Mar
14
2011
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 

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.

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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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