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Seven plain white T-shirts. Now I love a tee more than the next person, and arguably more than Bieber. My favourite is from Cos. In fact through some dark magic they somehow make you look skinnier. Maybe my commitment to Cos was stopping me from charting new territory. There is no such thing as a plain white T-shirt. Tiny, almost imperceptible differences between them can be life-changing.
So many of the sacred cows of trendy menswear have been slaughtered in recent years: Yet the white T-shirt prevails. They work because while white is a statement colour — if you went to a party wearing a bright white outfit, you are basically saying: So it lets you be both nonchalant and exceptional: To realise its power, simply think of its sworn enemy, the navy T-shirt.
Imagine a man in a navy T-shirt and navy jeans: You try to know more about him but you cannot, because he is already fading from view, disappearing into his own stock photo existence. By contrast, the white T-shirt is essential not just for the summer hipster, but suits the tattooed punk, the dad that dates, the stylish hip-hop head: It is also democratic. With that versatility and flexibility in mind, I went in search of the perfect white tee, trying a different one each day of the week.
I start my week with a Sunspel short-sleeved crew neck in white. Sunspel is an upmarket brand with a heritage, the sort of place people go to treat themselves to a pair of expensive boxers when they get a promotion. A few friends tell me their T-shirts are the best out there. The top is unbelievably soft and I feel richer as soon as I put it on. It definitely would be perfect with an overshirt or suit jacket, but it feels too much like a posh undershirt to wear on its own. Alstyle has a pretty wide range of sizes available for all of their t-shirt blanks.
Most of the sizes range from small to double or triple XL. Their shirts are made with preshrunk cotton so that is always one thing to consider.
One disadvantage that I spotted was that none of their adult size blanks have an extra small option. The available colors for Alstyle blanks are fairly average. Some models offer a wider range of colors than others, but they tend to stay on the dark side. They will cover all of the basics such as black, white and gray without a problem.
They do however have some unusual color choices such as mustard and banana that might be appealing to some brands. American Apparel blanks are known for their exceptional quality, producing arguably some of the best quality t-shirts on the market.
They have just the right amount of thickness that is also extremely soft and comfortable. Although expensive, their blanks have become the go to t-shirt for a majority of independent fashion brands.
Their most popular models are:. The fit of American Apparel has to be my favorite out of all the blanks in this article.
There is a good amount of length in their blanks which is one thing that I love. Many of their models have a slim fit so that is one thing to always consider. The fit of the Tri-Blend model is a little bit smaller than the I find myself wearing a size larger than my normal size of medium.
Again, it all depends on how you prefer your t-shirts to fit. American Apparel offers a very large range of size for their unisex tees. It is always best to check out the specific sizing charts for each blank model and decide which size if best for you.
The American Apparel offers the widest range of colors that you will find anywhere. Currently there are 47 different color options and they are adding new ones constantly. The Tri-Blend t-shirt only comes in 8 different colors since it is made up of a mixture of materials. So if you are going with American Apparel, chances are they will have a model style that comes in your desired color.
The only Anvil blank that I have personally dealt with is the model. The is a slimmer, fashion fit model tee. Many people consider the to be the closest alternative to the popular American Apparel In my opinion, the is a very underrated model in the t-shirt industry.
I say this mainly because it is thicker than and just as soft as the but for a cheaper price. I used the for my first initial Vicious History release and I was extremely satisfied. It is a pre-shrunk 4. The fit of this t-shirt is also very similar to the except for a few small differences. The is a little bit shorter in length compared to the and various other blanks. The thick material provides for a surprisingly soft and comfortable fit. The only downfall that I noticed is that the sleeves tend to wing out a couple of inches although this is different for every body type.
The comes in a wide variety of sizes ranging from small to 3XL. They even offer 4XL size tees in certain colors. Since the is made with preshrunk cotton, make sure to order true to size as these shirts will not shrink much. The is available in 20 different colors to choose from. They are available in 4XL in white, chocolate, navy, black and heather gray.
Gildan is a relatively cheap blank alternative that you see many start up brands using. The popular models are:. I have only had the chance to try out the heavy cotton model and I have mixed reviews about it. Like the name describes, the t-shirt is relatively thick and rugged. On the other hand, many critics have said that the soft style model is one of the most comfortable tees they have ever worn.
I have heard many mixed reviews towards the fit of these models. Some people love them while some others dislike their fit for a couple of reasons. Although they are advertised as preshrunk cotton, these shirts have been known to shrink significantly over time. Even fresh out of the box, many people have reported several inconsistencies towards sizing. Many of the same size shirts will have completely different dimensions. From what I have noticed with the model, the length is pretty average but the sleeves wing out quite a bit.
Almost every time I see a brand printing on Gildan, their product shots have the t-shirt sleeves rolled up a few times. It all depends on the style you prefer, but it is something to take into consideration. The soft style tee comes in sizes small to triple XL while the heavy cotton comes in sizes extra small to triple XL. Since they are preshrunk cotton tees, it is best to order true to your normal size. Be careful when washing them as they are known to shrink.
To reduce the risk of shrinking, wash cold and either dry low or hang dry. The heavy cotton comes in a wide range of 37 different colors. You will find some very unusual and exotic colors in this range such as Heliconia and Sapphire. The soft style has fewer options but still comes in 27 different colors.
Tultex is another one of those alternative blank brands that are cheaper to print on. They only offer four different unisex models but the blank is the only one that I have seen used. The is a 4.
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A white T-shirts is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing a guy can own. Whether as an base layer or on its own, it works in every year and for every style. Of course, it's also plain white and prone to stains, which means that you should either stock up on cheap options or treat your investment-level picks with all due love and care. Top 7 Best White T-Shirts The white T-shirt is the ultimate style piece; when worn correctly a plain tee can evoke a cool and minimalist look. When looking for inspiration, many look to the likes of fashion icons Steve McQueen and James Dean. When it comes to style basics like crisp white tees, the men of GQ have tried 'em all (it's practically our job). But because GQ 's staff isn't made up of robots with sample-size bodies—actually, they're a range of different body types and heights —they don't all prefer the same tee.