The not-so-humble T-shirt continues to be big news in retail where fashionable stripes, retro baseball designs and hi-tech fabrics are setting the pace. We take a look at the latest styles and their imprint pairs
First up this month is the Active Quick Dry Print T-Shirt from M&S, a 90% polyester/10% elastane style that taps into the eternally popular athleisure trend. This moisture-wicking crew-neck with stretch meets its imprint match in Gamegear’s new Compact Stretch Performance T-Shirt (K939). Made from 90% polyester/10% spandex, it has flatlock stitched seams and self-fabric double-layer ribbed collar.
For men looking to add a bit of sparkle to their life, there is the Big and Tall black skull studded T-shirt from River Island. This blinging style is designed for bigger and taller men, which is why the 180gsm, 100% cotton Plover Premium T-Shirt (1000) from Orn Clothing with its huge size range from XS-5XL is a great option for decorators who are looking to create an imprint version.
The Kodak Tee from Jigsaw is all about subtle sophistication, relying on a simple print on a well-made, classic 100% cotton T-shirt to stand out from the crowd. An excellent starting point is the Ladies Fine Jersey T-Shirt (2102W) from American Apparel. Made from 146gsm, 100% combed, ringspun cotton, it has a ribbed collar, fashion fit and extra body length, and simply oozes class.
Striped tees with decorations are a hot trend, as demonstrated by the striped tee from Dorothy Perkins with its cute appliqué dragonfly. To design your own striped masterpiece, try the Women’s Marinière Coastal Short Sleeve Tee (AQ073) from Asquith & Fox, an elegant, 100% cotton, short-sleeve style.
Finally, the baseball tee is back and demanding to be noticed. Miss Selfridge has a gorgeous red and white raglan style in its SS18 collection, the 100% cotton Arizona Baseball Tee. Its imprint pair is the 100% cotton Ladies Long Sleeved Baseball T (SK271) from SF Clothing, which has contrast raglan sleeves and a fashionable curved hem.