i started buying american apparel loose fit summer crew necks. they're my favorite t-shirts. i size up one (true medium/48 to a large) and like the fit. despite the name, they're pretty slim in the chest (sizing up gives me a normal fit there). i'm pretty tall and my torso is proportionally long, but it's still pretty long on me. i probably wouldn't recommend it if you're short. i found them a bit bigger in the shoulder than i liked, but washed and dried them on high heat and it shrunk them to pretty much a perfect fit. i like the cotton better than uniqlo's (regular and premium), and the neck is slightly loose but not too much - ideal for me. i wish they made more colors (or shades rather).