IronOnSticker Celebrates the 100th Birthday of the T-Shirt

Since 1913 the t-shirt, which first appeared as standard-issue gear within the U.S. Navy, has become an essential part of the American wardrobe and identity. To commemorate the occasion, IronOnSticker has announced a national celebration of the t-shirt’s 100th birthday. The campaign includes surveys and conversations with Americans about their beloved tees, a webpage dedicated to the t-shirt’s 100th birthday, a gallery of the most iconic t shirts of all-time, and launching this summer, an augmented reali-TEE app.100th Birthday T shirts

“No doubt the t-shirt has a special place in fashion history,” said IronOnSticker’s co-founder & president, Marc Katz. “But t-shirts are unlike any other item of clothing. They have this incredible power to bring us together and tell our story. That’s why we cherish them and why they stand the test of time. It’s also why we do what we do at IronOnSticker and why we’re inviting America to recognize and celebrate a century of t-shirts.”

America’s Love Affair with the T-Shirt

T-shirts are indeed part of the fabric of American society. IronOnSticker recently commissioned a survey of 1,000 representative Americans over the age of 18 that revealed:

95% of Americans wear t-shirts
89% of t-shirt wearing Americans put on a tee at least once a week
9 in every 10 Americans (87%) own at least one t-shirt they refuse to “trash” because of sentimental attachment.

In fact, on average, people have 13 t-shirts they hold onto for that reason. Most commonly, these shirts are from a group of which they were a member, or shirts commemorating a major event. And 76% of Americans report they would have a stronger emotional connection with a shirt that they or someone they knew custom-designed, versus a shirt that was mass-produced.

These statistics are not surprising to Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner, clinical psychologist and author of You Are What You Wear.

“Customized apparel is a way of expressing ourselves in a world where so much is mass-marketed. We want to be unique,” Baumgartner commented. “At the same time, wearing a shirt custom made for your group is an identifier that you are part of the same clan. Throughout history, humans have dressed alike to indicate a bond. Much like tribal costumes or coats of arms, custom t-shirts give people a sense of belonging.”

Baumgartner also notes that it is human nature to infuse a t-shirt with emotional significance. “We’re more likely to bond with others when we share an emotional event with them. T-shirts from groups or occasions become a concrete representation of that emotion. We infuse a spirit of a memory or time in our lives to an inanimate object.”
A Birthday Celebration

Given the significance of the t-shirt in American society, IronOnSticker has planned a fitting celebration. Birthday activities from now through the end of the summer include:

Triathlon Sayings and Quotes Iron On Stickers for T-Shirts & Jerseys

Triathlon t shirt Sayings Quotes

compiled a list of inspiring and fun sayings/quotes, which we think are a great addition to your support signs, jerseys, and even custom triathlon t-shirts, which you can make here at Iron On Sticker. So check out our list below, and feel free to add any of your personal favorites to the comments section.

Inspiring and Funny Triathlon Sayings & Quotes

You never know until you Tri.

A triathlon doesn’t build character. It reveals it.

“The body can always do more than the mind thinks it can.”
-David Horton

Today is the day that defines me as a champion.

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
-Winston Churchill

“A winner is a loser who was willing to fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up and win.”
-Peter Zafra

If you can read this, stand me back up.

Need more cowbell!

If you can’t win, make the person ahead of you break the record.

Triathletes: Amazing, incredible, extraordinary.

“Prior Preparation & Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.”
-Rodger Penske

Make T shirts Personal!

Make T shirts Personal

What has two thumbs, great taste, and stands out in a crowd? You, in your personalized t-shirt or hoodie.

The shirts I love the most are the ones that have my name on them. Except the neon green polos my uncle made for our family trip to Ireland; those were a bit rough.

When personalization is paired with a great design, people who see you will know you are part of something great