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Postby hmwut » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:49 pm

basic/staples thread.

what are your favorite plain tees? your go-to pair of jeans? your everyday pair of sneakers? everyone has their "uniform," what's yours?

i'm looking for the perfect white tee, in both a slim and loose fit. it's harder than i imagined. the slightest nuance in fit can ruin it for me, and i'm especially picky about the texture/sheen of the tee. i've had success with h&m tees in the past, so hopefully i'll find what i need there.
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Re: stay based

Postby hooplah » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:59 pm

I must own at least 20 white tees and tanks but none of them are perfect. and even if one is close to perfect, it loses its shape eventually. smdh
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Re: stay based

Postby navin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:42 pm

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Re: stay based

Postby navin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:53 pm

The best white tee I own is also an h&m one
The perfect slim black jeans is what I'm after, not too skinny, really black with a slight sheen, tonal stiching with a zip fly and elastane blended, acne is what comes the closest but is toó expensive and a pain in the ass to import where i live
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Re: stay based

Postby JCM » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:54 pm

My go to tees recently have been Velva Sheen tees. They're quite thick, though not obscenely so. Relatively short sleeves and body length and a bit on the boxy side (though they just look slim on me because I could probably go medium). The thing I like the most is how they relax in fit after many wears; they look worn in rather than destroyed. I definitely don't baby mine and they've turned out quite nicely.

I've been trying to get into scoop necks but haven't "taken the plunge" and actually purchased one. I've been making do with Hanes tees with the ribbing of the neck (or whatever it's called cut off). Kinda ehh but its been fine to get me used to tees with a lower neckline.

As far as jeans go, I really can't decide. For black it's my Uniqlo T000 Jeans. For blue, I have a pair of APC PS and some LVC 605s. I started lifting weighs and wore my PS's less, but my groin has been hurting when I squat heavy (help pls), so my PS have been fitting better since I lost mass on my thighs.

Beater shoes are Converse JPs. I like 'them.
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Re: stay based

Postby freddy » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:08 am

I need tees but I keep getting fucking skinner holy shit. I mean I'd make RO tanks look good but then I'd have to drop daaa bills for a new wardrobe and I want to get more proportionate and bigger upperbody-wise :/

I would say BoO solid color ocbd shirts + MMM low top gats + WH chinos + No Show Falke socks would be my ultimate basic staple rotation. Everything color coordinates so so well.
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Re: stay based

Postby ramseames » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:18 am

Merz 20s tee is the closest thing I have to perfect but even on 50% off it was $55 so you'd have to really want to commit to that to wear them daily.
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Re: stay based

Postby charybdis » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:48 am

I once handled an T by Alexander Wang tank and they're really nice. I believe All Saints makes nice basic tees too.
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Re: stay based

Postby thomaspaine » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:13 am

navin wrote:The best white tee I own is also an h&m one

Seriously? I can't stand h&m tees, they're so flimsy. Mine distorted after a few wears and I gave them to my neighbor.

I like my American Apparel tees that are like 6+ years old, just because they're so soft and beaten in by now. Not sure if I would buy new ones though.
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Re: stay based

Postby Syeknom » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:38 am

H&M t-shirts are shite but I still picked up some new ones today. Don't have AA or Uniqlo around here sadly.

Really keen to try Velva Sheen but I'm uncertain about sizing.
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Re: stay based

Postby navin » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:00 pm

thomaspaine wrote:Seriously? I can't stand h&m tees, they're so flimsy. Mine distorted after a few wears and I gave them to my neighbor.

I like my American Apparel tees that are like 6+ years old, just because they're so soft and beaten in by now. Not sure if I would buy new ones though.

well yeah they fit me really good and its not too thin. But and i dont really wear white ts that much and dont own so many quality ones, mostly fruit of the loom, hanes and from a brand called hering which is actually good but its too tight and construction is shit.
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Re: stay based

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:34 pm

Syeknom, I've got Velva Sheen tees if you've got any sizing questions.
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Re: stay based

Postby Syeknom » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:35 pm

Good stuff, cheers. I'll be sure to ask if I ever look into buying.
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Re: stay based

Postby bels » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:04 pm

I bought five fruit of the loom white tees off Akkadian
Amazon but they are too small and the fabric feels kind of scratchy. I'm not even mad though because they're only for the gym and I'm psyched to be too big for an s
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Re: stay based

Postby thomaspaine » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:39 pm

navin wrote:well yeah they fit me really good and its not too thin. But and i dont really wear white ts that much and dont own so many quality ones, mostly fruit of the loom, hanes and from a brand called hering which is actually good but its too tight and construction is shit.

Oh, well yeah given those choices I'd probably go with H&M too. Hanes beefy tees and the kirkland tees are kind of nice actually except they fit like a blouse.

I've been meaning to get some Velva Sheen t-shirts too. Do you size up on them or get your normal size? I kind of know those guys and I've been thinking about making some t-shirts with them.
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Re: stay based

Postby RycePooding » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:15 pm

Uniqlo dry packaged or whatever they're called is all I wear for tees. Also have tried Dana Lee, W+H, OL, Hanes, Gildan, Norse, Mister and some other shit, but Uniqlo's are cheap and fit nice and boxy and long, also super soft after x amount of wears, which is nice. Also doesn't pill like HM etc.
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Re: stay based

Postby charybdis » Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:49 pm

hoopla do you have any recommendations of white tees?
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Re: stay based

Postby ramseames » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:17 pm

Have you considered everlane, the radical new company delivering designer basics at affordable prices by cutting out the middle man?

Seriously though, what's your budget?
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Re: stay based

Postby Rosenrot » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:03 pm

I swear by my Muji's mens black t-shirts. High neckline, doesn't suffocate my torso, and substantial.
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Re: stay based

Postby hooplah » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:49 pm

dwindles wrote:hoopla do you have any recommendations of white tees?


not really. i typically rotate between a $5 white tank I bought at forever 21 eight years ago that is developing holes and another white tank from Zara. my favorite white tee is this old vintage tee I found from some high school in New Jersey
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Re: stay based

Postby charybdis » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:10 pm

ramseames wrote:Have you considered everlane, the radical new company delivering designer basics at affordable prices by cutting out the middle man?

Seriously though, what's your budget?


Ahahaha, god.

My white tees have a really short life span so I'm thinking around $20, although I could go up to around $30.
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Re: stay based

Postby ramseames » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:54 pm

I like bdg ones from uo at that price point. Very soft, little bit on the thin side, cut is pretty slim.

Kinda sucks how there's no women's equivalent of RC, say.
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Re: stay based

Postby deadkitty » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:05 am

RycePooding wrote:Also doesn't pill like HM etc.


mine pill like crazy
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Re: stay based

Postby maj » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:47 pm

fully agree with ryce for a t shirt that costs less than a mcdonalds it's bang tidy, perfect fit for me.
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Re: stay based

Postby ramdomthought » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:00 pm

kirkland wool socks

muji flannels

uniqlo tee shirts
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Re: stay based

Postby bels » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:06 pm

SUPIMA or DRY though?

Also when is UNIQLO re releasing last years linen cotton blend? I want a second chance now that I know how they shrink.
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Re: stay based

Postby evilfriends » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:36 pm

my H&M t-shirts shrink so fast that I can barely get 3 or 4 wears out of them before they don't fit at all anymore, what am I doing wrong?
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Re: stay based

Postby evilfriends » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:30 am

@ramseames true

@sknss not air drying, gonna try that out thx

@pips you're probably right, I'll try it out
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Re: stay based

Postby MxmHrpr » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:33 am

@bela

SUPIMA is so worth it, not immediately obvious but the fit is not only boxier in the DRY, they stretch, then bobble. Those long staple cotton fibres really shine once they've been washed a few times.

I've emailed Uniqlo a few weeks ago about about the cotton-linen blend, at least the pocket tee is not being restocked AFAIK :( Such a shame as they're pretty much the natural airism and the pocket distracts from your lemon squeezers peering through the sheer fabric.
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Re: stay based

Postby bels » Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:42 pm

Yeah my wardrobe is mainly Supima. I like the fit on the dry tshirts though.

If they aren't restocking the linen cotton pocket shirts then what the fuck. Summer is RUINED, bring January back.
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