Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Love T-Shirts

I love T-shirts. I always have and I always will. The only thing that I have ever loved enough to make me part with some of my shirts is Arica. When she moved in and I had to clear drawer space the T-shirts actually lost a head to head battle. We found T-shirts from as far back as 1992, and crazily I didn't want to get rid of them. Over the past 5 years I have slowly thrown out of all the shirts left from high school basketball, 3 on 3 tournaments, and trips to the podunk county fair.

Now I have a different kind of T-shirt collection, the vintage T-shirt. If you have been into any clothing store in the past few years you know that these things are popular. I have some old band shirts like The Who and Johnny Cash. I have the Dukes of Hazzard and Mario Brothers. I have others too. If I was made of money I would buy a T-shirt a day until the rapture.

This behavior is nothing new. I have been wearing what I thought were unique T-shirts for 15 years. I like to claim that I was way ahead of my time fashion wise. Arica likes to claim that I was just a bum. She is probably right.

I grumble a lot when we buy clothes for the little man. As a tight wad it bothers me to buy clothes for someone who grows so fast. It would be fine with me if he just wore diapers until he stopped growing. That type of thinking is just another example of why God made mothers.

One time when I am first in line to buy Braden new clothes is when we find new T-shirts. I hope by buying him an inordinate amount of cool T-shirts that I will instill in Braden the same love for this cotton clothing staple that I have.

Braden has rock shirts including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and AC/DC. He has at least two Star Wars Shirts. He has Super Man and Batman. He has a nice vintage Oscar the Grouch one too. In fact the only way that I could ever list all his cool retro shirts is to rummage through his drawer. Since I am at work now the drawers are safe from my "rearranging".

So here is today's ironic moment. Right now I am being paid to write about the T-shirts that I hope to buy for my son with the money I am making while writing.

14 comments:

Brandy said...

i hope you make lots of money to buy lots of cool t-shirts for braden

Tim Riley said...

This is a great post. I have a hard time getting rid of my old t-shirts as well. I just got my daughters this great t-shirt with Yoda wearing sunglasses-their excitement made me proud.

Katherine said...

T-Shirts are awesome! I wish I could wear them to work and miss the days when all I had to do was throw on a t-shirt.

Hope you makes lots of money to add more t-shirts to Braden's collection!

WeaselMomma said...

Vintage t-shirts tock and the are some that I won't part with. The Weasels have some and the Mr. Has many.
I see good parenting. Starting your kid off right.

PJ Mullen said...

Where do you find the retro ones in kids sizes? I've found a few sites, but they are ridiculously priced for how short of a period of time that my son will wear them. I'd love any inside intel.

Que said...

Hey, maybe GOD has a sense of humor and will give you one of those "I just survived the rapture and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt" T-Shirts.

SurprisedMom said...

There are more t-shirts in my house than you shake a stick at! I have bins of t-shirts. Some are "vintage" only because they've been around that long. I actually found a ELO concert t-shirt. :D I think I have a Queen t-shirt floating around somewhere.

I think you're absolutely correct in introducing Braden to this best of fashion wear! I'm sure his collection will rival yours one day.

seashore subjects said...

T-shirts and jeans. The best clothing combination ever.

Melisa with one S said...

I assume you're familiar with Threadless?

www.threadless.com

It's one of our favorite places for t-shirts. (Sorry Arica! haha)

They have a kids' department too; not sure how small they go. (and they have lots of $10 sales...)

Anonymous said...

We get a lot of Braden's tshirts at Old Navy, they have a good selection of different rock bands, and batman and superman and different movie ones and they are pretty cheap, like $10 I think

James (SeattleDad) said...

I'm with you on the T-Shirt love. If I only had the cash, I'd too have Cash.

Tom said...

Once the clothing bill starts to settle down, the food bill starts ramping up.

Write fast.

Spencer Park said...

Braden has the coolest selection of T-shirts ever. There is a danger that he may just have them all and have nothing else to live for!

anasimpson said...

i have always been a big fan of vintage t-shirts. i love wearing them. thanks for bringing it into my attention.
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