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Pocket Tee Spectrum

Maybe it's the transitional weather or maybe it's simply because they haven't been easy to track down, but lately we've been hunting for the perfect pocket T-shirt. Soft and durable, with a retro fit akin to Brando's back in the day. Herewith, five of the best we've tried.


Gap, $19.50

The only v-neck, this cotton/poly blend has a nice stretch and slightly longer sleeves.

J.Crew, $32

Washed for softness and cut from a textured slub cotton, it has a genuine lived-in feel.

James Perse, $60

Cut from a heavier sueded cotton jersey fabric, this extra-soft shirt has a generous fit.

Sunspel, $67

Cut from Egyptian cotton with a retro fit and feel you'd expect from a century-old brand.

Levi's Vintage, $95

From the archives—fitted in the shoulders with a slim, relaxed body and a wider crewneck.

  • Marlon Brando's iconic T-shirt was custom made, as fitted T-shirts weren't sold when "Streetcar" was filmed. (Available on Amazon, iTunes.)

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