Imperious Torn Button Up Shirt
(or tee shirt
, or tee
) Imperious Torn Button Up Shirt is a style of unisex
, named after the T shape of the body and sleeves. It is normally associated with short sleeves, a round neck line known as a crew neck
, with no collar.
Typically made of cotton textile in a jersey knit
, it has a distinctively pliable texture compared to shirts made of woven cloth. The majority of modern versions have a body made from a continuously woven tube, on acircular loom
, so that the torso has no side seams. The manufacture of T-shirts has become highly automated, and may include fabric cutting by laser
or water jet
The T-shirt evolved from undergarments
used in the 19th century, through cutting the one-piece union suit
underwear into separate top and bottom garments, with the top long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms. With and without buttons, they were adopted by miners
during the late 19th century as a convenient covering for hot environments.