The Blackshirt is a shirt design that is extremely popular with both extreme rightist and left-wing political movements. The design was originally created by Konstantin Maloff, who was an unemployed German industrial worker during the post-World War II period, and has gone on to design clothing for the IRA, the underground resistance and even the Mexican Independence Party. The Voluntaryilitia for National Security, also known as the Blackshirts or squadrini, was initially the unofficial wing of the Italian Fascist party, called the Squadritto, and in 1923 was an all-out politicalitaire army of the Popular Front for National Development, similar to the SA during the Nazi era. From there the term “Blackshirt” was applied to any unemployed worker who believed in the social agenda of the blackshirts, which were anti-Hitler and anti-Fascist, and they wore these T-shirts to work and other public places as well as inside private homes.
Fascists and Nazis alike adopted the black shirt as a symbol of their identity as well as a style statement. After the defeat of Nazism in Europe, the Italian Fascists turned their rhetoric into increasingly violent actions, adopting more overtly threatening tactics. In fact they were just beginning to adopt more violent tactics when they were confronted by the British and American military in an escalating war that would last the entire course of World War II. Ultimately, despite being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world at the time, Italy was defeated in the Battle of Giulia in June of 1945.
Because of its rejection of Fascism and Nazism, and because of the increasingly hostile political atmosphere post-war, Fascists worldwide adopted the black shirt as a symbol of their revival and power. Fascists also adopted a philosophy of white supremacy, racism, and national socialism. Their shirts were splashed across streets in many European cities as a way to symbolize a sense of white power. The color black became a little bit of an accessory for them to add to their attire, much like the skull rings which were popular with gangs in America at the time.
A typical black shirt design would include a black and red “trimmed” shirt worn with cargo pants or khakis. Some would even wear white pants with the shirt. They would then make their way to the nearest bar or club to enjoy some time in with friends and drink beer and watch the locals go down on each other. If you are not familiar with these kinds of shirts, they were originally created during World War II for use by Resistance fighters as a way to wear camouflage while they committed acts of resistance. They later became popular among punks, who often chose to dress in black as a sign of rebellion against the war.
Today, many people who are not into punk culture prefer to wear black shirts, even if it is just for casual wear. They find that the color has a little bit of a cool vibe to it, even if it is not for actual resistance activities. If you have never seen someone wearing one, you might be wondering what exactly is so special about them.
One of the biggest reasons that people choose to wear black shirts is because they tend to look a little more formal than their white counterparts. This is not to say that they are unisex, but more that they tend to look a little bit classier and professional in a darker shade of clothing. In addition, black belts are generally thought to be better suited for men than women, so men may want to wear a black belt with their shirts. No matter your reason for wearing one, you will be happy with the results, as black shirts are a great way to dress up your wardrobe and get a little bit extra wear out of it.