Fashion changes with the times. But no matter the shifts styles may go through, graphic tees always seem to find their place in popular trends. From casual and simple text to elaborate images, these tees can be the perfect complement to any outfit…or the item that ruins your entire ensemble. While the person wearing the tee might not be laughing, these hilarious t-shirt “fails” provide plenty of entertainment to us, innocent onlookers. Enjoy!
Not a Blonde
Hmmm, do we think this woman has looked in the mirror lately? Because she’s most definitely not a blonde. No shade here – brunette is a perfectly beautiful color. But being a brunette and wearing a shirt that says you’re a blonde is just plain confusing.
Perhaps she borrowed this shirt from a friend? Maybe she just feels blonde on the inside. Whatever the case, she’s providing us with plenty of free entertainment.
Okay, we have to start at the beginning with this one. First of all, Texas state is definitely not in the shape of a triangle. Second of all, when did triangles become hipster?
Are we missing some big joke here? What store decided to sell this shirt? It’s all one big fail that somehow intertwines Texas and hipsters, and we just don’t get it.
A Disloyal Girlfriend
Oh, boy. Here we have yet another shirt that dips just a little too far into the realm of the inappropriate. Does her boyfriend know that she’s wearing this? Did she put it on for a special occasion? Why would anyone actually want to kiss her if she’s making it clear that she has a boyfriend who’s on the way back?
This shirt leaves far too many unanswered questions. But most importantly—what kind of person would buy this? This is a graphic tee that should have stayed on the shelf where it belongs.
A Cutesy Fail
Once you start getting a little older, you can’t always count on your mind to lead you to the right destination. Thankfully, there are t-shirts for that. This cute couples’ tee ensures that grandpa will always find his way back home.
We can hardly label it fail because it’s just so cute. Rita knows her fella is a little forgetful, so she found a solution. Plus, it also ensures that he can never try to run out on her. Smart woman.
A Dead Minnie Mouse
Before we attack our friend in the dead mouse shirt, Deadmau5 is actually a Canadian DJ. Unfortunately, this guy didn’t really think through his outfit choice when he donned his band shirt and waltzed right into Disneyland.
As you can see, the t-shirt is especially upsetting to Minnie Mouse, and anyone who upsets Minnie Mouse deserves our disdain. Thankfully, the t-shirt wearer looks appropriately sorry for his misguided actions, so we’ll give him a break.
The Perfect Tee
Buying a funny t-shirt that claims you do dumb things is definitely amusing. But doing something dumb while wearing that shirt turns you into a major fail.
We’re not sure what this kid got into that messed up his hand, but it was probably something dumb. At least he had a t-shirt that was perfect for the occasion!
A Not-So-Great Idea
Lots of things can seem like a good idea at the time. But driving your boat off the water and into the surrounding bush? Did that ever seem like a good idea?
We have to assume that a guy who owns this shirt likely gets himself into all kinds of sticky situations. While he might not be able to fix his boat, at least he got a great picture out of the entire ordeal.
This fail is so simplistic, which is why we had to include it. It’s nothing more than a simple spelling mistake on a street vendor’s t-shirt. If you look quickly enough, you might just miss it.
You know, we’ve always wanted to visit Massachubatts. We hear it’s beautiful this time of year. This shirt might just be the encouragement we need to make the trip.
Way Too Honest
Yuck! While most of us have probably peed in a pool at some point in our lives, we should all be old to know that it’s not socially acceptable. But instead of shying away from the truth, this guy chose to advertise it on his t-shirt.
We don’t think many people will be inviting this dude over for a swim. He does get some points for honesty, but it’s also possible to take honesty too far.
Not An English Major
Let’s go over some basic English here. A COLLAGE is a collection of photos put together to create an art piece. A COLLEGE is an educational institution that advances your learning by teaching you more about certain topics. For example, English might be a subject you’d learn in college.
Unfortunately, this girl must have skipped her English classes. Either that, or she’s really passionate about her photo collections.
If you have your favorite hat, you’ll always be smiling. At least, according to this shirt you will.
While it’s a nice message, we do sense a few problems. What if you don’t have a favorite hat? What if you lose your favorite hat? Can you only smile if you’re wearing your favorite hat? These and more questions may remain forever unanswered.
Let Your T-Shirt Do the Talking
Sometimes your graphic tee is simply a funny addition to your outfit. But other times, it sends a very clear message. That’s definitely the case in this instance. Rather than repeating the same line over and over, this girl allowed her t-shirt to do the talking.
Unless you’re bearing some sort of alcohol, you might as well just stay away from this chick. It’s definitely not the nicest slogan to have printed on the front of your t-shirt, but it’s effective.
Everyone used to ride in the back of pickup trucks! Maybe this guy was part of the generation that thought it was the norm. Unfortunately, we’ve since learned that riding in the back of pickup trucks isn’t all that safe.
Doing something very unsafe while wearing a “think safety” t-shirt is too ironic to ignore. This guy was just trying to get to work, and he inadvertently turned himself into a major fail.
This shirt is so savage, which is precisely why we love it so much. This older gentleman is obviously running a race, and he wants everyone to know just how hard it was for him to get here. Not only is he 50, fat, and diabetic, he’s also ahead of you.
Honestly, good on this guy. He worked hard for this achievement, and he’s not about to let it go unnoticed. It might hurt to read this in the middle of the race, but you can’t help but give him a pat on the back.
You’re Hot, We Get It
We’re all for a funny statement emblazoned on the front of a t-shirt. But this zinger is just plain rude, no? We get it-you're hot. Does that also mean that you have to make the rest of us feel bad?
In her defense, it takes a lot of confidence to don this t-shirt. It may not make her any friends, but she’s certainly not ashamed of who she is. If you’ve got it, flaunt it – right?
Now, we know this t-shirt has to be a purposeful fail, and it’s actually quite funny. The messed-up words made us giggle, especially as we worked to put them back into their proper order.
While it’s all fun and games for us adults, the shirt feels like an odd choice when you have a child standing right next to you. Is that what she’s teaching her kid at home? Would if the little boy doesn’t know that it’s a joke? There are way too many ways for this situation to backfire.
Slide to Unlock
Remember that “slide to unlock” feature on older iPhones? If you don’t, don’t worry! It’s forever immortalized in this creative graphic tee.
The shirt itself isn’t all that innovative. It’s just the slide to unlock feature copy and pasted onto the front of a tee. But the placement here is the real winner. We wouldn’t recommend wearing this shirt around your family, but it might be the perfect way to get your message across on your next date.
Sometimes spelling a word like it sounds works. Other times, however, it creates some serious mistakes. For example, this colossal misspelling of Mickey Mouse.
Maybe the person who created this shirt had a lisp. Even so, it’s a bit of an embarrassment to get the greatest animated character of all time wrong. Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave.
Another incorrect translation, this shirt simply reads “Protect concern.” What? Are you protecting your own concerns? Should you protect and be concerned? What is this shirt trying to tell us?!
Unfortunately, we have no idea. All we know is that it’s probably not what this shirt was trying to say. While it’s funny to laugh at now, it does make us a little concerned as to what the random Chinese characters mean on our own t-shirts.
Queen and Knig
Couples’ t-shirts are so cute...except when there’s a colossal mistake printed on the front. This queen turned out okay, but her knig might not be as happy with his tee.
We guess this couple could still rock their shirts together, but it would be a little embarrassing. Still, it gets the message across. Every queen is just on the hunt for her knig...er, we mean, king.
A Mess From Start to Finish
This shirt is all kinds of confusing. First of all, hamburger isn’t even spelled correctly. That important mistake is punctuated by the grammar and capitalization errors at the bottom. “I feel happiness When I eat a him”? What is this shirt even trying to say?
But most egregious of all, there isn’t even a hamburger in the picture. It’s french fries in a crumpled packet. From start to finish, this shirt is simply a mess. Let’s hope no one spent their hard-earned money on this failed tee.
A Fitting Outfit
Talk about dressing for the occasion. Did this man know he was going to have a bad day? Maybe he’s always subtly preparing for an unpleasant time. Whatever the case may be, his shirt adds some undeniable irony to his situation.
Unfortunately, we’re not sure that the cops saw the humor in the situation. Thankfully, whoever snapped this pic knew exactly what they were doing. We hope your day gets better, sir!
Single and Ready to Mingle
This tee mixes a bit of confidence with a lot of shame to create one t-shirt that’s a total fail. At least this guy has no shame advertising his single status! After all, if you want to find someone, you have to put in some effort. Unfortunately, simply wearing a t-shirt telling people that you’re single probably isn’t enough to change your situation.
Still, the man is trying. If he keeps wearing shirts like this, he may not be single for long!
There’s something to be said for someone who’s so clear about their expectations. Unfortunately, if your expectations are completely laughable, you probably shouldn’t have them printed on a t-shirt.
Average people don’t really date models, so it’s hard to believe that this grease-stained cook would have much luck in that department. But good for him for going after his dreams!
A Gassy Situation
This man is a little more subtle than his “fart loading” companion, but he still wants everyone to know about his flatulence. Using the Chevron gas symbol, this guy is ready to announce the state of his tummy to the entire world.
At least he’s giving us a heads up so we can clear the room. This man should definitely exist in a bubble of space all his own, at least while he’s wearing this t-shirt.
Don’t Get Too Close
This is quite a graphic T-shirt. While it gets a little too personal for our taste, it’s also a good way to warn people to give this woman a nice circle of space everywhere she goes.
Wait...is that why she wore it? If so, she’s a genius. There’s no better way to keep strangers from talking to you than threatening them with a fart.
The Beliebers are still alive and thriving in our midst. While they’re not as loud and proud as they once were, they’re still there, supporting Justin Bieber in all his new endeavors.
These guys either know exactly what women are looking for, or they themselves recognize the true genius in his music. Taking the Bieber-like haircuts into consideration, we think it’s the latter. There’s no shame in liking Justin Bieber. Like the t-shirts say: Real men respect Beiber.
Definitely Not Asia
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. For this t-shirt designer, geography simply isn’t his strength. Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to know that.
In case anyone is confused, the continent depicted here is not Asia. Maybe the designer didn’t have anyone there to fact-check his work, but couldn’t he have turned to Google if he was a little unsure? More importantly, how did this tee make it all the way to the rack without anyone realizing that it was wrong?
Feel Lin Dancing
What is happening here? We almost had a stroke trying to read this shirt. None of the words really go together and the random different colors don’t help. No matter how we tried to read this tee, we just could figure it out.
If you want to confuse the heck out of people, this is the perfect shirt for you. Unfortunately, people might also think you’re a little crazy if you wear it.
Not a Duck
This shirt makes grammatical sense, but we’re still missing a bit of the backstory. Who is the little friend? Why did he call him a duck? Why does he have to apologize?
This shirt is an especially interesting fail because it doesn’t seem like a case of mistranslation. This guy knows exactly what he’s saying, even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else. That being said, we are not a duck, so we accept your apology.
Found of Walks
This person is just so fond of walks. If you think they’re fond of walks, you’re wrong. Their shirt specifically states that they’re found of walks.
Not only are they found of walks, however, their heart is also filled with the lovetoxic. We’re not exactly sure what they’re trying to say, but it’s encouraging us to stay far, far away from this mess.
A Serious Mix-up
With a mistake this bad, we have to assume this major t-shirt fail was a purposeful choice. The band pictured on the front of this graphic tee is Hanson, a ‘90s boy band with a clean reputation. Nirvana, on the other hand, is a darker rock band with an unmistakable grunge look.
Nirvana is a legendary group in the rock world, but apparently some people don’t know that. While we think the designer is purposefully messing with people, we feel sorry for the customer who buys this tee without full knowledge of the ‘90s rock scene.
Ignore the Haters
Ignore the haters – that’s definitely the motto of this older gentleman. While he’s taking the approach of using the kids’ lingo, we can’t fully label this t-shirt as a fail. It’s just too great of an attitude to allow us to tear this guy down.
Plus, if we say anything bad, we’ve joined the ranks of his many haters. This grandpa knows what he’s doing, even if he just looks like a sweet old man.
Dirty Minds Beware
Oh, boy. When you look at this shirt closely, you can see that it’s so beautifully innocent. It’s just a hand reaching down to pet a cute little dog. How sweet, right?
Unfortunately, dirtier minds may see something different. The unfortunate shape of the dog’s head takes on a somewhat...ahem...uh, phallic appearance. It could be our own dirty brain, but now we can’t unsee it. What an unfortunate look for this cute little dog.
Get Us Out of Here
Yet another shirt that simply makes no sense. Yet someone decided to put it on a mannequin? What is this shirt even saying? Something about a hat and a tooth and getting out of here?
After reading this tee, that’s exactly what we want to do – get out of here. Out of this store and into a society with sensible wardrobe options.
Poor Bart Simpson
Ah, Baet Simpson – one of the most beloved characters on TV. Do you know Baet? Everyone knows Baet. He’s the son of Hober and Marle Simpson.
Poor BART Simpson didn’t get the treatment he deserves on this t-shirt. Not only is his name spelled wrong, but his text bubble also doesn’t even make any sense. Bart deserved better.
It’s always good to promote the hustle. Unfortunately, hustle can also have a more nefarious meaning that refers to obtaining your goods in some fairly shady ways.
While this woman is probably referring to the idea that you should work hard for what you want, we’re not sure she understands the full definition of hustle.
If you’re going to wear a chick magnet shirt, it’s smart to take a picture with a girl who looks like she actually wants to be there. As courageous as this man was to don this tee, his lady companion looks like she’d rather be anywhere else in the world at this moment.
Still, despite the lack of chemistry, he does have a girl next to him. Maybe "chick magnet" means the shirt just allows him to be in the vicinity of women? If so, mission accomplished!
Hello Fellow Kids
Older people just love to get in on young people’s lingo. While this guy wanted to take the “hello fellow kids” approach, he ends up looking more than a little silly.
Not only does the shirt sport the words “yolo” and “swagg,” it’s also so eye-catching that it can’t just fade into the background. This guy is really showing his age in this tee, and we don’t necessarily mean that as a compliment. You only live once, but that doesn’t mean you should buy bad t-shirts.
Total Gibberish Some Chinese translations of English shirts are really, really rough. We’re sure this gentleman donned this tee thinking he was rocking some hip American phrase. Unfortunately, all he’s promoting is totally gibberish.
“Tands” is most definitely not a word. We can assume that the shirt is supposed to say “stands,” but even then the phrase doesn’t make sense. What is “it”? Why does “it” stand for relax? We’re so incredibly confused.
If you can dream it, you can do it – isn’t that what they say? Well, this girl is going one step beyond just dreaming it. She’s getting her aspirations printed on a t-shirt for the world to see.
When she says “almost famous” just how close is she to actual stardom? If we had to guess, we’d say she’s not very close at all. If you have to get that printed on a t-shirt, you’re probably not as famous as you think you are.
Oh, The Irony
This t-shirt is a total facepalm. Whatever his fun and games were, they actually did cause the cops to show up. You’d think he’d be a little more careful when wearing that tee, but maybe this guy just has an elite sense of humor.
Whatever the case may be, this mugshot is definitely one worth keeping. If it were us, we’d have it framed on our fireplace.
What a perfect moment to capture on candid camera. While the “drink until you want me” message is a little creepy and dangerous, this girl seems more than happy to comply.
We just have one question – how much alcohol is it going to take? She should remember to drink responsibly, which is a little hard to do when you have a man over your shoulder watching your alcohol consumption. The shirt would be much funnier if the guy didn’t look like he was taking it so seriously.
One Letter Makes All the Difference
Some graphic tees are embarrassing because they’re a little too complimentary. This t-shirt, however, is a memorable fail because it’s such an innocent mistake. Instead of reading “Clap Your Hands,” one inaccurate letter changes the text to “Crap Your Hands.”
Apparently, the person wearing the tee failed to notice before they put it on. While it’s embarrassing for them, we’re glad they’re not-so-observant because we get to enjoy their funny fail!
Florida, the famous panhandle state, is known for being mostly flat. Apparently, some of its residents might disagree with that description. The rest of the state might be flat, but this girl certainly isn’t.
In all reality, the shirt isn’t lying. However, it does call quite a lot of attention to quite a private body part. When they say Florida is flat, we don’t think this is what they’re referring to. But kudos to this girl for her confidence!
We love a t-shirt that offers some sage advice. While this tee doesn’t depict your typical inspirational quote, it offers something even more valuable – the permission to just be stupid.
Wouldn’t we all like permission to simply turn our brains off? While it might lead to a few problems in the world, it would also be so much more relaxing. Forget about those adult obligations, logical conclusions, and important responsibilities. Take the time to be stupid!
Your Girlfriend’s Shirt
Real men wear pink, and this guy knows it. But he can’t wear a highlighter pink shirt without making some kind of joke.
Honestly, on someone else, this shirt might be irritating, but this older gentleman pulls it off perfectly. Although his body is aging, his sense of humor is still sharp as a tack. Plus, we do think pink is his color. It combines so well with his white hair and mustache.
Oh No Oh no. Oh no, oh no, oh no. We just don’t think this sweet lady knows what this shirt really means. Ma’am, it’s not about going to more restaurants!
If she knows what she’s wearing, she’s earned the title of the most savage grandma on earth. Unfortunately, her sweet face leads us to believe that she’s totally oblivious. Poor, poor woman.
A Not-So-Funny Joke
This shirt is a little too much for anyone. As a general rule, weight and size are sensitive topics that shouldn’t be poked fun at. While it’s great that this guy has a sense of humor about his own size, it’s inappropriate to use a very serious disease to make his point.
Unfortunately, this t-shirt crosses the line from funny into straight-up uncomfortable. We’re sure he had good intentions, but the whole thing is just a little too much for us.
A Reminder of Failure
Well, this shirt is half correct. The Golden State Warriors did take home the NBA Championship in 2015 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, they didn’t go on to become back-to-back champions.
In the 2016 finals, the Warriors famously lost a 3-1 lead, giving the championship title to the Cavaliers. This shirt was likely printed because everyone thought the Warriors were going to win. Now, it just serves as a reminder of their major failure.
Plenty to Go Around
We’re sensing a theme here: T-Shirts that compliment yourself always tend to look a little silly when you actually wear them in public. While this dude certainly has to be confident to don this top, this unflattering snapshot probably doesn’t have the ladies knocking down his door.
Hey, at least he’s a generous guy to offer himself to so many women. We’re not sure how many people are taking him up on his offer, but it’s the thought that counts.
A Rough Translation Sometimes English phrases don’t get translated completely correctly in other languages. Somehow the Chinese translation of the MTV tagline “I want my MTV” ended up as...this. How is a person their own MTV?
The mistake is made even worse by the fact that it’s printed multiple times in succession. Of course, Chinese people might not be able to read it, so it might not matter anyway. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop this shirt from living in the halls of fail infamy.
Yikes. While this shirt is bad on any day, it’s made even worse by the fact that this was a dad dropping his kid off at school. Did he not pay much attention to his outfit in the morning? Or did he just really want his kids’ classmates to think he’s cool?
Unfortunately, he ruined any chance of giving off a suave vibe by pairing this t-shirt with crocs. And not just any crocs – highlighter orange crocs. This man himself is one big fail. We hope his kids teach him some better fashion.