I know you love your t-shirt. You don’t care that your girlfriend hates it and you might even rather get rid of her than getting rid of this super old t-shirt. You should seriously reconsider! Maybe she has a very good point. If one or more of these ‘3 reasons your shirt is way to old’ applies to you: listen to your girlfriend!
Reason Nr. 1: I can see your belly button!
No, it’s not sexy and it’s not retro. Your shirt is simply too small. You may have gotten it as a kid and it has given you the sweetest dreams ever since. But trust me, stretching it day after day won’t make it an adult shirt. A kid’s shirt will never be an adult’s Large. Trashing this ridiculously tiny and old shirt might even save your relationship or be the beginning a whole new area of respect from your girlfriend. Get rid of your too small shirt now, nobody cares for a grown man’s belly button!
Reason Nr. 2: That’s not an actual color!
Yeah yeah I know, pastel colors are the thing this summer. But the shirt you are wearing used to be really red, or blue, or whatever… We can all see that and nobody is believing that this is a super fresh pastel colored shirt you just bought because you are so fashionable. How to tell the color of your shirt is off? Imagine you ask your best friend on the phone what t-shirt to wear and you find yourself in need of more than two words to explain what color your favorite option is. Also a very reliable sign your shirt needs to go: Ugly ugly armpit stains. I am sure everybody is happy your are wearing deodorant but if the stains of it have grown into the fabric of your shirt it’s really time to let it go. If your shirt has no actual color anymore, meaning a color you can’t name OR you can tell by looking at it where it touches your body most often – it’s time to trash it!
Reason Nr. 3: There is a difference between vintage and too old! Yes, there are great vintage things. Vintage Porsches or vintage glasses and there might even be some awesome vintage t-shirts out there. But these shirts were treated just like the Porsche was: with care, only driven in perfect weather and always hand washed! They look old but handsome old. Your shirt’s print on the other hand has almost disappeared and nobody can tell anymore which band’s roadie you were in 1987. Let me do the math for you: If you wash your favorite shirt once a week (and I am assuming this in your favor) this makes 52 washes a year in 25 years. And that equals: get rid of your “no color, no print, holes in it”- t-shirt! (Or 1.300 washes, if that helps you to visualize) So if your print became kind of invisible over the years and you are still stuck on the 80s: Trash the shirt and the nostalgia!
If you finally agree with what your girlfriend has been telling you for years now but you would still like to keep your favorite shirt, here is some DIY advice on t-shirt recycling we collected in an older blogpost.
If that’s not your thing maybe it just time to pick a new favorite T. Create your own customized t-shirt now at Spreadshirt.com