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post #94021 of 109053
I've seen a lot of viscose t-shirts around, lately. I 've only experinced viscose as lining material for jackets..
I've worn only cotton Ts so far...
Can anybody give me a feedback regarding viscose tees? is it anything like other non natural fibers,like, say polyester? how it feels, how it ages, the pro/the cons ?
thanx y'all !
post #94022 of 109053
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Dries ? Pics ?

Yeah. Here are a couple. Worn they look a lot like Ann boots.



post #94023 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Moonchild View Post

I've seen a lot of viscose t-shirts around, lately. I 've only experinced viscose as lining material for jackets..
I've worn only cotton Ts so far...
Can anybody give me a feedback regarding viscose tees? is it anything like other non natural fibers,like, say polyester? how it feels, how it ages, the pro/the cons ?
thanx y'all !

American Apparel's viscose tee is the best cheap t-shirt I've tried.

Viscose has a good drape but its also very revealing. If you have a gut it will absolutely show it by clinging around your stomach. In the same way, it will also be very flattering if you're in shape.

The drape of the fabric together with the longer cut makes it sort of a budget Rick Owens t-shirt. It has a nice relaxed neckline with thin ribbing and good length on the arms as well.

The only negative is that some people have said it smells very bad (poly retains sweat IIRC), but I've never had that issue. If you wash it hot it can shrink a lot. I did that by accident and it ended up 3-4 inches shorter.

post #94024 of 109053
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American Apparel's viscose tee is the best cheap t-shirt I've tried.

Viscose has a good drape but its also very revealing. If you have a gut it will absolutely show it by clinging around your stomach. In the same way, it will also be very flattering if you're in shape.

The drape of the fabric together with the longer cut makes it sort of a budget Rick Owens t-shirt. It has a nice relaxed neckline with thin ribbing and good length on the arms as well.

The only negative is that some people have said it smells very bad (poly retains sweat IIRC), but I've never had that issue. If you wash it hot it can shrink a lot. I did that by accident and it ended up 3-4 inches shorter.

 

Viscose isn't poly, it's rayon which is a natural fiber.  I only have one viscose shirt but I haven't noticed any smells

post #94025 of 109053
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I've come to the conclusion that I'll probably never wear an RO leather because of sleeve length

I have the worker jacket from a couple of seasons back, and even with my relatively long arms (35" sleeve) it was still a little too long for my tastes, plus it has button cuffs so the sleeves didn't stack very well. I took it to a tailor who just chopped off the cuff, took off a couple of inches, and put the cuff back on. I was really pleased with the results.

post #94026 of 109053
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

American Apparel's viscose tee is the best cheap t-shirt I've tried.

Viscose has a good drape but its also very revealing. If you have a gut it will absolutely show it by clinging around your stomach. In the same way, it will also be very flattering if you're in shape.

The drape of the fabric together with the longer cut makes it sort of a budget Rick Owens t-shirt. It has a nice relaxed neckline with thin ribbing and good length on the arms as well.

The only negative is that some people have said it smells very bad (poly retains sweat IIRC), but I've never had that issue. If you wash it hot it can shrink a lot. I did that by accident and it ended up 3-4 inches shorter.

May thanx bro!

Hah, funny, i was actually asking this regarding some RO long T-shirts made of viscoe / viscose blend.

^ That is actually my main concern, that's whay l asked how it is compred to polyester doesn't "breathe", so polyester shirt / tees/ jacket are sweat machines, it's like wearing an hermetic plastic bag : you get hot quickly, you sweat a lot AND it keeps odours. I was afraid viscose would do the same, and looks like I wasn't wrong about it... :(

I actually wonder why it's used as lining material for jacket, if somebody can enlighten me :teach: (beside silk... for over-mega-baller jackets)

 

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Viscose isn't poly, it's rayon which is a natural fiber.  I only have one viscose shirt but I haven't noticed any smells

Yeah, on most "made in japan" products (some yohji for instance) it's written "rayon" (lining material mostly).. Some internet research taught me that viscose = rayon. 

KJ, if it's Ok regarding the smell, how comfortable is it? soft? not too warm?

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May thanx bro!

Hah, funny, i was actually asking this regarding some RO long T-shirts made of viscoe / viscose blend.

^ That is actually my main concern, that's whay l asked how it is compred to polyester doesn't "breathe", so polyester shirt / tees/ jacket are sweat machines, it's like wearing an hermetic plastic bag : you get hot quickly, you sweat a lot AND it keeps odours. I was afraid viscose would do the same, and looks like I wasn't wrong about it... :(

I actually wonder why it's used as lining material for jacket, if somebody can enlighten me :teach: (beside silk... for over-mega-baller jackets)

 

Yeah, on most "made in japan" products (some yohji for instance) it's written "rayon" (lining material mostly).. Some internet research taught me that viscose = rayon. 

KJ, if it's Ok regarding the smell, how comfortable is it? soft? not too warm?

 

It's not like that at all, it seems to have a very high thermal conductive capability so it's a very "cool" feeling fabric and feels very silky.  It's used to line jackets because silk would be too warm, too expensive, and rips too easily.  A lot of hawaiian shirts are made of rayon as well, it's very breathable. The viscose shirt I have is a Dries shortsleeve button-up and it feels incredible, and I have a few modal (another type of rayon) blend tees that are great.

 

Only caveat is that you really have to dry clean viscose. Tencel and a lot of blends you can machine wash on delicate and lay to dry.

post #94028 of 109053
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Viscose isn't poly, it's rayon which is a natural fiber.  I only have one viscose shirt but I haven't noticed any smells

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It's not like that at all, it seems to have a very high thermal conductive capability so it's a very "cool" feeling fabric and feels very silky.  It's used to line jackets because silk would be too warm, too expensive, and rips too easily.  A lot of hawaiian shirts are made of rayon as well, it's very breathable. The viscose shirt I have is a Dries shortsleeve button-up and it feels incredible, and I have a few modal (another type of rayon) blend tees that are great.

 

Only caveat is that you really have to dry clean viscose. Tencel and a lot of blends you can machine wash on delicate and lay to dry.

Ok, thanks for the info. Thought it was synthetic.

Nah, I haven't noticed any smell either. All I know is that some people here have stated their AA viscose tee's caused a smell.

 

I wash mine cold or on delicate and hang dry. They all held up fine with minor shrinkage. Its only the one that accidentally went on hot that shrunk. 

I've also noticed they stretch because they usually end up longer after wear than when I put them on. And yeah, the fabric feels really good on the body. Silky is a good way to put it.

post #94029 of 109053
intern: nice scarf. you look like a total hipster

me: i guess. must be the checkered design.

intern: no. its the scarf, you look like a total hipster.

me: but what is a hipster?

intern: you know what a hipster is.

me: no, what is a hipster?

intern: a hipster is someone who wears a scarf that normally other people would not wear. its like 'oh look at my scarf, it's more unusual'
post #94030 of 109053
intern: nice scarf. you look like a total hipster

me: why yes, yes I am (alternatively, and dependent on mood, "cool story bro" or "well, fuck you too!")
post #94031 of 109053
intern: omg i want to sex your ballz

me: why is an intern talking to me??

*me surfs away on the ocean wave*

me: cowabunga
post #94032 of 109053
Viscose (and in particular) Rayon tend to be regarded as semi-synthetic. The base material is usually wood pulp or sometimes bamboo, but it's very highly processed. It dyes as well (or better than cotton) but has low elasticity, so if it's not dry-cleaned can break up.
post #94033 of 109053

Which scarf Toasty?

post #94034 of 109053
Don't you work in finance toasty? That is a much too long conversation to have with a lowly intern.
post #94035 of 109053
intern: nice scarf, you look like a total hipster

me: you are fired
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