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Linen blend t-shirts- why so hard?

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hellswelshy Thu 16-Apr-20 10:07:27

I'm looking, again, for soft linen blend t-shirts. This seems to be my yearly holy trail! The problem is I am comparing my search to three M&S tops I bought around 8 years ago. These were linen/polyester blend, so soft not stiff like some linen can be, boxy in style. Perfect! Since then I found similar style from La Redoute but the material washes poorly, and ditto from H&M. Can anyone recommend any they have bought recently? I so wish M&S would do these tops again!!

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CockCarousel Thu 16-Apr-20 10:09:45

I bought some really nice ones from Free People last summer. Very soft, washed linen.

cushioncovers Thu 16-Apr-20 10:14:05

Place marking with interest

hellswelshy Thu 16-Apr-20 10:42:16

I will take a look at Free People, thank you! Any other suggestions welcomesmile

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mumme111 Thu 16-Apr-20 12:30:48

I found my one in Tesco last year x

Therollockingrogue Thu 16-Apr-20 12:32:29

Second the supermarket suggestion. I had beautiful ones from asda george last year , one coral, one navy

user1497787065 Thu 16-Apr-20 13:58:45

Try the White Company.

hellswelshy Thu 16-Apr-20 14:37:26

Thanks all. I did look at Free People, but not really my style, and a bit £££. Will take a look at the other suggestions!

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Ninkanink Thu 16-Apr-20 14:49:43

You need to pay a bit more, sadly. With a few rare exceptions, the quality of lower high street linen has got worse and worse over the past few years. You’re better off paying more for good quality linen that will last forever and feel nice to wear. Pay the highest price you can afford and you are likely to get better fabrics. Whistles, Toast, Reiss, White Company, et al. Plus some of the sustainable or eco companies. Yes it’s more expensive but it will work out cheaper in the long run.

Ninkanink Thu 16-Apr-20 14:51:17

On the other hand, I agree you can find bargains that are comparatively good quality for the price at supermarkets. But M&S/other mid range shops seem to be the worst for linen quality, considering what you pay for it.

Ernieshere Thu 16-Apr-20 14:52:42

I have a lovely one from Sainsburys.

Helpnotsurewhattodovirus Thu 16-Apr-20 15:35:15

H &M and Manho have some

Helpnotsurewhattodovirus Thu 16-Apr-20 15:35:46

Mango even grin

PrimalLass Thu 16-Apr-20 15:49:49

I've just bought three by Poetry from an ebay seller.

hellswelshy Thu 16-Apr-20 16:03:00

I suspect you are right Ninkanink - I am possibly being unrealistic price wise. I am clinging to the M&S dream grin
I did try the H&M ones, but last year's version didn't wash well at all. Will take a look at everyone's suggestions, if I find a contender, I will share!

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hellswelshy Thu 16-Apr-20 16:05:15

And also it seems it's a popular search, there's one on the M&S site atm, striped and relaxed fit...sold out in all but one size!!! Come on, why only one on the whole site??

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psychedelephant Thu 16-Apr-20 18:38:58

I have a Kettlewell linen tee which is lovely and drapey: www.kettlewellcolours.co.uk/search?q=linen

KatharinaRosalie Thu 16-Apr-20 18:45:26

Something here? www.esprit.co.uk/womenswear/inspiration/linen

bilbodog Thu 16-Apr-20 19:03:25

Try whitestuff

starsinyourpies Thu 16-Apr-20 21:18:43

Whistles!

EdithHope Thu 16-Apr-20 22:22:38

I came on to say Whistles too. I've just ordered a linen tee in the sale for £19, plenty of other t shirts on the sale and 25% off new season stuff too on their website.

PersonaNonGarter Fri 17-Apr-20 00:26:53

Toast have gorgeous ones and they do last.

slinkysaluki Fri 17-Apr-20 01:03:27

H & M have linen/linen blend t shirts reasonable price too

Beketaten Fri 17-Apr-20 01:40:47

Have you looked at Gap? I've had nice ones from there before.

hellswelshy Fri 17-Apr-20 10:21:45

Thank you everyone, think my favourites so far are Mango and Whistles..so may order a few and go from there. Anybody have any idea on Mango sizing? I'm a 14 mostly, but do like things roomy.

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