T shirt Versus Shirt

In school, while solving a mathematical problem, one went to the last pages of the note-book to do the rough work and then come back to the main part to finish the solution. While cooking, there is a cooking area which is neat and clean, and then there is the preparation area which is usually quite messy to say the least; the conflict of formal versus informal or casual. One cannot exist without the other, like the proverbial 2 sides of a coin. The same applies to personal grooming.
In older times, as a fall-out of the stiff necked English era, one went thru life wearing white starched shirts and formal pants, with coordinated shoes, socks, tie and belt. But as time progressed and the influence of a wider western slowly but surely crept into the Indian lifestyles, the divide between the formal and casual has though not completely eroded, but has become quite faint.
In today’s times wearing a smart t –shirt, jeans and sneakers is as acceptable as trying on a new recipe when you want to eat something other than the regular daal roti. Yes, Formal wear is daal roti, quite boring, repetitive, with not many choices, while casual wear is as vast as the universe.
Focusing only on the top-wear, while a Shirt is a Shirt, the Casual wear or T Shirts, gives a multitude of options ranging from a regular Crew-Neck T Shirt, to Henley, V-Neck, Polo, Half Sleeves, Full Sleeves, Color block tees etc.. the list, if one wants to create is quite exhaustive and never short of options with a new variety cropping up every day by way of fabric, style, prints etc.
While a formal shirt needs to be color coordinated with the rest of the attire, and has to be well ironed for the desired effect, no such rules apply to tshirts. You can wear any color, any fabric and style with any colored jeans or pants, and the effect can be equally stunning, with the added advantage of the handling i.e. you can put it on straight out of the washing machine, and the best part being the fact that the more worn out it is, the more comfortable it is to wear and dispose (and use it to wipe the dust off your motorbike or car) when the time comes, without any dent in your pocket as it did not cost much as compared to a good formal shirt.
Nay-sayers be ignored, it’s a good time to go out and stock your wardrobe with stylish t shirts with funky designs, which will help you to accentuate your personality and make a bold statement in the party tonight..

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