T-shirts have evolved from basic undergarments issued as part of the standard military uniforms during World War II as an undershirt….to now being a wardrobe staple for both women, men, and kids of all ages…available in a wide variety of fabrics, necklines, sizes, and shapes.
Every capsule wardrobe should include several solid colored t-shirts for layering with jackets and sweaters.
And typically t-shirts are made of cotton…because cotton naturally breathes, stretches, and moves with the wearer. Cotton is soft, breathable, lightweight, and affordable.
But cotton is not all simply cotton. There are actually five different types of cotton available…each with its own distinct characteristics:…
1. Combed Cotton:…Combing cotton aligns its longer fibers and produces a softer and more durable fabric. Combed cotton t-shirts typically last longer than plain cotton varieties. This high-quality cotton has a higher thread count, but is a bit pricier than other options.
Baserange Women’s Natural Cotton Lege Long Sleeve, $110
2. Organic Cotton:…Organic cotton is environmentally friendly since it is grown with minimal use of fertilizers and pesticides. This is great for an environmentally conscious audience, but it also comes with a higher price tag.
3. Pima Cotton:…Pima cotton is woven from very fine, extremely thin cotton strands chosen from a particular variety of the cotton plant. These are comfortable and soft t-shirts that are resistant to stretching and fading and that tend to get softer with wear.
4. Ring-Spun Cotton:...Ring-Spun cotton is created by twisting and thinning the cotton strands. It is usually pricier but extremely durable, lasting a very long time.
5. Slub Cotton:...Slub cotton is woven, creating slight lumps and a unique texture. It’s airy and lightweight, making it great for summer.