are not shown or spoken for in this post. I try to regularly donate my t-shirts for others in need. Also, so that I don’t waste closet space for billions of old t-shirts that I don’t wear. But I do think it is special to keep some key t-shirts that you can keep forever. For example, I still wear my grandpa’s OU shirt to bed. It is the most amazing soft thing I own and has sweet sentimental value. His outpouring of love and dedication to the Sooners and OU, years and years after attendance, was extreme and amazing.
What would your t-shirts say about you?