THE CHOOSE LIFE T-SHIRT
By Mark Nobes
First launched in 1983, oversized T-shirts with block letter slogans became hugely popular during 1984 and the most popular slogans were Choose Life and Frankie Say Relax.
It was the fashion designer Katharine Hamnett who designed the anti drug abuse and suicide Choose Life slogan, and it became popular after being worn by Wham! band members George Michael (R.I.P.) and Andrew Ridgeley in the video for their No.1 hit "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go".
The design is still a popular retro choice and bought particularly for use at 80s fancy dress parties, festivals and charity fun runs and events. Today there are also many fun variations on the original design available as you will see below. If you want an authentic 1984 look then choose a XL sized white tee with black Choose Life slogan. However, if you prefer something more colourful or novel then you will see many ideas below.
Alternative Wham! 80s Slogan T-shirts
Retro T-shirt Ideas