To label my T-Shirt collection “extensive,” would be laughable. For context, I recently pulled all of my tees from their hangers (I keep my current rotation on hangers cuz I’m a straight baller) (not really), and set them on the ground, one on top of the other. Then I went through a drawer of old T-Shirts and did the same thing. Then I went through another drawer of old T-Shirts and did the same thing.
I repeated this process for two more drawers and a plastic bin — a big one — of old tees that dated back to elementary school.
When all was said and done, I had a pile of T-Shirts that stacked up to be exactly 67 inches high, or roughly five-and-a-half feet tall.
I don’t see this as a problem. Others might. But those people are stupid and they should shut up and I digress.
Looking through my collection of T-Shirts, I found a wide variety of subject matter printed on the front, ranging from band names and parody tees, to brand names and streetwear staples. I even came across a slew of tees I screenprinted in my parents’ garage with my various bands proudly emblazoned on that sweet, sweet cotton blend.
I also noticed that there was a shocking lack of diversity when it came to colors. I would guess that my T-Shirt collection is roughly 40% black, 25% heather gray, 25% white, with the remaining 10% a smattering of variations of the color gray.
This got me to thinking: What does color preference say about a person, specifically with regards to their clothing? It didn’t take long to find this survey of colour. Guess I wasn’t alone in this thought.
First observation: Black is always best. (Yesssssssssssssssss!) Aside from its usual gloomy connotations, black is actually perceived by others to exude confidence and intelligence, and shows a general lack of arrogance. In addition, black is largely the preferred color of both men and women when asked which color looks best on members of the opposite sex. (YESSSSS!)
- Don’t wear pink. (Check.)
- Don’t wear orange. (Check.)
- Don’t wear brown. (Check.)
It really is an interesting read with a ton of great graphics to support the findings. I highly suggest taking a look for yourself.
Now, let’s get down to some business. I challenge you readers to scour the pages of Design By Humans to find designs that you think look best on black T-Shirts. Link them in the comments below! Here are my top three:
Sunset 6 by ivanrodero
Astronaut Cat by clingcling
Shark Forest by Artemple