In today’s world of t-shirts, everyone’s trying to outdo everyone else. This competitive creative drive often yields something new and entirely innovative for the consumer to wear and enjoy. Most of the time, the end result is an innovative new design: an optical illusion, a visual pun, or maybe a new artistic interpretation of an older idea. Occasionally, this creativity results in a change to the t-shirt medium itself. One classic example of this is Generra’s Hypercolor t-shirts, that changed color based on temperature. On April 1, Spreadshirt announced another new way to alter and add to the t-shirt paradigm – the multi-person shirt.
Yes – this is exactly what it sounds like – a t-shirt made to fit anywhere from two to five people. Although, to be fair, once the garment goes beyond two arm holes, can it really be called a “T” shirt? Let’s let history make the call on that one. These shirts are perfect for couples, smaller sports teams, or groups of people looking to express solidarity. Alternately, these multi-person shirts are perfect for those who can’t afford a fine garment on their own, and would like to pool their money with friends and buy something fashionable that they can all wear at once.
If it sounds wacky and far-fetched, count yourself among the un-gullible. This indeed was nothing more than an April Fool’s joke on the part of Spreadshirt. Then again, given how far people stretch boundaries in this medium, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone actually tries this for real.