Our tips on T-shirts
To avoid missteps, check:
Avoid The V-necks, which can be error-pronged, and opt for a slightly cropped round neck (which fits more outfits).
The cervix should be very slightly flared (not close to the blow) and fall about the height of the highest vertebra, at the base of the neck.
The shoulder seams should end on the shoulder bone and the sleeves stop at the biceps (not the elbow).
Your pectorals are slightly molded, without too many creases.
The lines of the T-shirt should follow your flanks.
Your t-shirt stops a little below your belt, but don't get your head down the length.
THE ORIGINS OF THE T-SHIRT
Historically speaking, the T-shirt only appears late, during the 21st century. Unlike many parts of our locker room, it is therefore a recent invention.
Originally underweared, it was adopted at the end of the 19th century by the US NAVY, which incorporated it into its uniform for the sake of comfort and hygiene. It was not until 1942 that it took its classic form, with a crew (neck shave) and short sleeves. It will then be baptized accordingly: the T-type shirt.
A symbol of military heroism and virility, the T-shirt became, in the late 1940s, a garment in its own right. In connection with the economic context of the time, the T-shirt developed in the 1950s and became the support of all messages: universal, out of fashion and democratic. It is then presented as an advertisement, as a vehicle for slogans, as well as in artistic support. A mythical piece of the 20th century, the T-shirt is a "spokesperson for the self".
WHAT COMPOSITION FOR YOUR T-SHIRT?
On the materials side, cotton must be largely in the majority.
Flax, hemp or animal fibre mixtures, such as silk or wool, are more expensive variants but with interesting properties.
WHICH PASS TO CHOOSE?
Round or V-necks, they can be more or less cut, up to form a half-moon for rounded collars.
AND WHAT SLEEVES?
The sleeves can be short, 3/4 or long and mounted on a classic emmanchure as on a raglan emmanchure (which starts at the base of the neck).
SOME INFORMATION ABOUT GRAMMAGE
The grammage (thickness of the T-shirt) is a good indicator of quality.
120 to 140 G/M2
Summer T-shirt... or low-end.
145 to 155 G/M2
Majority in ready-to-wear, mid-range.
160 G/M2 AND MORE
Very high quality, high-end mesh.
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