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The perennial issue of good quality t shirts, where to find??

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flyingchick1 Wed 01-May-19 17:57:41

As the title says really, I just want some plain t shirts (including white) that are not see through/won't shrink etc and will look smart enough for work. I'm really struggling this year to find anywhere with any decent ones. Can anybody point me in the right direction?

sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 01-May-19 18:16:51

i haven't had an issue with tops from the peacocks basic collection x

NicoAndTheNiners Wed 01-May-19 18:30:36


ooglyboo Wed 01-May-19 19:11:26

Definitely uniqlo.

Thankssomuch Wed 01-May-19 19:13:15

I get mine from Jigsaw.

StarShapedWindow Wed 01-May-19 19:14:53

The White Company ones I bought last year have been great quality.

Thinkle Wed 01-May-19 19:19:46


fiorentina Wed 01-May-19 20:15:17

Uniqlo definitely. are v good quality.

GlossyTaco Wed 01-May-19 20:19:11

Oasis and ASOS. I only buy the pure cotton ASOS ones though.

Oasis have some lovely , smart drop hem shirts in white , black , green , grey and navy.

Ivegotthree Wed 01-May-19 20:23:33

Following as I have yet to find this holy grail.

Ivegotthree Wed 01-May-19 20:25:07

Tell you what's to be avoided IME and that's Arket. I bought a white t shirt from them the other day and it's just not nice.

It's almost got a blue/grey tinge (before washing) and is so far from being the good quality white t shirt of my dreams.

HeyMicky Wed 01-May-19 20:26:32

Weekday are amazing. Wash brilliantly and hold their shape. They have a website but they're also available through ASOS

DameDoom Wed 01-May-19 20:36:49

Just bought a few Me and Em t-shirts and they are fabulous.

goose1964 Thu 02-May-19 08:02:50

Cotton traders are usually good.

NigellasGuest Thu 02-May-19 09:46:23

Me and Em are the best. I bought a black and a white one 2 years ago and theyre still going strong. They were recently recommended by Claudia Winkleman in one of the papers, and I thought yup

Thegirlisnotright Thu 02-May-19 09:57:35

GlossyTaco have you got a link for ASOS ones? Thank you!

GlossyTaco Thu 02-May-19 10:01:35

These ones , they also have cotton shirts with plain sleeves.

PurplePiePete Thu 02-May-19 10:05:07

I hate the Uniqlo ones that people rave about! Too boxy, heavy fabric and very long sleeves.
What I want to find is a recreation of the ones Gap used to do in supima cotton with lycra - much finer / softer fabric and fitted.

PurplePiePete Thu 02-May-19 10:06:57

(seems uniqlo also do supima cotton version with shorter sleeves, but the sleeves still massive - cut for weightlifter's arms!);136477;6475&utm_source=Google&utm_term=&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwc3D_r784QIVkOR3Ch0PmgGxEAQYASABEgIsxfD_BwE

FreeFreesia Thu 02-May-19 10:33:13

decent thick cotton I have it in a denim blue from last summer and it washes superbly.

loveliesbleeding1 Thu 02-May-19 10:35:48

Not a popular choice but I like m and s for basic cotton t-shirts.

Sakura7 Thu 02-May-19 10:46:26

Had a look at Me+Em, but the price of £35+ for a basic t-shirt is a bit offputting.

I find Giordano good but they're not easy to find in the UK, may need to order online.

Swiftier Thu 02-May-19 10:57:19

For plain tees I have a few Jigsaw ones in their Pima cotton and a few Whistles ones in their Rosa style. Both types are nice and soft and wash and wear really well.

TheCanterburyWhales Thu 02-May-19 14:11:24

I hate the Uniqlo for the same reason as pp. They look like old fashioned men's t shirts. Thick and shapeless.

M&S supima are brilliant, as, oddly are their "viscose mix" They are a flattering shape and feel like soft cotton rather than viscose.

To add to the "avoid at all costs" list: Mint Velvet. Like everything of theirs I've ever ordered, it's gone straight back. Poor quality for ££££s and if you order colour, it is nothing whatsoever like the website colour. (White Stuff also buggers for this,) Boden t shirts v similar, virtually transparent and lose shape after one wash.

I've bought a couple of H&M linen ones this week and so far am liking them enough to order a couple more.

NigellasGuest Thu 02-May-19 18:58:58

Me&Em t-shirts are expensive but you get what you pay for. Cost per wear they've really learnt their keep IMO.

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