Monday, June 7, 2010

TO SPLURGE OR TO SAVE - Finding the Perfect T-Shirt

Yes, I acknowledge that T-shirt dressing is more L.A. than New York, but with the summer months ahead, its imperative that one finds a great white (or really any light color) tee to fight the heat. Another challenge is finding a T-shirt that, without being incredibly overpriced, doesn't look like something you would wear to bead.

Below I have compiled a list of my four favorite places to pick up a great white tee.

Numbers Lab ($35-$95) --> Find at Bloomingdales and Saks locations
Numbers Lab makes great tees that feel as if they are draped onto your body. They are tight and loose exactly where they should be, and have the perfect length in the sleeve and in the body.

Acne Jeans ($69-$110) --> Find at their store - 10 Green St., New York, NY
When you are wearing a Acne tee it is easy to forget that you are wearing a shirt at all. Does that sound weird? Well it's true. They are slightly oversized, which I think creates a great silhouette, and although pricey, are easily comparable to say, a Dolce & Gabbana tee that you could easily cost you upwards of $200. So depending which way you look at it, its either a save or a splurge!

James Perse ($45-$95) --> Find at his store - 361 Bleeker St., New York, NY
James Perse is world renowned for his mastery of the T-shirt. He has a series of stores on Bleeker street, each offering a copious selection of tees in different fabrics, textures, and styles.

Uniqlo ($5-$20) --> Find at their store on Broadway btw. Spring and Prince
Despite its international standing as a power chain store, Uniqlo manages to retain quality in its clothing, a fact that is evident in its most basic offering: the tee. You can either opt for a T-shirt pack (better for layering), a fine cotton tee, or one of their anime and manga printed graphic tees, all of which are extremely comfortable and look even better with time.

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