Thursday, March 16, 2023

Top Ten Favorite Shirts

Julie jokes about my shirts. Early in our relationship she asked if I had any shirts that didn't have superheroes on them. (I didn't.) Since that time, I have expanded my fashion horizons a bit, and I thought that it might be fun to share my, "Top 10 Favorite Shirts."

At #10 we have: The Flash!

I bought this to be part of a Halloween costume one year. The costume was Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory and the shirt was worn over a long sleeve shirt the way that Sheldon does. The Flash is Sheldon's favorite superhero and one of my favorites too. The costume might have been better, but Julie wouldn't let me shave off my beard.

At #9 we have: Spider-Man!

Spider-Man is one of my favorite characters. This shirt has a pic of Spidey that's dynamic and bright, and I love it. I think this is the Todd McFarland Spider-man which is a bit after my time, but it's still really cool!

At #8 we have: Captain Michigan!

I got this one on our October vacation trip to Muskegon. This was our consolation vacation following a summer vacation trip that went sour. (That summer trip has become affectionately known as pneumonia vacation. It ended badly and abruptly.) Our consolation vacation on the other hand was awesome, and was pretty much when we decided that Muskegon was the place that we wanted to live. I got this Captain Michigan t-shirt to commemorate.

At #7 we have: Marvel Expressions!

This is a riff on those popular facial expression shirts but with all Marvel characters. I have another one that is all Spider-Man mask faces that I think I may like a little better, but it's older and has a few bleached out spots on it. So, I picked this one to showcase.

At # 6 we have: Where Snowman Has Gone Before!

A newer entry, and one of the few non-superhero shirts that shows just how much I've grown. This one is a clever pun on the famous Star Trek quote. I love Star Trek and these days, I get much more joy from the Trek franchise than from comics.

At #5 we have: Marvel Snowball Fight!

Another Marvel shirt, and like the previous entry, another shirt with a wintry theme. Shirts with winter themes that aren't ugly Christmas sweaters seem to be a little rare. So, that elevates this one. Also, the characters shown here and the amount of action and color all work together to make it a favorite.

At #4 we have: Superman!

Superman is my favorite superhero. This one is a classic, the royal blue with the shield logo. It's perfect in it's simplicity. It makes me feel super when I wear it, and I have two of them: one with long and one with short sleeves.

At #3 we have: Trek 1966

It's hard to believe that I was only a year old when Star Trek first debuted on September 8, 1966. As a kid, Star Trek played in syndication pretty much everywhere. It's one of the best things about my youth, Star Trek is an awesome show, and this shirt commemorates its birth. I still love Star Trek, and Julie and I watch the new shows judiciously. We are looking forward to the upcoming season of Star Trek: Picard in just a few weeks.

At #2 we have: The Incredible Meep!

Oh, my gosh! I love this shirt so much! A mash up of the Incredible Hulk and Beaker from the Muppets! Beaker is my favorite Muppet. He's a true intellectual who like many of us, has trouble communicating in social situations. I'm sure he reads comics and is a Trekkie.

Finally, at #1 we have: Flannel Over Shirt!

The shirt that I wear the most is this sherpa fleece lined flannel shirt-jacket. Michigan is cold, people! That's okay with me, because I love winter-wear. I also love my t-shirts. With this shirt, I can wear both! This thing is so warm and cozy. It's the perfect shirt to wear with everything!

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  1. Nice post showcasing your fashion sense. I take some* credit for the expansion of the collection beyond just superheroes.

    *All. I take all the credit. All of it.