I wore my American Vintage Jacksonville tee in the last post with the gold cardigan. I've worn it a few times, made a reference to it but haven't actually said much and that's partly because I wanted to wear it a few times, put it through the wash and see how it fared before I passed judgement.
Judgement day has come and the verdict is ....
It's good. It's not the cheapest jersey tee on the block but it's good. Or at least it's good for me. Why? It doesn't cling. It doesn't cling round that pesky bit which tells you I eat doughnuts ... a lot. If you look through my IG feed, you might spot a few doughnuts on there. Some people eat maccarons, I eat full fat doughnuts and I have the waistline to prove it. But that aside, this tee is cut in the most flattering manner. I wasn't expecting too much from it when it arrived originally but once I put it on, I just took it off again and said "It's a keeper". There were no second thoughts and the usual shall I think this through for a few weeks, it was just a keeper. The arms are cut slim but not restrictive because the jersey is soft. And yes the jersey is soft but doesn't seem to lose its stretch so it bags. The cut is almost a-line but not quite - I don't like proper a-line cut tees as they can serve to give you the few months gone look which is not good - been there, done that, worn the maternity tee. And the v-neck is deep enough without being vulgar and gently shaped - there's been some thought in the design of this tee.
It's a cotton mix - 52% cotton, 48% viscose - hence how soft and fluid it is. I wondered if it might shrink a little when I washed it - it doesn't appear to have and more importantly it hasn't got that bobbling which does happen on some jersey fabrics. I like it. They are thin though so a few washes down, I may be singing a different tune.
For the record, I'm a size 10 with a doughnut tyre round the middle. I'm wearing a size small and it fits well. Mine is the colour "carbone" which is like a soft washed black/almost charcoal grey. The perfect in-between shade when black is too black and you don't want grey.