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Why are Logo T-Shirts so Popular?

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Logo t-shirts are popular for a variety of reasons. For example, they can help to identify a person for his or her unique qualities or lifestyle. In some cases, the logo t-shirt may also present a specific lifestyle or belief. Those who wear a logo t-shirt with Nike’s “Just do it,” for example, are often expressing their belief in never giving up.

Logo t-shirts are also popular because they demonstrate a person’s loyalty to a specific product, television show, musical group, or other commodity. A Harley Davidson fan, for example, may wear a t-shirt with the Harley Davidson logo on it to show that he or she is a fan of that brand of motorcycle. In this way, logo t-shirts can also help a person identify with other individuals with the same interest. Logo t-shirts are also worn by some people because the shirts represent a certain memory, or because they feel they can relate to the logo in one way or another. Individuals who wear logo t-shirts from cartoons, such as Disney cartoons, often wear them for this reason.

Of course, logo t-shirts do not necessarily have to be associated with a product. Many logo t-shirts simply have sayings on them, most of which are designed to be humorous. In this case, logo t-shirts are a way for a person to show his or her sense of humor. They can also demonstrate a person’s belief system or show an aspect of their personality.

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Although these types of logo t-shirts are not associated with a specific brand, they still provide individuals with a means of banding together and expressing who they are. For example, some logo t-shirts may depict drinking alcohol as being desirable, others may show that the wearer really enjoys playing video games, and others may express a political or controversial opinion. All of these types of logo t-shirts allow the wearer to express what type of person he or she is without having to say a word.

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Fa5t3r
Post 3

@KoiwiGal - I think it's supposed to be echoing the habit of people wearing clothes branded with their university name.

I actually like that there are so many decent logo t-shirts out there these days. I probably wouldn't wear a store logo, but the bands and movies and TV shows and comics that I like are something that I want people to know about so we can bond over it. Without a shirt announcing your preferences you might never meet a friend.

KoiwiGal
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@bythewell - I'm very picky about wearing that kind of shirt though. I usually won't do it unless the logo is particularly interesting, quirky or I really am a big fan of the company for some reason. If you're willing to act like an advertisement for a company with a logo tee shirt I think you should have a reason to wear it.

I don't like that so many stores seem to have gotten into the habit of putting their brand name all over their shirts. It just seems really tacky to me.

bythewell
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I think another reason logo T-shirts are so popular is because they are often sold cheaply or given away for free. They might be part of a special offer, for example.

I don't think I've got many shirts that aren't freebies from various places. You get given them whenever you do an event like a race or volunteer work and you get given them as spot prizes at concerts and things like that.

Often the shirts aren't the best quality, but it can be nice to wear them because it can help people to recognize when you've got something in common, like that you both went to the same event.

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