The T-Shirt | How Marlon Brando Made Underwear Outerwear (TSB064)
Published May 29, 2017
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    There are a lot of ways your personality is showcased to the world. The food you eat, the shows you watch, the places you go. But did you ever think of how you wear your personality on your sleeve, or, rather in the case of this episode, your torso? In fact, 95 percent of Americans own this piece of clothing that can act as a walking billboard for whatever message they support.

    This clothing piece’s history has been through the ringer, so-to-speak, as far as being an undergarment, then popularized by Marlon Brando as everyday wear, and is now considered a favorite among souvenirs and mementos. In fact, nine out of 10 Americans have at least one they refuse to throw away.

    I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind the T-Shirt.

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