Wanted: T-shirt advice!

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    Mar 27, 2012 7:51 PM GMT
    Question: Where do you get your T-shirts for each of the following purposes:
    a) Daily wear e.g. street wear
    b) T-shirts for exercise
    c) Stylish/fashionable t-shirts for going out

    A lot of the T-shirts I've gotten of late just don't fit that great. I do have a 5 year-old American Apparel Summer shirt and although I love it, I'm interested in knowing about more brands/styles/stores.

    Here's what I have currently:
    a) basic T's from H&M (they fit really weird after the wash, I regret buying them)
    b) A few really old Gap undershirts (but they don't make em like this anymore)
    c) Couple shirts from American Apparel
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    Mar 27, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    a) Wal-mart.
    b) Last year's Wal-mart shirts.
    c) A|X
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    Mar 27, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    BRILLIANT. I like your approach.
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    Mar 27, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    A & B (plus farmwork) large stock of old $4 Haines from WalMart transitioning toward some u/a stuff. (Back when $4 was a lot, I had tons of freebie shirts from vendors and conferences and such. Phased (or ripped) all of those out a couple years ago.)

    c) moving toward synthetic fabrics, most seem to be from REI. Hard to find good stuff without stupid logos anywhere though. These are good for travel and drip dry reasonably quickly even on the boat.
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    Mar 27, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    look around at Kohls and Target for t shirts, some of them have great fits. It takes me a long time to find the t shirt I like that fits which is usually a tight but not ridiculously tight. You just have to keep searching and try them on until you find a company that makes what you like. Be glad that unlike the 90s and into the early 2000s when everything was loose and made for 300 lb men, t shirts are being made to accent the body
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    Mar 27, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    Oh, so now it has to actually FIT? n/m
  • metta

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    Mar 27, 2012 10:03 PM GMT


    In addition to a bunch of clay dyed organic ones that I wear, I also wear:

    http://www.snorgtees.com
    http://pistolpete.com
    http://www.rufskin.com
  • daveindenver

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    Mar 28, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Wow...that pistolPete stuff is WAY GAY.
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    Mar 28, 2012 12:49 AM GMT
    H&M makes clothing that can fit snug like American App. The plain solid shirts in crew or v-neck.

    Jack Wills is a lesser know brand I know that sells pretty much British Abercrombie which is fitted as well. Joining the online outlet is the best way to shop. The secret to being selected to join is to submit a request saying your birthday in the profile is only weeks away.
  • metta

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    Mar 28, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    daveindenver saidWow...that pistolPete stuff is WAY GAY.


    haha...you have not looked at the rufskin stuff yet then. The pistol pete stuff is eruopean styles made in the US. They are a great fit.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    can you guys get Bonds tshirts over there yet?
    They are so cheap and so long lasting. I think everyone here has at least one.
  • metta

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    Mar 28, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    dtmyh saidcan you guys get Bonds tshirts over there yet?
    They are so cheap and so long lasting. I think everyone here has at least one.


    They can probably be ordered online. But I don't think they look any different to other basic designer.
    http://www.bonds.com.au/mens/tops/tees.html?order=all&dir=asc
  • musicdude

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    Mar 28, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    a) H&M, American Apparel
    b) Tank tops and older shirts
    c) Jack&Jones
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    For street wear or going out, I love T-shirts by Point Zero. Their Black Label line is nicely fitted, and most of their shirts have a slightly heavier fabric than average... aside from their 2010 offerings, anyway. They are a bit heavy on print design and visible stitching... not sure if that's your thing.

    I have no idea if this brand is available outside of Canada, to be honest. Good luck!
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    1) American Apparel
    2) Nordstorm
    3) Topman

    Check out the last one. Keep in mind t is a European label so most sizes run small.
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    Mar 28, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    a) Plain Fruit of The Loom t-shirts from Wal-Mart. Nice fit, soft cotton, cheap. Also wear geek t-shirts from trade shows and such.

    b) Synthetic material t-shirts from the sporting goods store. Usually less than $15 and they last forever.

    c) Recycle from a) icon_lol.gif

    EDIT:
    50/50 t-shirts are the best. Super comfortable. But hard to find. Gotta hit up the swap meets and flea markets.

    And tri-blend t-shirts are awesome for the gym. Dries quickly, soft, thin, shows off your muscles better. icon_biggrin.gif
  • dancedancekj

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    Mar 28, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    I really like my H&M t-shirts that are 95% cotton, 5% elastane. They're soft, and they look nice without looking synthetic, but the elastane helps it to spring right back into shape and not get stretched out after a wash (unlike 100% cotton t-shirts).
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    ) Target,kohls,

    b) old tshirts or academy

    c) macys,express,f21, the mall basically :[
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    Mar 28, 2012 2:41 AM GMT
    Check out;

    1) Jack Jones
    2)Buffalo
    3)Energie
    4)Point Zero

    They're my favourites
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    A - Banana Republic & GAP
    B - J Crew
    C - Penguin (Munsingwear)

    I've got dozens...
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    Mar 28, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    a) and c) Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Target, American Eagle, H&M, Uniqlo
    b) City Sports, Macy's
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    Target Mossimo brand athletic fit. 8 bucks. Trim at the waist, wide enough for lats, short cut sleeves.
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    Mar 28, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    Wow okay this is good. Lots of ideas, I really like the range of responses and stores that I either haven't heard of or should reconsider as an option. This will prepare me for shopping this weekend.
  • Musicman91

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    Mar 28, 2012 9:57 AM GMT
    Well I I get most of my shirts from Old Navy, 98% of my wardrobe is from there. Mostly due to the fact that my mom works there but I do like there clothes ^_^

    Other than that my regular/stylish shirts may come from Kohl's or someother department store. And all my work out shirts are either plain white tee's from a pack or an old, worn out shirt.