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Welp that explains JC Penny going bankrupt
Making Nick Wooster creative director about a decade ago did not help matters. Wow, that’s been over a decade now…
 

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Alternative apparel, or you want to go a bit upmarket, maybe.... Reigning Champ?
or Velvet by Graham and Spencer?
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AA may be good starter, not sure I can pull off a henley.

Reigning Champ is nice but too sport/tech? than what I'm thinking.

Not familiar with Velvet but looks nice/different.

I was thinking of Merz B or the like. MBS fits slim though last I checked.
 

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re: Henleys maybe think about a softer blend than all cotton , I like them and have a few but the cotton ones don't get worn I find blends like 50/50 or tri-blend to be a better option . I don't wear the waffle kind or thermal kind mine are just jersey .

my fave henley is actually Versace of all things it is very thin and wears cold I think it might be a viscose blend . but I def prefer them to be on the lightweight side , ymmv
 

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I have heavyweight ones from Japanese brands and man do I burn up in them. The one I have from RRL has some beatiful mop buttons.
 

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Thanks!

AA may be good starter, not sure I can pull off a henley.

Reigning Champ is nice but too sport/tech? than what I'm thinking.

Not familiar with Velvet but looks nice/different.

I was thinking of Merz B or the like. MBS fits slim though last I checked.
The alternative apparel eco-blend ones are very light, iirc they are made of 4 ounce material, which is very light indeed. I find that brands like James Perse and velvet, known more for womenswear, often have lighter weight base layers available.
 

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Olde homesteader henleys are pretty nice. They're not loopwheeled, but the cotton has a slight slub/open weave to it that wears well. Merz henleys are nice, but even though they're loopwheeled the fabric is just okay compared to japanese loopwheeled garments.
 

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Any shops worth visiting in Vienna? Not sure I'm into Mitteleuropa enough to get some custom Vass...
 

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Olde homesteader henleys are pretty nice. They're not loopwheeled, but the cotton has a slight slub/open weave to it that wears well. Merz henleys are nice, but even though they're loopwheeled the fabric is just okay compared to japanese loopwheeled garments.
I don’t know any loopwheeled hecklers that would be considered lightweight though? Am I just missing out here?
 

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I don’t know any loopwheeled hecklers that would be considered lightweight though? Am I just missing out here?
I have a Merz 1950 tee that’s fairly light at like 5oz. Merz fabric is just not that impressive or has the character of a Japanese loopwheel fabric. The Mr Freedom Stanley tees are a great light weight option but not loopwheeled. The fabric is really nice however and holds up well over multiple washings.

Edit: For henleys, I dont think I’ve ran across a lightweight version.
 

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Anyone have experience with Fortela? It looks nice, if a bit expensive. Hardly any North American stockists. Their webstore has no measurement and customer service seems to be nonexistent so not really going to take a chance on anything while I'm living in The States. Would love to visit the boutique next time I go back to Europe though.
 

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I have a Merz 1950 tee that’s fairly light at like 5oz. Merz fabric is just not that impressive or has the character of a Japanese loopwheel fabric. The Mr Freedom Stanley tees are a great light weight option but not loopwheeled. The fabric is really nice however and holds up well over multiple washings.

Edit: For henleys, I dont think I’ve ran across a lightweight version.
Any good recs for Henley medium to light weight? Something with texture but loose ie not a thermal. Open waffle texture perhaps. Sort of like a man alternative to the band collar shirt. Short or long sleeve doesn’t matter.
The Mesh Henley from Hello Sunflower is pretty nice. I have a T-shirt in the same fabric and it is nice.

https://us.hellosunflower.com/products/mesh-henley-ls-off-white

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TBH after trying a couple of loopwheel tees and high quality stuff I usually actually prefer ****** $10 t-shirts from wherever because I like the lighter cotton that kinda wears in quickly.

But I do like these mesh ones from hello sunflower.

Factors also do some cool mesh t-shirts.
 
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