Buy it: American Apparel raglan tee

I first fell in love with this tee when I saw Mary-Kate Olsen wearing it (at right). I figured that due to its lightweight, drapey look, it was probably from her high-end T-Shirt line The Row, and while I do appreciate a good tee, I refuse to pay three figures for one. However, I then saw photos of Rachel Bilson and Miley Cyrus in the same one, which made me think that maybe it wasn't from The Row. Then, lo and behold, a girl sitting at a table next to mine at dinner last weekend was wearing the exact same top. And before I had a chance to ask her where she got it, her dining companion beat me to it. By some act of god, the tee is not a hoity-toity designer one, but a readily available, easily accessible one: the tri-blend raglan pullover from American Apparel. So of course I went out and bought it right away. A super-soft blend of polyester, rayon, and cotton, it has that perfectly broken in, almost-vintage look to it, and the weight is great for layering in transitional temperatures such as these. I recommend sizing up for an extra-comfy, looser fit (the lightness of the jersey ensures that you don't look bulky in it). The best part? It's $34. I bought the gray color, and I love it so much, I'm contemplating the indigo color as well. I know people have strong opinions about American Apparel, but the only opinion I have at the moment is that they make awesome T-shirts.

3 comments

kpriss said...

this grey thing is going strong lately! And why shouldn't you be proud of your new acquisition? It's for a good price and surely a good cause - you wearing it and feeling gorgeous with! ;)

Moya said...

I have it too--I wish it was a slightly lighter weight fabric so it draped more like the one Mary-Kate's wearing. While it is the same shirt, I think hers has to have been washed many times to flow like that.

Anonymous said...

How funny, I'm wearing this top right now! I do love it for lounging about and running errands. The item I like even better is the V-neck triblend tee (also American Apparel). It's got a really awesome fit and super classic style.