A short history of tees
T-shirts can never be missing in your wardrobe, whatever the occasion. This garment has become one of the staples of fashion, probably the most used today anywhere in the world. But what is it that makes such a simple garment the most successful? To understand the reason behind it, you have to go way back in time, when this T-shaped garment was still called a tunic. Used in Greek-Roman times for everyday wear, over time it was relegated to being an undergarment, often combined with trousers or even as part of a one-piece suit with buttons—the so-called “union suit”. It was in the early years of the 20th century that the T-shirt took on new importance as a piece of underwear for the U.S. Navy. Comfortable, tight-fitting, crewnecked, made from cotton and easily washable, the T-shirt began to make its way into the collective imagination as a casual and versatile garment, as it was often worn not only under work uniforms, but also in more relaxed situations with friends or family. Over the years, the “T” design was modified with different types of necks, proportions and colours, until becoming T-shirts with vindictive or humorous prints, which today are more fashionable than ever. But the truth is that the fascination for this garment doesn’t seem to have diminished.
At SVD we have a wide variety of T-shirts from brands that have also made (or are making) history: Nike, adidas, Jordan, Converse, Vans, New Balance, Comme des Garçons, BYBORRE, KENZO, Carhartt WIP, and wander, Icecream, Billionaire Boys Club… and many, many more. Take a look at our selection of exclusive garments and get the ones that fit your style and personality.
Messages that won't go unnoticed: find yours on graphic T-shirts
The first messages on T-shirts began to appear in the 1960s, with slogans of the brands of the time or with messages of political or humorous nature. Designer graphic T-shirts are still so popular among T-shirt lovers. At SVD we are certain that there is at least one printed message for each person, and that's why we have put together a selection of the best printed T-shirts on the market. Funny phrases, crazy drawings, irreverent messages or refined screen prints: find your favourite printed T-shirt and don't let it go!
If at first T-shirts were used to dress to perfection, this being one of their strong points, nowadays fashion has chosen to go another way, designing models with larger or exaggerated proportions: baggy or oversize T-shirts. Used by both men and women, these reinterpretations feel even more comfortable and fresh, and they also create eye-catching outfits that hardly go unnoticed. As dresses or in combination with baggy or skinny trousers: the possibilities for looks are practically endless, and many designers have embraced this style. Even others, such as Rick Owens, have created a real aesthetic around oversize garments. Whether you like baggy sizes or are looking to achieve a trendy, urban look, you'll find what you're looking for at SVD.
From sporty to haute couture T-shirts. Our fashion experts have selected the most varied T-shirt designs to offer garments to suit every style and occasion. Explore the proposals of the most prestigious streetwear and luxury fashion brands of the moment, and find your designer T-shirt with to show off outfits that will be the envy of everyone.