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Old 06-17-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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I got what appears to be a nice white T at Bananna Republic in Manchester Vermont today for less than $12 I am wishing I got another one with a V-neck and a black one I'm not driving back tommorrow The size small is perfect!! I find it annoying because the Gap size small is giant and sometimes I would like a T to be somewhat fitted and body hugging.
Yes, I like them body hugging, too, which is why I chose the JCrew Perfect T as my T of choice for the summer....

This year I am into round necks.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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I like a slight V neck and usually choose Calvin Klein because I like their fabric (Egyptian cotton).

I buy the men's and am ok with a loose fit. I have a friend who takes men's t-shirts in on the side-seams for those who want a more fitted look. Men's sleeves tend to be a bit longer than the women's cut. Just a thought for those who are still searching.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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I like a slight V neck and usually choose Calvin Klein because I like their fabric (Egyptian cotton).

I buy the men's and am ok with a loose fit. I have a friend who takes men's t-shirts in on the side-seams for those who want a more fitted look. Men's sleeves tend to be a bit longer than the women's cut. Just a thought for those who are still searching.
Interesting idea! I'm a bit too small for men's clothes, but they do have some good stuff!
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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Interesting idea! I'm a bit too small for men's clothes, but they do have some good stuff!
I like boys white Hanes teeshirts (the kind that come in a 3-pack).
They look cute on women.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Interesting idea! I'm a bit too small for men's clothes, but they do have some good stuff!
I wear a women's 2/4 but have broadish shoulders and narrow waist/hips, so a men's small (washed in hot water and dryed on "hi") works for me. If you are teeny tiny (sz 0ish) try the "boys" dept instead. When I was super skinny, I would look for boys 8s/10s/12s.
It's sad to say, but boys and mens clothes seem to be more well made, and of sturdier fabric, than women's and juniors.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Yes, Oxy Clean works great! I have a laundry tub in the basement, I gather up my white tees that have that deodorant/perspiration staining, as well as things that get yellow streaks from hanging in the closets (louvered doors) - get hot water and mix in Oxy Clean (I use more than recommended) - mix it up, put in the whites and let soak overnight at least - then wash as usual. Did the trick for just about all the items!

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I've found the best ones were from L.L. Bean online. They have several kinds, some thinner, some thicker. Some roomier, some more fitted.

I agree that I have to buy a bunch of white tees every year, and throw them out when they get yellowed. But I hate doing that. I wonder if that Oxy Clean stuff would work?

When I was younger I used to dye or tie-dye them after they got discolored. But I'm like a few minutes from 40 now, so that might look a bit cheesy at my age!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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My most perfect white Tee came from Target, believe it or not. I love soft cotton fabric, with a bit of stretch for a slim fit, and theirs are wonderful. And of course, you cannot beat the price.

I've had this "perfect" one for FOUR years, and I wear it over and over - just love it.
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: CA
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I like a slight V neck and usually choose Calvin Klein because I like their fabric (Egyptian cotton).
Is that what makes them so soft & comfy?

My fave t-shirts are Calvin Klein also. I buy them in an outlet and get them 2 for $30 or so. They wash well and fit well. The sleeve is not too short or too long. I like both the v-neck and scoop neck. I admit they are a bit looser on the body, but I like them that way (worn with skinny jeans ). Fitted tees are usually too small in the shoulder for me, since I am on the tall side, but thin.

If I want a more fitted tee, then I just go to Target or something. Their shirts will shrink quickly and become fitted
Also, Express is pretty decent for basics also.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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I wear a women's 2/4 but have broadish shoulders and narrow waist/hips, so a men's small (washed in hot water and dryed on "hi") works for me. If you are teeny tiny (sz 0ish) try the "boys" dept instead. When I was super skinny, I would look for boys 8s/10s/12s.
It's sad to say, but boys and mens clothes seem to be more well made, and of sturdier fabric, than women's and juniors.
It's true. I will take a look at boy's. Good idea!
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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If I want a more fitted tee, then I just go to Target or something. Their shirts will shrink quickly and become fitted
I've never had that problem. I've been buying tees there for years, as has my son (he likes the mens athletic fit tee) and they fit me today the same as when I tried them on. But I only buy the really soft cotton ones - might just be that I always go for the ones out of that fabric.
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