I like unique t-shirts designed by individuals and not mass produced, especially geeky t-shirts. Threadless latest t-shirt designed by Adam Antium, A Guide to Nerds, is pretty ingenious. Each nerd has various stats, like; strength, intelligence, magic, knowledge and science just like on trading cards.
This t-shirt hits the spot on why I don’t buy a lot of geeky t-shirts. You see, non-geek people would need a sort of guide to get geeks and their realms. While I am a geek in movies, books, computers, etc. most people around me are not. Lets face it, a lot of geek t-shirt we wear is to show of our geekiness but if no one “gets” what the shirt is about you’re just a chick/dude wearing a weird t-shirt.
I have a custom made t-shirt with Sheldon Cooper’s face on it with his quote: “I’m not insane, my mother had me tested!”. Every The Big Bang Theory fan would get it right away. But here in the Netherlands it is only recently they started showing the show on TV and besides other geeks who like me are up to date with the show, I don’t think the show is a huge hit here thus the t-shirt is mostly not understood.
I have come to the conclusion that wearing geeky t-shirts is fun if your friends are geeks, or if you want to meet fellow geeks.
Do you buy and wear geek t-shirts? Do you get reactions from people?