1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Black t-shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,582
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Anybody got a source for basic black t-shirts? Good quality cotton, no pocket, and short enough to be worn alone. Say $15 or less. I'm having a heck of a time finding them. You would think that such a basic item would be easy to find...
     
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,491
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Can I extend this question to ask about slim-fitting, short-hemmed t-shirts in every other color?

    Over here, the trend is for colored t-shirts with an endless array of graffiti/off-center graphic prints, and it's gotten real old real fast. What happened to basics? Actual plain colors I can wear that don't make me look like a fashion victim?

    As for black t-shirts, I wear Bonds, but you can't get them in the US, so I am of precisely zero help there.
     
  3. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    596
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    jcrew sells a two pack of tshirts, no pocket, great fit, for about $21.00. They come 1 gray, 1 black. I like them because they are slim fitting and short enough to wear without having to tuck them in.
     
  4. marc37

    marc37 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    986
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Location:
    VICTORIA AUSTRALIA.
    Gee; you don't half expect much do you?.? l can get Bonds aussie t-shirts for only $5.00: they are nearly as good as some of the Gucci's l have. lf you can't get them anywhere else, try Oz. l buy some t-shirts from Myers/David Jones. Here are some weblinks: http://www.myer.com.au/ Maybe Myer ebay can help (l doubt it though) http://search.ebay.com.au/myer_W0....wuserZ1 Here is a David Jones link: http://www.davidjones.com.au/ Mr Harris: maybe you could do a bulk order. Maybe we could barter? [​IMG] Â You give me brilliant shoes for some black t-shirts. Nick: the old graffiti t-shirts hey. l know what you mean; it has got so boring. l fell in love with the trend [briefly] for 2 weeks and them l come to my senses. lt is too mainstream. l do not own any graffiti clothing and l am glad. Go to South Yarra these days: the shops are full of graffiti clothing and lots of poorly made mega-trendy clothing. Chapel street has gone down in the last 5 years. There are so many try-hard trendys that have no idea.
     
  5. itzamazing

    itzamazing Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    I don't know many good quality brands that can be had for $15 at regular retail, but if you check for sales, you can find some decent sales ($20 or so) on the following brands: Tailgate C&C California Paper Denim and Cloth Velvet Men James Perse Itsus All of these are usually made with a nice quality combed cotton and the hem is short enough that it looks good alone with jeans. They may be harder to locate on sale depending on your location. I have never paid the insane ($50) retail prices they charge. Take a look at: http://www.goclothing.com They have a good selection of harder to find brands. and often run 20% off promotion codes. At less than $15, you can wait for a sale on the Banana Republic stretch tees. They usually go down to about $6.99 and come in a variety of colors. Ditto this for other mall staples like Armani Exchange.
     
  6. imageWIS

    imageWIS Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,008
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    Also, the GAP might be worth a look over.

    Jon.
     
  7. banksmiranda

    banksmiranda Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    725
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
  8. TKDKid

    TKDKid Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    680
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
  9. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    718
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Location:
    West (central) London, UK
    I would have recommended Gucci, but they are more than $15 [​IMG]
     
  10. NYCDan

    NYCDan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Location:
    Upper West Side
    Is there a Nordstrom Rack near you? At the Westbury location that had Tricot's SR tees for $19.99 A bit more than your $15, but I thought they were a nice buy.

    Avnish, and the point of that post was???
     
  11. Oltmann

    Oltmann Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    186
    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    I am fond of American Apparel shirts. Link I think they fit your specifications to the T (sorry I had to do it.) [​IMG] You may want to email them and ask if they have any retail locations near you, because they are available at my local college bookstore at a signifigant discount, even though it isn't listed on their site.
     
  12. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,686
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Andrew, I swear by Gap Classic Fit. I've never gotten a black one, so I can't comment on the how it will wash, but I have one in Navy that has washed fine. I wear a 38 or 39 suit and the medium fits me like a glove. (not literally of course). It is nice and slim, and will hit just below the belt line when wearing jeans. Shorter sleeves, and the neck really stays in shape (no getting loose and crap). They wash well and I even dry mine without any real negative side effects. Very soft cotton and durable as hell. I'm going on a t-shirt buying binge soon (getting rid of the old ones), and it will be all Gap Classic for me (I like them much better than anything BR or J. Crew sells).
     
  13. Mike C.

    Mike C. Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,528
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Location:
    New York City
    I wear Calvin Klein basic black t-shirts exclusively. You can buy a 3-pack for $30 or at a Nordstrom Rack type place for $20. While they won't last for more than a few months, they are cheap, good fitting, and of decent quality.
     
  14. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Hanro should make them.

    As well as Costume National, and Helmut Lang. Under $15 I don't think so but at least the quality will be higher.
     
  15. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    718
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Location:
    West (central) London, UK
    The point being; everyone else has also posted T-shirts over $15, and being that I wear Gucci ones, I thought I may pass the recomendation.

    And again I ask you; who is Avnish?
     
  16. NYCDan

    NYCDan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    67
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Location:
    Upper West Side
    When I replied to your post, you were the first one who mentioned a shirt that clearly did not answer what A Harris was looking for.  It looked like a personal dig, that he was limiting himself to $15.  It didn't appear to add anything to the discussion.  No offense intended.
    Do you not prefer to be called by your first name?  I was just trying to be cordial.  I will stick to Mr. Kalra.
     
  17. kalra2411

    kalra2411 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    718
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Location:
    West (central) London, UK
    The point being; everyone else has also posted T-shirts over $15, and being that I wear Gucci ones, I thought I may pass the recomendation.
    When I replied to your post, you were the first one who mentioned a shirt that clearly did not answer what A Harris was looking for. Â It looked like a personal dig, that he was limiting himself to $15. Â It didn't appear to add anything to the discussion. Â No offense intended.
    Do you not prefer to be called by your first name? Â I was just trying to be cordial. Â I will stick to Mr. Kalra.
    First part okay. Second part, as you may or may not have realised, I have now given up trying to tell a group of people, who I do not even know, that I am Lakshmi Mittal, if however, you do not wish to belive - that is of course your choice, but please however refrain from calling me a name that is not my own, that too - it being the name of a person that I do know, causing great insult to me and Avnish.
     
  18. SwaG

    SwaG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    HRH Kalra... im surprised to hear that you purchase your black t-shirts "off the rack," Â i was sure you had them bespoke from the finest fabric out there - carefully brushed off the underbelly of the rare andean escorial tit mouse by the tender hands of a 12 year old girl... please do tell me you use them for your pantaloones... [​IMG] To add to Avnish Harris' discussion. . .if you have a filenes basement/tjmaxx or what not in your area, you can usually find black t-shirts for less than $15. Â By me they carry CK, Polo, Nautica and 2xist. . .buy one from each and see which ones you like best.
     
  19. A Harris

    A Harris Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,582
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Wow guys, you really came through. I'll check out a few options and report back.
     
  20. SwaG

    SwaG Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Location:
    NYC
    just curious, would you go with 100% cotton, or shirts with a little strech?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by