Now that the summer is almost here I have started to wear t-shirts. I like t-skirts, they are comfortable and go with anything—and they can be jazzed up or worn casual. BUT it is so hard to find nice good quality t-shirts. They are so often too long, too short, too tight (like the one above), too loose, too baggy, difficult to iron or simply don’t last very long and end up going out of shape after a few washes.
Last week I went through my drawers to see what I had for the coming summer and sadly many ended up in the bin or ones that I can wear gardening—I didn’t have very many nice “going out” t-shirts. Even some that I had bought last season no longer looked very nice at all. It really annoys me as they aren’t that cheap either—so if I am going to spend $20 (USA/Aus) for a t-skirts I want it to last at least a few seasons at least, more the better.
On the weekend I bought three t-shirts, which look nice in the store but I know they are unlikely to last very long. I also noticed that many of the t-shirts for sale were quite figure hugging and I find they reveal far too much of my shape which I don't really like.
Does anyone else have this problem?
I find it very frustrating. I have noticed that my husband’s t-shirts last much longer than mine and don’t tend to go out of shape, maybe it is a conspiracy—to get women to buy more clothes! I have bought ones that are more expensive “brand names” and still run into trouble with stretch and quality.
Where do you buy your t-shirts? Have you found somewhere good? I’m sure I didn’t have these problems 20 years ago.
And—whilst on the topic of t-shirts, finding ones with nice necklines can also be problems - many are quite low and I'm not overly keen on wearing layers in summer as I find it too hot.
PS did you know that t-shirts were designed to be worn as an undergarment? I didn't until I goggled it. They moved into every day outer wear by workman such as miners and stevedores in the late 19th century. T-shirts, as a slip-on garment without buttons, originally became popular in the United States when they were issued by the U.S. Navy during the Spanish American War.