24 February 2009 ~ 2 Comments

What’s In Your T-Shirt Drawer?

A shirt from your high school track team?
One from a sorority event?
Your all-time favorite rock band?
Or from the junior high summer camp where you met your first love?

We recently conducted a nationwide survey and found that roughly 4 out of 5 Americans still hang on to at least one favorite, sentimental old t-shirt – and, more likely, they still have two or three.

Shirts from a vacation led the way by far across all demographic groups.  Shirts from a business or employer, from a concert, from a favorite pro or college sports team, and from a charity run/walk also are popular.

So what’s your list?  Share it with us on our Facebook page, here.  Add a list to the discussion titled My Favorite Shirts, or add a photo to the album with the same name.

We’ll even get it started with a few of our own lists:


  • Racquet Ball t-shirt – paper thin light blue tee that I bought at a thrift store in Seattle in 2000.
  • Dave Letterman shirt (the first time) – bought in 1998 while at the show. This shirt was retired in 2008.
  • Hanes Beefy T with navy BlueCotton oval logo. I started wearing this bad boy around 2004. The shirt has probably been washed 300 times and it shows.
  • BTSS shirt – my rap group from 4th grade. I still own this shirt although I can’t sport it. It had felt iron on letters that said BTSS. Brad, Ty, Shaun, Steve.
  • CABG shirts – who does love a good coronary artery bypass graft shirt?


  • Gym tee, circa 1988. It is so soft, and still fits. No age jokes from you, Michael.
  • Navy long-sleeve BlueCotton tshirt from Christmas 2003. Nothing says the holidays like that shirt.
  • Guffy-Kuykendall shirt from Leann’s 2003 WKU Archaeology class. I wasn’t in the class, but the design is choice.
  • Get Fresh Crew tshirt, tearing it up at the B+B on Fri nights. You know who you are.
  • My Amazing Delores tshirt from 1996. Because she signed it “Amaizing Delores.” Amazing.
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2 Responses to “What’s In Your T-Shirt Drawer?”

  1. Jim Bennett 24 February 2009 at 8:05 pm Permalink

    I’ve still got an old Pink Floyd shirt, a Polo Assn. shirt, and a NY Rangers tee. I really need to throw some stuff out…


  2. Blank T shirt 12 July 2010 at 12:19 pm Permalink

    I come from France and I have always appreciate how American people are proud about your country -and your university. Everybody wear a t-shirt from his school. Unfortunately it is not the same thing in France…

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