T-shirts vs. Shirts: The 21st century clothing fight
In the right corner, we have the T-shirt. Popular clothing par excellence, it adapts to every trend and passing years while keeping its original youth.
In the opposite left corner, we have the shirt. Embodying class and sobriety, this garment has successfully diversified and developed its image as a cool piece of clothing.
To finally know who between the T-shirt and the shirt deserves its place on our chests, we have prepared a battle that should stay in the annals.
First round: Comfort
The contenders enter the ring and seem ready to face each other for the comfort round. The match starts abruptly, waiting for no one and each concurrent shows off its best shots. Unfortunately for the shirt, the T-shirt seems more in its element and quickly takes the lead. It brings to light its elegant simplicity which favours comfort. It follows with its speed that let it be put on in seconds. The shirt is pushed against the cords and endures this violent assault. It sustains difficultly the blows but tries anyways to replicate by pushing forward its quality and the softness of its fabric. The T-shirt dodges easily and masterly counters with his 100% cotton label. The shirt seems dizzy but doesn’t falter.
The bell rings announcing the end of the first round. The T-shirt started well the match, dominating its opponent with ease. Careful though, since the match is only at its beginning. The shirt looks ready to affront any challenges and success in sustaining all those punches without suffering too much.
Second round: Maintenance
After a short break where both participants got to catch their breath, the second round starts.
The T-shirt wishes to keep the match under control. It tries to influence the shirt into a maintenance battle, with success. It starts with a hanger hitting the shirt hard. It tries to replicate but the T-shirt is able to fold and doesn’t get hit. However, this doesn’t seem to down at all the now underdog of the match. Both rivals are head to head. Using the iron each at their turn, they’re both shook. A few seconds to the end of the round, they both attack on the washing temperature. None folds, but they each go back to their corner, completely drained.
Even with the lead the T-shirt gained at the beginning of the second round, the shirt is able to resist against all odds. It did even more by succeeding a few precise attacks. Now more than ever, the issue of the match is unknown.
Third round: Clothes’ elegance
The 2 opponents are face to face before the third round. The tension is palpable in the whole room and the public gets excited. The bell rings and the third round starts. Unlike the first two rounds, the shirt takes the lead. It lets all its elegance talk to worsen the T-shirt.
The shirt starts with a knock from its collar which the enemy can’t dodge with his own round collar. The shirt buttons up and associates with a tie and a suit jacket for its next blow. In the meantime, the T-shirt can only wait and prepare. The fateful moment arrives and the shirt unleashes all of its force on its adversary.
For elegance, the shirt is definitely stronger. This doesn’t prevent the T-shirt to make some good hits thanks to its plain colors and its adjusted and nicely cut form. It even tries with to go all in with a pocket at the chest level. However those combinations aren’t enough and the shirt keeps the lead.
Fortunately for the T-shirt, the gong goes off and it’s the end of this round.
Fourth round: Originality
Both participants are out of breath. They benefit from their time out to sharpen their attacks.
The break is over and the battle starts again. Both adversaries have chosen the originality technique to close the match. The T-shirt seems to master this mode. It transforms in a custom T-shirts and changes its designs and patterns at a lightning speed. From funny drawings, to engaged message passing by retro visuals, it doesn’t leave any chance to the shirt. Its opponent is although tough and suggests trendy patterns. Plaid and floral prints follow each other. Even though its range is more limited, the shirt’s attacks are impressive.
There’s only a couple of seconds left to the match and both are giving their last efforts. The T-shirt uses variations of its form and puts a v neck while the shirt allies itself with new materials and adds pieces of fabric on the elbows and shoulders.
The match is over and the bell rings one last time. None of the adversary finishes K.O., the referee will have to decide who wins.
The verdict of the T-shirt versus Shirt’s match
After consultation, the referee comes back on the ring to announce the winner. It’s silence in the room while everyone waits. It is very difficult to predict the winner.
This match is a draw.
Apparently, officials couldn’t arrive at a decision between the two.
They found a compromise. This year, the chest will be clothed by a T-shirt partially covered by a casual shirt completely open. Both have earned to right to be seen and worn. It can’t however be an eternal solution and will quickl