• I'm wearing one of the Gap crew necks at the moment, they're decent. If you get them during one of Gap's numerous sales they're good quality for the price.

  • I’m a fan of Gildan - cheap as chips, not cut like a sack and plenty of colours. I use them for smart-ish when they’re new then work/exercise as they get a bit of wear. Best I’ve found so far.

  • Agree with that. But they don’t stay soft and get crispy after a while. I’ve been looking to switch my basic tees range but there’s not much around. Tried the uniqlo supina recently but it fits like a sack.

  • Yeah true. Although not great environmentally, they’re so cheap you can buy enough that the gradual crispness doesn’t matter. Uniqlo are crap, lose structure very quickly - was not impressed.

  • Got any other tees you can recommend? I buy 10 new white tees every 2-3 years and wear them until they collapse. Been using Uniqlos basic tee recently which I think are great for the money. They don't stay soft like you say but I don't mind. They're about to turn see-through now though, but that's after about 100 washes so nothing to complain about. Need to get a new batch in though.

  • I was talking about Gildan going crispy. They’re pretty good though if you like the fit. I had read uniqlo we’re ok but maybe they’ve changed because I ordered one last week and it’s trash.

  • Just checked and I got the supina ones back in 2018. Quite a while ago but to me they've been fine. They're certainly not high end or super quality but good for the money I think

  • I do a similar thing by picking up a batch of black/white/navy Carhartt short and long sleeve t-shirts from here every couple of years. They hold up far better than anything from the high street


  • It was the fit of the uniqlo I found terrible. Baggy with a neck that feels like it’ll stretch (a personal hate of mine).

  • They look really good. Are they 100% cotton though?

  • The block colours are- then the marl ones are a cotton/polyester mix

    Relaxed Fit
    6.75 oz/yd² - 229 gsm
    Black , Botanic Green , Charcoal , Navy , Peat , White 100% Cotton
    Dark Barn Red Heather , Dark Cobalt Blue Heather , Dusk Blue Heather , Iron Ore Heather , Olivine Heather , Winter Moss Heather 60% Cotton/40% Polyester
    Heather Grey 90% Cotton/10% Polyester

  • Anyone worn Dickies 874 "work pants" to actually work? They thick enough to stop me welding my nuts?

  • 65% polyester for welding 😬

  • Interesting, will check them out. How relaxed is the fit? Do they fit normal if I size down? Currently using S in uniqlo tees

  • I sized down as recommended, from medium to small, and they're pretty much perfect. Cut a little longer than most t-shirts but that suits me just fine at 6ft.

  • Tried some on, they’re like cardboard. Melty cardboard.

  • Someone start a T-shirt thread FFS.

  • Too simplistic; 3 threads at least.

    T shirts which I don't give a fuck about because they cover my nakedness while I am working and will be destroyed quickly (cheapest on Ebay).

    T shirts which are expensive but have WorkCred and I am wealthy enough to wear even if they might get trashed (most brands in this thread).

    Designer WorkWear which has a minor risk of light smudging but is acceptable in artisan brewhouses and cafes.

  • 3 threads at least.

    And a list.

  • Uniqlo do a really thick long sleeve T-shirt in tightly woven cotton that’s great for the workshop. White for woodwork, navy for metal. Even has a little breast pocket for the odd screw or drill bit. The sleeves are also cut quite short and have a cuff.

  • Can 2nd these really nice long sleeve T's.
    Also I got some repro M65 trousers by Helikon that I was genuinely surprised about the quality.
    Been looking for a lightweight ripstop cotton pair but they are all serious quite pricey

  • Are strap-on kneepads as annoying as the pockets flavour?

    I'd rather tip the money down my throat, unless knee-nirvana beckons.

  • Gonna drop the most I've ever dropped on trousers tomorrow (£240) unless there are any better suggestions for class 1 type c chainsaw trousers. Arbortec breathflex btw

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Workwear; or, Dandy rigouts in which to perform manual labour.

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