We love high-end basics--the right silk shirt or tee can last for years and is endlessly versatile. But we’d rather not spend $300 for a blouse (we still love you, Rag & Bone) or more than $250 for a T-shirt (c’mon, The Row).
But we just discovered a new source to get quality threads for less.
SixTwenty is an online direct-to-consumer fashion collection that specializes in making quality wardrobe basics. Its biggest seller is a long-sleeved silk blouse ($105) with details usually found on a pricier garment--a concealed button placket, a longer shirttail, and a slim tab collar.
The rest of the line is well-crafted, too. Tees are made of a modal-supima-cotton blend that gets softer--but doesn’t lose shape--with each washing. The round-neck tee ($30) has a flattering but not overexposing scoop neck; the long-sleeve V-neck ($35) is loose without looking sloppy; and the tank ($25) is cut lean for under-blazer layering.
After living in our silk shirt for a week, we’re sold.