New here, but been browsing for some time now. I have the hardest time with tshirts.. most likely because I'm very picky about what kind to get. I've personally tried, American Apparel, Banana Republic, Cotton On, AAA, Hanes and probably a few others. Fit-wise, AAA worked best for me, but they weren't great quality.
The things I primarily look for are not too loose around the collar, and sleeve length. More often than not, I find tshirts with sleeves that are just a tad too short. I like it maybe 2-3 inches above my elbow.
That being said, I've had brands that work (Cotton On) in Small, before washing/drying. Once I wash it, the sleeves shrink too much. I've tried medium after washing, and they're just too long.
So I wanted to ask, can I get away with machine wash and air drying small shirts? or am I better off getting medium shirts, having them altered, and machine washing/drying?
In terms of keeping them soft and long lasting, what's the better route to take?