Top row: Gap essential tee, XS, $10
Bottom row: Land's End Canvas The Heritage Crewneck tee, XS, $9.99
Similarities: The fabric is very lightweight in both shirts - neither stands out as obviously higher quality than the other. You can also see from the photos of the untucked shirts that they are consistently too long for someone who's short-waisted.
Differences: The Land's End Canvas shirts are fitted all over - not tight, but close to the body. You can see the difference in the sleeves and the torso. With a snug-fitting shirt, I feel that it's more obvious that the shirt is too long for me because you can see the rumples where the shirt is bunching up around my middle.Right now I'm leaning toward keeping both Gap shirts due to the easier fit, but I'm wondering whether the white Gap tee is too loose for me. I'm going for relaxed, slouchy and easy, but not sloppy or unflattering.
Neon yellow Gap tee, XS, $4.19 after 40% discount
I've really been drawn to yellow lately (I tried on this skirt at Macy's on Sunday but it wasn't marked down enough for me). I know I shouldn't buy stuff just because it's on sale, but I don't own any tops in this color. And, I think it would pair well with my ubiquitous jeans, my black or denim pencil skirts, my houndstooth skirt, and even my bright blue cardigan. And, keeping Audrey's guidelines for remixable tops in mind, I like that the shirt can be tucked or knotted (I probably wouldn't wear it untucked unless I was layering it under a blazer or cardigan). My one concern is that neon is too trendy and is on its way out.
I also picked up this classic black-and-white striped tee (XS) for $7.19 after the 40% discount:
Do you prefer the fit of the LEC or Gap tees? Also, do you have any feedback on which company (Gap or Land's End Canvas) makes better-quality shirts? I haven't bought tees from either company before, so I'd love to hear if they tend to shrink/stretch out/don't wash well/get holey right away. Or, conversely, if they wash well/last forever/are just about the perfect shirt. :)