garment for the upper body

A shirt is a kind of clothing which is made to cover the upper body. Shirts can mean T-shirts, polo shirts, etc. In earlier times shirts, which were for men, had a collar, sleeves with cuffs and split in half with buttons on one side. This can be called a "dress shirt", a specific type of "collared shirt"). Some shirts have sleeves, that cover the arms. T-shirts are a type of shirt that has shorter sleeves. These sleeves cover the shoulders. Shirts that do not have sleeves are called "sleeveless".

A 19th-century shirt

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