October 20, 2008

Review: Threadless Take 2

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As we don't have any other t-shirt designs to tell you about besides Threadless, we thought we'd finally write a new review of them that we've been meaning to do for a while now. Last year, our readers may remember we wrote a review of Threadless. Since then, they've started using their own t-shirts instead of American Apparel, and so we thought it was time to review them again due to this change. When we wrote our last review, they were in the process of moving over to their own line, and we discovered that the tee we bought was an old one. So we were interested to see how they had changed.

Past, Present, and Future is the design we bought, which is mostly sold out now. It is a medium. The design looks great. It is even, centered, and not a flaw anywhere. But of course, we wouldn't expect anything else from Threadless. Their designs always look great.

The actual tee feels thinner than the previous ones, although still sturdy and comfortable. This one would work better for more seasons we think, the other one felt a bit heavy to us. The fit is similar to the previous one in that it is quite fitted through the body down to the hips. Unfortunately, it is also still too long, to the point that it is uncomfortable. The Shirt Snob has lost a few pounds since the last review, so we were wondering if this would make a difference, and it really doesn't. If you have a long torso or are tall, it'd probably be fine. But as a 5'2" woman, it's not good at all. When we fold it up about 3", it feels much better. But really, do you want to alter your tees? This tee also has two tags, one that says Threadless and another with washing instructions, as well as printed information on the inside underneath the tags. This says the name of the design, the edition number, and the name of the designer.

Boy did things change after we washed it. We dried it fully as we are of the opinion that T-shirts should be easy to take care of. The shirt shrunk quite a bit. It is now tighter around the bust and through the body. Women with larger chests might want to bump a size up for this reason. For example, a medium is barely fitting our 33 inch chest. The biggest change we've noticed is that it is considerably shorter in length, about 1 1/2 inches it seems. This length is still too long for the Shirt Snob, but it would work with more women than before. The design still looks great after the wash, which was to be expected, and the fabric is still soft and comfortable.

Overall, we do like the quality of the tees at Threadless. We just still wish they would offer shirts that would fit more body types. They are great for those who are skinny and taller, but everyone else not so much. And with a t-shirt company, we think they should cater to as many types of women as they can. We understand designer clothes fitting a certain body type, but t-shirts are supposed to be for everyone.

As for this week, our top design picks are Bye Bye Apocalypse, While You Were Reading My Shirt..., and the reprint Maple Walnut.

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Posted by Laura at October 20, 2008 8:04 PM

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