Talk It Out

Go-to brand for basic T-shirts?

NORM to the CORE.

T-shirts are the starting-point of every good wardrobe, basically.

I live in tees (or I    basic   in #mybasics) but home is usually where I lose them because a housemate (sibling/friend/lover) will claim my favourite crew neck was ‘lost in the wash’. Probably because it’s so hard to decipher the bad from the good until you’ve at least tried – or better yet, worn them in.

Personally, I think the best basics come from the men’s section or ex-boyfriends. I don’t condone stealing but I may/may not have redeemed the $200 my last boyfriend owed me with basic tees (and maybe a few sweaters, you know, as ‘interest’). I now have the perfect [ex]boyfriend collection with everything from Calvin Klein to American Apparel, as well as some new kids on the block like Basic Rights (a London-New York lovechild) and Bondi’s (locals only) Venroy (and yes, these brands are both available online).

Bassike is Carmen’s go-to (when I asked she didn’t even pause), and many of our Street 365 stars said the same. Other notable mentions went to Rag & Bone, or Bonds if you’re on a budget. 

Anyway I love to have a chat and I want to chat with YOU, so let’s share (and steal) our go-to’s in the comments below.

By Lainy Black

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