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Ultimate White T-Shirt

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by otterhound, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. blackplatano

    blackplatano Well-Known Member

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    "ALSO, don't you know that if you are really repping the super oversized "whitee" style, you're not supposed to wear it more than a couple times anyways? the style requires that you put on a brand new t-shirt every few days, especially in the summer. ditto for white on white AF1s. unless you want to look like a broke-ass loser.

    different people, different styles, different criteria."

    Trust me, i know about long white T's. And at $500 it's still stupid, "looks better over time" is very relative. I like my white T's exactly that, white. SO unless the T is going to get whiter over time, then it's getting uglier. I bought A lot of white T's last summer, and haven't even wore half of them. I definatly want them to stay white.

    BTW. Uptowns are the greatest sneackers of all time.
     
  2. VMan

    VMan Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a link to the Vibe article?
     
  3. mizanation

    mizanation Well-Known Member

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    "ALSO, don't you know that if you are really repping the super oversized "whitee" style, you're not supposed to wear it more than a couple times anyways? the style requires that you put on a brand new t-shirt every few days, especially in the summer. ditto for white on white AF1s. unless you want to look like a broke-ass loser.

    different people, different styles, different criteria."

    Trust me, i know about long white T's. And at $500 it's still stupid, "looks better over time" is very relative. I like my white T's exactly that, white. SO unless the T is going to get whiter over time, then it's getting uglier. I bought A lot of white T's last summer, and haven't even wore half of them. I definatly want them to stay white.

    BTW. Uptowns are the greatest sneackers of all time.


    trust me, i know a ton about white tees, too. it's all i was rocking 3 years ago when i didn't know no better. might be a style in the south now, but it's been played out in nyc for a minute.

    and i'm not sure where you got $500 from, a loopwheeler is like $60.
     
  4. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    Same here.

    And if you want 2(x)ist you can simply get Target's Merona it is made by the same company and actually fits more trimmed.


    Which Merona are you talking about? The inexpensive line, the middle tier line (Classic), or the athletic tees with a bit of lycra?
     
  5. tundrafour

    tundrafour Well-Known Member

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    I like Calvin Klein and Uniqlo, too. The fabric and construction of the latter is a bit nicer, in my opinion.

    Unfortunately, I spilled red wine all over the front of both of my white Uniqlo t-shirts and am no longer in Japan, so I haven't been able to wear them recently!
     
  6. mizanation

    mizanation Well-Known Member

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    I like Calvin Klein and Uniqlo, too. The fabric and construction of the latter is a bit nicer, in my opinion.

    Unfortunately, I spilled red wine all over the front of both of my white Uniqlo t-shirts and am no longer in Japan, so I haven't been able to wear them recently!


    you're in luck if you live in the new york area, they have 2 stores (soon 3) in nyc, and a couple in new jersey.

    about uniqlo t's. i am definitely a believer. for most skinny guys, they will be a little too boxy, but for people who have a more athletic build, they are perfect.

    they have two styles.

    1) the regular style, which is nice and soft, holds up well in the wash.
    2) the dry-fit model, which seems a little thicker, feels a little smoother. it's supposed to draw moisture away from the skin and shed it outside of the fabric so it can evaporate. i tested this out yesterday in 100+ degree nyc weather and it seemed to work.
     
  7. mikee

    mikee Well-Known Member

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    FYI, the dry-fit model is definitely more fitted. Tried the 'M' in both and found the regular style, which is nice and soft, to be quite roomy. 3 dry-fits for $12.50 when I was there. Great deal.
     
  8. johnapril

    johnapril Well-Known Member

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    Brunello Cucinelli
     
  9. mizanation

    mizanation Well-Known Member

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    FYI, the dry-fit model is definitely more fitted. Tried the 'M' in both and found the regular style, which is nice and soft, to be quite roomy. 3 dry-fits for $12.50 when I was there. Great deal.

    yeah, you're right about the fit, forgot to mention it. gonna get some more dry-fits today! also, the dry-fit fabric also doesn't stretch as much as the regular model. it keeps it shape better.
     
  10. otterhound

    otterhound Well-Known Member

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    Is the dry fit cotton?
     
  11. JEdge

    JEdge Active Member

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    My favorite bargain T's are Merona as well.

    The last time i bought some from Target there was some sort of heavyweight version. I always knew which ones to buy because the normal weight T's were in packs of 3, while the heavier weighted kind were in packs of 2.

    While probably not the softest shirts in the world, the neck fits me perfectly and hold up amazingly in the wash. It doesnt get disfigured or anything. I wear my white t's untill they fall apart, and after about a year of wearing these shirts the neck still looks great.
     
  12. mikee

    mikee Well-Known Member

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    Is the dry fit cotton?
    the dry fit's somewhere between 60-70% cotton. the rest polyester. it keeps its shape better than the full cotton shirt. i got the dry-fit vnecks. fairly deep vneck, but not as deep as american apparel's. much better construction than american apparel as well imo.
     

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