14 Nov 2015

The Plain WHYTE T-Shirt

The age old conundrum that has baffled men for years may have been solved by the guys from whytes who have put in some extensive research on finding the perfect plain, white t shirt. 

Their findings came to show that there was no such thing as a slim fit, well sewn, white t shirt. So, what do you do when the thing you whole heartedly need doesn't exist? You make it yourself of course! Between Thomas & Nadia (who are the brains behind the brand), there's years of experience in the  fashion industry in the city of New York which obviously came in handy when it came to sourcing quality fabrics and cuts. 

After going through a mighty 22 different fabrics, the guys found their perfect match with a lightweight, premium blend of combed cotton and micromodal from Europe. Micromodal is a new fibre made from beech wood and spun into ultra-fine yarns to give the t shirts a perfect fineness and a super soft feeling. The material is so soft and light it acts almost like a second skin. This luxurious blend is a lot more absorbent than regular materials which ensures minimal shrinkage and decreases the chance of the t shirt stretching. 

The cut of the t shirts are definitely something that sets whytes apart from your regular high street retailer. Mid length, slim cut sleeves are a bonus along with the fact that there are 2 different lengths for each size. For example if you like your tee's to be a bit baggier than a traditional, regular fit then you are covered with the 'Long Version' which are all 3.5cm longer than their standard sized equal. The Long Version caters to somebody like myself, who usually finds it difficult to find perfect fitting clothes as my height and bulk are totally disproportionate. 

The beauty with white t shirts are of course their versatility. They can be worn as a stand alone shirt or under a regular flannel shirt or as I have chosen, with a bomber jacket. (Notice the Bart Simpson patch I ironed on myself, which I am over the moon with!) 

The cherry on top of my whole experience with whytes was definitely the intricacies and detailing of my care package that was so kindly sent to me. My t shirt came wonderfully wrapped in tissue and encased in a lovely little presentation box. With signature branding on the front and relevant quotations on the inside, my whole whytes experience has been a pleasure and I wish Thomas & Nadia all the best in their quest to change the mindset of males who are content with wearing unfitting, bulky and rotten t shirts. 

Pre order your tee here


11 Nov 2015

OOTD 11/11/15

I haven't done a post like this since forever, so I thought I'd share a tiny insight into my ever growing wardrobe (which I'm still yet to be content with.) 

With the rain holding out for a few hours at least, I thought I'd take the chance on not wearing a jacket and luckily I didn't get soaked. Usually with an outfit like this I'd pop on my black Harrington just as an extra layer or even one of my many oversized Ralph Lauren shirts. 

You also can't go wrong with a Fred Perry tee especially in burgundy which I find as a colour is so easy to dress. Teamed with a pair of grey H&M suit trousers, this outfit is a lot to different to my usual style but I think it works, right?! I picked up my tote bag from the Van Gogh museum after my trip to Amsterdam a few months back  and my Cheap Monday glasses are still something that I'm still getting used to wearing. 

I have a week off from work this week so hopefully I pop up with a few more posts, and if I don't you're more than welcome to politely remind me to get my arse into gear! 


3 Nov 2015