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I'm surprised that this thread doesn't already exist (if it does, then my apologies), as I figure there's enough people on this board who are as particular about their t-shirts as they are about their denim.

Whitesville is my current favorite for t-shirts. They're cut very short, are incredibly soft, and come in 2-packs. Whether or not they're actually loopwheeled I don't know--they're thinner than most loopwheeled t-shirts I've handled. Still, undoubtedly the best t-shirts I own. Very durable.

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This, I think, is the "offficial" loopwheeled t. Doesn't come in a two-pack, and is very thick and heavy. They also offer more colors, but I find myself wearing the thinner t-shirts more because they're cut shorter.

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Anyone have any experience with Velva Sheen?

*pics to come in the OP*

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I'm surprised that this thread doesn't already exist (if it does, then my apologies), as I figure there's enough people on this board who are as particular about their t-shirts as they are about their denim.

Whitesville is my current favorite for t-shirts. They're cut very short, are incredibly soft, and come in 2-packs. Whether or not they're actually loopwheeled I don't know--they're thinner than most loopwheeled t-shirts I've handled. Still, undoubtedly the best t-shirts I own. Very durable.

IMG_3625.jpg

IMG_3629.jpg

This, I think, is the "offficial" loopwheeled t. Doesn't come in a two-pack, and is very thick and heavy. They also offer more colors, but I find myself wearing the thinner t-shirts more because they're cut shorter.

IMG_3626.jpg

IMG_3628.jpg

Anyone have any experience with Velva Sheen?

*pics to come in the OP*

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I personally like Velva sheen - but if you have a longish torso you might want to be careful -they run pretty short.

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I personally like Velva sheen - but if you have a longish torso you might want to be careful -they run pretty short.

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I'm pretty certain there was a thread for this way back when, but I can't seem to get the search function to work these days... I'm a bit fan of Lee Kung Man meself. Knitted and made in Hong Kong. Anyone there should definitely check them out.

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I'm pretty certain there was a thread for this way back when, but I can't seem to get the search function to work these days... I'm a bit fan of Lee Kung Man meself. Knitted and made in Hong Kong. Anyone there should definitely check them out.

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I have Velva Sheen shirts and the current one I'm beating up stretched enough for me to tuck into my jeans and I got a long torso.

Good shirts, replacing my poor BSon UNeck for favorite shirt.

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I have Velva Sheen shirts and the current one I'm beating up stretched enough for me to tuck into my jeans and I got a long torso.

Good shirts, replacing my poor BSon UNeck for favorite shirt.

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samurais t shirts are realy nice quality , i have one fron the samurai line and another from the motor club line, one thing i noticed is they wash realy well and keep there shape (most likely to do with the seamless body)

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samurais t shirts are realy nice quality , i have one fron the samurai line and another from the motor club line, one thing i noticed is they wash realy well and keep there shape (most likely to do with the seamless body)

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Do they make them without graphics? I don't see any plain ones.

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Do they make them without graphics? I don't see any plain ones.

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My favorite these days is Real McCoy's as with the many things they make. My favorite vintage is definitely Champion. Nothing beats this iconic brand, in terms of how they've managed to stick around after so many years.

I'll post some pics soon, which is what this thread needs!

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My favorite these days is Real McCoy's as with the many things they make. My favorite vintage is definitely Champion. Nothing beats this iconic brand, in terms of how they've managed to stick around after so many years.

I'll post some pics soon, which is what this thread needs!

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Good idea for a thread.

Does anyone have any recommendations for good ringer tshirts ( where the neck and sleeve cuffs are a different colour to the body of the tee) or ones with half sleeves? I used to have some nice vintage ones but I wore 'em all out.

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Good idea for a thread.

Does anyone have any recommendations for good ringer tshirts ( where the neck and sleeve cuffs are a different colour to the body of the tee) or ones with half sleeves? I used to have some nice vintage ones but I wore 'em all out.

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My favorite these days is Real McCoy's as with the many things they make. My favorite vintage is definitely Champion. Nothing beats this iconic brand, in terms of how they've managed to stick around after so many years.

I'll post some pics soon, which is what this thread needs!

I'll probably grab some Real McCoy's stuff once I feel like buying more T-shirts, which won't be for awhile.

I'll add some pics to the OP soon...

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My favorite these days is Real McCoy's as with the many things they make. My favorite vintage is definitely Champion. Nothing beats this iconic brand, in terms of how they've managed to stick around after so many years.

I'll post some pics soon, which is what this thread needs!

I'll probably grab some Real McCoy's stuff once I feel like buying more T-shirts, which won't be for awhile.

I'll add some pics to the OP soon...

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Great! This is all I need, a premium t-shirt fetish to go along with my premium denim fetish! Damn you guys. But since H&M is letting me down lately-- their t's are getting pretty inconsistent in sizing and quality of material-- I am officially looking for a new favorite. I was just hoping for a cheapish alternative, but then again, I am a sucker for quality, so I guess i have a new thread to watch...

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Great! This is all I need, a premium t-shirt fetish to go along with my premium denim fetish! Damn you guys. But since H&M is letting me down lately-- their t's are getting pretty inconsistent in sizing and quality of material-- I am officially looking for a new favorite. I was just hoping for a cheapish alternative, but then again, I am a sucker for quality, so I guess i have a new thread to watch...

:D

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anyone have any experience with the plain crew neck Whiteswille t-shirts? they are sold in a 2-pack and are quite affordable.

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Finally got around to taking some pictures. After looking through my closet I still think that vintage Champion Ts are my favorite. They are not necessary the softest, but I think I truly dig their heritage past. Maybe I just feel nostalgic about them.

A few of my favorites:

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You can tell by the detail pics of the weave, just how good the quality was.

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anyone have any experience with the plain crew neck Whiteswille t-shirts? they are sold in a 2-pack and are quite affordable.

Check the OP ;)

I have every color. Love 'em.

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The most amazing modern repro T I have is from UES. The hand of this shirt is indescribable. The cotton is hairy and soft, almost like cashmere.

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Here are some McCoy's and Flathead detail shots.

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Fullcount surprisingly makes a better T than McCoy's, Flathead, Whitesville, etc. The fabric is much richer and softer.

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However, you can can't go wrong with any of these brands. Their attention to detail is impeccable. It's difficult to pick out the best.

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how do you size on those champions? where to cop champions buddy?

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^^You gotta thrift them, or go to vintage shops, which is here I cop them. They are true to size, but I think you are a medium, small for extra sexy. Luckily they have a shop on Rakuten that carries the modern stuff. Here's the link.

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Shit, I see a vintage UCLA t-shirt. I need to find a Cal t...

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