THE WHITE T-SHIRT

THE WHITE T-SHIRT

Photography_ Jon Ervin

Styling_ Gabrielle Marceca

Text_ Hanna Canham

The ultimate wardrobe staple, in a baggy ‘boyfriend’ fit, or as a tight baby T, drapey and loose or crisp and boxy, invented in the late 1800s by William Cotton, the White T-shirt was a garment for the people and has stayed that way.

Deadstock T-shirts designed as undergarments from the 1950s and 1960s are great for a classic fit, look to the 1980s for baggy, oversized Tee’s from the likes of Gap or Hanes, or search 1990s styles for either tight-fitting baby Tee’s or more asymmetric, draped styles from iconic 90s designers such as Margiela or Helmut Lang.

Brands to look for: Calvin Klein, Comme des Garçons, DKNY, Fruit of Loom, Gap, Giorgio Armani, Hanes, Helmut Lang, Jockey, Margiela, Prada, Rick Owens.

key decades: 1940s-1990s

Fabrics: 100% Cotton Jersey 

Colors: White

Style notes: Embrace stains and holes for a well worn vintage look and super soft cotton. Look for Made in the U.S.A.

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