Contact Us

You’re Never Too Old for T-Shirts

Ryan O'Bryan - Avengers T-Shirt
Fear me ne’er do-gooders! (Ryan O’Bryan / 106-1 KISS-FM)

They’re comfortable, can be worn year round, and they can even let everyone know that if the gun show is in town, you have already procured your tickets.

I love t-shirts, and fortunately I have a job where t-shirts and jeans are perfectly acceptable attire. It’s also a job that comes with the perk of getting a ton of free t-shirts. That’s not to say I dislike dressing up a bit from time to time, however it should be noted that by “dressing up”, it means wearing an untucked, button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled rolled back slightly, jeans and casual sneakers.

Sketchers Kruger Comfort Shoes
These are my “dress shoes”. (

On a recent trip trip to Wal-Mart, I strolled through the men’s clothing section to look around. I had no intention of buying anything, just killing some time while my kids were at a youth group thing at church. Then I saw the shirt you see me so proudly wearing in the picture above.

It had everything I look for in a t-shirt. 1) It was a t-shirt, and 2) It displayed a cool logo of something I enjoy (in this case, The Avengers). That’s it (I’m pretty easy to please). Then I took a look at the price. $7.50! How could I pass that up? A great shirt for under $10? It was a no brainer.

With all that said, I was hesitant. My dresser already has two drawers overflowing with t-shirts. Do I need another one? More specifically, does a 36-year old guy need an Avengers t-shirt? Certainly the manufacturer’s research and development department feels there’s a market for them or they wouldn’t make them in XL and XXL sizes.

This is how my mind works, even over something as simple as buying a freaking t-shirt. Unlike a normal person, I can’t just grab it and go. I wrestle with whether or not it’s time to grow up and start acting my age, whatever that even means. Obviously the decision I made is clear, because thankfully, the voice in my head that wrestled with the decision, was drown out by the voice that said, “who cares?”

That’s the great thing about t-shirts, they’re an expression of who we are. Today, I’m a laid back guy who tries to be funny and likes good superhero movies (particularly those where I apparently bear a striking resemblance to one of the stars) . Tomorrow, I may be the laid back guy who tries to be funny and enjoys Star Wars movies.

Yoda T-Shirt
(Ryan O’Bryan / 106-1 KISS-FM)

The point being, that what other people think ultimately doesn’t matter. If you don’t think you’re too old for t-shirts, then you’re never too old for t-shirts. Wow, that got a little deep there at the end, didn’t it?

Best of 106.1 KISS FM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KISS-FM VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KISS-FM VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.