Preferred t-shirt model/brand under jacket

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

  1. mihai

    mihai One of the Regulars

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    I'm in my 30s and keep my shirt tucked in. Due to torso taper, the untucked shirt floats around my waist. I find this bit messy and unflattering. Shirts are easier to slim down and be kept untucked.
     
  2. jeo

    jeo One of the Regulars

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    Uniqlo Ts are what I buy mostly nowadays too. Perfect length for me in their x smalls and pretty decent quality for the price.

    But I used to be really into raw denim and most of my stuff was from the higher end Japanese makers and compared to what you get at Target and Walmart, yes they are 100 times better. As far as other “better” mall brands..I guess it varies. But I can definitively say that they won’t be close to as good quality. So I don’t necessarily think they are a rip off. If you held one in your hands you’d be astonished at the quality.

    But for me it seemed that no matter what kind of t shirt I would get they would always end up developing holes near the bottom where the belt is in what I thought was a relatively short amount of time. They would hold up much better than cheapo brands for sure but I just came to the conclusion that it’s just not worth it for me to spend so much money on something I would have to replace after a couple years. Same thing goes for my denim. No matter how thick I got em they would always end up getting torn. I mostly get APCs now. They’re about half the price of the higher end stuff, still good quality, get really good fades and the petit standard cut just works really well for me.


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  3. oneterrifichog

    oneterrifichog Practically Family

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    Sunspel T-Shirts $160.00 Sea Island Cotton Keeps one cool, calm and collected Tucked or Untucked for the discerning collector..... Not for me I'm sort of hooked on Eddie Bauer T-Shirts (when I can catch em on deep sale) + way too many Harley T Shirts favorite being one from Bastille HD in Paris. France not TN.
    Sea Island Cotton used to be common in fine shirt makers, unfortunately not available too much anymore as that particular cotton plant is very rare now.
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  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    PN please define this word for me. I'm very eager to use it but want to be able to back it up with authority.
     
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  5. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man A-List Customer

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    Daggy ? It's kinda a coverall term for somebody who misses the point, in this case "fashion wise" !

    Ultimate case ? Flip flops ( THONGS here I kid you not !) with socks. OR sandals with socks..

    Confession to be made. I have been known to cut around the house just so attired !
     
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  6. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks G man! Some daggy brothers at work are about to receive a backhanded compliment they won't understand. Sock monkey for the win.
     
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  7. photo2u

    photo2u One of the Regulars

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    Banana Republic and JC Penney T's for me. However, I prefer to dress in white shirts to go with my leathers.
     
  8. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    I pretty much buy everything from thrift shops where I can - except under garments and boots. I have 8 pairs of the same Blundstones. I just don't care for clothing enough to pay more or think about it any deeper. Been like that since I was in my 20's. But I should add in edits here that I grew up in the golden era of thrift shops when you could get savile row suits, 1940's hats and incredible clothes for a dollar an item. That's how I ended up here.

    Best translation for a dag I've found is a schmuck. A gormless, unfashionable individual. Origin: a dag is the wool on a sheep that is clumped in dried sheep poo. Calling someone a dag is often partly affectionate tbe way you might call a silly freind a c**** in Glasgow.
     
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  9. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    My shirts are cheap (by choice) and I get holes in all of my jeans eventually, including selvedge. To me, my limited budget goes toward my main love, jackets. One track mind.
     
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  10. Bigbenbs

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    I'm interested that the custom fit t-shirt isn't a bigger part of this conversation. Because fit seems like such a crucial component. Maybe there just aren't enough offerings, or folks haven't tried it yet. But it sounds teriffic, assuming the quality is sufficiently high.
     
  11. Bigbenbs

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    Sounds like "schlub" might be the better Yiddish translation. "Schmuck" is more of a guileless idiot who can be taken advantage of, used to be practically a curse word. Schlub is more the kind of guy wearing tevas and socks, or walking around with holes in his t-shirts and jeans ;)
     
  12. Seb Lucas

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    Schlub - may be better but has connotations of boorishness which a dag is not generally. But a dag can be a schmuck too. :D Australians also use the word dickhead interchangeably with dag. It describes the kind of person who might enjoy Karaoke with Abba songs while wearing a cardigan. Shudder.
     
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  13. Bigbenbs

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    I see. So perhaps a dag is a schlubby schmuck, or maybe schmucky schlub. The answer turns on whether the primary quality of the dag is his idiotness or his unkemptness.
     
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  14. Seb Lucas

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    It's maybe more about a dag's ungainly nerdishness and gauche taste more than anything. They are not generally contemptible but affectionally laughed at for being unafraid to go out in public in plaid, for instance. There's something of a geek quality to many dags. They may well be educated and smart.
     
  15. Downunder G Man

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    Educated and smart...
    "Hey ! I resemble that remarK" !!
     
  16. LeFonque

    LeFonque One of the Regulars

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    Dag can be used in a bad way and a good way.
     
  17. navetsea

    navetsea Call Me a Cab

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    I don't care much of word sensitivity because I mainly use word for undershirt.
     
  18. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    My Ts are usually bike themed, that is most have BSA, Triumph, Ogri, where I have been or am going(Faro bike fest for example) that sort of thing. Most of these are bought from events as above or shops etc and maybe some internet.
    Plain Ts I usually get from cheaper stores for holidays etc so once they go a bit out of shape they end up as work shirts.
    As for quality, the bike shirts come ready printed etc from a stall or shop and are probably made in China, Pakistan, India, you name it anywhere whoever makes it such as Fruit of the Loom etc. There may be quality made shirts out there but personally spending a £10er on a T is on the expensive side and I don't do reenactment type things where stitch counters will tell me my WWII rep T sleeves are sewn wrong but a certain make the correct item has them for 'only' £50 Quid a go.
    As it's going under a jacket I could buy a new decent one if necessary and I always tuck in.
    Cheers, J.
     
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  19. belfastboy

    belfastboy My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I am a big fan of Costco house branded "Kirkland" T's. They come in white, black or grey and in Canada run about $4 each. They wear and look as good as T's that cost 5 times more.
     
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  20. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    I suppose someone who is rich and sees male underwear as women see lingerie. When you have a lot of money is very easy to go for the best of the best in every and each detail of your life that the rest of humans will see as crazy.

    After all most people wouldn't understand our passion for leather jackets.

    Personally when it comes to T-Shirs I've found that Eastman loopwheeled tees are fantastic but I prefer the Army one versus the Navy one that has gotten pretty loose. Haven't paid more than 20€ for mine, in fact last one was literally 5€ on Ebay.

    I bought them cheap online to see what was my true size. If I buy a tee then I know my size but I'm not one to wear them often, I'm more of a shirt or polo in summer.
     
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