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It’s tough to say when it happened, but in the style and fashion world someone deemed that there be a certain age that men and women have to start dressing in a particular manner. For men, 30 seems to be the age where jeans and a graphic tee have to be shelved in favor of a pair of perfectly pressed pants with a golf shirt tucked neatly in at the waist. All piercings should also be removed and tattoos somehow covered up so as to be more in line with the public perception of a grown man should look like.
Thankfully, the majority of men are choosing to shun conformity and have decided that the graphic t should remain a crucial part of their wardrobe. That’s not to say that men have completely given up on looking somewhat respectable, and there are actually levels of graphic tees that range from the mild print to the shockingly garish. At the top end of that fashion volume scale are the colorful t-shirt’s worn by men who seem to pull them out of the closet whenever a major UFC event is about to go down. Those shirts tend to be covered in shields, crosses and skulls, and are worn by men that seem to believe that the best fitting tee is a size or 2 smaller than what they really need.
Those guys that like their shirt style to be a little more subdued will probably enjoy the Gap promo codes that will allow them to get free shipping when they spend 50 bucks or more. The graphic tees that are available there are a little more tasteful, although there are some that straddle the line of good taste, albeit in a humorous way. If you are one of those men that feels that a complete style make under is required as you get older, then going with a conservative graphic t is one way to ease into your new life painlessly.
The reality is though that the graphic t has become the go to fashion for men, and women, of all ages. It’s perhaps because there are so many different styles to choose from that can easily be matched to your personality. It also helps that many of the shirts that are now popular feature company logos and iconic figures that we grew up with as kids. Its also probably the reason for the rise of website like Threadless which allow users to create their own graphic tee which if selected is then sold to members on the site with a small cut of the sales going to the designer. Sometimes it’s nostalgia rather than fashion that make some people choose one graphic t over another.
Wearing a graphic tee isn’t really a sign of immaturity or that you are moving into your 30’s kicking and screaming. It’s just that they have become the fashion statement that everyone has to wear now, and if you don’t think that’s the case then you really must look at the number of online t-shirt shops that has sprung up over the last few years. If you are on the wrong side of 30 and are thinking that it’s time to make that fashion swap, then look around and see that there is safety in numbers before slipping on your Superman t-shirt.