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Who makes better T-shirts? Uniqlo or American Apparel (or other)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by chiggachu, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. chiggachu

    chiggachu Active Member

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    I am a fan of simple, cheap, fitted T-shirts that are colorful and one step up from Hanes or FOTL.

    AA is the obvious choice, and while I only own one of their Fine Jersey Tees, I think it's cut perfectly (shorter sleeves, slimmer torso, longer length).

    I recently picked up a couple Uniqlo Tees for $5 each and I must say they are just as comfortable. The fit is a little looser, but I can live with it.

    Are there any other opinions on this matter?
     
  2. lance konami

    lance konami Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of James Perse. Super comfy and soft and the fit is great.
     
  3. chiggachu

    chiggachu Active Member

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    maybe I should have specified - I'm looking for budget tees. James perse would probably run me about $30, no?
     
  4. Bungee Man

    Bungee Man Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up some AA t's. I got a 3 pack of organic cotton crew necks. 3 for 36 bucks. The fit on them is great. More fitted than any Gap, J. Crew, or BR t that I have had. Construction seems to be good for the price too.
     
  5. Flame

    Flame Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Uniqlo. They hold their shape better, and some days a boxier cut looks good with a rugged Americana-type outfit.

    However the best would be a combination of both, so you can alternate silhouettes.

    Does Uniqlo ever have an online store? It's so hard to get their clothes in North America.
     
  6. ayn

    ayn Well-Known Member

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    alternative apparel tees are nice, super soft.
     
  7. ghulkhan

    ghulkhan Well-Known Member

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    c and c california!
     
  8. Rome

    Rome Well-Known Member

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    C+C cotton is super soft but I couldnt tell you if the price is worth for the way the shirt is going to be worn. Personally I go for 2xist shirts at discount resellers for about $12 a three pack. If you decide to go this route size up, they shirnk a size.
     
  9. Kane

    Kane Well-Known Member

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    Any of you have stuff from Continental Clothing? It looks like another American Apparel; however, I think they originated in Europe. Website at www.continentalclothing.com At the very least, they have hot female models. [​IMG]
     
  10. chiggachu

    chiggachu Active Member

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    C+C is way too expensive for a basic tee.

    Continental clothing looks appealing, but where do you even get the stuff?

    I just might have to hit up an AA in manhattan this weekend...those ribbed henleys are making me salivate.
     
  11. bigsink

    bigsink Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know the measurements of the uniqlo tee's?
    Length?
     
  12. BubblyMasquerade

    BubblyMasquerade Well-Known Member

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    velvet men, james perse, splendid mills and adam + eve.
     
  13. Cali

    Cali Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for a shirt that fits like AA but just a tad wider in the shoulders
     
  14. zacharydschroeder

    zacharydschroeder Well-Known Member

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    I have been looking for a shirt that fits like AA but just a tad wider in the shoulders

    size up one?
     
  15. spacemanvt

    spacemanvt Well-Known Member

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    i quite like the uniqlo v necks and regular tees

    dunno about AA tho... 4.90 is hard to beat.
     
  16. robbie

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    alternative apparel tees are nice, super soft.


    +1
     
  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    Uniqlo > AA , IMO
     
  18. Cali

    Cali Well-Known Member

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    size up one?

    Nah, I tried that but I like the length and body width of the M, just have broad shoulders. I might eventually resort to tailoring larges but I would like to just find a better fit.
     
  19. FunJapan

    FunJapan New Member

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    Does anyone know the measurements of the uniqlo tee's?
    Length?



    You can find Japanese Uniqlo t-shirts size chart at the bottom of this page:

    http://www.tokyobaron.com/uniqlo/_UN...IRTS_page1.php

    You can buy many Uniqlo tees from this site. Many of the designs are only available at Uniqlo Japan stores. The t-shirts are reasonably priced and shipped worldwide.
     
  20. ~Stangzorized~

    ~Stangzorized~ Well-Known Member

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    I have a bunch of each company listed and I still like Gap T-shirts moreso than any other. I usually just wear the white or grey vnecks that come in packages of 2..
     

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