But are we really making the most out of our basic T-shirts? If you have a small chest or sloped shoulders, a crew neck will likely suit you best.
JDonaghy , Apr 6, IrateCustomer , Apr 6, Yeah I figured I would have to do that, but any comments on the other shirt makers in comparison to BB? Band of Outsiders and Jil Sander are the only truly slim-fitted shirts that I've found. SirGrotius , Apr 6, My body build is similar to yours and I had the same problem as you did, the extra slim fit BB shirts were still too billowy on me.
There's another thread here that talks extensively about slim fit shirts http: Personally, I've found that the "fully-fitted shirts" line from TM Lewin are a good off-the-rack slim fit for me, in general the waists are at least an incher smaller than the BB extra slim fit. Given the costs of that route you may be better off getting shirts made to measure. Any opinion on Mohan tailors? A buddy of mine just recommended them. For me the best fitting are: Liquidus , Apr 6, Trompe le Monde , Apr 7, Recoil , Apr 7, Master-Classter , Apr 7, V-necks naturally elongate the neck, which makes them perfect for shorter guys looking to create the illusion of height, or larger men after a slimming effect.
They also provide balance to rounder or wider face shapes. If you have a small chest or sloped shoulders, a crew neck will likely suit you best. Crew necks draw the eye out and create the illusion of squarer shoulders, making you appear broader and better proportioned. This more substantial neckline also provides balance to men with longer necks or narrow face shapes. Most men tend to favour thicker fabrics rather than lightweight ones; as if the quality is directly related to the weight of the garment.
Well, the opposite is actually true for T-shirt materials. Whether worn as a base layer or solo, a T-shirt should feel like second skin. Almost all T-shirts will be cut from cotton or a cotton blend of some kind.
The gold standard is Pima or Egyptian cotton, which are made from long staple fibres that last longer, look thinner and feel lighter. These two kinds of cotton are considered to be the finest available on the market and are utilised by specialist brands such as Sunspel, NN07 and Uniqlo.
Cotton blends are also good options. A moderate amount of elastane stretch fibres helps to maintain the shape of the T-shirt, whereas cotton-polyester blends come in at a lower price point and often crease less. Other brands look further afield to fabrics like Tencel, which tends to be even cooler than linen, or viscose, which is more absorbent. Therefore, it pays to know the key brands in each price bracket. If T-shirts are a part of your everyday wardrobe, affordable options found on the high street are a perfect way to stock up in bulk and are easily replaceable.
Brands that offer the best value for money include Gap, Uniqlo and Next. In the middle, premium bracket is where most underwear and loungewear specialists sit. The likes of Hanro, Sunspel, Derek Rose and James Perse are a big step up from the high street, but they will do your money justice. It will seem lavish or excessive at first, but the long-term benefits — better fit, shape retention, longevity — pay off and you will definitely get your cost-per-wears from them.
Unless you have a double-barrelled surname, the trust fund to back it up and work in the city, most guys would have to skip a few meals to afford designer T-shirts. This is when understanding fabrics and quality is most important. While there are plenty of brands creating decent tees from premium materials such as Acne Studios, A. Get all the latest must-read FashionBeans content direct to your inbox weekly:. See all the latest vouchers, discount codes and offers from all your favourite stores for October The Perfect Fit The way a T-shirt fits says a lot about its wearer.
Whether rolled or regular, sleeves should hit around the halfway point on your upper arm to show off your biceps and triceps. Aim for a slim-fitting style that skims through this part of the body, leaving enough room for air to circulate. A classic T-shirt should finish around the top of your hips.
This will ensure you can raise your hands without turning your tee into a crop top. Even in oversized or longline styles, the shoulder seams should ideally align with the point where the curve of your shoulder ends.
Some slim-fit shirts to consider are items that range from sports shirts to casual out and about tees. One shirt that is always a good choice is the handsome v-neck tee. Crewneck tees range from stripes and prints to solids and slim-fit undershirts. the only significant difference in quality that gives j crew an edge how their t shirts have a seam on the side (they are 2 pieces, front and back, sewn together). AA shirts are made more cheaply by using a tube of fabric there is no side seam. So the fit isn't as precise. otherwise, aa is better in every way. Slim Fit Men's Shirts. Our Slim Fit is for leaner guys who are in good shape, and have a V-shaped torso where the chest and shoulder is larger than their waist. We use darts and a higher armhole to create a taper from the chest to the waist that leaves no excess fabric to bunch or billow.