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what to look out for when selecting a t-shirt

Postby ahben1980 » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 12:04 am

as mentioned, what are the things to look out for when selecting a t-shirt and how to determine if one is a good or lousy quality t-shirt... pls advice

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Postby joop » Sat, 08 Apr 2006 11:50 am

T-shirts are most comfortable when they are 100% cotton, what else do you need to know about T-shirts? Just try it on and see if you feel comfortable with its material. :? Brands may play a part.
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Postby emiko08 » Thu, 20 Apr 2006 5:49 pm

joop wrote: Brands may play a part.



i second that. brands play a part. :roll:

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Postby aphrodite » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 9:40 am

Just some experience i had when i buy t-shirts.

yup, cotton ones are v comfy. I think u have to try it on and see if the neck part is too small. Not sure about u but i don't like t-shirts with v narrow neck holes. And i think different brands have different kind of cuttings so u just hav to try to look out for a brand that most suits ur body: meaning the waist part is not too big and the length is just nice. The sleeves musn't b too long too.
Like for me ocean pacific suits me the best while nike, dcp, roxy dun really suit me. But still, i don't buy ocean pacific cuz i dun like that brand.
If you are looking for quality, then i suggest u buy 100% cotton ones too.
Also a part to play in maintaining the quality is to use hand wash because machine wash might cause the color to fade v quickly.

hope this helps in answering part of ur question :)

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Postby tiki » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 9:46 am

Basically, wear what suits the weather.

If you buy cheap ones don't grumble if after several washings, it 'deforms'. At least you have something to wear in bed at night.

Most important is the fit.

There are many folks out there who have been guilty ( or perhaps ignorant ) of the fit of their tees. Where a tone muscle is replaced by bulges...
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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:58 am

I think it depends on your build. I am petite and short torso. Brands that worked exceptionally well are J Crew, U2 and G2000 and most clothes that says "made in Hong Kong" suits me very well.

Brands that do not work for me are Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and etc...

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Postby tiki » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:07 pm

Unless you're a mannequin..

it's always advisable to try it on first.
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Postby Uh_huh » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:22 pm

It also depend if you are a man or woman.

Needless to say, bare back T-shirts make women look good. Bare back T-shirts look even better when they are worn back to front.

Same applies to swimming costumes, bikinis, undergarments and so on, EXCEPT g-strings. When g-strings are worn back to front, it somehow looks like a small diaper for poop.... :shock:
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Postby tiki » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:25 pm

Uh_huh wrote:It also depend if you are a man or woman.

Needless to say, bare back T-shirts make women look good. Bare back T-shirts look even better when they are worn back to front.

Same applies to swimming costumes, bikinis, undergarments and so on, EXCEPT g-strings. When g-strings are worn back to front, it somehow looks like a small diaper for poop.... :shock:


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Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:30 pm

tiki wrote:Unless you're a mannequin..

it's always advisable to try it on first.


I couldn't agree more. Even with the same brand, I may have to wear one size up or down depending on the fit . I think singers like to use the term "cutting" but I think it is the same meaning as "fit" (agree?).

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Postby tiki » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 1:06 pm

earthfriendly wrote:
tiki wrote:Unless you're a mannequin..

it's always advisable to try it on first.


I couldn't agree more. Even with the same brand, I may have to wear one size up or down depending on the fit . I think singers like to use the term "cutting" but I think it is the same meaning as "fit" (agree?).


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Postby ahben1980 » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 5:03 am

so is there any specific brand you guys can post it to recommend to other?

please range the pricing of the brands u mention so that we can take into consideration for budgeting purposes...

i personally perfer to buy plain t-shirts either from topshop(ard $20 i think) or Hanes t-shirts(ard $18)

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Postby EADG » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 11:51 am

be sure it has two sleeves and a hole for your neck
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Postby Matt10 » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 1:26 pm

I recommend TOPMAN and ZARA t-shirts as their designs are nice.

If you dare to wear things like Japanese people and some singaporeans teens, in bugis and Far East Plaza, there are lots of T-shirt shops set up by Art students in singapore and their designs are nice. There are T shirts with slogans too.

Try them out. You might like it.

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Postby ahben1980 » Mon, 01 May 2006 12:15 am

EADG wrote:be sure it has two sleeves and a hole for your neck


you forgot abt the hole for the waist otherwise how you fit it in?


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