Help me find plain t-shirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by d.h., May 5, 2004.

  1. d.h.

    d.h. Well-Known Member

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    May 5, 2004
    I'm new here, BTW. Hi.

    Anyway, I recently lost 30 lbs and have to buy a whole new wardrobe. I've always liked more-fitted T-shirts but haven't found any that feel right so far.

    My dimensions are near the "standard"--people have told me I'm pretty well-proportioned--except that my chest and shoulder blades are a little on the bigger side for my otherwise medium frame.

    So far, I've tried these:
    a) Hanes Beefy-T: size Medium fits well except for chest (too tight, producing those annoying-looking stretch marks across the front); Large seems too big.
    b) American Apparel: size Large fits well in upper body, but too baggy/wide around waist area. Seems a little short too.
    c) Banana Republic "Fitted Tee": size Large is OK, except that the neck seems a little too high/small and the sleeves are way too wide.

    Please help. I know there's something out there for me. Something tells me that the underwear companies (Calvin, 2xist, etc.) might have something good, but I don't know.

  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Apr 19, 2004
    New York City / Buenos Aires
    The only really two tight fitting tees I have are:

    GAP Body: (ok, so I am a is technically a undershirt after all) but they tend to be on the body-forming side, thus a close match to what you are looking for. As well, they are relatively inexpensive.

    Ralph Lauren Purple Label: Yeah, I don't know why they are so tight, but an S fits almost like a XXS. The shirt is about 2 years old though, so maybe they are bigger now. A bit of a rip-off @ $100 each...but I bought mine on sale for a third of that. Since season will soon end, you might be able to find some on sale for well over 50% at their company stores and or Saks / NM.

    Since we are substantially different sizes though, your mileage may vary.


  3. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    Jan 27, 2003
    2(x)ist runs on the more form fitting athletic side
    any dolce e gabbana will run tight
    you can also try upper end zimmerli

  4. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Jan 7, 2004
    Reagan Country (Massachusetts)
    Try the Brooks Brothers mercerized cotton variants. They are pretty nice. Avoid BB's low-end combed/pima cotton crap.

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