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1913: The tee is "born" as official undergarment to be worn under Navy uniforms.(Credit: U.S. Naval Historical Center)

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100 years of the T-shirt

Seems hard to believe something as ubiquitous as the T-shirt was ever . . . new. But that's what it was back in 1913, when the U.S. Navy ordered them for sailors to wear under their uniforms. To celebrate the fashion staple's 100th birthday, we've gathered a quick look at its history and some classic and not-so-classic tees to keep you cool the rest of the summer.

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