These numbers pay tribute to the sport, and to the greatest athletes in history. For example, number 23 has already become legendary since the 90s, it was worn by the famous basketball player and the richest athlete in the world, Michael Jordan.
These are mostly random numbers. But they can also carry a hidden individual meaning. For example, a favorite number. Or a significant day, the date of some important event.
Let's say I disagree with the respondents. It all depends on the brand. For example, a celestial puma puts the number 48 everywhere - the year the company was founded - 1948. In each of the collections, the numbers are loaded with meaning. Last year, for example, there were T-shirts with a print of 86, it was a tribute to 1986, when Maradonna won the world championship, and it was the cougar who sponsored him. Every branded item is always a little Istria.
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Explaining the numbers are written for a reason, it all depends on the company, of course. There is always a reference, such as article 228 and 69 Kamasutra, etc., for some brands these are dates
Chris (00) - together with Suho, whose number is 1, they form 100.
Lei ( 10) - he was born in October (10 months in a row); there is a Chinese idiom associated with this number, it means "perfection".
Sehun (94) - he was born in 1994.
Chen (21) - he was born on September 21st.
Dio (12) - he was born on January 12; EXO has 12 members.
Kai (88) - H is the eighth letter of the English alphabet, so 88 stands for HH, that is, hip-hop; 88 in Morse code means "Love and Kisses".
Chanyeol (61) - in childhood he was called Park Chang Ho. And Park Changho is a famous Korean baseball player, whose number is just 61.
Baekhyun (4) - he wanted to become a singer since grade 4; # 4 batter is one of the most important players in baseball.
In Russia 228, article number of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation for the sale, production, storage of narcotic drugs. Not very smart gopniks like to flaunt them. Well, the Chinese are happy to try, we have done it.
Virgil Abloh's Pyrex 23 pioneered mass-market copying of these endless numbers on T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts. The numbers themselves mean absolutely nothing.
Depends on the firm. If this is not a commemorative sign, for example, in memory of the rally at Haymarket (1986) or the shooting of students at the University of Kent in 1970. (there were such series of T-shirts) If this is not a copy of the national team player's number, but usually such a T-shirt is defined by font style and cut. Then you need to look at the slang dictionary and Internet abbreviations www.netlingo.com - this is network slang. As for the speech slang 85 - American policemen's slang mistress 80 + 90 = פצ - euphemism of the word putz- idiot, penis (Jewish-American slang) 23, of course, can be perceived as consonant twofer - a prostitute, or too free? but this is if the T-shirt is very cheap - low-quality jargon. 79 is not officially in slang, but there is an expression seven-year-itch - the desire of a married man to have connections on the side (the 7th year of marriage in America is considered a crisis) if you add 9 from the network slang - watching parent, then perhaps a combination pointing to a walking father. But this only applies to low-quality men's T-shirts. In principle, if the T-shirts are Chinese, 79 is still the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and China.)
I do not know about 79, but 23 is a "sacred" number in numerology, which is even dedicated to a separate film "The Fatal Number 23" with Jim Carrey. Offhand: a person has 23 pairs of chromosomes, Euclid's geometry has 23 axioms, Shakespeare was born and died on the 23rd, etc. I personally collect "numbers 23 in the cinema", and have already collected a collection of several hundred frames. Here's a fresh shot from Groundhog Day :-)
For most brands, this is the year the company was founded. Colin's have already been mentioned here, pay attention to O'Neill, Gap, Nike and others in the middle price level. It's not just that for them)
Most of the numbers on T-shirts mean absolutely nothing and are applied for beauty, except for the number 42.
If you see a man in such a T-shirt on the street, be sure to go up to him and shake his hand, hug, kiss. He knows the answer to the main question of life, the universe and all that.
I have a T-shirt from the adidas x Topshop collection, it says 00:45:50 on the back, which means 45 adidas Superstar models and 50 years Topshop. So in each case it means different.
I heard that the number 88 is the number of the neo-Nazis. The 8th letter of the alphabet is "H", which means "HH" (Heil Hitler). Since then I have been throwing away T-shirts and sweatshirts with number 88.
There is a Turkish company Colin's - there are stores in every more or less large city. If there is a number on her clothes, it will most likely be 83. Ergolou Clothing was founded in 1983, the firm that Colin's later grew out of. So in this case it's a tribute to history.
Those that are sold in the mass market do not really matter, the image is more important here, and not the numbers themselves. However, you can find such a service as printing your surname and some digit you need (year or date of birth, for example) on such clothes.
Not only American football, but basketball, for example. And the same number 23 is almost a clear reference to one of the most famous foreign basketball players, Michael Jordan, who played at number 23 in the Chicago Bulls.
This is done in the style of numbers on sports uniforms in American football. Designers began to use such numbers after they noticed a tendency to wear sportswear with similar numbers. Doesn't have any hidden meaning.