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    shirt/T-shirt

    A "T-shirt" is (literally, at least) a shirt in the form of the letter "T". I've always seen it this way: https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/2bc...0&odnBg=FFFFFF. Saw it, to be precise, till today when I questioned this understanding of mine and asked myself whether the shirt with short sleeves falls into the category of "shirts" or "T-shirts". Does the following image show a shirt or a T-shirt? https://assets.academy.com/mgen/95/10787095.jpg
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    Re: shirt/T-shirt

    T-shirts don't have buttons. Button-up shirts fall into other categories.
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    Re: shirt/T-shirt

    I call the second one a short-sleeved shirt.
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    Re: shirt/T-shirt

    "T-shirt" has expanded to mean almost any lightweight knit (usually cotton or cotton/poly blend) pullover shirt - you have long-sleeved Ts, V-neck Ts, scoop-neck Ts, pocket Ts, etc.

    A "t-shirt" is not going to be woven or a heavy knit, like wool.
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    Re: shirt/T-shirt

    I that blue thing is a short-sleeve button-down - in my book, a sartorial oxymoron.
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