Why do we love Tshirts? Because no Tshirt is ever really just a Tshirt. It's a story. And we love stories. Think of your own collection, sat there in your wardrobe right now, and we guarantee that you have something to say about every single one. Sometimes it's the design itself that tells the story: why you loved it and just had to have it. Or, and we find so often the case, they're the reminder of that gig, that place, that person, that time - that memory which you cherish.
We've raided our drawers, and pulled out our top three Tshirts. Some are new, some are old, but they all have something to say.
Episode 2: Greg's Top 3!
Top three!? Can I not make it top ten? Please? Ok, this was really hard, and even as I write this I’m sat next to at least five others that I eagerly pulled out of my drawer that I’m still tempted to switch into the lineup. My favourite Johnny Cupcakes x Turtles collab, my Abandon Ship Bill Murray tee, my totally random sumo wrestling moves special, to name few. But the decision is made, and here we go:
The "Aliens are coming" Vans one
I bought this Tshirt when I was 14, on a family holiday to Orlando. The bonus of wearing your clothes super baggy when you’re a kid is that they still fit you when you’re an adult. I’ve loved the Vans brand for as long as I can remember, and my feet have pretty much exclusively lived in them since I was about 10. This was the first non-footwear product I bought from them though. I was big into sci-fi and aliens when I was a teenager, and this Tshirt was like nothing else in the Vans range, and it was the only one on the shelf. At the time, I felt like it was made just for me.
The "Not suitable for hide & seek" Nike one
My Mum found this bad boy in a charity shop when I was a kid and originally bought it for my older brother, as he was more into sports brands Vs the surf and skate brands that I loved when we were growing up. I always coveted this one though, because the colour was just amazing! A few years ago I was going through an old wardrobe at my Mum’s house and found it hanging up. It was finally mine!
The "Argh matey, there be beasts in that there water" 826 Valencia one
You’ve seen the oldest Tshirt in my wardrobe, now meet my newest. I bought this recently during my trip to California. It’s from a community support charity called 826 Valencia, in San Francisco. I love everything about this Tshirt! The fit is fantastic. The colours are great. The design is so simple, clever, and ultimately perfect. And I love what it represents – what the charity stand for and do. If you don’t already know about 826 Valencia, check them out here. And if you love all things pirate, their store is absolutely the place for you.