What makes the perfect fitted curved hem tee?
Ah the T-shirt. The staple in every man’s wardrobe, and favourite style piece for every occasion. Day wear: sorted! Evening wear: well mostly sorted as long as it’s the right one and is accompanied but a smart pair or jeans or shorts.
It’s simple and stylish, like most men, and requires very few decisions when wearing one as long as it’s complimenting the footwear.
Long the default item of apparel for most guys whatever the occasion, we buy them in bulk, often from the same brand. But when you make them as good as we do, we understand why. The long-term favourites are often not replaced until they start falling apart. I’ve thrown away curved hem tees with more sentimental value than most of my relationships.
But this is not the best route to take. Paying careful attention to the style of your t-shirt is just as important as any other part of your urban wear wardrobe. Your previous favourite go-to brand have probably started to worry about margins rather than making good clothes and are making the tees for less. Suddenly they are falling apart quicker, losing the shape and developing holes around the seams. It’s time to try something new, and we can help. For those interested in street fashion, and curved hem tees in particular, then listen carefully.
If you are in the market for a new t-shirt then pay attention to these crucial aspects – fit, colour, fabric, feel, style, and function.
The best fitted tees hug your body like a beer-jacket on a cold night, showing the muscles but hiding the sins. Get it right and you can look like you frequent the gym more than the pub, even when not true. While 100% Cotton seems like a dream, the 10% Polyester mix keeps the shape better and makes them slightly more durable. That stretch can be ideal for those who do work on sculpturing their bodies.
Urban wear curved hem tees tend to come as part of the core collections, with the logo either colour matching or contrasting. The core ranges tend to be constant so are the safe colours of white, black, grey, navy blue, khaki green, burgundy red or the like. Outside of core there is often the summer floral patterns, or the usual attempts to be stand out with flowers, birds, moths or skulls which are more the norm than unique. Ultimately these tees can rarely pass as evening wear however. Check out the full range of curved hem tees here.
Of course some people are unsure of spending £30 on a t-shirt when the high street can offer them for a fraction of the price. But that is the difference between a tee that holds it’s shape for years and one that falls apart after a few washes. And we all know that wearing a nice tee can make you feel a million dollars that makes the cheap ones stay in the drawer.
Of course the curved hem tee fit might not be everyones, er cup of tea. So what other fit styles are there and what does each name mean? Firstly before all is explain below, lets talk about distressed tees. We need too, as this is the practise of intentional distressing the clothes to make them appear worn and torn. The practise actually started back in the 70's with jeans in the punk movement. For the record skinny jeans came in the 50's in the rock and roll era, so while Generation Z think they are the coolest people on the planet, they are literally dressing from their parents and grandparents generation. Personally I think there is a thin line between the fashionable distressed style and being mistaken for homeless, and it can be crossed all too easy. But let's end that there and move into fit details and answer those questions that we often get calls about.
What is a Curved Hem Fitted Tee?
It's all about the bottom of the t-shirt, which is known as the hemline. If it is listed as a curved hem tee, then this hem line will be curved.
What is a Straight Hem Fitted Tee?
As above, but with a straight hem will mean this is in a straight line.
What is a Longline Tee?
Longline means the t-shirt is longer than usual but the rest of the fit is the same. Short people beware as this can look odd. It's just extra long, and not to be confused with:
What is an oversized Tee?
Without being obvious, it's big all over. Where the longline is just extra length at the hemline to cover more of the crotch and rear, oversized means it's baggy all over including the arms and chest size.
What is a drop shoulder tee?
The standard tee has sleeves that traditional come halfway down the bicep. Drop shoulder means it completely covers the bicep and is due to the shoulder seam being dropped lower. Hence the name "drop shoulder".
What is a Raglan Sleeve Tee?
A Raglan sleeve has clear stitching on the sleeve which is separate to the body, where the colour is normally contrast to the body.