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Gaming is moving further and further into society. Playing video games is no longer just a nerdy pastime that clichéd teenagers do in their rooms. There are now big e-sports events and almost everyone has played a video game themselves. What is your favourite game? Are you more into the classics, like Super Mario or Pokémon? Or have games like World Of Warcraft, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite or League Of Legends taken your gamer heart by storm?
But we don't just have gaming T-shirts for video games on offer. You can buy cool gamer shirts with funny sayings or order fan merch for your favourite gamers. Are you a fan of GNU or Lara Loft? You like Amar and Trymacs or just want a cool gaming T-shirt with the X-Box logo? There are gamer shirts for every taste in the EMP Online Shop. No matter what motif or colour you want, we're sure to have the right one for you. Take a look at our cool gaming shirts at your leisure. But watch out! Some of them are only available exclusively in the EMP Online Shop. So keep your eyes peeled for the red EMP star.
Where does the T-shirt actually come from?
In the 19th century, the T-shirt was considered a vest and was only worn as such. It was not at all morally or socially accepted to wear it visibly. It's hard to imagine that the T-shirt so common and normally worn today was so frowned upon back then. What would you wear today for sports or in spring and summer if that were still the case? Surely you wouldn't wear cool gaming T-shirts then. A cruel idea.
The word "T-shirt" first appears in old dictionaries from the 1920s, but exactly where the T-shirt itself originated is not clear. However, it is assumed that it originated among sailors. The rigging shirt looks very similar to a T-shirt, but it no longer has a button placket on the front, so it is not a shirt. Nor is it a vest, since it has short sleeves. However, it is not clear where the short sleeves come from. The origin of the T-shirt is and remains a mystery.
Despite this, the T-shirt is conquering the world
The T-shirt began its triumphal procession at the end of the 1940s and during the 1950s in America. The T-shirt became really famous when the film stars of the time, Marlon Brando and James Dean, appeared in these garments, which were still considered to be vests. The characters the two played at the time were characterised by their rebellious and erotic nature. Something that many young people wanted to emulate at the time. The success of the T-shirt was unstoppable.
The T-shirt came to Germany in the 1960s and by the 1970s it was already a fashionable item of clothing that you no longer had to be ashamed of wearing. From 1980 and the following years, the T-shirt was so commonplace that no one was surprised about wearing it anymore. In addition to men, more and more women wore the trendy garment over time. Therefore, it is not surprising that nowadays it is generally seen as unisex clothing. However, there are forms adapted to male and female bodies. T-shirts for women are more figure-hugging and have a tighter cut. Of course, as a woman you can also wear T-shirts for men.
Take your time to look around at our gamer T-shirts and buy your new favourite shirt for your absolute favourite game. Order it with just a few clicks and it will be delivered straight to your door. So you don't even have to take a break. And if you're still looking for the right clothing for the colder days, we also have cool gaming hoodies on offer.
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