A T-shirt (or t shirt, or tee) is an apparel named after the T shape of its appearance. It normally has half sleeves and a round neckline sometimes referred as a crew neck, which lacks a collar. T-shirts are generally made of cotton mostly combed cotton.
Combed cotton is a kind of cotton that has been combed to make the yarn stronger and softer. The combing process also rids the batch of shorter fibers and impurities, which results in a finer, stronger and more compact cotton. While Regular cotton made from the cotton plant is developed using cellulose with a thin coating of wax. This creates a thin cotton fiber that is similar to a hollow tube, much like a straw. Basic cotton fiber is used to make things such as shirts, pants and other clothes.
T-shirts are typically made of cotton jersey knit, it has a distinctively pliable texture compared to shirts made of woven cloth. Most modern versions have a body made from a continuously woven tube, produced on a circular loom, such that the torso has no side seams. The manufacture of T-shirts has become highly automated and may include cutting fabric with a laser or a water jet.
The T-shirt evolved from undergarments used in the 19th century and, in the mid-20th century, transitioned from undergarment in US Navy to general-use casual clothing. The T-shirt was easily fitted, easily cleaned, and inexpensive, and for those reasons it became the shirt of choice for young boys. The word T-shirt became part of American English by the 1920s, and appeared in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. In the 1960s, printed T-shirts gained popularity for self-expression as well for advertisements, protests, and souvenirs.
Current versions are available in many different patterns, prints and fabrics, and styles include crew-neck, Henley neck, V-neck shirts. T-shirts are among the most worn garments of clothing used today. More than a Billion T-shirts are produced worldwide per annum. T-shirts are especially popular with branding for companies or merchandise too. Now many merchants are selling online t-shirts in india.