The 8 Best T-Shirts in Los Angeles (and Where to Buy Them)
It’s a casual town, so this is a lock
Who was it that uttered the immortal words, when a woman is tired of t-shirts, she is tired of life? Samuel Johnson? Amy Schumer?
No matter. Fact is, the T-shirt is the backbone of the contemporary sportswear wardrobe, apropos with everything from pajamas to business casual (maybe not bridal wear, but everything else). So we’ve hit the bricks to find you the best T-shirt in every apparel category. Check out your new BFF clothing here.
Best Tissue Tee: Anine Bing
Super-lightweight and sheer, this all-silk shirt ($129) is great for showing off a lacy bra underneath.
8128 W. Third St.; 323-424-3165 or aninebing.com
Best edgy look: Nasty Gal
This brand is all about the trendiest looks for not much money, such as this split-back number ($38), which shows off a little bit of skin without being all “here are my boobs.”
1254 Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica; 310-566-1700 or nastygal.com
Best stripe: Bassike
This nice, thick, striped short-sleeve is made of organic cotton and cut loose enough to layer a tissue-weight turtleneck under come cool weather. It’s from the new Aussie sportswear boutique in Venice.
1918 Lincoln Blvd., Venice; 424-228-1102 or us.bassike.com
Best Bargain: Everlane
Los Angeles-designed and -made, Everlane’s T-shirts fall within the Venn diagram of comfort, affordability and great design. The slouchy V-neck ($28) is just loose and long enough to hang nicely over even a low waistline.
Available at everlane.com
Best luxe: Elder Statesman
OK, so at $420 it’s über-pricey. But the cashmere-silk fabric, left with an avant-garde raw edge, is like butter.
607 Huntley Dr., W. Hollywood; 424-288-4221 or elder-statesman.com