It’s no secret but a lot of folks don’t know that my favorite article of clothing is a tee shirt. I have lots of tee shirts. When I buy tee shirts, I usually get a solid color with no design but with a pocket. A pocket is perfect for a lens cap or a pack of Marlboros, should I decide to start smoking. But I have a lot of other shirts with words and pictures that have been given to me on one occasion or another.
Some folks would think that they can tell a lot about me by looking at these shirts, but they’d be wrong (mostly). For instance:
. I never attended the Eastman School of Music (even though I have 4 shirts)
. I’ve never been to Chapel Hill, NC,
. I’ve never been to Guatemala.
. I never attended the University of Maryland
. I’ve never worked for NASA
. I’ve never been to La Jolla
. I have lived in Minnesota (Yah, you betcha)
. I have been to Arizona
. I never played for the NY Yankees
. I don’t eat SPAM
If I was forced to pick a favorite, it definitely would be the NASA shirt. No question.
I’d like to also point out that I have 14 other tee shirts in various colors without and words or pictures. Some even have pockets. They’re kind of boring to look at so I did not include them in this photo essay.
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I have a tee shirt that says BISCUIT BITCH. I know that I do, in fact, make excellent biscuits. The other part, though…?
Also, I find it interesting that you’ve apparently pre-determined that if you start smoking, it’ll be Marlboros. How did you reach that conclusion?
I guess I should be grateful that nobody has given me a BISCUIT BITCH tee. I’m afraid that it would sit in the closet most of the time. I don’t wear the “You can smell our butts for miles” shirt in public, either. As a matter of fact, many of these shirts I wear only to sleep in because they are about 2 sizes too large. But I love them all anyway.
As for the Marlboros brand of smokes, well I picked that only because the name sounds cooler than Benson and Hedges Deluxe Ultra Light Menthols.
My favorite shirt has a fake quote from Wm. Shakespeare (“This shit just writes itself”) and I had to stop wearing it when my older granddaughter learned to read.
Marlboros do sound a lot better than B&HDULMs.
Love the concept, photos, t’s, and commentary. It would be fun to see a similar treatment of Mark Zuckerberg’s collection (http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-favorite-tshirt-2017-7).
Thanks, Alan. It may not be readily apparent but I actually put some effort in shooting these. The photos here are from my third attempt at shooting the tees but once I started it went fast. I think Zukerberg may have copied my style because I’ve been wearing the tee/jeans combination longer than he’s been alive (but I don;t spend a lot of money on them). It gets cold in New York (most of the year) so the tee is worn under a sweat shirt. Maybe I should do the sweat shirt chronicles next.
I like the NASA one too, and the Jazz one is pretty cool!
I like that jazz one. too! It’s right up there with the SPAM!
What a great twist on an autobiography, it’s brilliant!
Thanks, Lynn. I may dedicate a page on the tees if I keep getting them.