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History of the t-shirt


Not only an undergarment

The t-shirt first appeared in the 19th century, but it was not the t-shirt you know today. It was first created by labourers who cut out their jumpsuits to keep cool when the days got too hot.

The first manufactured t-shirt was invented between 1898 and 1913 when the US Navy decided to make it a standard undergarment.

The term t-shirt was introduced into the dictionary in 1920 after F. Scott Fitzgerald first used it in his novel This Side of Paradise.

Democratisation of the T-shirt

The t-shirt became the essential after being democratised by James Dean and Marlon Brando. Marlon Brando wore a white t-shirt in 1950 when he played Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and in 1955 James Dean wore one in Rebel Without a Cause. 

They made the t-shirt an indispensable stand-alone outerwear garment. And you can find this iconic piece at Oftt.

Oftt / 01/ Perfect Fit T-shirt

We offer you the Perfect Fit T-shirt, the future centrepiece of your wardrobe.

Cut in a boxy fit to suit many silhouettes, with an elongated sleeve length for a more sartorial look. The t-shirt has an invisible stab stitch at hems, compact jersey with a silky soft hand feel weighing 170gsm, ribbed crewneck, with an asymmetric shoulder for the perfect fit.

Available in 6 colours (black, natural white, navy, blue, sage and red). This t-shirt will become your year-round essential. Wear it alone like Marlon Brando or James Dean during the summer or with one of our jackets when the days are cooler.

The Perfect Fit T-shirt is produced in Portugal and is made of 100% premium organic cotton. It is also pre-washed so it retains the perfect fit longer.