How do you put on a shirt?

United States
January 22, 2008 10:41am CST
When I was younger, I was amazed at seeing other put on a sweatshirt of some sort because I realized the way they put on their shirts was very strange to me, simply because I always put mine on a certain way, and the way they put a shirt on was completely different than mine. I always put a shirt over my head first and then put my arms in the shirt and then I'm done. However, I know a lot of people put their arms in first and then their head. So, I'm curious, how do you put on a shirt? Head first or arms first and why? Were you taught this or was it just something that stuck with you?
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 Jan 08
It's head first for me, since I need to check if I'm putting the my shirt on it's proper side. I also noticed most people do that, I tried doing it but I am not used to it as if I feel it's awkward. I guess I'm just used to doing it, I can't remember that somebody or someone, even my parents, teaching me that way in donning up shirts..
• United States
22 Jan 08
I don't remember who taught me to put my shirt on headfirst myself. Just kind of happened I guess.
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@AmbiePam (44524)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I'm female, but was told I put my shirts on in a 'boy' way. I put my head in first, followed by my arms. It jars my head less, and is just the way I do it. My mom and sister though, never put their shirts on that way. They did the arms and then the head.
• United States
22 Jan 08
Wow, I've never heard that putting your shirts on headfirst was the male way to do it. That's an interesting concept. I think my mom and grandmother both put shirts on headfirst, and since I do too you are not alone.
@shymurl (2769)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I always put my shirt on arms first. Don't know why I do it that way. I have just done it. I find it easy to teach my kids to put on their shirt head first. My two oldest I see them put it one different ways. Sometimes head first and sometimes arms first. I guess its just how you're feeling that day. lol
• United States
22 Jan 08
I tried putting my shirts on arms first but it just felt awkward to me so I gave up on it and went back to my regular way,lol.
@ashlar (41)
• Philippines
23 Jan 08
head first, then arms...
@ElicBxn (59910)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I do the arms first, kind of a standing up "dive." I'm also known to have no problem putting them on when they are inside out, something my roommie (who is blind after all) can't seem to master. I learned this way from my mom, but now she has to do it your way, probably because of the stokes.