Originally Posted by MrGoodBytes
Originally Posted by RegisDB9
When I wore A&F in HS I always found them to be heavy and hard for my body to breath in
you know, as much as A&F is not my style, everything I bought from them in HS is still kicking. 15 years of yard work, mechanical labor, just using those clothes to beat on... and they still are holding up. I gotta give them credit.
Yeah, some of those Chinese factories can make some wicked Tee's. Personally, I cant stand em as almost every last piece of clothing they make is like an A&F billboard. I am not one for being a walking advertisement, at least not without some kind of regular payment coming in. I recognize I am petty much in the minority in regards to my feelings toward A&F so to each their own.
I practically live in T-shirts during the spring, summer and fall months. I honestly must have T-shirts from 20 different companies in my closet. Personally I think J.Crew t-shirts are one of the most comfortable but they dont hold up particularly well as the fabric is on the thin side. Then again that's what makes them so comfortable so I continue to buy them by the truckload. I purchased a bunch of t-shirts from Three Dots a few years back and those are holding up really well. Ibex U-Sixty T-shirts and Ibex Indie Crew T-shirts are two of my favorites as well and they hold up extremely well. In all honesty there are A LOT of quality t-shirts to be found out there. Even basic T-shirts from Banana Republic, LL Bean, and Eddie Bauer hold up pretty well.
If your looking for T-shirts that are going to hold up the best then its best to go with extra long staple cotton (ELS) like Supima cotton. Supima cotton is extra long staple cotton that is grown in the US. Basically its stronger than regular cotton and thus will hold up considerably longer. Its also a lot softer too so its a win win situation. Unfortunately it does cost more but its worth it. A lot of the big companies are now making Supima cotton t-shirts.