Tradlands Catt tee (gift to review from Tradlands) | small
Elizabeth Suzann clyde pants (gift to review from Elizabeth Suzann – a year old) | 6 regular
Birkenstock Arizona sandals
with Chimala jeans & Melissa sandals (more Melissa sandals…)
You got a peek of this tee yesterday with the Tradlands JJ Tunic, but here it is on it’s own, in all it’s glory 🙂
The Catt is a 100% cotton tee (not the grey version though, it has some polyester in it to give it the heathered look) and fits true to size in my opinion. It is a good, sturdy tee that is nearly 100% opaque. Go ahead, try and guess what color bra I’m wearing…
I have worn it several times, and most often, I wear it tucked in, which is how I prefer it. As you can see with it untucked, it has quite a bit of “room” around the waist on me, which is a problem I have with ALL tees (except James Perse, honestly, because they are shorter on me, and just fit me better).
If you’re looking for an opaque tee, though, this is it – it is the most opaque white tee I’ve ever tried (Petit Bateau is a runner-up). And did I mention how sturdy it feels? Not in a bad way, although it is a little stiff just out of the wash (I don’t dry it) until I wear it a couple of times. It just feels indestructible, which makes it great for travel (I wore it a couple of times in Costa Rica for “outdoor activities” that didn’t involve the pool LOL). And I love the crew neck for keeping sun off my chest.
I would love it more if it fit my body better – if it tapered in a bit more at the waist and was shorter, but that’s just my body type, it would fit straighter bodies much better I think. I am actually considering having it hemmed shorter at some point – it would be sort of cool as a “half-shirt” – super-cropped like the ones we used to wear in middle school??!
Another issue, that’s not really an issue, is that the ribbing at the neck tends to stretch out a little with wear, as you can see, but that doesn’t bother me too much. Just FYI.
Ultimately, this is not my FAVORITE white tee ever, but it is in my top five (yes, I have more than 5 white tees…), and I really encourage anyone who is looking for a very good, basic, opaque, sturdy tee – that is made in the US by a small, independent company – to try this one.
And don’t forget while you’re shopping Tradlands, to use code grechen for 15% off orders over $50 through 6/6!
**this post was not sponsored/paid for by Tradlands. They sent me three shirts to try, with no expectations of a positive review.
I ordered the JJ tunic – I appreciate your modeling photos, because it’s hard to envision how a particular garment is going to fit on my short frame when the catalogue model is 7-8″ taller (i.e., it’s not like the tunic is going to fall a full 7-8″ longer on my leg – that would be WAY too long!) I was also intrigued by the description of the fabric color on the website, how it interweaves gray and black and brown. For me, I think this will be a great piece that I can just throw on over jeans or leggings for a quick casual-but-not-sloppy look. I also think it would look cute with a just-above-the-knee length skirt peeking out. Thanks for the code!!
I was super excited about the opaque white tee, but will wait until they produce a v-neck, or maybe a scoop neck.
I’m not crazy about opaque crew necks. They just don’t look good on me. I think it’s like my mom’s advice about men (paraphrased): “There’s a white tee out there for everybody”!
Kimi, Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair says
I love that first outfit on you!! The tee drapes so nicely when it’s tucked in.