The Perfect T-Shirt

I love tweaking as much as the next guy, but I also love arriving at a place of contentment, where I can set it and forget it.

Especially when it comes to clothes.

I have an extensive t-shirt collection, but even my favorite t-shirts seem to shrink or lose their luxuriousness over time.

I'm fairly tall and lean (and seemingly getting taller via all that yoga), so I have a hard time finding shirts that meet both my length and size requirements. Mediums tend to be too tight and/or too short, while Larges tend to be too baggy.

Fortunately, I've just settled on the perfect t-shirt:

The 50/50 Shirt by American Apparel

(Via Shawn Blanc)

These shirts are ringspun, 50% polyester, 50% cotton. They are high-quality, super comfy, and come in a variety of colors. The heather hues are particularly handsome. The Medium strikes the perfect balance of length and fit on my six-foot-two, 180-pound frame.

They're a bit expensive at $20 a pop on American Apparel's website, but you can buy a three-pack there for 20% off, and Amazon has some color/size combinations for a fraction of the price.

Arriving at a place where I no longer need to think about something is a great feeling. Whenever I need new t-shirts, I'll be going straight for the American Apparel 50/50. Get 'em.

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Put This On: The Shady Series

The guys over at Put This On are halfway through their Shady Series, which is all about sunglasses:

Although many people think of sunglasses only as a summer accessory, they’re actually important year-round. You should wear them in the fall whenever it’s clear and sunny, and in the winter when glare is reflected off of the snow. In both cases, proper sunglasses will provide important protection for your eyes.

Thus, a good friend of mine, Agyesh Madan, and I thought we’d publish a special five-part series on sunglasses. Together, we’ll discuss how to determine quality and what models you should consider. We’ll also cover how you can choose an appropriate pair of frames, as well as how to maintain your glasses once you get them.

I’ve been wearing the same pair of sunglasses since I was probably 17, so I’m looking forward to taking their advice when I invest in some grownup eyewear.

Basic Sartorial Knowledge

I don’t worry too much about fashion, but the guys over at Put This On do a terrific job.

They just posted this list of 25 fashion tips every man should know:

Only wear a tie if you’re also wearing a suit or sportcoat (or, very casually, a sweater). Shirt, tie and no jacket is the wedding uniform of a nine-year-old.

Ahem… got it.