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Old 04-23-2017, 04:43 PM
 
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American Apparel used to be my go-to place for truly comfortable lightweight summer T-shirts that looked good enough to wear out of the house. They were sufficiently thin to be comfortable even with a small proportion of synthetic material, like 10%, but many of them were 100% cotton. Some of the shirts can still be seen here on their website, here, but I don't know for how much longer. I used to have a half-dozen of the V-neck but by now I've pretty much worn them out.

Everywhere else I've looked for T-shirts, I've found only Henleys of thick material, you know, the kind with a line of several buttons below the neck opening. I live in San Diego County, and am baffled and discouraged by the fact that the local Target is offering us 1890s cowboy underwear as casual outerwear. Do they think this is Wyoming or South Dakota? They also have regular T-shirts, but they mostly have logos or slogans, except for a few I noticed which have pockets. I'm not crazy about the pocket per se, but the real issue is that in order for the pocket to be there, the material has to be fairly thick. And thick means "too warm". Summer here lasts from about now until the middle of November, so "too warm" is a deal breaker--one that I'm basically forced to accept it since there don't seem to be any other alternatives.

Are there any other casual clothing stores/chains I should be checking out? But please answer this specific question only based on your personal experience, rather than suggesting "Well, the Gap ought to have...". Because we all know that selling us the clothes we need at the time when we most need them isn't the industry's top priority...
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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American Apparel used to be my go-to place for truly comfortable lightweight summer T-shirts that looked good enough to wear out of the house. They were sufficiently thin to be comfortable even with a small proportion of synthetic material, like 10%, but many of them were 100% cotton. Some of the shirts can still be seen here on their website, here, but I don't know for how much longer. I used to have a half-dozen of the V-neck but by now I've pretty much worn them out.

Everywhere else I've looked for T-shirts, I've found only Henleys of thick material, you know, the kind with a line of several buttons below the neck opening. I live in San Diego County, and am baffled and discouraged by the fact that the local Target is offering us 1890s cowboy underwear as casual outerwear. Do they think this is Wyoming or South Dakota? They also have regular T-shirts, but they mostly have logos or slogans, except for a few I noticed which have pockets. I'm not crazy about the pocket per se, but the real issue is that in order for the pocket to be there, the material has to be fairly thick. And thick means "too warm". Summer here lasts from about now until the middle of November, so "too warm" is a deal breaker--one that I'm basically forced to accept it since there don't seem to be any other alternatives.

Are there any other casual clothing stores/chains I should be checking out? But please answer this specific question only based on your personal experience, rather than suggesting "Well, the Gap ought to have...". Because we all know that selling us the clothes we need at the time when we most need them isn't the industry's top priority...
Honestly, even a Dollar store has basic T's and Tanks. Kohl's has much in designs T's and Tanks. Heck, even WalMart. Another cheaper fare with some name brands is a TJ Maxx/Marshal's and Burlington Shirt Factory retail outlet type stores. Of course, this thread is more dubious then a real question.....
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Good grief, every store imaginable has T-shirts. Is this thread for real?
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There are plain t-shirts at my Target.

Haven't seen any 1890s cowboy underwear or button placket Henleys, there.
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:46 PM
 
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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as much as AA was generally overpriced and overhyped, I do agree that they had some of the best tshirts around. They were about the only place I actually liked plain t shirts from. They fit well, were extremely comfortable, and held up.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:52 PM
 
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American Apparel used to be my go-to place for truly comfortable lightweight summer T-shirts that looked good enough to wear out of the house. They were sufficiently thin to be comfortable even with a small proportion of synthetic material, like 10%, but many of them were 100% cotton. Some of the shirts can still be seen here on their website, here, but I don't know for how much longer. I used to have a half-dozen of the V-neck but by now I've pretty much worn them out.

Everywhere else I've looked for T-shirts, I've found only Henleys of thick material, you know, the kind with a line of several buttons below the neck opening. I live in San Diego County, and am baffled and discouraged by the fact that the local Target is offering us 1890s cowboy underwear as casual outerwear. Do they think this is Wyoming or South Dakota? They also have regular T-shirts, but they mostly have logos or slogans, except for a few I noticed which have pockets. I'm not crazy about the pocket per se, but the real issue is that in order for the pocket to be there, the material has to be fairly thick. And thick means "too warm". Summer here lasts from about now until the middle of November, so "too warm" is a deal breaker--one that I'm basically forced to accept it since there don't seem to be any other alternatives.

Are there any other casual clothing stores/chains I should be checking out? But please answer this specific question only based on your personal experience, rather than suggesting "Well, the Gap ought to have...". Because we all know that selling us the clothes we need at the time when we most need them isn't the industry's top priority...
I just placed an order on line for my companies logo shirts and there are a ton of AA available at those places. I would buy a whole bunch if I were you. Google it!
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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What in the world are you talking about? T-shirts are available everywhere.

And San Diego area is far from hot. They have one of the nicest climates in the country. No need for special shirts in San Diego.
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:06 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN
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American Apparel used to be my go-to place for truly comfortable lightweight summer T-shirts that looked good enough to wear out of the house. They were sufficiently thin to be comfortable even with a small proportion of synthetic material, like 10%, but many of them were 100% cotton. Some of the shirts can still be seen here on their website, here, but I don't know for how much longer. I used to have a half-dozen of the V-neck but by now I've pretty much worn them out.

Everywhere else I've looked for T-shirts, I've found only Henleys of thick material, you know, the kind with a line of several buttons below the neck opening. I live in San Diego County, and am baffled and discouraged by the fact that the local Target is offering us 1890s cowboy underwear as casual outerwear. Do they think this is Wyoming or South Dakota? They also have regular T-shirts, but they mostly have logos or slogans, except for a few I noticed which have pockets. I'm not crazy about the pocket per se, but the real issue is that in order for the pocket to be there, the material has to be fairly thick. And thick means "too warm". Summer here lasts from about now until the middle of November, so "too warm" is a deal breaker--one that I'm basically forced to accept it since there don't seem to be any other alternatives.

Are there any other casual clothing stores/chains I should be checking out? But please answer this specific question only based on your personal experience, rather than suggesting "Well, the Gap ought to have...". Because we all know that selling us the clothes we need at the time when we most need them isn't the industry's top priority...
My son lives in Wyoming, I was just in Target there a few days ago. I didn't see any 1890's underwear (I don't even know what you mean by that) and I bought him plain t-shirts (solid color, no logos).
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