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Where do you buy everyday cotton T-shirts?

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DomesticGoddess31 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:32:06

I've been looking for aaaaaaaaages for some t-shirts to replace the tired old ill fitting ones I currently own. I just want plain, good quality, cotton, with a little bit of stretch, not too tight but not stupidly baggy as I'd like them to look feminine. Why is this so hard?! Where do you buy yours?

Mummyoftwo91 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:34:02

H & M

DomesticGoddess31 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:37:42

Really? My local H&M isn't very big and despite looking on numerous occasions I haven't seen any worth trying on. I've looked in a bigger one and tried hundreds on and found only 1 that I like the shape of. Maybe I'm being too fussy!

louise987 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:39:57

I second h&m.
Next are also good, but not always worth the extra £ IMO. Give m&s a go too, but I find they come up a bit short.

Same as you, I live in simple tees!

Cellardoor23 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:49:45

I like jigsaw for plain tops. They wash well and hold their shape.

What about this one?

wowfudge Fri 09-Sep-16 14:07:55

Gap - there's an outlet store near us.

Floisme Fri 09-Sep-16 14:10:02

I like the H&M LOGG range if you can get them (our local branch doesn't stock them). They're not as stuffed with lycra as some of their others.

DomesticGoddess31 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:10:54

Do you know, that might just be what I'm looking for! Thank you Cellardoor23!!! I've never looked at Jigsaw because I thought they were way over my budget. A bit more £ than I'd like to spend but frankly I'd pay it now for the perfect tee I've been looking that long. I wonder if they do some patterned ones that won't break the bank.....

Floisme Fri 09-Sep-16 14:12:53

I also like Toast for Ts although the price breaks my heart. Meant to stock up in the sale and forgot, dammit.

DomesticGoddess31 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:18:28

Floisme I've just spotted the 1 top I bought on my H&M expedition in their LOGG range online! I've found some more I like so will place an order here too, thanks ladies!

CalmYaTits Fri 09-Sep-16 14:20:15


Closetlibrarian Fri 09-Sep-16 14:34:32

What about American Apparel? I used to get my t-shirts from there (admittedly it was a while ago and last time I went into an actual store it was all gold leggings and fluorescent leotards)

dragonsarebest Fri 09-Sep-16 15:28:29

H&M or Uniqlo

Mandelinka Fri 09-Sep-16 16:36:46

Uniqlo, hands down
Have 3 Ts and couple of cardigans, all at least 6 years old and they look like bought yesterday

Rinceoir Fri 09-Sep-16 16:48:48

Uniqlo are good. As are Cos- they do some nice fitted ones alongside the voluminous stuff. Around £20. I got the perfect t in whistles recently. It was £35 but it's already been worn over and over.

Wellywife Fri 09-Sep-16 16:51:02

I'm old so I get mine from M&S. Plain and the sleeve is a bit longer to hide bat wings! You have to be very selective with the colours but they do wash and tumble well.

Wellywife Fri 09-Sep-16 16:51:48

Sorry. H&M twisted out of shape on the first wash for me. Still using an old Zara one though.

Momzilla82 Fri 09-Sep-16 17:20:04

Another vote for Jigsaw- I have 5 in different colours. Go nicely under standard black work dress too in winter to change it up.

Bavmorda Fri 09-Sep-16 17:22:18

Uniqlo, definitely.

olderthanyouthink Fri 09-Sep-16 19:20:40

Does anyone know where I can get good quality t shirts that are wide at the bottom and preferably a bit drapey, like these.
Long sleeve
short sleeve

(I have these but are either bobbly or holey now angry)

Another vote for the Whistles ones - I wait for the sales. Wish they did more colours/prints though.

Welly - Which M&S ones do you like? The last ones I had lost their shape really quickly.

poppym12 Fri 09-Sep-16 19:44:07

Gap, next and a couple I bought recently in the dregs of the m & s sale - two plain white tshirts for 4 quid. If they don't wash and wear well I won't be too upset.

soundsystem Fri 09-Sep-16 19:47:50

American Apparel. I order online now (wore a lot of stuff from there when I was younger but not so much now!)

Bolshybookworm Fri 09-Sep-16 22:43:46

American apparel. Best quality for the price and they never shrink. I have some that I bought 7 years ago, wore them through pregnancy to about 7 months and they have still kept their shape. One has just got its first hole (I wear it at least once a week so it's been washed several hundred times!). Best thing is they don't change their basic stock so I can easily buy replacements. Holy grail of t-shirts! I like the summer T but is fairly tight fitting.

CallarMorvern Fri 09-Sep-16 23:19:22

I really dislike the M&S ones, they always go short and wide in the wash. I'm coveting the Jigsaw ones but I can't afford them. At the moment I've got some from George, which are performing surprisingly well, stretchy and a decent length ( I'm 5'10). I've a few Boden essential ones, but they vary so much, one is so thin it is only for layering, but the others are good.

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