Top 5 most iconic T-Shirts of all time

Posted on 11 July 2017


It would be hard to find a person in the world that doesn't own a t-shirt. The humble t-shirt is a staple for anyone with a healthy fashion diet. The graphic t-shirt which was only reserved for the military at army bases has now become a serious piece of iconic clothing that represents individualism, freedom of speech and of coarse what concert you have been to recently.

We are going to take a look at the top five most iconic t-shirts of all time.  No matter where you are in the world somebody would have bought one of these t-shirts, seen one of these t-shirts or knows somebody that owns one of these t-shirts. 

So lets start the countdown shall we...

5. The Classic White Tee

The gorgeous Marlon Brando wearing the now famous plain white t-shirt on the set of 'A street car named desire'. The sight of Marlon in his tight white tee with the back drop of his olive complexion is still iconic till this day and was etched into every woman's mind forever.  

Before this t-shirts were only worn as undergarments and thanks to him, nothing will ever beat the classic white tee, it will always be a staple classic. 


4. I Love NY

Considered to be the most successful advertising campaigns in history. It was designed to put New York City on the map and it did. There wouldn't be many people in the world that wouldn't recognize this famous design.

Originally designed by Milton Glaser it has become the most imitated t-shirt in the world selling all over the world. 



3. The Three Stripes

Adidas's iconic design is so famous that is has never been altered since its creation. Its the go to brand for sport and style for nearly 100 years. The company started using its three stripes in 1967, rumored to represent the 3 brothers of the German family that created the iconic brand only for them to have a falling out.

It was 1971 that the trefoil logo was unveiled and would really hit the mark even now being one of the most recognized brand logo designs in history. 




2. Che Guevara

The design is based on the photograph Guerrilliero Heroico. Che Guevara was an Argentinian revolutionary, diplomat and Guerilla leader. He played a huge part in the Cuban Revolution. Not much is known who actually started the Che fashion trend but it became a symbol of rebelling against conforming to society.

Even if most people don't really understand the irony of wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt it still will always be popular among young adults not happy with society. Well no matter if you agree or not with the Che trend, he became a t-shirt icon and a global phenomenon. 



1. Tongue and Lip Design

In 1971 John Pasche was commissioned by The Rolling Stones to create a design that would eventually feature on the 'Sticky Fingers' album and become the most famous designs in the world. John Pasche said that his inspiration was meeting Mick Jagger and seeing the size of his lips and mouth in person.

John created a band logo that merchandised into everything. It became the most recognized band logo in rock, to date. Till this day its still sold at every Rolling Stones concert and the original design was for sale for $200,000. 

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