Back in the 90s, graphic tees were all the rage. From your favorite band to your favorite cartoon, there was a t-shirt for that. Weíve since stepped away from the cheesy t-shirts, but the t-shirt has never really gone out of style. Itís our favorite pair of jeansí laidback best friend.
Now, a few folks are marrying the retail trend of customization with t-shirts, bringing personality and your sense of style into this time-tested wardrobe piece. Iíve rounded up a few (fun!) ways you can inject some color into your t-shirts.
If you live in Japan and love Uniqlo:
For •1,990 per shirt and •450 for delivery (unless you buy three with free delivery), all you need is a smartphone app called UTme! Create a graphic image by drawing, typing, or uploading a photo and then adding effects to it. Finally, give your phone a good shake to transform your image into a one-of-a-kind graphic for your t-shirt.
If you live on The Internet and love DIY:
For $29.95, you get a complete set of tools for printing on textiles. This unique dye formula was reformulated from one in the 1950s. Lumi Inkodye is a new way to bring your digital photos to life by printing them onto fabric using the power of sunshine. Simply pick out a t-shirt and supply 10 to 20 minutes of sunlight.
If you live in America and just love it here:
For $24.95, you get an ultra soft t-shirt made by a 100% veteran-owned company that designs, manufactures, and packages its t-shirts exclusively in the U.S.A. Each Oscar Mike t-shirt features an in-house original design. Whatís more is that 10% of earnings are given back to help rehabilitate disabled veterans through adaptive sporting events.
Everyone you know probably owns at least one t-shirt. How will you make yours stand out? Share in the comments.
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Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.