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White t shirt: the Holy Grail

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EnjoyResponsibly Sun 10-Feb-13 17:11:18

The Quest: I seek a white T shirt. Many years ago I could get such a garment in Next, but it seems not any more.


White cotton, stretchy but not too thin and lycry (sp) so it rides up
Sleeve: short but not capped
Neck: round, definitely not scoop or v
Length: long enough to reach jeans belt, not too long so goes over jeans belt creating odd lumps, not too short so rides up over belly

Where does this perfect article exist. And does it also come in dark navy and black?

bishboschone Tue 12-Feb-13 13:48:47

The short sleeves are good . Nice sleeves not capped .

Snowkey Tue 12-Feb-13 13:03:00

Primark long sleeve t shirts are brilliant - long long tight sleeves. Am going to chek n the short sleeved version - I find the white to be properly white.

bishboschone Tue 12-Feb-13 12:12:47

Hmmm .. I would say they are .

MadAboutHotChoc Tue 12-Feb-13 09:01:40

The primark t-shirts are never a true white though - the coloured ones are fine for layering though.

bishboschone Tue 12-Feb-13 08:01:47

I love primark t shirts , they wash and wear really well . I've never seen anything similar for any price. They are £3.!

DaPrincessBride Mon 11-Feb-13 23:37:31

Echoing Uniqlo here - saw some great ones the other week in their Spring range.

Mominatrix Mon 11-Feb-13 20:30:58

More James Perse with many all cotton styles.

AmberNectarine Mon 11-Feb-13 20:29:46

I have had a really good grey marl t-shirt from Gap Body white here

Mominatrix Mon 11-Feb-13 20:29:12

Another pricey, but otherwise perfect tee. I stock up on these when on sale.

doorbellringer Mon 11-Feb-13 20:27:00

Agree with Gap. They wash up perfectly and keep that nice blue whiteness for ages.

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 11-Feb-13 20:24:57

Amber you've got it. That's it exactly.

Now it needs to be 75% less grin

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 11-Feb-13 20:22:47

Amber - the neck is too high sad . The kettlewell one has too long sleeves making it look old fashioned. The M&S one is just horrible - like a man's vest.

I prefer this one
to all the others on here but would need to check it in RL to make sure its not see through...

AmberNectarine Mon 11-Feb-13 19:50:21

It does exist, but it is pricey, here

MadAboutHotChoc Mon 11-Feb-13 19:36:35

Watching this - I need a new one too and can't find one that's not too thin.

AphraBehn Mon 11-Feb-13 10:35:02

Dorothy Perkins?

TravelinColour Sun 10-Feb-13 22:54:19

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germyrabbit Sun 10-Feb-13 22:51:37

this one my fav

germyrabbit Sun 10-Feb-13 22:49:48

i love american apparel t shirts, there are so many to pick from too

MrsBertMacklin Sun 10-Feb-13 22:43:00

Thanks, Bouncey.
Sorry for the hijack, Enjoy blush

Earlybird Sun 10-Feb-13 22:40:28

For me, it is always the Gap:

Good, basic, classic, inexpensive.

Bouncey Sun 10-Feb-13 22:30:48

Hi MrsBert, I think the premium cotton tshirts would be more up your street. The heat tech ones aren't as nice - I think they are supposed to be used as an extra layer for keeping warm during skiing etc but I agree they look quite Lycra-esque.

Not sure if this link will work, but I have many variations of this one and they last beautifully.

EnjoyResponsibly Sun 10-Feb-13 22:28:29

Thus far:

Petit Bateau: too long, look old even on website

Hobbs: no white T's

Mango: looked promising on shape, colour, length and then failed on having Mango stitched on front.

I always look at Mango and read Minge confused

MrsBertMacklin Sun 10-Feb-13 22:18:20

Bouncey, I've seen loads of raves for UniQlo. I bought two of what I thought to be these tshirts last week, but they are very lycra-esque and keep rolling up. Have I bought the right ones? Called HeatTech range?

EnjoyResponsibly Sun 10-Feb-13 22:09:11

this here is all that is WRONG with the white t shirt

Bouncey Sun 10-Feb-13 22:07:01
Does a fabulous range of tee shirts in different sleeve lengths and colours, with just the right amount of stretch so that it's not baggy but not too clingy. Usually have 2 for £15 deals and quite often free delivery.

H&m aren't bad either (and very cheap) but tend to cling a bit more.

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