Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fashion Rant: Pervasive Polyester Tees
I love a good tee, but lately t-shirts are all I find. They are either basic cotton blends for layering or they are this new, boxy, poly-blend tee. Some are cute and can be styled nicely. I actually tried on this city striped shirt at Nordstrom thinking it might be the exception (I was desperate), but it suffered from all the common problems.
They are made from yucky, cheap, synthetic material. Some are silky; but most are scratchy. These synthetics don't breath making them horribly hot despite their light appearance. Speaking of lightness, most are sheer so you have to layer them, which will make you hotter.
Even those in the higher price point seem made wrong. This one has a "cotton-like" back so the seams pucker because one fabric is stretchy and the other isn't. Most have disproportionate sleeves, and the boxy shape on stretch-free fabric hardly accommodates curves forcing wearers to buy up a size and look tent-like in the tee.
What do you think of these polyester tees? Have you found any good ones? Are you seeing them at every turn like I am?
P.S. Is anyone else having trouble finding natural fibers this season? Everything is synthetic! Ugh.
Pictured: Cityscape Stripe Tee, Nordstrom $39