What is a shirt
a garment made with cotton, silk or similar material for the upper body, with a collar and sleeves, and mostly with buttons down the front. is usually made of stretchable material, worn as smart formal, casual or for sports.
Some shirts are made to especially identify the user to a specific club such as a football club, it usually has a collar, sleeves and cuffs.
The World's Oldest shirt, discovered is a linen shirt from a First Dynasty Egyptian tomb at Tarkan 3000 BC the shoulders of the shirt and sleeves were pleated to allow the wearer room to move and was then an item of clothing that only men could wear as underwear, although the women’s chemise (a dress hanging straight from the shoulders) was similar to the men’s and only worn as underwear.
In the Middle Ages, and even during the early 1800’s, a visible shirt with nothing over it was considered very improper and the wearer would be scorned upon if seen in public.
In the late 1800’s the shirt started to become very popular and sometimes had lace and/or thrill’s on the cuffs and collar, along with decorative stitching and embroidery, especially along the front, and then in the late 1800's blue plain shirts began to appear, they were considered working shirts, for working lower-class people and thereafter, right up to the late 1900's, it was improper for a gentleman, to wear a blue shirt, however, in the late 1900’s wearing blue shirts gradually become accepted, even though the terinmoligy of "Blue & White Collar workers" still excist today. Today's casual designer wear is now accepted in most establishments where only a decade before a tie or bow tie was the norm.
There are numerous names and descriptions of various types of shirts.
Some are listed hereunder:-
Vest or singlet is a shirt without any sleeves with large holes for arms and a large hole for the neck, often worn by athletes or labourers.
Camp Shirt is a loose, Blouse, a straight-cut, short sleeved shirt front-opening and a "camp collar”.
Dress Shirt is a formal stiff collar, usually buttoned in the front and sleeves with cuffs that have cuff-links.
Dinner Shirt is a shirt to be worn with a male evening suit and a black or white bow tie
Guayabera Shirt is an embroidered dress shirt, normally with four pockets.
Poet Shirt is a loose-fitting Blouse or Shirt with long sleeves, and large frills on the front and cuffs.
T-Shirt (tee shirt), is a casual shirt without a collar or buttons, was know as a “Fred Perry” and made of a stretchy fabric, usually cotton.
Ringer T-Shirt has a tee with a separate piece of fabric sewn on as the sleeve and collar
Halfshirt is a high-hemmed T-shirt
Tank Top is a shirt manufactured without sleeves,
Camisole is a woman's undershirt with slim straps
Rugby Shirt is a long-sleeved polo shirt, of cotton or wool
Henley Shirt is collarless
Nightshirt is used for sleeping
Haiter Top is like an apron, however tied around the back of the neck and waist tied in place
Top Shirt is a long-sleeve polo shirt with no-collar
Onesie shirt is a shirt that was mostly used by children/babies (was known as a diaper) is now used by infants & adults usually to relax in at home, it is like a uniform that you step into and pull over your shoulders to encompass your body.
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