7.16.2008

t-shirts are okay

At the beginning of the summer, I had very few t-shirts in my wardrobe. I wore so many thrift store and concert t-shirts in college that I sort of overdosed on them. My uniform was jeans, ratty old t-shirt, blazer, and chuck taylors. Over the past few years I've become allergic to that look and have thrown away most of my old t-shirts in an effort to grow the eff up. However, I've come to the realization that t-shirts are an infinitely practical item for the summer. You can find so many tees now that are sophisticated and chic (none of which have ironic messages on the front or come from Urban Outfitters or the Salvation Army). So I've started buying t-shirts again, sticking to ones with printed patterns or stripes.
I bought this Mociun t-shirt first of all because it's freaking awesome, but second of all because it's a way to own an affordable piece from one of my favorite clothing lines. It's the softest, best quality t-shirt I own. I love it so much that I'd like to buy it in the other color too.
I saw this shirt in Nylon magazine a year or two ago, and I've wanted it ever since. It's on sale here.

6 comments:

E. said...

The second shirt reminds me of Chilkat robes and totem poles of Northwest Indian art. It's great.

And everything Mociun is pretty much hands down beautiful. [:

kate said...

i have that moonblood t-shirt! i love it, and the mociun one is pretty sweet too.

L.S. said...

I resisted them for a long time too until I realized that tees can be grown up and cool. I just got one from raeburn ink at Renegade SF that is just incredible!

Kate said...

Alyson (unruly things), Andrea and I all have that moonblood shirt! It's super soft and comfy and is interesting enough to not make you feel like you're having a lazy day.

Liz R. said...

i love the tshirts from here:
https://www.downeastbasics.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=31

they are just plain - but have a great fit. extra long - which is great for the low-cut jeans. . .

i have about 10, so i'm starting to applique stuff on them to add some variety.

erica said...

i love the moonblood shirt. i finally bought one and can't stop wearing it. the mociun tee is really great, too. i'm a total slob during the summer--tees, faded cutoffs, and sandals.