Durable cotton t-shirts to pair with leather jackets

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Rich22, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    @Superfluous, well, as I said at the start of my last post, I wasn't replying to anyone in particular, just throwing out some thoughts, so please don't imagine that we are miscommunicating. I think you can rest assured that I'd address any issues I had with any of your post directly by name, rather than posting a Trigger Warning and then going all passive-aggressive.

    I was indeed only discussing white t-shirts. Haven't worn colored T's with jeans since I was a teenager. It's just coz white T's and blue jeans is a classic casual look. If I don't want to look casual, I wear pants and a shirt.

    Thank you though for posting photos. This kind of thing is interesting.
    I wonder if anyone knows what brand of white T Jimmy Dean wore in Rebel? Everyone only seems to care about the windbreaker.
     
  2. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    As I said, life is too short to worry about arm oil. I don't ride so maybe I am missing something. Long sleeves almost always ride up and get caught in jacket sleeves. Never when wearing a T. Perhaps our different experiences require no further elaboration.
     
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  3. Seb Lucas

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    I only wear black t-shirts, no other colour. I find you can almost wear a black T to a formal dinner.
     
  4. navetsea

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    this, athletic people look good any tshirt ... while whatever short sleeve tees make me look like sick malnourished plague survivor especially on the arm, not even a poloshirt with some ribbing around the sleeve end could save it.
     
  5. navetsea

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  6. navetsea

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    this is an oldfashion mopping cloth at the time when people (or their servant) mop their floor by hand on their knees crawling backward priced around $1 here, it has a lot of character, slubbiness irregularity and all, probably unsanforized too, sold as dry raw, and obviously hard wearing, if this is milled in japan and then sold as a scarf or made into a hat or some kind of a bag, I bet it would be priced around $300 - 400. people would say it is good quality strong material mid century style... it is:)
     
  7. zebedee

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    Under a dark blue suit :)
     
  8. zebedee

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    Does anyone own a more expensive, ultra-durable, potentially post-posthumous high quality indestructible item and then own a secondary item, less well-constructed but still fairly expensive that they use for chores out of fear that the pricier item will get damaged?

    You know, has anyone got several Aeros, LWs, whatever and also a Carhartt that they expose to danger or damage?

    Asking for a friend. It's not as if I'd wear a Hanes out and also own a few Primark t-shirts out of some baseless (even slightly unmanly) preciousness.
     
  9. Big J

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    @zebedee, now that's an awesome topic for a whole new thread right there!
     
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  10. Seb Lucas

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    Believe me N, at age 53 I have tried everything over 35 years of jacket wearing. And when I have done that, the bloody shirt sticks out and looks bloody awful. Let's move on. :D
     
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  11. Seb Lucas

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    Of course - I thought we all did that.
     
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  12. Seb Lucas

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    :eek:
     
  13. zebedee

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    Thread Title: 'Hypervigilant, Prudent or Cowardly? You and High-End Clothing Tell All in Non-Self-Referential Striptease'.

    I'd hope no-one posted, of course. :)
     
  14. Seb Lucas

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    Sartorial Hypocrisy in the Age of Plenty and Sham Work Wear Aesthetics via Overpriced Under-utilised Vanity.
     
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  15. zebedee

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    I'm definitely buying you a craft ale for that.
     
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  16. Ernest P Shackleton

    Ernest P Shackleton Practically Family

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    I was speaking of white shirts. Though, I wouldn't give you more than a fiver for gray or black, either.
     
  17. Rich22

    Rich22 One of the Regulars

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    15 years ago I had a wardrobe full of white t-shirts... now I tend to prefer colours. Dark blue frequently, sometimes black, but I have a variety of maroons and pinks too, and a few patterns. I like a mixture of collar types as well. And I like 100% cotton, even when it gets stupidly hot.
     
  18. Rich22

    Rich22 One of the Regulars

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    And yes, I baby new t-shirts and the priciest t-shirts I have, especially if they're light colours. Older dark t-shirts take the brunt of any potentially damaging wear.
     
  19. Seb Lucas

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    I tend to wear my black t-shirts in winter - under a black v-neck sweater. In the sun I almost always wear a thick, long sleeve shirt.
     
  20. dudewuttheheck

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    For those that do have Costco T shirts, how do they fit?

    For reference, I tend to like my t shirts to have a 40" chest circumference. Which of their sizes measure closest to this?
     

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