“i’ve always thought of the t-shirt as the alpha and omega of the fashion alphabet.” // g. armani
i rarely wear what can be classically called a t-shirt – but even i know that there is not one piece of clothing, (excluding a well-worn pair of jeans), that is as classic, simple and yet, fashion-forward as a simple tee.
yet, there has been this movement as of late, that has turned the simple cotton tee, into a status-symbol, though once you could get a three-pack-fruit-of-the-loom for less than a tenner and dress it up or down with just about anything, the last few years have seen the rise of the triple digit t-shirt; and i think i have a problem with that.
i get it – the fashion houses can afford to be clever, to hopefully use the best cotton jersey, (i hope?), to get away with using the most pithy/ironic/witty of sayings, and to have the most elaborate designs. it’s just that i can’t stand behind the prices they ask you to pay; and i’m someone who rarely has an issue with a price-tag. if you have the means and the desire, don’t listen to a thing i say, but i just think paying that much for a basic item of clothing smacks a little like taking advantage. especially when you can pick up any basic tee, and get it printed at your local bang-on.
➝ source : froggy loops tee via moschino
➝ source : madeworn’s guns n’ roses tank via net-a-porter
➝ source : alex graphic ‘lara’ tee via markus lupfer
➝ source : tikki man print tee via mary katrantzou