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The best basic white t shirt?

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drowninginlaundry Mon 01-Aug-11 19:43:44

or black, navy whatever. Who makes it? I have a few tees from Abercrombie & Fitch which are fantastic quality and still going strong after several years. But I don't want logos, just a basic white/black/navy tshirt. My Uniqlo ones stretched into tents, ditto Gap. American Apparel bobbled after a couple of washes. How hard can it be? Any ideas?

pointydog Mon 01-Aug-11 19:54:24

well, I like the M&S limited collection t-shirts. I have black and white. Made of stretchy stuff so they keep their shape as I like close-fitting tops. Washed loads, no bobbling or discolouring or anything after a year.

Jonnyfan Mon 01-Aug-11 19:59:58

Kew do a good basic range with a scoop neck in white and other basic colours.I like them as the front is double layer and therefore not see-through, and they wash well and don't go saggy.
Avoid Gap and Per Una as they sag and have little stretch.

gateacre1 Mon 01-Aug-11 21:03:57

Isabella Oliver or white company for me

OldBagWantsNewBag Mon 01-Aug-11 21:11:01

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drowninginlaundry Mon 01-Aug-11 23:00:05

Awsomeness, didn't think of White Company. Off to check. I thank you smile

pointydog Tue 02-Aug-11 18:08:54

lol @ selective taste of op

dexter73 Tue 02-Aug-11 19:28:07

Seriously check out M&S - my favourite white t-shirt is from there.

ninah Tue 02-Aug-11 21:52:59

I was after the same thing on here and top answer was banana republic

Wigglesmummy Wed 03-Aug-11 15:58:04

Hobbs? Just got brown, white and teal blue at outlet. Also White co. I find M and S a bit short but maybe wrong ones. (I am short)

samels001 Thu 04-Aug-11 00:02:28

Normal M&S v neck plain white T. I am Simon Cowell of the tshirt world - you can never have too many and so what if they all look the same. It is my no 1 item in my wardrobe.

giff Thu 04-Aug-11 03:57:56

I bought a few from Asda, the George range a month or so ago, they're plain white with 4 buttons at the top leading down to the chest area, slender fit and look great on me, and even after several long hot washes they're still imaculate.

scarymamma Thu 04-Aug-11 14:15:52

M&S T shirts are way too short in the body for me; I'm tall but not exactly supermodel stature at 5'9". H&M seemed to do good fitting tshirts (at least they did 5 years ago when I last bought one ;)

TadlowDogIncident Thu 04-Aug-11 15:34:09

Another vote for M&S - I buy armfuls to wear under suits for work and they keep their shape really well. But I'm short and if you were average height or taller they wouldn't be much use.

chocolateteabag Thu 04-Aug-11 18:25:11

Isabella Oliver 365
You have to check the feedback to get the size right as they can be big/small. But the jersey is great quality.
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