Things Forrest Gump Producers Hid From Fans

Iconic Blue-Checkered Shirt?

MovieStillsDB/Paramount Pictures
MovieStillsDB/Paramount Pictures

In every transitional moment in Forrest Gump, the main character is seen wearing that blue-and-white checkered shirt, which has raised some questions and even speculation. Why is that shirt so important? What does it mean?

You know it can’t be a coincidence, but why it was purposely put into his wardrobe schedule for those moments is something of a mystery. Some have assumed that it reminds us of where he came from. He was a poor Southern boy, raised by a single mother, who really managed to pull himself up by the skin of his teeth.