The most famous and perhaps biggest shirt in recent memory is without a doubt, Robert Pattinson’s Twilight shirt. The British actor wore it several times on the big screen while filming the blockbuster vampire saga. He often rocked it during promotional events for the movie, and most recently, he wore it at the Oscars while accepting his Best Supporting Actor Award for Good.
The funny thing is that, while this shirt has been seen on camera several times, it was actually designed for a photo call that never materialized. The actor wore it the day after the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 to commemorate the moment when he became a father for the first time. He was previously married to Fiancee Katie Holmes and the couple’s second child, a daughter, was born in January 2015.
We often think of pop culture when we think of memorable shirts. Meme shirts are all the rage these days, and we want to show you how you can make one yourself. We’ll tell you the story of Robert Pattinson’s shirt, the significance of its motifs, and how you can put one together too.
The Making Of Robert Pattinson’s Shirt
As we mentioned, Robert Pattinson’s Twilight shirt was not actually designed for the big screen. The actor actually wore it once while standing alongside co-star Taylor Lautner at Comic-Con International in 2012. At the time, Lautner was promoting his upcoming film Abduction, and they were wearing matching blue shirts with the words “I’m With Stupid” written on the front in big, bright letters.
The quote is a take-off on the popular Kurt Cobain quote, “I’m With the band, not with you.” It was the brainchild of the creative director at the time, Evan Narciso. He came up with the words as a joke, but they stuck, and soon everyone was quoting Lautner and Pattinson when they said anything about the film. After the premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the actor wore the same design and tweeted that he was wearing it for the fans:
“For all those who asked where I got the shirt, yes it’s for you guys.”
This trend continued when he attended the 70th annual Golden Globes Awards in January 2016. While accepting his award for Best Supporting Actor, Pattinson wore an “I’m With the Band” shirt.
The quote was seen on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, and fans started using the hashtag #iamwiththeband on Twitter to show their support. While this was going on, Pattinson had another interesting quote for fans: “I believe in being brave and bold. And also being humble. That’s never gone out of style.”
Robert Pattinson’s Shirt: Meaningful MES Shirt
What do all these quotes mean? Well, it means that we can interpret the colors, the quote, and the motifs on the shirt in a variety of ways.
The colors refer to the Royal British Legion‘s Poppy Pattern, which is designed to raise awareness of World War I. The legend on the left reads: “Those who died in the first world war left behind them a family who needed their help.” The right half of the shirt is done in a darker shade of blue, and it says “To all the fellas who gave their lives in the second world war.”
The motifs on the shirt are taken from the “Poppy” motifs first introduced in the 1960s. But they weren’t always used this way. In fact, when first designed, the flowers were positioned differently – at the top – but were later changed to their current position.
The shirt is part of a series of World War I-themed tees that the British Legion created to raise awareness of the Great War. These shirts and others like it will be auctioned off to raise funds for the organization.
How To Make A MEME Shirt
With all these details, you might be wondering how to make your own meme shirt. It’s actually not that complicated, and we’ll tell you how.
The first step is to decide which meme style you want to use. You can choose from several different styles, but we suggest using one of the most recognizable ones: Tiger King.
This is the one that everyone knows and loves. The second step is to find the corresponding T-shirt design. In this case, we suggest using a design by Brooklyn artist Alberto Cruz. There are several designs available on his website, but the one we like best features a wildcat with a crown and the words “royal” and “aristocrat” inscribed on its chest.
We know, however, that screen-printed tees are now considered “vintage”, so be sure to order some vintage graphics as well if this is the style you choose. They’ll make your shirt stand out even more. If screen printing is too expensive, you can always find pre-printed graphics on Ebay or another online marketplace.
With these pieces in place, the final step is to sew the shirt. It really is that simple. Just cut the front bottom piece and the collar according to the pattern, and you’re done. Of course, you can find ready-to-wear shirts to wear now, but don’t hesitate to keep making your own.