I received this request in my email yesterday:
could you suggest some really nice basic tees similar to that of the row tees or alexander wang? thanks so much
The thing about these “basic tees” and why they seem to cost so much money, is that they aren’t really basic. When I think of basic tees, I think 100% cotton. You could just buy a packet of men’s Hanes t-shirts (3 for $10) if you want that.
To get that perfect mix of slouchiness + sheerness usually means a knit blend. My pick is this pocket tee by James Perse. It is 80% rayon, 20% linen. If you aren’t diggin’ the extra long short sleeves, you can just cut that bit off.