The British summertime seemed to hit really early this year and came and went in a flash! Ever the optimists here at Wellgosh HQ, we kept faith that the sun would be popping his hat on again before autumn hit… and now it's back by dope demand! With that we thought it appropriate to list some of our favourite t-shirts thus far;
Dropping as part of the brand's pre-autumn collection, the Norse Projects Rasmus Tee in Dark Indigo is made from a 100% cotton pique in Portugal from indigo yarns. One of the brands cut & sew t-shirts; the Rasmus is constructed using a panelling technique that is visible on the front and back of the garment. There is a small split on each side of the hem with the back panel dropping slightly lower than the front, all in all giving this tee a relaxed fit without being oversized.
Now we know it’s not quite autumn, but we’ve received our first delivery from Danish menswear brand Soulland, and in (what we now know as) usual Soulland style, they have a great cut & sew jacquard constructed t-shirt in the collection to bridge the gap between their graphic-led line and their more tailored pieces. Cut on a regular block, the Fernell t-shirt has a dotted motif running throughout, and the poly/viscose mix gives the garment a great soft handle.
Here at Wellgosh HQ we believe that every man needs a good white t-shirt in his arsenal. Simple? Boring? Classic? Easy? Call it what you will, but when the sun is on your back a brighty-whitey is a winner for sure! We’ve chosen the plain Armor-Lux t-shirt as our staple white tee for summer ’16. Made from 100% combed cotton, this slightly heavier weight t-shirt is soft to touch but holds a slightly more rigid shape than other tees featured in this post. The larger ribbed neck and relaxed cut is reminiscent of a traditional streetwear t-shirt; think Guildan and then up the quality 10 fold.
Taking cues from heritage sportswear stylings, Levi's Vintage present this 1950s Sportswear T-Shirt. In traditional Levi’s Vintage manner, they have stayed true to an authentic 1950s cut; slim fitting with shorter arms and has undergone a ‘vintage’ process that has left the garment soft and twisted in all the right ways! A single chest pocket and two horizontal printed stripes are the only standout features leaving the t-shirt (and no doubt the jeans you’re wearing it with!) to do the rest of the talking!
Most definitely the price-point option featured here, the Levi’s Sunset Tee comes in at just under £22! There’s not lots to shout about in terms of construction or cut; it’s a regular fitting t-shirt made from 100% cotton jersey however in true Levi’s style, they’ve paid homage to their heritage with the pocket shape staying true to the original design from 1902 and is finished with the brand's renown red tab label. This tee also comes in white, black and dark charcoal; a great summer staple for £21.95!
Summer ’16 sees Nigo’s Human Made brand (founder of A Bathing Ape) bring through another line of strong graphic t-shirts. A silk-screened design inspired by traditional Japanese art and mid-century signage juxtaposed with the Human Made brand logo features on the front of the garment. As always, the line is made in Japan to the highest quality using a tubular technique eliminating side seams. Whilst the texture of these 100% cotton tees can be seen on the screen, for Human Made; feeling is really believing, and when you have one in the flesh you can start to understand the slightly hefty price tag! Check out our full Human Made collection now.