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The Definitive Guide to T-Shirts

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

  1. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    I second the W+H t's recomendation.

    They are fantastic. Ordered two more and will get some of the FW statc jersey t's when they come.

    Ascolour shirts are terrible, pilled on first wear.
     
  2. BB1

    BB1 Senior member

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    The Wings+Horns tees are virtually indestructible! Even if you wash them in hot water and then throw them in a hot drier multiple times, there is no shrinkage or obvious deformation. Additionally, they don't pill much at all.

    However, I do like the quality and feel of the Japanese brands I mentioned (MofM and Lad) better than W+H. The cotton fabric on these shirts is so incredibly soft and smooth. Only issue is that (like many Japanese brands) they tend to favor U-necks. So I always try to buy the ones with very shallow u-necks that look more like a crew neck.
     
  3. huhitsroy

    huhitsroy Member

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    dont rely on the brand just get whatever y like
     
  4. BoilerRoom

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    I'm 5'8" 145lbs and Alternative Apparel's Eco-Heather Crew Medium fits me like a glove and is amazingly comfortable. The poly-cotton blend breathes and absorbs moisture very well, which makes it perfect for workout gear.
     
  5. captainmo

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    Don't feel like reading through seven pages.

    I have a few American App Ts in small. The length of the torso and sleeves are good and the shoulder seam is right about where it should be (vertical on my shoulder, not halfway down my upper arm), but the shirts are too tight. Before putting them on, I put my arms inside the body and stretch it out, then put my hands in the sleeves and stretch them out. I also have some Target (merona) white T shirts, that are also a little too tight.

    I've tried J crew Ts...I wear small in J crew button downs, and long sleeve T shirts, but the small short sleeve t shirts and polos are too big for me. I haven't tried medium J crew short sleeve Ts, but their medium Polos fit me pretty well.

    I haven't tried mediums in merona or AA, but I would guess that they would be too big. Should I try out mediums, or do you guys have any suggestions for slightly bigger shirts.
     
  6. Meis

    Meis Senior member

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    I'm 5'8" 145lbs and Alternative Apparel's Eco-Heather Crew Medium fits me like a glove and is amazingly comfortable. The poly-cotton blend breathes and absorbs moisture very well, which makes it perfect for workout gear.

    how's the length on the alt app tees?
    I'm about the same height
     
  7. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Don't feel like reading through seven pages. I have a few American App Ts in small. The length of the torso and sleeves are good and the shoulder seam is right about where it should be (vertical on my shoulder, not halfway down my upper arm), but the shirts are too tight. Before putting them on, I put my arms inside the body and stretch it out, then put my hands in the sleeves and stretch them out. I also have some Target (merona) white T shirts, that are also a little too tight. I've tried J crew Ts...I wear small in J crew button downs, and long sleeve T shirts, but the small short sleeve t shirts and polos are too big for me. I haven't tried medium J crew short sleeve Ts, but their medium Polos fit me pretty well. I haven't tried mediums in merona or AA, but I would guess that they would be too big. Should I try out mediums, or do you guys have any suggestions for slightly bigger shirts.
    Your laziness makes me want to respond in ernest.
     
  8. tonio028

    tonio028 Senior member

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    Your laziness makes me want to respond in ernest.

    I concur. What the fuck is with people not wanting to read. I vote a unified ignore of lazy-assed-ness posters. FUCK.
     
  9. BoilerRoom

    BoilerRoom Senior member

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    how's the length on the alt app tees?
    I'm about the same height


    For my height, I have short legs and a longish torso and the length is pretty spot on.
     
  10. escarole

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    i'm not sure if this has been posted yet, but unis tees are amazing. i have a few long sleeve and a few short sleeve, and they look and feel great. they're a bit pricey (s/s $48, l/s $68), but well worth it. everyone loves them. really unique colors, too.
     
  11. CasinoRoyale

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    I bought a BR v neck that I liked in medium. I'm 5'7" 180 so if you weigh less you may want a size S. I think it was the new line of tees that they just got.

    Gonna check out the ON tees and report back.
     
  12. bcx

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    For my height, I have short legs and a longish torso and the length is pretty spot on.

    I'm about the same height and have a short torso. I find it could be a tad shorter but really it's no big deal. My eco-heather v-neck, however, came with a few loose threads at the shoulder seam. Kinda disappointed with the quality.
     
  13. Hangdog

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    They have any nice, design-free t-shirts that aren't parchement thin? What happened to heavy, thick t-shirts. Why is everything almost see-through now?
     
  14. Helix

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    They have any nice, design-free t-shirts that aren't parchement thin? What happened to heavy, thick t-shirts. Why is everything almost see-through now?

    +1

    I like my shirts to feel like they aren't water soluble.
     
  15. phreak

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    global warming. but seriously i guess light=casual in this case

    with t-shirts, and most basics, less=better
     
  16. BB1

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    They have any nice, design-free t-shirts that aren't parchement thin? What happened to heavy, thick t-shirts. Why is everything almost see-through now?

    Both the AA baby ribbed tees and the Wings+Horns tees are made of thick, heavy fabric.
     
  17. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Wings and horns t's are next level.

    Possibly final level.

    Wish I could get some nice thick white crewnecks, don't want white w+h t's as I will destroy them too easily.
     
  18. Coldsnap

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    I think J. Crew has slimmed up their Ts. After two washes my Small J. Crew Vneck is smaller fits about the same as my American Apparel Small but a bit shorter. Also J. Crews Vneck is very high placed which i like a lot.
     
  19. dsbkoko

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    any input for a long sleeve shallow V neck tshirt? I was in Gap today and tried on a small pima cotton l/s vneck for 8 bucks, but it was a little big for my taste. But i'd love to get a few long sleeves...
     
  20. LouisXIV

    LouisXIV New Member

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    Im around 5,8" and pretty thin ive always had atoruble finding a t's that fit properly. If usually fit a small or an XS.

    I have a slim waist and kind of broad sholders so if i get a small shirt that fits well its usually to tight around the shoulders and the sleeves flair out at the sides, on the other hand if i get a shirt that fits well around the shoulders its way to loose around my waist and chest.

    I usually wear long sleeve tees to fix this problem but thats unpractical living in northern australia.

    I think what i need is a tee with sleeves that cling to my arms so they dont flair out the sides.

    Does anyone have any reccomendations?
     

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