The Definitive Guide to T-Shirts

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

  1. WhoKnewI

    WhoKnewI Senior member

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    Is it true that Uniqlo tees are pre-shrunk? Looking for any brands that people like that are pre-shrunk -- I'm on the quest for some nice v-neck and crewneck tees that fit well. Prefer a softer to medium cotton. And I definitely don't want to have to play the guessing game with the washing machine...

    No, their packaged ts shrink in the dryer.
     


  2. skunkworks

    skunkworks Senior member

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    I just washed and dryer dried 4 aa shirts that i bought. Shrinkage happened most noticeably in the length, which is what i needed anyway.

    But now i'm afraid to dryer dry them again.....


    They will shrink a bit more the next time you dry them. If your shirts are dark colored, I highly recommend you hang dry them anyway because the dryer does a hell of a number on the collars of my dark AA shirts.
     


  3. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    I don't machine dry any of my tshirts i wear with actual outfits. Don't feel like dealing with shrinking or losing shape. I have a ton of them i wash/dry that i use for sports and stuff though.
     


  4. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    Awesome! I'm going to use all your sizes to buy shirts! I'm 159 and 5'11''.
    You know he might be more top heavy or bottom heavy than you are. A perfect example is a cyclist fitting snug into a more relaxed jean because of big quads while you may fit relaxed.
     


  5. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    I only wear bamboo tees these days, but I get them from our distributor. If you can find them, I highly suggest purchasing a couple. They are a lot softer and lighter than any organic cotton tee and they fit awesome, plus they don't really shrink and are machine washable which is what I truly love about them...
     


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    I just ordered some new BDG shirts from UO and found out they increased their sizing! (That exclamation point should be read in a negative context) Anyway, anyone know of any decent t-shirts that have a 21" pit-to-pit?

    BTW, the new BDG pit-to-pit sizing in a large is 21.5" if anyone's interested
     


  7. Teger

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    j crew medium is about a 21" p2p
     


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    I just ordered some new BDG shirts from UO and found out they increased their sizing! (That exclamation point should be read in a negative context) Anyway, anyone know of any decent t-shirts that have a 21" pit-to-pit?

    BTW, the new BDG pit-to-pit sizing in a large is 21.5" if anyone's interested

    i picked up those bdg shirts around sale time for $4 a pop...........definitely like em....nice, soft and slim they havent really lost their shape too much after a few washes
     


  9. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    It's true. The BDG 100% cotton tshirts from a year or two ago fit me amazing and are comfy.
     


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    ivan k Senior member

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    Thanks Tegar, but I tried on a J Crew medium and a large and my ideal size would have been in between them...medium was too small with those horizontal stretch lines between the pecs.

    ...and yeah, it was probably about two years ago that I got the ones I am now trying to replace - the new ones aren't even made with as good of a material IMO; however, they're still better then most. So frustrating.
     


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    Timbaland Senior member

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    Im surprised no one said Alternative Apparel yet. I have one of their perfect tees and the fit is good.
     


  12. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    I have to give it up to Target and their Mossimo brand athletic fit shirts. They taper greatly, have slim armholes, come in a wide variety of colors and v-necks, are available everywhere, and at under $10 a pop aren't too pricey, either.[​IMG]
     


  13. ivan k

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    ^ Yeah, maybe I'll check them out. I was actually at Target today too and purchased a couple of Hanes "Perfect" Tees, but they were a loss. The problem with all those types of shirts is they package them so you can't try them on and once they're opened, you can't return them. Anyone need a medium or large white Hanes Perfect T? [​IMG] I may try AA too, but last time I did, they didn't fit well either...it's probably just time to buy a serger and teach myself sewing.
     


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    How about Costco's Kirkland brand? I think it on the slim side and it's definitely thicker than the Hanes and Jockeys.
     


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