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Poll Results: How old is too old to wear t-shirts with slogans/sayings?

 
  • 12% (26)
    no one should
  • 2% (5)
    16-18
  • 1% (4)
    19-21
  • 10% (21)
    22-26
  • 9% (20)
    27-30
  • 62% (126)
    you're never too old
202 Total Votes  
post #1 of 78
Thread Starter 
I was watching What Not to Wear (guilty pleasure) and they seem really against t-shirts with sayings or slogans. This got me thinking since I'm 23 and have a few. How old is too old to wear them to you?
post #2 of 78
I have some too.

post #3 of 78
Yes I have a few as well. I think it's ok for any age to wear them, as long as you have some non-slogan shirts too.
post #4 of 78
I used to have some (politically charged ones), but by the time I hit my late 20s they just felt innapropriate. I'm not one to succumb to societal pressures for things like dress, but I think I had just reached a point in my life when my opinion of issues became too complex to summarize in a single statement.
post #5 of 78
Im 32 now and would feel very uncomfortable wearing them. I have even stopped wearing screen printed vintage tees. But evidently Im not too old for bright red hair.
post #6 of 78
I voted never too old. I think it depends on your personality, though. Some people would never wear them regardless of age, but for some, it can be fun.
post #7 of 78
Apart from band shirts when I was a teen, never been my thing ... I went with "no one should" just because there's no age in which I personally can imagine not feeling silly with a slogan on my chest, but I don't really mean to be that "bah humbug" about it for everyone else.
post #8 of 78
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Originally Posted by Liquesce View Post
Apart from band shirts when I was a teen, never been my thing ... I went with "no one should" just because there's no age in which I personally can imagine not feeling silly with a slogan on my chest, but I don't really mean to be that "bah humbug" about it for everyone else.
That's how I feel as well. I also don't want to direct people's eyes and attention to my chest. Kinda weirds me out...
post #9 of 78
Hmm, I never thought about it. I'm 25 and wear them. Am I too old? I don't really care if I am though.
post #10 of 78
22-26

I never really wore that many screen print tees even when I was in high school and college. I have a few now but I mostly wear them around the house or in the gym. I don't really care if other people wear them but I feel old wearing them a ton, and I am 26 so that's why I voted that.
post #11 of 78
i'm 34 and i've just noticed recently that i'm not comfortable wearing t-shirts with logos anymore. i don't think i've worn one in a year or two at least. my husband hasn't worn one in a long time either, but he would never wear a company logo, just band t-shirts or tie dyes.
post #12 of 78
I'm 28, and I doubt I'll ever give up my slogan shirts. I could keep www.mushycat.com in business singlehandedly -- if I were rich anyway!!

I get tons of compliments and get to talk to some really neat people when I wear my abortion rights, political, atheist, peace, and anti-adoption shirts. I do *have* other clothes, but I don't enjoy wearing them nearly as much as I enjoy my slogan shirts.
post #13 of 78
I'm 40, and I'd wear them if I found any I liked. I still wear concert Ts quite a bit. Rules about what ages groups can wear what clothes make my head hurt.
post #14 of 78
I think they are awesome, depending on what they are. There are ones that are truly tacky IMO and I would totally judge someone and talk with my girlfriends behind their back if I saw one, while rolling my eyes.

One like, "proud MILF" or whatever comes to mind.

Concert t-shirts, witty humor (but not trashy like above), advocacywear, and whatever is all good with me.

I saw a t-shirt on a 2 year old little girl today that said "my mom is hotter than your mom" and the mom was wearing one that said "my daughter is prettier than your daughter" and just... wow.
post #15 of 78
It really depends on what kind of slogan and what kind of things the person is doing while wearing the slogan t-shirts.

I have no objection to wearing such shirts while sleeping or lounging around, or while engaging in physical labor or something messy. I see no reason that a 40yo working at home shouldn't wear a slogan t-shirt while working at his or her computer.

Somebody working in a job where they need to look "neat and professional" should wear "neat and professional" kinds of clothes at work, which IMO do not include slogan T-shirts (unless the slogan was the company uniform or related to the company's business in some way.)

In general, I don't wear that kind of t-shirt or select it for my children because I think they look kind of sloppy and it's not the image I want to present. It's just not "my look." If any of my kids WANTED a specific slogan t-shirt, my answer would depend on the specific slogan and the overall fit of the t-shirt. So far it hasn't come up- my daughters dont' really like the look of the slogan shirts either and DS hasn't yet taken much interest in his clothing.

I think teens and college students can "get away with a sloppier look" more than older people/people in certain professions. But I can't put a specific age on it.
post #16 of 78
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Originally Posted by captain crunchy View Post
I saw a t-shirt on a 2 year old little girl today that said "my mom is hotter than your mom" and the mom was wearing one that said "my daughter is prettier than your daughter" and just... wow.
Yeah... double wow. Wow.
post #17 of 78
I have a couple I wear.

I have one with Zelda on it...another that says "It will be a wonderful day when the schools have all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bakesale to buy a bomber." plus another couple. My son had one that said "I do my own stunts" (it fits him, he's accident prone) my DD has a couple cutsie ones that random relatives on DH's side bought us (I'm my Daddy's princess, I have my prince, his name is Daddy)

I don't see anything wrong with them, so long as they aren't totally offensive...and the "I'm so hott" shirts on 10 y/os bug me. I saw one on an older teen (I'd guess 16/17) that said "Jailbait" it made me

I bought my friends DH one that says "I do whatever the voices in my wife's head tell me to do."
post #18 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by captain crunchy View Post
Concert t-shirts, witty humor (but not trashy like above), advocacywear, and whatever is all good with me.
DS1's favourite t-shirt for a year or so said, "Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together." I kind of liked it...I don't think it's really all that witty, but it does appeal to my sense of humour, and I think it's about as inoffensive as it gets.
post #19 of 78
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Originally Posted by lilgreen View Post
Yeah... double wow. Wow.
Make that a triple. Gross.
post #20 of 78
I am 42 and would totally wear one if I liked it I actually have never thought that one could be too old....
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