Can't any explain what happened to regular fricking t-shirts?

Can’t any explain what happened to regular hecking t-shirts?
This soft bullshit, we used to call ’tissue tees’ in the mid 00s and it was supposed to be like an ‘old’ shirt (which it wasn’t) They were always labeled as such and were easy to avoid.
Flash forward to 2024 and they’ve become the bullshit standard.

What happened to a regular t-shirt that was thick and kinda crunchy? You could roll the sleeves up, and when you wore it in, it became a whole awesome thing. Now, they’re that tissue material from the start, never wear in, and you can’t roll sleeves, and they cling like shit.
Worst part about it is buying a cool shirt online only for it to come out to be a soft dipshit shirt and now I have something I’ll never wear despite having a great design.

How do we go back?
How do I know I’m getting a thin shitty t-shirt?
Why is this even the go to if low quality chunky shirts are supposedly so low quality?

42 thoughts on “Can't any explain what happened to regular fricking t-shirts?

    • Anonymous says:

      bronson, bpcall, and japanese brands
      or this
      or this

      Go to the workwear section of the store. They have dickies and Wrangler t shirts at walmart that are good quality and $8USD each, they even have regular and long lengths in each size. They come in basically all the colors in your pic plus white and high vis yellow and orange.

      you basically get the choice of pre-ww2 military/workwear reproduction, modern workwear brands, and moron tees with heavyweight tees these days.

      • Anonymous says:

        Have you happened to try out momotaros new heavy Zimbabwe tees? I only see them on their own website so it’s expensive as heck, but they look really nice. I don’t care for the stripes but I would mostly be wearing them under other layers so not a big deal. I’d only want White or black which are sold out in medium anyways. Anything similar?

        • Anonymous says:

          i have some of their older gtb tees, they also advertise them as 8.5oz heavyweight zimbabwe cotton. excellent quality. shrunk more than typical. the cut on my older ones is super slim which is the only reason i don’t wear them anymore. i like those ones in the pic a lot better.

          >We put a stripe on the sleeve
          >That will be $80

          the cheap tees you’re used to buying cut a lot of corners mostly in the collar construction which makes them look like shit after a few times being put on the hanger and ran through the wash. the fabrics also get nicer instead of worse with repeated washes. i’d rather have my plain color tees be high quality, look nice, and last a long time than consoom disposable garbage tees i have to throw away yearly. it costs the same if not less in the long run.
          the disposable tees are nice on the job when i’m going to heck them up. the rest of my life? lol imagine wearing that shit.
          you can tell zoomers who are still in school or never had their first real job yet from their posts on here. their posts ooze of _scarcity mentality_ from never having their own money and having to min/max the absolute most value out of the $500 allowance their single mom gave them for school clothes this year. they unironically question why someone would want more than the absolute bare minimum rags to cover their body so they’re not naked, on a fashion board.

          Any hecking cotton shirt that isn’t Japanese?

          >Any hecking cotton shirt that isn’t Japanese?
          ok where can i get one that’s similar quality that isn’t from japan?
          merz b schwanen? they’re more expensive than the japanese brands…
          china?
          i’m the guy who recced those brands as an alternative.

          • Anonymous says:

            >zoomers who are still in school or never had their first real job yet
            this is LULZ in a nutshell.

    • Anonymous says:

      There isn’t really a way to know most times

      I don’t know what you mean. I don’t know how your description of a good t-shirt differs from the dozen free or event themed t-shirts I’ve accrued over the years.

      Cheap shirts like I like are rough and stiff, these fancier ones that everyone wants to print on are too soft and clingy, we used to call that tissue tee

  1. Anonymous says:

    Go to the workwear section of the store. They have dickies and Wrangler t shirts at walmart that are good quality and $8USD each, they even have regular and long lengths in each size. They come in basically all the colors in your pic plus white and high vis yellow and orange.

    • Anonymous says:

      The only bad thing about Walmart Dickies/Wranglers is the shitty, tacky tag they put on the pockets. I’ll vouch for the Carhartt K87 tees, endless color options and if you size down they fit great with longer sleeves than most tees.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know what you mean. I don’t know how your description of a good t-shirt differs from the dozen free or event themed t-shirts I’ve accrued over the years.

  3. Anonymous says:

    i like Gildan all cotton — many colors, inexpensive, boxy cut, thick and kinda rough. they’re basic and crudely made

  4. Anonymous says:

    >used to
    >"old"
    >mid 00s
    Well, you baited a reply, I guess.

    Personally, I enjoy my souvenir t-shirts that I wear, having been purchased from parks, museums and tourist spots. Like The Shedd Aquarium, Glacier National Park or Henry Doorly Zoo.

    • Anonymous says:

      In 2001, I was in second grade, yes, that’s a long time ago

      have you tried not shopping on shein, temu, and amazon?

      Carhartt
      Deluth

      Hanes "ComfortSoft" shirts aren’t bad. Despite the name they’re more like old-school material, heavier and less stretchy than most cheap t-shirts I’ve found these days.

      https://i.imgur.com/sGH8Rsn.jpg

      Have you happened to try out momotaros new heavy Zimbabwe tees? I only see them on their own website so it’s expensive as heck, but they look really nice. I don’t care for the stripes but I would mostly be wearing them under other layers so not a big deal. I’d only want White or black which are sold out in medium anyways. Anything similar?

      These are all hecking blanks shirts stupids. I’m talking about buying a graphic tee online; they used to be good, and now they are bad, why? Why if the shitter shirt that I like should be cheaper?
      I know how to hecking buy blank shirts

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hanes "ComfortSoft" shirts aren’t bad. Despite the name they’re more like old-school material, heavier and less stretchy than most cheap t-shirts I’ve found these days.

  6. Anonymous says:

    You can find them at the swap meet, usually the tags are cut for some reason, maybe their unauthorized or fakes

  7. Anonymous says:

    because most of the old companies are out of business. gildan bought out almost every company that you used to like. you can still buy heavyweight american apparel/allstyle shirts from gildan and they come with an american apparel or allstyle tag even. they don’t fit the same anymore though.

  8. Anonymous says:

    check duluth for heavy duty shirts, although be aware that the sleeves come down a bit farther than on most tees

  9. Anonymous says:

    You used to be able to get regular ass shirts at chain craft stores like Michaels for printing on, maybe check there?

    • Anonymous says:

      Looks fine, I’d just like to know how many washes and see a full pic, and also how annoying the paint on the sleeve is. I’m just not seeing anyone else making t shirts at that quality so I’m prob gonna go for momotaro

      • Anonymous says:

        my house is lit like a cave i’ll try to remember to take a pic tomorrow.
        >and also how annoying the paint on the sleeve is
        its pretty crispy and thick tbh. you notice its there. i don’t mind it but i also wish they sold tees without it cause they’d be much more universal.
        >washes
        no idea i bought that tee in like 2008

  10. Anonymous says:

    >Why is this even the go to if low quality chunky shirts are supposedly so low quality?
    Joe Biden’s economy. I hate it too. It’s just an excuse for them either to 1) reuse "recycled" toxic estrogenic plastic polyester microplastics shit 2) use less material while charging more, or 3) come up with something that doesn’t chafe tranny nipples.

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