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Man thinks t-shirt gifted by ex-girlfriend means ‘I love you’

A hopeless romantic received a harsh lesson about love after he proudly flaunted a T-shirt from his ex-girlfriend.

The man thought it was “beautiful” that his ex gave him the shirt with the words “BHENCHOD”, according to his friend on social media.

His friend posted a picture of the romantic smiling on Twitter.

Alongside the picture, his friend wrote: “Asked him if he knew what his shirt meant.

“[He] said his ex got it for him and told him it means i love you and i think that’s beautiful.”

The post has now been re-tweeted more than 5,000 times left twitter users in hysterics.

Tweeters are laughing at the poor man because the word is Punjabi for “Sister F–ker”.

Some cruelly joked about the young lad, while others reverted to memes to express their laughter.

One user said: “This killed me!”

Another said; “I bet he was literally dressing up as himself for Halloween.”

But one user appeared to be happy that he was humiliated.

She said: “Should teach men to stick to the girl and language they know and understand.”

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Jack Wilshere: ‘It’s good to be back in an Arsenal shirt’ after rare start


Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere started for Arsenal in the Europa League on Thursday.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere said he is enjoying his football after Thursday’s goalless draw with Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.

The stalemate in north London means Arsene Wenger’s team have ensured qualification from Group H with two games to spare.

Wilshere played the full 90 minutes and the England international told BT Sport: “I feel good.

“I’m trying to get in the team, which is difficult here because there are good players, but I’m doing well in training and trying to impress when I get the chance.

“I’m happy where I am. There’s a little bit more to come from me, but I’m happy here. It’s good to be back in an Arsenal shirt.”

A 0-0 draw was enough for Arsenal to still qualify for the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

Looking back at the match, the 25-year-old continued: “That was the plan before we started… to do it [qualify] as soon as possible. We’ve qualified and now we want to do it properly and win the group.

“If you can’t win the game, don’t lose it. We’re not delighted with the point, but we’ll take it.

“It was different from the away game. We were better in the second half — not as good as we have been in recent performances — but we didn’t lose.”

Arsenal travel to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday and Wilshere added: “We’ll have to be better when we go to City — they’re a good team.

“But we’ll be ready for it and go there full of confidence and hopefully get something.”

​The Best Casual Button-Down Shirt for Men

How to Tell If Your Suit Jacket Fits Correctly:

Then comes the color and design. Every guy should own solid white and gray shirts for wearing with jackets and ties, but beware: They can look dull when worn by themselves. Plaid is a trusty choice for casual events and layering over a T-shirt. The most interesting patterns to wear by themselves are bold, wide stripes and geometric patterns that’ll catch people’s eyes.

When paired with jeans and chinos, go for an untucked look. Just be sure the back of the shirt doesn’t fall below the bottom of your butt. If it does, it’s either one size too big, or it’s actually a dress shirt that should be tucked in. Wearing the shirt solo or under a sport coat is a surefire approach. But try mixing up your look by wearing your shirt under a fine gauge wool sweater, bold down vest, or even a textured top coat to mix up your look.

This old-school brand had its heyday about 20 years ago, but like all things ’90s, it’s back in a big way. Known for its bold patterns and color blocking, Nautica makes classic (read: versatile) shirts that can go almost anywhere. Many are woven from wrinkle-resistant fabrics with just the right amount of stretch so they’ll move with you.

Winner: Nautica, $70, Buy It Here

Runners-up:
1. Club Monaco: $90, Buy It Here
2. Carhartt WIP: $108, Buy It Here
3. Levi’s Made & Crafted: $178, Buy It Here

​The Best Flannel Shirt for Men

Let’s be clear: There’s no dressing up a flannel shirt, so don’t even try it. Unlike regular plaid shirts, the thick fabric renders them casual. These rugged tops are made to pair with denim or chinos. Adds some leather boots or anything with a lug sole, and you are staying true to their original intentions. Wear them alone or as a layer—the thicker ones function well as a thin jacket when temperatures fluctuate.

3 Rules for the Perfect Undershirt:

If you want to keep the heritage vibe intact, some of the best flannel shirts are made by plenty of heritage brands, like Filson, L.L. Bean, Duluth Trading Company, and Eddie Bauer. They never swayed from killer flannel shirts while the rest of us were busy jumping on trend bandwagons. Brands like Abercrombie + Fitch, Huckberry, and J. Crew offer their own take with updated shapes and patterns. Regardless of the style, understated earth tones or dark colors will make them more versatile and easy to match.

While we’re big fans of many of these traditional iterations, the Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt gets us every time. Not only is the plaid easy to like, but details, such as adjustable button-closure cuffs and a pleated back makes it easy to move in. The fabric is durable but still soft, made with brushed cotton that only gets comfier the more it’s washed. It will become the favorite shirt you’ll make excuses to wear.

Runners Up:
1. Patagonia: $75, Buy It Here
2. Saturdays: $98, Buy It Here
3. Brixton: $64, Buy It Here

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The Best Polo Shirt for Men

Of course the polo can be worn on its own, but that’s just a hint of its versatility. Dress it up by wearing a sport coat or blazer over it—just be sure to tuck it in. Think summer weddings and outdoor events. If it’s made of fine gauge materials like cotton, wool, or cashmere, it’s nice enough to wear under a suit. Because this is a slightly more casual option, pair it with nice leather sneakers or loafers instead of traditional oxfords.

 

7 Style Hacks You Need to Try: 

The original is still the best. Lacoste makes them in more color combinations than we care to count, so you can always find your favorite hue. But if you want something unique, try the brand’s Live! line for striped cuffs and paint splatter details. They also have plenty of fabric options. Traditional pique is comfortable, but casual. If you already own that, go for the brand’s woven hemp, luxurious cashmere, or stretch and sweat-wicking fabrics.

 

Winner: Lacoste, $98, Buy It Here

Runners Up:

1. Sunspel: $125, Buy It Here
2. Original Penguin: $69, Buy It Here
3. Banana Republic: Starts at $37, Buy It Here

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Origins of ‘Oaktown’: James Copes says it started on a T-shirt

James Copes says he came up with the nickname while he was in the clothing business, going to trade shows around the country.

The people he met either didn’t know Oakland, or associated it with crime. Copes wanted to spread the good word about the city he loved. The answer was “Oaktown” — which he started putting on clothing in 1987.

“When you go to New York, people would say ‘the Big Apple.’ When you go to Detroit, they call it Motor City, ‘Motown,’” Copes says. “But we didn’t have anything to match our flavor. So I was trying to think of a name that would fit our flavor here in our city, the city of Oakland.”

Oaktown, or the Town, has grown algorithmically in the 30 years since it first appeared in Copes’ East Oakland store, on an “Oaktown is Kickin’ It” T-shirt. Rappers have immortalized the word in hit songs. At least a half dozen local businesses have Oaktown in their name. And the Golden State Warriors basketball team will debut their Town jersey this month.


But the man who says he popularized the term — and carries around old newspaper articles to prove it — says the meaning hasn’t changed for him.

“I love Oakland with all my heart. The people, the neighborhoods, the community,” Copes says. “I’m appreciative that people appreciate the name, the city and the culture and its people. That’s respect. And it can only make us more popular and help to create the flavor and spread the love all over so people will know about Oakland.”

As Copes explains his life story, every turn seems to contain a different Oakland badge of honor. Born in Highland Hospital, Copes grew up in Harbor Homes, a port-side Oakland housing project that was connected to land with a wooden plank and infested with foot-long harbor rats.

He went to five elementary schools, moving all around the city, as his mother struggled to make ends meet as a Kaiser Permanente nurse. A tennis prodigy at Oakland Technical High School who knew Arthur Ashe, Copes still looks fit in his mid-60s.

But as Copes takes his time to talk about his Oakland upbringing, the tone is never negative — even the rats seem like a fond memory. When he set up clothing businesses as a young man in the 1970s, becoming the youngest member of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, his positive outlook was constant.

The reviews for “Oaktown,” however, were not initially raves.

“One day I said to my mom, ‘Mom … I finally came up with a name for Oakland,’” Copes remembers. “She said ‘Oaktown — boy, that sounds like the country. Ain’t nobody going to buy no damned Oaktown.’”

He created “Oaktown is Kickin’ It” anyway, filled with bright characters drawn by local artist Jerry Harris. Rapper Too Short, who had played arcade games and sold cassettes for $1 in Copes’ first store, wore “Oaktown is Kickin’ It” shirts onstage at his concerts in the 1980s. Copes remembers two of MC Hammer’s enormous dancers coming into his Eastmont Mall shop and asking for the shirts; he was the only local T-shirt shop that carried size 4XL.

Too Short won’t dispute or confirm Copes’ account that he was the first to use Oaktown. (Copes acknowledges hearing a claim that the word was used on the streets before his shirt came out, but insists he came up with the term independently.) But the Oakland rapper says Copes was instrumental in bringing “Oaktown” to the masses.

“It’s definitely a staple in the city,” Too Short says. “You can’t take that from him, and you can’t take away the fact that he (named) the city, and his logos were worn by lots of people, who represented in town and out of town. Probably a lot of college kids took his shirts and hats away to school because they were so unique, just to say, ‘This is where I’m from.’”

Copes says rapper Dangerous Dame used Oaktown in a song first, followed closely by Too Short, who released the track “In the Oaktown” on his hit “Short Dog’s in the House” in 1990.

Hammer spread the term internationally, producing the female rap group Oaktown’s 357 in 1989, then dropping it in tracks including 1991’s “2 Legit to Quit.” (“Hit you with a dose of Oaktown power/ And charge you by the hour.”)

Meanwhile, the word grew bigger than Copes. He was hailed in a 1993 East Bay Express article as the “Mayor of Eastmont Mall”; the piece also credited him with coining “Oaktown.” Then he was driven out of his mall clothing shop in 1993 after new management took over.

Copes now sells clothing at various events in Oakland; he’s a regular during the Saturday Grand Lake Farmers’ Market, on Lake Park Avenue near Lanesplitter Pizza. He has a new website, www.oldschoolcopes.com, where he sells Oakland-themed products, including a popular “Born and Raised” shirt with a port crane and Oakland tree. The “Oaktown is Kickin’ It” shirt comes back into circulation every few years, with the 30th anniversary edition out now. He’s bringing a popular early 1980s “Christmas in Oakland” shirt back, too.

Copes has a heavy nostalgia for his days at Eastmont Mall, now called Eastmont Town Center and long past its peak as a retail center.

“Give some love to Eastmont Mall!” he says.

All the while, Copes doesn’t complain about the changes in the city, or others co-opting the Town name — even if they don’t know where it came from. For Copes, the Town was always bigger than one person. And it was never about money. The root of Oaktown is love.

“Life brings about change. Time brings about change. But the city is still great. The neighborhoods, the culture is still here,” Copes says. “What we have to do is work together and go beyond our differences. Speak to each other. Say, ‘Hello.’ This is a great city, people are great in this town. It always will be great.”

Peter Hartlaub is The San Francisco Chronicle’s pop culture critic. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @PeterHartlaub

Town business: Do you know Walter E. Carroll, the former Oakland assistant to the city manager who in the 1970s created the Oakland tree logo? The Chronicle is looking for friends or relatives of Mr. Carroll to tell his story. Contact Peter Hartlaub at [email protected]

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This guy thinks this T-shirt his ex bought him says ‘I love you’… but he couldn’t be more wrong

A HOPELESS romantic received a harsh lesson about love after he proudly flaunted a T-shirt from his ex-girlfriend.

The man thought it was “beautiful” that his ex gave him the shirt with the words “BHENCHOD”, according to his friend on social media.

This poor man proudly donned a T-shirt from his ex, which actually had a cruel meaning printed across it

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This poor man proudly donned a T-shirt from his ex, which actually had a cruel meaning printed across it

His friend posted a picture of the romantic smiling on Twitter.

Alongside the picture, his friend wrote: “Asked him if he knew what his shirt meant.

“[He] said his ex got it for him and told him it means i love you and i think that’s beautiful.”

The post has now been re-tweeted more than 5,000 times left twitter users in hysterics.

Tweeters are laughing at the poor man because the word is Punjabi for “Sister F***er”.

Some cruelly joked about the young lad, while others reverted to memes to express their laughter.

One user said: “This killed me!”

Another said; “I bet he was literally dressing up as  himself for Halloween.”

But one user appeared to be happy that he was humiliated.

She said: “Should teach men to stick to the girl and language they know and understand.”


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​The Best Plaid Shirt for Men

How to Cuff Your Jeans:

The smaller the pattern, the more it can be dressed up with a suit, blazer, or shawl-collar cardigan. Solid, or knit ties are also an unexpected way to style them. If you go dressy, opt for deeper, darker colors or tonal shades that will make plaids look less rustic and more sophisticated. For instance, navy with a medium blue or forest green and burgundy plaid. Sharper contrasts, such as the classic red and black buffalo plaid, skew more laid back and less refined. (Here are some of our other favorite dress shirt picks.)

Feel and fit are important. Your plaid shirt should be made with cotton or other natural fabrics so your skin can breathe. As for fit, it should end right around your hip and skim your frame. Bigger cuts can make your trunk look boxy, especially if you plan to wear it under a sweater or suit jacket. But if you’re just looking to keep your style laid back and possibly wear it with a cotton tee underneath, the fit doesn’t have to be as streamlined. If you can grab more than a handful of fabric, then you have a shirt that’s too big. Size down and it will flatter your frame as well as your wardrobe.

Bonobos is a favorite brand of Men’s Health Fashion and Grooming Director Sandra Nygaard because the fits and fabrics have universal appeal. She chose this slim fit plaid shirt because the washed cotton is soft and shades of indigo are seasonless. “This would look as good under a navy tweed sportcoat in fall as it would layered on top of a T-shirt on a cool summer night,” she says.

 

Winner: Bonobos; $88, Buy It Here

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Taylor Swift turns shirt she wore the wrong way into merchandise



Look what we made her do.

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  • In 2014, Taylor Swift was roasted for wearing a sweater backward without realizing.
  • Now, the singer has reclaimed the narrative and is selling a version of the backward shirt as merchandise.
  • Her fans are going wild.
  • The backwards sweater is part of a promotional line for her upcoming album, “Reputation” (November 10).
  • Although it’s not for sale yet, it will be available online at pop-up shops.

In 2014, people made fun of Taylor Swift for wearing her shirt the wrong way around without realizing. But now, she has turned that fashion faux pas into an opportunity to make money, by selling a version of it as promotional merch.

Here’s a closer look at her new shirt:


Taylor Swift wants to reclaim the narrative surrounding her backward shirt.

Taylor Swift

Swift is trying to reclaim the narrative surrounding the shirt after she was dragged for her mistake in 2014 when a Tumblr account dedicated to her outfits pointed out the error.

“Her bordeaux sweater here is actually a reversible piece with Taylor opting to wear the neck [cutout] side for the front and the high-neck turtleneck to the back,” the post said.

At the time, the singer admitted she was wrong in a Tumblr post that has since been deleted. “I think what they’re trying to say politely is… I wore the shirt wrong didn’t I,” she wrote.

Still, Twitter had a field day with her mistake.

Needless to say, Swift’s fans are going wild now that she is including the backward shirt in her line of “Reputation” merch.

One fan even pointed out that the built-in choker look is very
2017.

The shirt isn’t for sale yet and the price isn’t listed online, but you can take a closer look at the sweater and other snake-emblazoned merch in her lookbook in the meantime.

Swift’s new merch will be available in pop-up shops after her album “Reputation” drops on November 10.

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Local T-shirt company cashes in on Astros win

WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Houston Astros World Series win is a homerun for a Waco business.

QTI Promotions and Apparel in Waco started printing World Series T-shirts moments after the last out Wednesday night.

Manager Jason Powers expected his crew to finish up the 10,000 shirts around noon on Thursday.

Powers is a Rangers fan, but says he’s happy a Texas team took home the title.

He said fans can find the shirts at Academy, JCPenney and many other stores that sell sports apparel.