The Shirt Test is a simple test to determine who we are and who others might be. This is a rather scientific test and as such requires careful analysis. The correct determination is made according to each person’s preference.
Buttoned up too tightly or buttoned up too loosely.
No pockets or too many pockets.
Shirttail in or shirttail is out.
Bright colors or plain checks or stripes (or Hawaiian flowers or blue shirts of any kind except work shirts).
With collar or no collar.
Cuffs or no cuffs.
Buttons or no buttons… snaps or no snaps.
Short sleeved or long sleeved.
Shirts that are too large or too small.
Designer labels or no designer labels on the pockets, sides, edges, collar, rim, sleeves, back or stitching.
Messages printed in large letters or no messages.
Layered shirts or one shirt.
The reason for all of this is to protect and/or promote our identity. That being so…it is just a good idea to wear a white or plain common dress shirt then no one knows who you are or what you are thinking. The other shirts give-away our thinking, our self-estimates, our self-confidence, our self-awareness, our self-adulation and our view of others on these and many other such things. It is a very valuable test.
Or we might say with Job: “Have I covered my wrongdoings like a man, by hiding my guilt in my shirt pocket.” (Job 31:33 NASB)
I’m headed over to the other side of the Pond for Cuban Coffee and Crackerjacks. Roz seemed to think I needed to come over here and mind my own shirt business.
“If you are sued in court and your shirt is taken from you, give your coat, too.” Jesus