My Favorite T-Shirt
Favorite t-shirt essay
According to www.spreadshirt.blogspot.com, the number of t-shirts shipped worldwide in
2008 was, 1,302,383! Imagine this, the number of people that handle a t-shirt before it gets to
you is about sixteen people! Everyone should have a favorite t-shirt, one that holds memories, or
one that they just love to wear. Mine happens to be one that just holds lots of memories.
My all-time favorite t-shirt is a Iowa Hawkeye t-shirt that I got for christmas from my
grandparents. My grandparents and basically my whole family are big Hawkeye fans. My
grandparents got it from the gift store at the University of Iowa. Even before all the memories
happened, I already loved it knowing that it was actually from the University of Iowa.
My favorite t-shirt is pitch black, with a big Hawkeye symbol on the front. It says “Iowa
Hawkeyes”, then underneath the Hawkeye sign, it says “Herky”. The words are outlined in a
smokey gray and a tangerine yellow. The Hawkeye symbol is surrounded by a stitched line in
cloud white, also surrounded by a dusty gray, and a sunflower yellow. My favorite t-shirt is
actually a kid sized t-shirt, that would be why it isn’t one that I would wear all the time, I just
love all of the good thoughts it holds.
This is my favorite t-shirt, because, well first of all, it’s a Hawkeye t-shirt, so obviously
it‘s a pretty special one. Other than that, I wore this to my Hogrefe family annual Hawkeye get
together, which normally happens in October or November. Normally, we would go to an actual
game in Iowa City, but this year, we couldn’t get tickets. This year, everyone brought their
signature recipes, and we ate all of it! We watch the football game that is going on that day, and
My Favorite T-Shirt
cheer on our favorite team. Then, we split into two teams, the outlaws, (the ones that are married
into the family), and the true Hogrefes. Then, we play a couple games, and by the way, everyone
plays, and it is a pretty fun experience.
This particular time was so special mainly because, you are only allowed to come to this
annual event when you are in the seventh grade, and when you are finally allowed to become a
part of the clan, you have to be initiated. Normally you have to sing the Iowa Fight Song in front
of everybody, but I refused to do that; therefore, the effect went something like this; my great
aunt told me to come outside because they wanted my help in a bean-bag toss game. I went out
and they told me to take my shoes off, I was a little confused, but you never really know what is
going to happen when you get to know my cousins. Therefore, I took my shoes off, and started
to walk over to the game, then two of my older cousins, (Tim and Tony), picked me up and threw
me in a snow pile! At first I was mad because I was so cold, considering my favorite t-shirt is
not the warmest thing on earth but, then I just laughed it off, people took pictures and that was
how I got initiated. In my opinion, it was still better than singing the fight song. By the way,
whoever wins the scrimmage gets a trophy, yeah I know I have a pretty crazy family.
As you can see my favorite t-shirt has quite a few memories, and I enjoyed them all. I
like to think of my favorite t-shirt as a childhood memory, something that I will always keep
because of the memories that it holds. My favorite t-shirt is not necessarily one that I would wear
all the time, but because it is my favorite, it holds lots of memories; memories that I will always