Bayeux Tapestry, the tapestry that launched a thousand t shirts. The original of this t-shirt is the shirt that inspired the formation of WeAdmire.net. I was thrilled to see a t shirt that inspired me to buy it one Sunday in 1989. I enjoyed wearing the shirt to the point of my friends ribbing me about having nothing else in my wardrobe. At the time I commuted on a train called the 1066 Express, albeit at 07.27 from Wadhurst in East Sussex. Wadhurst is about 20 miles north of the town of Battle on the Hastings railway line. Further my history and general studies master had it that English became the dominant language it is at least as much because we lost the Battle of Hastings to the Norman French as anything to do with the establishment of the British Empire. I spent the thick end of the next 20 years looking for a t shirt I would enjoy buying and wearing as much. What did I find? Plenty of cheesy jokes, visual puns, meaningless stuff struggling to be zany and brands what do you say about yourself when you wear a t shirt emblazoned with some brand or other? After about 20 fruitless years I decided to do something about the lack of meaningful expression in the general offer of t shirts and founded WeAdmire.net.