A tennis shirt, often referred
to in the popular culture as a
is a T-shaped
a collar and two buttons; occasionally they
also include a pocket. Common fabrics for
these shirts include pique
jersey cotton, or pima cotton.
a tennis shirt's cloth is cut so that the
back hangs a few centimeters lower than
This is called a tennis tail.
The original 1929 design by tennis player
Rene Lacoste called for a thick pique collar
that one would wear turned up in order to
block the sun from one's neck.
During the 1990's, the tennis shirt became
the standard informal business attire for
the high tech industry. In the People's
Republic of China, most younger government
officials wear a tennis shirt (sometimes
made of silk) as standard business attire.
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