Preferred t-shirt model/brand under jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Bigbenbs, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Bigbenbs

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    Hi all,

    I've done a bit of poking around and haven't seen any thread covering folks preferred t-shirts for wearing under their jackets.

    The specific issue I'm coming up against is that all of the t shirts I had before I started wearing leather run a bit longer than I'd prefer.

    But I'd generally be interested to hear others' preferences.
     
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  2. Do you mean wearing them untucked..?? Although it seems somewhat the style somehow now, I don't wear anything (especially with a jacket) untucked. I think it looks sloppy and silly sticking out from under a jacket. So the length of my T shirts only need to be long enough to stay tucked in.
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  3. Bigbenbs

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    I tended to wear my t-shirts untucked before I started wearing leather jackets, but that doesn't really work with their length. So probably need something shorter or to get something that tucks well.
     
  4. Captain Sensible

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    Whitesville white/heather grey t-shirts are a good length for me, and have held up well to washes and wear - size large measures 24" down the back.
     
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  5. Bigbenbs

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    $90 for a pack of two?!
     
  6. torfjord

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    Agree about tucking the t-shirts, I’ve been doing it for years, long before I got into jackets. To my eye, it looks a lot better, plus how are you going to show off your cool belt if you have a T-shirt in the way? ;)


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  7. Captain Sensible

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    Hmm, yes. I bought 4 back in 2014 for around $110; they are still going strong.
     
  8. Monitor

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    I dislike T-shirts. They're just shirts with sleeves cut off. I'd phase them completely out of my wardrobe if I could find a decent alternative. They are... Convenient, however.

    And I don't really understand tucking, even though I do it occasionally. Tucking clothes into pants... Think for a moment about what you're doing there - you're stuffing a tiny part of one clothing item into another and then you wrap it all up and tighten it with a leather strap. It doesn't look neat. It looks bunched up, bloated and maybe even a bit deranged.

    T-shirts are meant to be worn untucked, anyway. Shirt's got those tails and stuff, it's supposed to go in I guess - tho I still think it looks much better untucked - but T-shirts? Man...

    @Bigbenbs , buy some shorter T-shirts. There are some nice ones out there.
     
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  9. Bigbenbs

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    Any you tend to dislike less than others
     
  10. Monitor

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    None. I buy 'em at thrift shops. Only what works for me, don't care about the brand, I guess.
     
  11. Bamaboots

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    Puma 60/40 cotton/poly t's. Crew or v-neck less than $30 for a 3pk. Athletic cut so run a little small. Long enough to tuck but not crazy long so look good untucked. Durable enough to suit me and cheap enough to dispose of when they get dingy.
     
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  14. Edward

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    I think the last t-shirt as outerwear I bought was..... probably 2007; it would have been a merchandise item from either the revival production of Little Shop of Horrors that ran in the West end that year, or the production of The Rocky Horror Show (no 'Picture' - this is the original stage show, not the film) that ran in the UK across 2006/7. I still keep some of them for sentimental reasons, but I don't wear them any longer. These days, I wear a plain white t-shirt as per the original design as underwear, and then either a shirt or polo (long or short sleeved) over it. With leather jackets,I mostly don't wear anything heavier than that, though my HWM occasionally gets a Winter outing with a Submariner under it.

    I personally hate to untuck - stopped wearing things like that years ago when I started wearing shorter jackets (and cool belts) - but then I also wear my leathers in the context of a vintage look as a whole, where it would simply look wrong.

    In terms of t-shirt brands, because mine are purely underwear I tend to stick to the supermarket offerings; here in the UK, that mostly means Sainsburys, though I've also owned a few that are M&S (nice, but as a rule not worth the upcharge). For anyone in the UK, Sainsburys does do a good range of basic plain t-shirts in a range of plain colours (including both white and black) for about £4 a pop which are very good - 100% fairly traded cotton.
     
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  15. jeo

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    Totally with you there with regards to tucking in T shirts. And I generally don’t like tucking in other types of shirts unless they’re too long so I get it when it comes to button downs and flannels as they can get too long and look bad untucked.


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  16. jeo

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    I don’t necessarily think it’s such a fashion faux pas to have a t shirt, sweater, button down or whatever creep a little below the length of the jacket. But if you’re going for a vintage look then yes, it will definitely look wrong.


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  17. Seb Lucas

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    I prefer not to pay more than $10 for a t-shirt but I am open to finding a new source. I wear them all the time and never tuck them in. I have not tucked in any shirt or t-shirt in 35 years and really dislike the tucked in look. I always wear shirts and t-shirts that are fairly short.
     
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  18. Bigbenbs

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    So you have a go to brand?
     
  19. Jejupe

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    I recommend Son of a Tailor. They make bespoke T-shirts. First they'll make one based on measurements you give (or measurements of old T-shirt you like) and if you don't like the fit of the first shirt they'll make a free adjustment and a new shirt. They're a bit pricey, but they're made to measure and they're made in Europe (i.e. supposedly not in a sweatshop) , so for me they're worth their price. I've ordered few and I am very happy with their products and service. Oh, and their website makes it rather easy to make an order.

    https://www.sonofatailor.com/
     
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  20. dudewuttheheck

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    Get them from Rakuten and they're $50 for a pack of two. Best value for money t shirts out there (I don't buy outsourced clothing so anything outsourced doesn't count in my book).

    My favorite t shirt is the Stevenson Overall Co. loopwheeled t shirt in natural/ecru. Expensive, but beautiful in every way.
     
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