87 thoughts on “Is it worth shelling out 60+ dollars fo a shitty ass white t-shirt?

  1. Anonymous says:

    If you’re poor then don’t buy one. I got a bunch of Merz b tees this year. Although there is an argument for them being a bit overpriced, they are undoubtedly the best tees I’ve ever worn. The cut is perfect, build quality is top notch, and the fabric is incredible. Not too heavy, not too light, just right in that perfect balance, and it softens up very nicely after a few washes

  2. Anonymous says:

    t-shirts exist as a sacrificial anode like that on a ship to soak up sweat and skin flakes instead of that ruining your proper shirt.

    • Anonymous says:

      I used to think this but now I tend to think I was just dressing wrong before. Too heavy / too much coverage. You shouldn’t just be sweating all the time.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shitty, no. If it’s loopwheeled and good quality then yes.

    People who don’t pay for quality when they could are honestly a bit insane and generally don’t understand what a nice difference it would make in their daily experiences.

  4. Anonymous says:

    >a shitty ass white t-shirt

    why would you get a shitty one? pay for good quality stuff.

    https://www.buckmason.com/collections/mens-tees

      • Anonymous says:

        It literally costs companies in china less than $1 to make this stuff. If you see Chinese manufacturing you notice that Ralph Lauren and some generic brand are made at the same factory. You’re a slave to consumerism

        • Anonymous says:

          nobody in china operates a loopwheeling machine.

          just get a white basic tee at uniqlo, no one knows or cares about this meme brand or loopwheeling

          uniqlo fit/fabric is good but even the dark colors are almost see through. also a uniqlo tee is way way way more marked up by % than a merz b tee.

  5. Anonymous says:

    yes merz b, buck mason, etc are worth the cost. not all white tees are acceptable as more than underwear.
    if you don’t want to shell out 60 a tee learn how to use taobao and hit up bpcall/sauce zhan/bronson/cotton/etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      which one of the taobao ones is best for someone with a somewhat short torso and athletic build? i’d like to have a couple which are shorter like op’s pic. all my tees only look good tucked. i havent went untucked in months

    • Anonymous says:

      All of those brands can be found on AliExpress which is way better for westerners to use, I personally go for Maden for cheap workwear americana shit, that’s pretty close (80%) to saucezhan/red tornado/Bronson level at like half the price. Also Uniqlo U t shirts are underated for like ~220gsm heavyweight tees, just cop a bunch next time they’re on special

      • Anonymous says:

        true with the more normie friendly proxy services being hecked right now its probably better to rec aliexpress. i just steer them towards taobao because most brands tees other than bronson are like half the price on taobao and /fashion/ is a poormoron board. granted with sales and discount code-fu i’ve gotten stuff even cheaper on ali before.
        btw amazon actually has a lot of these brands too. just sometimes not listed under their usual names. good for burning gift cards on.

        • Anonymous says:

          Interesting that taobao is that much cheaper, I’m a lazy heck about navigating that site, and also don’t proxy’s add margin?

          Any experience with Chinese leathers? Been eying off a G-1 or A-2 jacket, some claim horsehide and look pretty good in review pics for under $200 but idk how legit they are.

          • Anonymous says:

            they do add margin but it winds up being cheaper unless you’re buying only a few things. no exp with china and leather but kind of curious.

  6. Anonymous says:

    >Is it worth shelling out 60+ dollars fo a shitty ass white t-shirt?
    no, just don’t buy the super cheap ones, a stedman’s lux for 5€ is good enough (180gr/m^2 and long staple cotton)

  7. Anonymous says:

    I don’t like this t-shirt:
    – too short
    – snug at arms but wide at the trunk
    – strange collar
    – strange texture (reminds me of a material usually used for women’s dresses)

    • Anonymous says:

      i think they tailored a shirt specifically to show his belt off in that shot. i watched a few random clips of that show and he’s wearing the same tee shirt but with a completely different fit (ends mid fly exactly where it should) in every other scene.

      • Anonymous says:

        the fit in his shoulders and pits actually looks correct
        they just tailored it slightly too short in the closeups. when i checked out the trailer for the show it looks like they have him in one thats tailored a bit differently in the non close up shots and it looks much better.

  8. Anonymous says:

    all white shirts look bad on me, big sad

    what makes a white shirt look good? i wanna bigger one with round collar and not short like guy in OP

    any recommendation for brands in yurop?

      • Anonymous says:

        thanks

        https://world.taobao.com/dianpu/166125443.htm
        these are 2x the thickness of the stedmans you got recced, cheaper, and have the fit you want. not sure what you mean by round collar if you can clarify? you mean like a non ribbed one or something? or just a bigger collar?

        the link redirects me to the main page all in japanese, whats the shirt name?

        and by round collar i mean simply this because there is plenty of v-necks, even with small v looks bad imo

        rugged is fine

        stedmans are cheap af I can get one for 4 euro in Poland, I’ll buy to try anyways but I’m open to try anything

        • Anonymous says:

          >whats the shirt name?
          the brand is "co tt on"
          you gotta use a proxy service like pandabuy sugargoo or some shit to buy from taobao
          ohhh you mean crewneck got it.
          4 euro is solid for 180gsm honestly. shows me a totally different price in my country haha.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://world.taobao.com/dianpu/166125443.htm
      these are 2x the thickness of the stedmans you got recced, cheaper, and have the fit you want. not sure what you mean by round collar if you can clarify? you mean like a non ribbed one or something? or just a bigger collar?

  9. Anonymous says:

    out of all the blank tees i’ve bought, shaka wear and carhartt are the best. comfort colors heavyweight is probably 2nd best. i’ve never had a fancy $60 blank. those buck ownes shirts look like pieces of shit though.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hes a goy but the way he poses for photos looks hebrew
    Hollywood likes to hire goys that look hebrew like this guy

  11. Anonymous says:

    I’ve spent $250 on a white t-shirt. Truth is I never wear it. I more often wear a white t from one of those fruit of the loom 5 for $30 packs from walmart.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I own a few Merz B Schwanen tees and they’re definitely top shelf stuff. Recently copped a couple of Samurai’s new heavyweight loopwheel tees and I honestly think they’re on par with the Merz tees. The fit is a little better too, a little more cropped and the collar is slightly more tight

    • Anonymous says:

      In my experience, yes. That being said, a lot of the loopwheel companies will label their 7-9 oz shirts as "heavyweight", but in my opinion its not really as heavy as you think. Rather it still feels nice and light, but just a little more thick, the perfect balance

  13. Anonymous says:

    I only wear like LuLuLemon athletic white shirts as my dailies. Which is roughly the same price…

    Will drop $60 on a thicker cut, crisp white, slightly oversized shirt for being out in public in the Summer. White shirts never last more than a season for me, so I keep it separate to extend the life.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I look at it this way

    If you’re willing to buy one shirt for $50-60+, why do the rules suddenly change if it’s a plain white tee? Seems like you’d want to pay for quality regardless

    • Anonymous says:

      Psychologists say people assume they’re paying for a higher quality just because the price is high despite it being the same as lower priced goods

      • Anonymous says:

        That’s why you actually research the details about the actual build spec of the t shirt. Loopwheeled tees are objectively better, the fabric holds its shape and does not stretch out. Also, double to triple stitched collars are minimum of what’s expected from these higher end loopwheel companies. Shitty mass produced tees regularly fall apart and stretch out over time. Don’t want to spend $60+ for a tee? Okay, then don’t

    • Anonymous says:

      Psychologists say people assume they’re paying for a higher quality just because the price is high despite it being the same as lower priced goods

      merz b schwanen is one of only 2 companies in the world with a loopwheeling machine and the capability to make the type of fabric they’re made out of. there is no fast fashion equivalent.
      https://merzbschwanen.com/manufacturing-good-originals

  15. Anonymous says:

    I admit that I haven’t tried the high-end T-shirts people talk about here sometimes. Maybe my mind would change if I did. But for me, no. They are easy to stain and their design is pretty boring. Thus, they are replaceable to me, and I would not want to spend any more than the bare minimum.

      • Anonymous says:

        So why am I paying extra money for bleach when I can buy a shirt that doesn’t need to be bleached for the same price?

        • Anonymous says:

          Bro what? Are you saying that cheaper shirts are somehow immune to getting stained? Also, getting stains out of white tees is really not that complicated. If you don’t want to spend $60+ on a shirt that is objectively better with a way smaller markup, that’s your choice

        • Anonymous says:

          >why would i pay for uber high quality textile instead of napkin dishrag
          idk get a job and be old enough to post?

          • Anonymous says:

            Sorry, but if you don’t post proof of your 7+ figure net worth then I’m not really gonna address this.

            Bro what? Are you saying that cheaper shirts are somehow immune to getting stained? Also, getting stains out of white tees is really not that complicated. If you don’t want to spend $60+ on a shirt that is objectively better with a way smaller markup, that’s your choice

            No, I’m saying that because white shirts will likely get irreparably stained regardless, that it’s not worth paying more. Again, I’m also saying that I have never worn these supposed higher-quality shirts. I am not going to buy them if I don’t trust they are good. So right now I’m working off of what I know.

          • Anonymous says:

            there’s a difference between a pattern copy+pasted by a chink with as many corners cut as possible to make a tee shirt cheap & a tee shirt where design fit and materials come first and cost isn’t a design consideration.
            there’s a reason the guy’s t shirt in op went viral and gets women dripping wet and posting about it on social media while your shirt look like a dishrag. the kinds of tees you clothe yourself in would be considered vulgar to wear and practically underwear until the mid 1960s.

          • Anonymous says:

            look at other shots of that show they tailored it weird for that closeup i dont like it either

          • Anonymous says:

            I’d be willing to try them, but my policy is I don’t pay any money for clothing I haven’t worn. Unfortunately I live in Florida and Merz doesn’t list any of their stores as being here. Maybe when I visit New York I’ll see if I can visit one.

          • Anonymous says:

            fair enough

            In my experience, yes. That being said, a lot of the loopwheel companies will label their 7-9 oz shirts as "heavyweight", but in my opinion its not really as heavy as you think. Rather it still feels nice and light, but just a little more thick, the perfect balance

            chinks go the heaviest of anyone i’ve seen up to like 15-17oz before but the texture isn’t gonna be the best

          • Anonymous says:

            Yeah, and you should still wash stains off of your cheap white tees, so your argument isn’t really making any sense

          • Anonymous says:

            I would rather not spend the time or effort cleaning them. Once they are stained, they go in my "only wear at home" collection. I have plenty of shirts I can wear out that are not as prone to stains as plain white tees.

          • Anonymous says:

            you can’t be assed to pour a cap of bleach in the washing machine? bro it costs 3 dollars for the big jug at the grocery store. did you have a dad? lol?

          • Anonymous says:

            Holy shit you are pathetic. So, what happens if you stain a good jacket or button up shirt? You’re just going to render them into something you "only wear at home", or just throw them away? LMAO

          • Anonymous says:

            >So, what happens if you stain a good jacket or button up shirt?
            Never happened.

            you can’t be assed to pour a cap of bleach in the washing machine? bro it costs 3 dollars for the big jug at the grocery store. did you have a dad? lol?

            >did you have a dad?
            No

          • Anonymous says:

            Literally everything you just said there proves that your mom did everything for you. So, again:
            >You’re pathetic

          • Anonymous says:

            I agree. I never really learned how to do anything in life. I was raised by a single mom and now I don’t have any family or anyone to teach me anything.

          • Anonymous says:

            Well, I guess start cleaning the stains on your tees? For tough orange and red stains, I use a mix of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda and just rub it into the stain and let it sit for 30 min. Throw it into a cold wash with oxiclean and then hang dry. Not rocket science, it just takes a small amount of extra effort, but you end up keeping your white tees very white. Its the small things that make life enjoyable. Once you invest in nicer tees, its really not much of a big deal to use this technique to keep them shining white, and you end up with an incredible feeling tee that looks great

          • Anonymous says:

            I do have a shirt I actually like that I could clean, so maybe I will do that sometime. But really, the vast majority of white shirts are undershirts that at this point are torn to shreds and have either armpit or random food stains. I don’t intend for them to be worn outside my house. It’s just not worth my time to clean them I feel. Maybe if I eventually get better shirts and they do get dirty (a rare occurrence) I will clean them better. So thanks for your help.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yeah, the thing with white tees is that you have to put in the preventative effort to keep them from staining. Frequent washing with oxiclean, keeping them separate from your darks, and use of the mixture I mentioned for stain removal are the three best things to keep them from staining. Armpit stains and shit like that will show up and stay on your shirts if you don’t follow these rules, and they will permanently get cooked into your shirt if you wash them warm and throw them in the dryer. Once you get some good 100% cotton tees, NEVER throw them into the dryer after they are stained. In fact, you should always hang dry

  16. Anonymous says:

    People don’t realize that Jeremy Allen White looks good in this shirt because:
    a) It’s cropped
    and
    b) He’s fit
    and will go and drop 60 dollars for a plain white T while not being rich.

    I just take my t-shirts tailored to be cropped and look amazing (all of them from fast fashion or sports brands).

    • Anonymous says:

      nah the collar in your photo is too loose makes you look like you’re wearing a dress
      either the model should train chest or buy a different collar tee

    • Anonymous says:

      Its not as much as the crop as it is the sleeves, they’re tight (but not compression skintight) and the body is roomier compared to the sleeves, ergo making his arms look bigger than they actually are

      • Anonymous says:

        that tee doesn’t quite fit him all around. seam falling off his shoulder. sits too low in the waist. not sure why they chose that model for that tee.

  17. Anonymous says:

    my go to is the jockey 100% cotton miUSA

    cycled through tons of t shirts for work (bartender) and ive settled on these as best fit, quality, and price sweetspot

  18. Anonymous says:

    i’ll pay up to about $300 for a tee if its worth it
    most of the expensive ones aren’t for one reason or another (they have to be perfect in every way to be worth it)

  19. Anonymous says:

    I feel like they’ll all stretch and warp in the wash. Uniqlo non oversized u tees are the only tees that get better after washes and wears that I’ve used

    • Anonymous says:

      loopwheel tees age significantly better than flat knit through repeated washings. they deform/stretch more easily though.
      if you want some tees that don’t involve dealing with taobao or paying big buku bucks to try one out i highly recommend bronson’s loopwheel tees such as:
      https://bronsonshop.com/collections/t-shirts-undershirts/products/bronson-mens-original-series-ringspun-cotton-short-sleeve-tubular-t-shirt?variant=15633715888187
      they’re not made on a true loopwheeling machine but the end result is really similar.

  20. Anonymous says:

    hey Black folk just wanted to correct some… not misinformation but outdated information i and others have been sharing whenever threads about tees pop up:
    there’s actually 3 companies now operating genuine loopwheeling machines. two in wakayama and merz b in germany. one of the japanese companies operates a bit over 100 loopwheeling machines and the other one has a couple. not sure the details, just saw a recent post from a few days ago the owner of okayama denim made clarifying this.
    also the chinese have a modernized version of the loopwheeling machine that produces a really similar but not quite the same knit fabric but at a much faster production rate thus much cheaper. haven’t had it in hand yet but i hear its less soft, more rugged, otherwise really similar in properties to true loopwheel. bronson’s parent company makes it (they sell to various brands) and for now they only use usa grown upland short staple cotton. which is decent but i’m curious how it could compare to the japanese and german loopwheel fabrics if they used a supima or better grade cotton input.

    • Anonymous says:

      >chinese have a modernized version of the loopwheeling machine that produces a really similar but not quite the same knit fabric but at a much faster production rate thus much cheaper. haven’t had it in hand yet but i hear its less soft, more rugged, otherwise really similar in properties to true loopwheel.
      I have one of the broson "loophwheel" tshirts, heavy, thick, reasonably soft, hasn’t shrunk in the wash, overall for $25 it’s pretty impressive, but i don’t have any true loophwheel stuff to compare it to.
      In terms of sheer material quality it’s probably the nicest shit i have, beats my $40 goodwear miUSA tees.
      I’ve wanted to pick up a Japanese loophweel sweatshirt for a while but i keep seeing posts saying they shrink like a full size if you don’t hang dry them and im not really interested in a high maintenance crewneck sweatshirt.

      • Anonymous says:

        yeah they shrink and stretch a lot and need to be cared for more like a knit than a tee.
        i have slash have had in the past several varieties of the real loopwheel jap stuff but unfortunately not the bronson stuff to compare with. from the reviews i’ve read of the bronson where people compare it to jap loopwheel stuff i keep hearing the same thing: it ranks pretty high among them in the same league as the better loopwheel tees, but its not quite as soft which makes sense since bronson uses shorter staple usa grown upland cotton instead of pima or better usa cotton like japs tend to use.
        and i think just looking at them the biggest functional difference will be: bronson only sells tubular knit tees (whole tee is made in one piece, torso is a tube w/o shape to it) while the jap brands offer both tube knit and cut-and-sew side seam styles to suit more body types. tube knit isn’t necessarily bad it all depends on your torso shape what is most ideal. they’re the best fit for rectangle torso guys and a good to decent fit for most other shapes when untucked. and they work on pretty much everyone who doesn’t have a belly or love handles tucked. even then guys with that can size up and make one work.

  21. Anonymous says:

    >is it worth spending an extra $50 to have something that you literally wear on your body all day
    Even ignoring the fact that other people do judge you based on your looks, and even being a poorfag, it’s such a small cost for something that youre going to be using so much

    • Anonymous says:

      to be fair it really does depend on a man’s torso shape. if you have a rectangular torso shape you don’t need the shirt to actually have any shape/design to it and you can look great in a simple cheap la apparel tube knit tee or something like that. you can get pretty good quality tube knit tees for like 10-20 bucks without even having to order from weird china stores or really specific stores like arket/uniqlo/cos.
      basically every other torso shape looks better with side seams tees than tube tees. v and inverted trapezoid torsos can also look good in tube knit but they’ll always look better with a bit of shape to their tee.

  22. Anonymous says:

    if its a specific cut that sits just perfect on yoy without tailoring (who tf tailors a shirt lmao)
    yes its totally worth it (before it gets a smell and ruined in washing machine)

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