D&D T-SHIRTS AND TANK TOPS
While all sorts of clothing are fun to wear and show off your RPG gaming affinity, the most popular options are undoubtedly T-shirts and Tank Tops. Whether they bear the images of beloved DND Dice, reference monsters and classes, or simply bear the emblem of your preferred tabletop game, emblazoning your chest with one of these is a fantastic way to show off your love.
The clothing that someone wears can tell any decent Bard a great deal about them. The bright blues and purples of mildly wealthy and the newly royal. The delicate elven embroidery and spell-enchanted garments of the old elite, who place their value in magical longevity. The hardy and wearable clothing of adventurers on their first journey, and the worn but faintly shimmering chain and weaponry of successful questers and dungeon delvers, which can stand a great deal more damage than one would think at first glance. It’s an important skill - one which tells a Bard both who is more likely to pay better for an improvised ballad, but also who is what they seem to be, and who is hiding something, and pretending to be more or less than they really are.
One of the best things about Dungeons and Dragons apparel is not just its references to the game, but the wit and cleverness with which it can do so. T-shirts and Tank Tops are particularly good at this, with their wide open space for intricate designs, and the current technology that makes it possible to easily print on them.
Favorite design styles include funny one-liners, mash-up images and references, and class and race stats and designations.
Aside from image variety, color and sizes are widely available for shirts of all kinds, which make them a wearable option for almost anyone. Whether you’re buying a custom gaming shirt from yourself, or an rpg gift for a tabletop-obsessed friend or family-member.
T-shirts are a favorite for almost every age group - all the way from children up to the elderly. They’re a staple of any wardrobe, and can be customized to anyone’s taste and comfort. While they may have a reputation for being casual articles, the humble t-shirt is constantly growing, becoming the clothing of choice for people of all kinds.
In terms of wearability, you can pair a t-shirt with almost anything. Be it slacks or jeans, a leather jacket or a Hawaiian shirt, a t-shirt can be added to almost any outfit. And if you’re looking to be a little more concealed about your gaming geekdom, you can always wear it safely underneath your ‘normal’, everyday clothes.
While RPG t-shirts may be the most popular of clothing choices, tank tops are just as functional, especially in warmer climates.
In areas where the heat regularly gets above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (and here in Arizona, where D20 Collective is based, it regularly gets above 100 and even 110 degrees), tank tops and other sleeveless, cool clothing is basically a requirement for spring and summer time outfits.
T-shirts, as light and functional as they can be, can be too much for these climates. D&D Tank Tops are a fantastic alternative, with all the variability and versatility, the designs and the colors, of t-shirts, without the sleeves. And even if you don’t need something super cool and breathable, tank tops have a unique look that makes for a slightly different look.