The T-Shirt

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As simple and seemingly boring as they are, t-shirts are probably the most important piece of my wardrobe to me. Shown here are some of my favorite brands that I think put out the best tee’s out there. What makes them better than a Hanes? Fit, weight, feel, details.. pretty nit-picky for a t-shirt but hey, that’s what I wear most days so they might as well be good.

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These Levi’s Vintage Clothing tee’s are the priciest of the bunch and sadly the only ones not made here in the states. Regardless of origin I think the feel of the fabric is the best of them all. LVC produces a few different shapes of tee’s but the one I’m into is the 1950’s sportswear tee. The grey one is from a previous season and fits a little slimmer than the more current red tee that has a more retro box fit to it.

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Left Field proudly makes their line here in the states and their tee’s are pretty much as straight forward as it gets. Thick ribbing at the neck meets a solid ring-spun cotton body cut into a pretty regular but solid shape to fit just about everyone. At $35 a pop they’re pretty manageable and come in an array of colors. If only they had a chest pocket!

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Velva Sheen was once a sportswear giant in Cincinnati producing tee’s and sweats, a quick ebay search and you’ll find tons of old graphics from the 70’s and 80’s printed on their shirts. The brand name is now owned by a new company and produced in California making plain tee’s, henley’s, sweats, and even oxford shirts. I own quite a number of their pocket crew necks, mostly because they offer the white, grey, and oatmeal (my favorite) tee’s in 2-packs.  The fabric varies from shirt to shirt- some with a 1% poly blend and others with as much as 50%. Good stuff.

Sweatshirt roundup to follow once the heat starts fading into fall.

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  1. Really interested in trying Velva Sheen tees, a few people have rec. them to me. Always wanted to try the LVC tees too, slightly put off by the high sleeves on a few of their versions though.

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