A Love of Graphic Tees


I’m so glad graphic tees are more acceptable for adults in the 21st century to wear as a part of their regular wardrobe.  My parents went through that social revolution in the 60’s in order to ensure that I could get away with looking like a slattern on a daily basis — I will be forever grateful to them for that .  Since I’ve stopped the regular 9-5, my work uniform consists mainly of jeans and t-shirts.  While admitting that I definitely need to get out of that rut and maybe gain some style (client meetings are a thing, evidently), I also have to concede that I live on these things.

Is your non-profit hosting a run with a t-shirt? Is your band on the road and in need of some gas money in exchange for merch? Does your shirt have anything to do with Harry Potter? IS IT FREE?

Count me in.

Some of my friends (Allison, can you see this?) have quadruple the amount of graphic tees that I have.  It takes some serious dedication to form that kind of collection.  Though I am super jealous, I really just don’t have enough room in my apartment for that.  I have a running Amazon wish list to keep track of the ones I’d like to grab in the future. This method keeps my storage uncluttered and my wallet just a little bit less devastated.

Here’s my collection, minus the ones that are in the laundry, the ones that suck, and the ones too faded or contrasty to photograph well.  I like visuals, people.

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Anyone with a love of graphic tees understands that suddenly the day will come when your shirt is too thin, or there is a special kind of lingering fragrance that emanates from it that subtly whispers “B.O.” to all of your friends and significant others.  What do you do when you have to part with your favorites?

You make a quilt.  More on that in an upcoming post.

Do you have a million graphic tees?  Which is your favorite?

– Meg

8 thoughts on “A Love of Graphic Tees

    • Yay! Welcome, and thank you! You totally have the patience. Even if you sew two pieces together every few days, eventually you will end up with something awesome. Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself for the last decade.


  1. WHAAAAT. If I would have thought about a quilt, I wouldn’t have thrown away mine. Well, donated them. I kept my Harry Potter tees, and a few others, but the bulk of them went to Goodwill. I only hope someone out there love them as much as I did. ESPECIALLY NOW THAT I KNOW ABOUT TEE QUILTS.

  2. Yes I do have a million graphic tees. My favorite one is definitely the avatar: the last airbender and Legend of Korra because I’m obsessed with avatar world. For myself, if one of my tees started to fade out, I’ll make a crop top out of it. The croptop even looks better if it is faded (just a little bit) šŸ˜€

    • That’s a great idea! I’m super nervous about taking scissors to my shirts, but once I get past the initial sadness, I can do it. I’m a big fan of turning them into tank tops, too. šŸ™‚

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