As it’s such an expressive medium, you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of t-shirts they wear. T-shirt makers Fibres.com have taken this level of analysis one step further, and have put together a clever infographic that generalizes t-shirt culture as a whole. They’ve analyzed the various kinds of shirts out there and have determined who would be most likely to wear them.
The graphic breaks things down into fourteen separate categories: plain tees, ill-fitting, brand enthusiasts, cliches, the free shirt, lifestyle, graphic tees, rockers, geeks & nerds, causes & pride, places, DIY, life phases, and the future. Each major category is further broken down into subsets. For example, the plain tees category contains plain white, plain colored, deep-v, and pocket tees. Under “free shirts,” there are promo, event, race & fundraiser, and work activity shirts. Sprinkled throughout other categories there are muscle tees, super fan tees, animal lover tees, stoner tees, punk rocker tees, ideological tees, marriage tees, and even a category acknowledging the crowd-sourced t-shirt junkie.
In all, the graphic represents nearly sixty sub-categories of t-shirt wearers. While there are certainly more than sixty types of people in the world, this is a fun, if not a bit simplistic way of being able to assess people based on their choice of t-shirts.