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The Definitive Guide to T-Shirts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by imageWIS, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    The Definitive Guide to T-Shirts

    I hope this gets pinned so we can avoid the 15 t-shirt threads that pop up every week.

    So, let’s use this thread to post things such as measurements, types of fit, price guides, etc…this way all questions and answers can be found on one thread.

    Ok, I’ll post some info:

    Slim tees:

    American Apparel
    GAP Stretch-Fit
    Hollister Muscle-Fit
    Abercrombie & Fitch Muscle Fit
    Benetton
    Sisley

    Jon.
     
  2. itskub

    itskub Senior member

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    first reply [​IMG]
    im looking for super-slim t-shirts (packs of 2 or 3 would be ideal, for college).
    American Appereal is fitted, but not really 'skinny' which is what i am, plus Im 6'3".


    anyone? ty
     
  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

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    Don't scoff, but american apparel women's tshirts. Rauch on sufu is a really skinny guy and did the same thing and it worked out really well. He is a size small and got a size large i think. It was the same shirt it was just a little bit slimmer because he's super skinny, even more so than you. It may be weird, but if you have an american apparel in your city, i'd try on a 2-3 sizes in the womens version to see if it works out.

    I'd throw Michael J Krell shirts in there too, also BDG shirts from urban outfitters which are 2 for $24 and fit pretty much just like AA.
     
  4. Cali

    Cali Senior member

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    I don't know about the cotton tees but I love the Soffe dri-release tees. They sell them at the base but you can also get them online. Broader shoulders and longer sleeves than AA in equivalent sizes (ie M-M). I am between M and L in AA and the Soffe fits perfectly.
     
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    first reply [​IMG]
    im looking for super-slim t-shirts (packs of 2 or 3 would be ideal, for college).
    American Appereal is fitted, but not really 'skinny' which is what i am, plus Im 6'3".


    anyone? ty



    i'm 6'5'' and AA baby rib t-shirts, as well as h&m rib t-shirts are very skinny. the AA shirts are really cheap from this site:
    http://trendyblanks.com/Wholesale/de...asp?style=4400
     
  6. jimmych00

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    To be honest, I find that the AA shirts fit tight around the pit area. I find that quite annoying because the rest of the shit fits nicely. I've also noticed that the AA shirts shrink quite a bit.

    On the subject of t-shirts, any idea who makes this tee? Rick Owens?
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  7. Chris.

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    ^ nope.

    rick owens' tees are quite slim, and very long, which is why they're my favorite. they're a bit pricier than AA, however.

    for cheaper alternatives, i like tsubi and b-son.
     
  8. jimmych00

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    ^ nope.

    rick owens' tees are quite slim, and very long, which is why they're my favorite. they're a bit pricier than AA, however.

    for cheaper alternatives, i like tsubi and b-son.


    Just saw your post in the other thread, nice Rick Owen tees. Where did you purchase them from? Any online stores that carry Rick Owens t-shirts?
     
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    i would really appreciate measurements from anyone who owns any great fitting T's. so others can get a good idea before buying.
     
  10. zw-gator

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    Graphic tees? Anyone know of some good brands, preferably, with heavier cotton (thin tees, for me, doesn't work, but the basic fruit of the looms/Gildan activewear weight is fine)
     
  11. MetroStyles

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    To be honest, I like AA sizes but they just shrink so much upon washing that I have given up on the brand. I don't like guesswork and its not worth spending money on something you aren't sure you will be able to wear after one wash.

    That's why I like Uniqlo for basics now, since I think all of their stuff is pre-washed/pre-shrunk so what you buy is what you get.

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    For graphic tees, threadless.com is pretty cool. Although mostly I'll just go to one of those stores in Manhattan that sells a lot of weird t-shirt brands (i.e. Yellow Rat Bastard in Noho) and just look around. They have 100s of cool designs.
     
  12. chronoaug

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    I'm about a 19.25-5" pit to pit, 6'0-6'1 and 155-160 lbs (yea, shit fluctuates, get off my back).
    I'm between a small and medium in AA. I have a medium flex fleece hoodie that fits well, a small vneck or two that fits well, a medium crewneck that fits alright(but the small showed nip from the white sheerness).
    In BDG heathered(50/50) tees, i'm a medium but in their 100% cotton tees i'm a small(including the vneck).
    I'm between 36 and 38 in MJK but often opt for the 38.
    I'm a small in gap athletic but it still could fit a bit better, but i don't think it would be solved by getting an xs, just a problem with cut.

    Graphic tees :/ I've yet to see that many that i would feel comfortable wearing. Some of the dior ones i've seen look pretty cool and inconspicuous and i've liked most of the Grey/Playhound stuff that Chris bought for people last year but that's about it.

    I'm not sure what i am in rick owens though, i have yet to rob chris. I'll let you all know.....Seriously though, great purchases, chris
     
  13. bsyde82

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    i always have probs finding a perfect fitting tee....

    im 5'8, 150ish, and pretty lean...but i do have a chest, from working out...so im not flat chested...and i do not like having fitted t shirts to show that man cleavage...but i also dont want something i could swim in

    ive found that the ONLY tee ive ever liked is that british flag tee at urban made by BDG...its some sort of enzyme wash dye or whatever...only FIT i ever liked, to be more specific...its fitted w/o being too tight on the chest and arms area (my arms are somewhat bigger as well)

    if anyone has experience with this very popular urban t shirt...and know of similar fitting shirts, please enlighten me

    thx
     
  14. beedeecee

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    To be honest, I like AA sizes but they just shrink so much upon washing that I have given up on the brand. I don't like guesswork and its not worth spending money on something you aren't sure you will be able to wear after one wash.

    That's why I like Uniqlo for basics now, since I think all of their stuff is pre-washed/pre-shrunk so what you buy is what you get.

    -----

    For graphic tees, threadless.com is pretty cool. Although mostly I'll just go to one of those stores in Manhattan that sells a lot of weird t-shirt brands (i.e. Yellow Rat Bastard in Noho) and just look around. They have 100s of cool designs.


    I find it strange that you don't like AA, but you like threadless.

    I have a few shirts from threadless and I've noticed that even though they're all supposedly the same size, they all have very different fits. They have great designs, but the crapshoot with sizing is frustrating :\\
     
  15. gqreader239

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    I find it strange that you don't like AA, but you like threadless.

    I have a few shirts from threadless and I've noticed that even though they're all supposedly the same size, they all have very different fits. They have great designs, but the crapshoot with sizing is frustrating :\\


    +1 the medium and smalls have a very large sizing gap. leaving the small to be too small and medium to be too large.
     
  16. capnpyro

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    I've found the AA medium to be to big off the rack, but washed once is divine. Washed a second time is to tight. Apparently for now on I'm buying AA shirts and drying them once and hanging from then on out.

    Why do clothes have to be a science? I'd like to be doing better things, but alas.
     
  17. MetroStyles

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    I find it strange that you don't like AA, but you like threadless.

    I have a few shirts from threadless and I've noticed that even though they're all supposedly the same size, they all have very different fits. They have great designs, but the crapshoot with sizing is frustrating :\\



    You are completely correct. In fact, I forgot to mention this, but threadless shirts do have very annoying fits. The small is too tight on me, the medium is not tight enough. I do think they may have shrunk the first time I washed them.

    In fact, on a side note, I don't understand why everyone does not prewash their t-shirts. It would make the world a better place, imo.
     
  18. chronoaug

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    Aren't threadless tees hanes beefy? And the threadless select AA?
     
  19. evilgeniusdan

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    Aren't threadless tees hanes beefy? And the threadless select AA?
    I haven't bought threadless tees in a year and a half (pre-forum) but the regular ones were printed on 50/50 Fruit of the Loom. Pretty shitty fabric after a couple washes and terrible sizing inconsistency.
     
  20. chronoaug

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    Fruit of the loom. That's what it was. Yea, i can never fit properly into those. They're just not cut well, nothing you can do about it really.
     

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