Fans of the childhood memories can rejoice because the past is back and plastering itself over some of the most fashionable t-shirts of the moment. The new fashion, which uses the old as its inspiration, has been massively popular and means that closet geeks can now revel in the fact that sporting their favourite childhood video game or cartoon characters on their t-shirts is at the height of cool.
Wherever your affections lie – be it the old school ring-collecting, Robotnik-bashing ways of Sonic the Hedgehog or the recently revived crime-busting antics of Batman, you’ll be sure to find a shirt that shows off your fandom and keeps you looking up-to-date with the times.
Retro shirts aren’t just a simple pleasure to wear. Although they can quickly and easily put a smile on your face as it’s nice to be reminded of your favourite shows and games with every glance in the mirror, but they’re a fantastic way in which to connect with other people. Even if your Rolling Stones shirt is indecipherable to some, there’s always someone who recognises the logo and is willing to strike up a conversation about the band in question. Perhaps this is someone you don’t know and have never spoken to before, or someone you’ve always wanted to speak to. By wearing a shirt that gives people a topic to start talking about, you’re enabling anybody who has wanted to speak to you but been a little shy about it to open one up.
What’s more, if their comments about Bananaman or Bart Simpson are on the positive side, you’ll then know that you’ve got at least one thing in common, and that can be a massive aide when it comes to making new friends.
Retro t-shirts are the ideal way for finding out who has the same tastes as you. You might want to see who else enjoys the occasional Jack Daniels or who agrees that Michael Jackson is still the king of pop, and by sporting the symbol of such subjects, you make it easy for anybody to open up a conversation about it and share their opinions with you.