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Who makes good quality t-shirts?

Bam!ChairDance

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Everlane can be hit-or-miss, but their heather grey and 'muted black' t-shirts have really good fabric for the $15 price. I alternate between those two colors on the regular.
 
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Awesome write-up, thank you.

Funny, the Icebreaker shirts actually look very cool - I never thought I'd buy something even bordering on fashionable at REI. If REI is entry and Outlier the top end, then the whole price gamut would span $80-$100?
 
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Awesome write-up, thank you.

Funny, the Icebreaker shirts actually look very cool - I never thought I'd buy something even bordering on fashionable at REI. If REI is entry and Outlier the top end, then the whole price gamut would span $80-$100?


Ice breakers have gotten more expensive since I last looked. 6 months ago they were going for $40. You can probably find other Marino Ts around there. And yes, the price range for them is pretty small simply because there are so few options.
 

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My very first post is about to be the best advice you ever heard...


Express 

Not too cheap and not too expensive, also its like 5 or 10 percent spandex which works very well for an undershirt IMO.


See now I've got a shirt from Express and the cut is good - it's the "Stretch V-Neck" with 6% spandex. The color is nice. There are no inherent issues with it. But then I compare it to this tee I've got from Paolo Pecora in the same color and it suddenly looks cheap. I definitely wear the shirts I have from AA, Express even Merona and they're great value for money, but I think if I were trying to dress to impress it would stay on the hanger. Express is cool but, depending on what OP is looking for, a tee by Varvatos or even Theory (which isn't known for having mind-blowing quality) would be a noticeable step up.
 
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I have various merino-wool T-shirts. Problem is they seem to be available mostly from outdoor/climbing etc. apparel suppliers (Icebreaker, Bergans, Ortovox) and look it, so outside of sports and hiking activities I wear them only if they disappear more or less completely under the next layer. Which is not the case if the next layer is a V-neck jumper or a cardigan.
 

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Has anyone tried the merino wool t shirts by foreign rider co? I've been eying them for a while now, but haven't pulled the trigger.
 

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Iron Heart makes good quality t-shirts.





















IHPT-04 - V Neck Pocket T-Shirt Review:
This is my first Iron Heart t-shirt. It’s nothing like any other t-shirt I've ever owned: it's much nicer. Generally speaking I severely dislike v-necks, but I really like this v-neck.

Fabric:
It is really the exact fabric I was hoping it would be: Very heavy and rugged, yet noticeably softer than even most of my Supima tees. Loopwheeled too! So no side-seems plus it's likely to get that awesome horizontal grain after some wear.

Stitching:
Thick poly stitching. I’ve had stitching go out on other extra long staple cotton shirts before because the fabric is better than the stitching, but this is not the case for this shirt: both fabric and stitching is super beefy.

Fit:
Classic relaxed fit.

Overall it’s a nice shirt. So many different companies make t-shirts, but this one really succeeds on virtually every level. I love how Iron Heart can take something as simple as a plain grey t-shirt and make something truly great of it. The fabric, construction, and details work together well to make an exceptional shirt that I will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

This shirt: http://www.ironheart.co.uk/cutnsewn/ihpt-04.html
 

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I am waiting for a pack of Left Field T shirts, I will post a review.
 

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I have various merino-wool T-shirts. Problem is they seem to be available mostly from outdoor/climbing etc. apparel suppliers (Icebreaker, Bergans, Ortovox) and look it, so outside of sports and hiking activities I wear them only if they disappear more or less completely under the next layer. Which is not the case if the next layer is a V-neck jumper or a cardigan.


Check out Wool & Prince. Their entire product line is pretty solid.
 

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Thanks. Have e-mailed them about measurements. Their description "finally a wool T that doesn't scream weekend camping trip" is exactly what I was talking about.
 

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