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Thursday, 19 November 2015

American Vintage Jacksonville Tee







American Jacksonville Tee available here and here


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.




10 comments:

  1. I spotted this tee on the last post, I thought it looked very flattering! I have moved towards more slouchy tees as I am getting older (not doughnuts, but chocolate!) they are very forgiving. I have a lovely navy slubby one from anthropologie, short - sleeved so now I need a longer-sleeved version!

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  2. I have this t-shirt in the short sleeve style and I love it. x

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  3. Possibly the most comprehensive review of a tee that I've ever read! Love the idea of it gently skimming the midsection ... Lord knows it would need to do a lot of skimming for me (chocolate AND wine ... and not averse to the odd doughnut if they're on offer!) Agree that it's a great colour. Looking good :)

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  5. off to buy, that is the perfect T-shirt. Love love love that it would skim over my worst bit (nutella tum!) just just what I need, you are sooo good at finding these gems Sue and for the record you look incredible svelte and gorgeously slim so carry on with the doughnuts XX

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  6. It's a good tee but I find that mine suffer from those tiny mysterious holes after a while.

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  7. It fits you perfectly, Sue. Looks fab! Lynne xx

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  8. I absolutely love American Vintage...but I think I mentioned before that my thinner ones just go into holes? But this Jacksonville one looks a bit thicker? And the content with viscose in is much better....Love how the AV tees feel on your skin which is why I keep getting them....So next time i will give this style a go plus I love the way it drapes too....Perfect for my prosseco and pudding middle!!!
    Helen xx

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  9. Basics always look the best! You can tell that this is great quality as well, and it fits you perfectly :) Jane x

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