How to Wear Men's Shirts

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Meme
Synonyms: Shirtalia
Date Started: December 2011
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How to Wear Men's Shirts is an internet meme based on people wearing a men's button-up shirt in a way that imitates a dress.

Origin

The meme originates from an image originally posted on 9GAG in December 2011. The image depicted a woman showing how to transform a men's button-up shirt into a dress.[1] The image was then reposted on Tumblr and inspired many male users to post pictures of themselves parodying the style of dress.[2] Other Tumblr users began to collect the posted photos into sets and even joked about making a calendar.[3] [4]

Fannish Use

Fan artists on Tumblr immediately adopted the trend and began to draw characters from various fandoms wearing men's shirts in this manner.

Examples:

In addition, some Hetalia fans began to call the trend "Shirtalia."

References

  1. How to wear a men's shirt (Accessed January 2, 2012)
  2. an example originally posted on Tumblr. (Accessed January 2, 2012)
  3. January - April of a men's shirt calendar. (Accessed January 4, 2012)
  4. May - December of a men's shirt calender. (Accessed January 4, 2012)