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Who makes better T-shirts? Uniqlo or American Apparel (or other)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by chiggachu, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    i really like the pantone series of solid coloured t-shirts by uniqlo
    the shirts have a good saturation of colour to them
    they have a good slim fit
    they wash well and don't lose their shape out of the dryer either

    i've found the opposite with aa
    aa shirts seem to lose their shape after a few washes, especially in the collar area
    although the fit of aa is fine, i've found that uniqlo is now my preference
     
  2. cldpsu

    cldpsu Senior member

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    C+C cotton is super soft but I couldnt tell you if the price is worth for the way the shirt is going to be worn. Personally I go for 2xist shirts at discount resellers for about $12 a three pack. If you decide to go this route size up, they shirnk a size.

    Yes but don't get a v neck. The neck doesn't retain its shape at all.
     
  3. Alfred_Newman

    Alfred_Newman Member

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    I always go with American Apparel. They also sell the 50/50 which fit a little bigger because they don't shrink as much.
     
  4. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Adam + Eve tee's are $38. I'm sure they're nice but that's a bit nuts.

    I'd love to get some of that Uniqlo stuff but there isn't one around here.

    Everything I've heard about American Apparel leads me to believe that their shirts will fall apart after repeated wearings. Poor quality.

    Never heard of C+C or Continental before this thread. Anyone have their wears?
     
  5. qwerty

    qwerty Member

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    what's the quality on the uniqlo tees? I might get some when i go back to hong kong.
    i don't think AA tees are that great, i'm a big fan of egyptian cotton or supima cotton tees, a company that has that is j. lindeberg
     
  6. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Hanro makes very quality t-shirts. Brioni t-shirts are of as high quality as I've ever seen.
     
  7. briancl

    briancl Senior member

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    I've checked out a couple places, but I am not easily finding any tees for around 5-8 dollars each. Do some people have their own wholesale accounts at AA? Someone even quoted $4.90/ea. That's a fantastic deal, but non-reproducible as far as I can tell.
     
  8. xchen

    xchen Senior member

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    American Apparel tees are 5.90 each at wholesale for the regular ones. Thermals are I think 10 and long sleeve tees are 9.50. Organic tees are 7.05. These are the only wholesale prices I know for AA.
     
  9. constant struggle

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    Uniqlo has too high of a neck on their tees
    i prefer AA...

    I also find uniqlo to be somewhat thinner
     
  10. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    the uniqlo pantone series t-shirts that i picked up in japan are thicker cotton (in comparison to aa t-shirts, to me at least), not thin at all, and have that interesting shoulder yoke that makes it very form fitting

    as mentioned above, yes, they do tend to sit higher in the neck though

    adam t-shirts are nice, very thick cotton, washes and wears well
    the one thing i don't like is that 'plus' symbol that is sewn onto the back at the neck area

    .... if price isn't an option, schiesser and calida make t-shirts that rival hanro and zimmerli, but at a much lower price point, but still more than what you'll pay for aa or uniqlo and the like
     
  11. imo i love express men shirts....cheap 18usd for 1 and also the print never fades ever!
     
  12. Asch

    Asch Senior member

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    Target's Mossimo "athletic-fit" and Banana Republic's "fitted" tees both have a nice taper toward the waist, flattering for those with trim midsections and wider shoulders/chests. My only problem with AA tees is that the lack of tapering means either the waist is overly loose (size Medium for me) or the chest/shoulders are too tight (size Small for me).
     

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