Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Shirt from the Past

Long before Cafe Press, if you wanted customized clothing, you went to a T-shirt business in your town. They began springing up everywhere during the 1970s; they used a heavy-duty iron to press fuzzy letters to a shirt for you while you waited.

Green shirt with gold block letters reading I'M NOT WEIRD
This is a shirt I had made at one of these shops when I was a teenager. Believe it or not, I wore it to school pretty frequently.

Back of shirt, reading IT JUST LOOKS THAT WAY
If only I'd managed to come up with that more recent quip, "I'm not weird, I'm gifted." Maybe then I could have started my own version of Threadless.

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