Random Fashion Questions: Plain t-shirt help


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Hanto
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2253 posts since 30/11/09

posted 1 Dec 2015 07:17, edited 1 Dec 2015 07:17
Just in case people are interested. Kinoko are stocking Fil Melange Tees.
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

1 Dec 2015 08:10
EssexBoyII wrote: I wear a lot of FOTL heavyweight cotton ones. Assuming you're not looking for a certain cut or silhouette then they're fine for £2.50 a pop

Laughing out loud they are so shit
EssexBoyII
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6792 posts since 5/6/07

posted 1 Dec 2015 08:52, edited 1 Dec 2015 08:52
What is shit about them?

-Semi-tailored fit
-Heavy substantial cotton
-Don't shrink in the wash
-Last ages
-Cost £2.50 so can just chuck em in the bin when they've had a bit of wear
carl lewis
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23939 posts since 14/10/04

1 Dec 2015 09:52
Honnete wrote: Uniqlo soft touch tees are the most decent tees I've ever copped for the coin, the shilloutte is rad and they wash up op every time as well

True talk Locks
freshflow
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2721 posts since 9/6/09

1 Dec 2015 10:40
Jus sayin:

www.thomas-john.co.uk
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

1 Dec 2015 11:21
swede wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: I wear a lot of FOTL heavyweight cotton ones. Assuming you're not looking for a certain cut or silhouette then they're fine for £2.50 a pop

Laughing out loud they are so shit

How are they shit? They're slim fit / loads of colours / heavy cotton and they cost less than a pint….
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2015 09:31
yeah and they go all crusty and horrible after 1 wash. so shit
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

2 Dec 2015 12:16
swede wrote: yeah and they go all crusty and horrible after 1 wash. so shit

Never experienced that at all.
Heath
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2514 posts since 26/7/06

2 Dec 2015 12:28
I'm with swede on this one. I'm wearing one right now and they're hardly good are they?

Muji all the way, or obviously Thomas John when you're feeling saucy.
EssexBoyII
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6792 posts since 5/6/07

2 Dec 2015 12:41
Chatting breeze. They wear better than they have any right to.
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2015 12:55
what does that even mean? 100% behind thomas john though. would rather pay 10x the price for something that is actually comfy to wear after every wash
ShaneB
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908 posts since 28/11/10

2 Dec 2015 14:03
I wouldn't - I'd rather pay £2.50 than £25 for a bogstandard t-shirt; and they are comfy? I really don't get what you're talking about to be honest; I mean, the cotton isn't as good as Hanes Beefy (isn't as soft) but they're still comfortable - no irritation whatsoever.
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

2 Dec 2015 14:37
ShaneB wrote: I wouldn't - I'd rather pay £2.50 than £25 for a bogstandard t-shirt; and they are comfy? I really don't get what you're talking about to be honest; I mean, the cotton isn't as good as Hanes Beefy (isn't as soft) but they're still comfortable - no irritation whatsoever.

youve just answered youre own question, do you have a thomas john t-shirt?

why settle for cava if you've had bollinger
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

2 Dec 2015 14:38
stop defending a tshirt which is cheaper then a cup of coffee! tshirts are one of the most worn things in a wardrobe so spending 30-60 on one is a no branier, more even
freshflow
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2721 posts since 9/6/09

posted 2 Dec 2015 14:51, edited 2 Dec 2015 14:51
Exactly Maximus. Don't understand the logic. Do you also wear £1 boxer shorts, primark shirts etc….

You can get quality at a low price point I won't deny that but 2.50 tees come on.
figurine
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5892 posts since 14/5/07

2 Dec 2015 14:58
Yea listen to freshflow, if anyone has an unbiased opinion in this its deffo him
freshflow
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2721 posts since 9/6/09

posted 2 Dec 2015 15:26, edited 2 Dec 2015 15:26
Buy all means wear FOTL, personal choice.

My tees are 10X the cost but my point was more that I don't understand why a t-shirt is always regarded as a non valued good, it's probably the most common item in a yearly wardrobe.

Why would you not want to find a really good one? It shouldn't be valued less than coats/shoes etc…


Kadafi39
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1696 posts since 30/10/09

2 Dec 2015 16:00
Dont think the comparisons are fair tbh, I buy hanes or similar cheap tees to sleep/lounge about or work out in. I wouldnt buy a £50 tee for the same use.
Third_Man
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58 posts since 2/5/14

2 Dec 2015 16:07
Have tried a few cheap options: FOTL, Haynes, and AA but can't get on with them and end up never wearing them. Don't know if I'm just buying the wrong brand or cut but they just don't seem to fit me right and shrink/get ruined in the wash. The best plain tee I have is MMM but obviously ££, picked it up in a sale ages ago for around £40 which I thought was a bit expensive at the time, but I still wear it loads, and I've chucked loads of cheap ones in the mean time since I've been wearing it. Worth investing in decent staples IMO, but not sure I would pay full whack for another MMM though. Going to give Thomas John a try, thanks for the recommendation.
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

2 Dec 2015 16:07
Obv you're not gunna wear a £30 plus tshirt to work out in but otherwise yeah why wouldn't you? Completely agree with fresh flow, you wouldn't bust out £10 jeans or £5 kicks which are both essentials