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A review of the history of the T-shirts

Elvis Presley, The King. The Rock'n'Roll revolution. Throughout this time, the cinema also contributed to raising the T-shirt to the status of a basic item of clothing for the young, by echoing what was happening in the streets and at the same time helping to extend the style.

In the 1970s, T-shirts were not only a common garment for the young, but also began to be worn for the expression of ideas, feelings, preferences, tastes, or allegiance to a particular group. From that time onwards the T-shirt became a surface for personal expression on which all kinds of messages were printed, ranging from advertising for bands or the manufacturing company itself, to offensive, amusing, humorous or compromising messages. The decades of the 1960s and 1970s were also times of social change, with the fight for equality, pacifism, the student revolts in Berkley and Paris, the Black Panthers, the March of a Thousand, opposition to the Cold War, rejection of nuclear escalation, Watergate and the Vietnam War.

T-shirts were no longer a question of taste in clothing, but part of a young world in which they were providing a means for the young to describe their reality and their position within it.

After the awakening from the hippy dream of making a better, fairer, more peaceful world, T-shirts have kept their place as a standard of basic fashion for the young, alongside denim jeans and sneakers. Over the time it has been worn there have been numerous changes in the T-shirt, from the tight-fitting garment of the 1970s to the baggier designs of the 1980s and the return to close-fitting styles during recent years; however, the essential qualities remain.

During the last few decades, the T-shirt has served as an urban tribe means of expression through the use of colour, design, image and style. Nobody would be unable to identify the plain black T-shirts of Lou Reed or Velvet Underground, the horizontally striped T-shirts of Ramones, (recently brought back into fashion by Franz Ferdinand).



You still have one last chance

If you never had one of our shirts and you missed out, you still have one last chance , below you can find a small selection of our designs made in RedBubble.org.

Putuka's pink t-shirt

Putuka's pink t-shirt
Here comes Putuka’s flagship bearing it’s war colours, pink and black. Manufactured with premium quality materials and with a pleasant and innovative soft velveteen touch. An essential for success wherever you go.

Putuka's Black T-shirt

Putuka's Black T-shirt
Here comes Putuka’s flagship bearing it’s war colours, pink and black. Manufactured with premium quality materials and with a pleasant and innovative soft velveteen touch. An essential for success wherever you go.

Love Kills

Love Kills
As Renton said in Trainspotting: “They talk about heroin but you should see what love does to some people”. Love is a loaded weapon that can lead to a sweet, painful and violent death… you know that well. Handle it with care.

Dreaming on You (all)

Dreaming on You (all)
¿Are we monogamous by nature? ¿Are your dreams populated by bikini-clad girls as in any sort of hip hop video? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

iTape, Up to 10 songs in your pocket

iTape, Up to 10 songs in your pocket
If you miss the time in which music could only be enjoyed through analogue equipment, this one’s for you. ¿What’s the use of having 10.000 shitty tunes on an iPod? You’ll always be better off with 10 songs that truly kick-ass.

Appetite for destruction

Appetite for destruction
Life is full of dangers, obstacles and suffers that not only we haven’t learn to avoid, but attracts us with an irresistible power. Don’t repress your insticts, we know all of us are sentenced to be victims of ourselves, of our desires and our weaknesses.