This look may be the longest trend in t-shirt art i have ever witnessed. In fact, now that i think about it, it HAS to be. I was doing distressed effects on tees in the late 1990’s?…for sure in the early 2000’s. You have seen them: the tees that are designed to make them look old, cracked, and peeled. At the risk of sounding like the grumpy old man that yells at kids to get off his lawn, i think the reason why this trend persists is because in most cases it is easier (cheaper) to make a screen print look bad than it is to look good. This makes it very attractive to large corporations getting their stuff done overseas. But now that this look is so prevalent, my customers now request it. It is tough for a perfectionist like me to drop all the hard learned lessons on how to make a print look clean and vibrant. For now, it is all about thin garments with prints that look faded and worn. Until we start getting more clothing made in the good ‘ol USA, i think we are gonna be stuck with this look for a while. Thin tees and thin prints means you can fit more on a barge. LOL, i AM grumpy!