Black Theory Shirts first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Winter 2008 seen on Dallas blogger Ninistyle of ninistyle.net. She wore her black Theory shirt with a black i made skirt and black alaia shoes. Since then, Black Theory Shirts have grown in popularity as bloggers from Boston, Los Angeles, and Dallas have discovered them. Black Theory Shirts are generally seen in casual, elegant, and rocker style. Popular types of Black Theory Shirts are plaid and cut out.
There are currently 15 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Black Theory Shirts. Most recently, blogger hashtagliz of hashtagliz.com styled her black Theory cut out shirt with a gray Matisse cut out boots, heather gray Kill City grey jeans, and black Chanel vintage bag.