Nothing beats the timeless white tee and you can never have one too many. Check out these ace fashion stores for The One...
A woman’s wardrobe isn’t complete without staples like a great pair of jeans, sexy lingerie, stylish swimsuit, and of course, the classic white T-shirt. But as timeless and effortlessly simple as it may be, finding the perfect white tee is akin to meeting Mr. Right — nearly impossible if you don’t know where to look. Read on for our roundup of the best stores in Singapore to shop for a plain white T-shirts. And heads-up, dudes, we didn’t forget about you guys either!
Luxury wardrobe essentials at guilt-free prices? Grana’s the name to take note. The Hong Kong online fashion label is best known for its range of solid-coloured tees made from premium Peruvian Pima cotton for both men and women. With a perfect fit and silky-soft fabric, it’ll be pretty hard purchasing just one of these comfy tees. Get your hands on Grana tees while you still can: the pop-up store at Tiong Bahru will run until 20 April!
Grana pop-up,#01-65, 59 Eng Hoon Street, Singapore 160059. Also available online
T by Alexander Wang
Best known for his signature ‘model-off-duty’ aesthetic, Alexander Wang’s diffusion line T does a luxurious take on urban basics like fine knits, sweatshirts, terry jumpsuits, and of course, slouchy tees and tank tops. As expected, the T-shirts don’t come cheap (starting from US$80 a pop) but we can attest that they’re worth every pretty penny – seeing that they’re made from the finest cotton, linen silk or rayon that only get softer with every wash.
Alexander Wang, available at Takashimaya Department Store, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Big on comfy tees perfect for Singapore’s hot tropical weather? Say no more; Source Collections has got your back. Sustainably and ethically made, our fave local label for luxe basics is busting out a collection of soft T-shirts for creatures of comfort. Its signature simple silhouettes are available in three colours (black, white and grey) — and fits well with any body type — men or women. The Honeycombers team even had a go with their picks, check ’em all out here and you might even find your new favourite casual tee. Psst… An upcoming Source Collections pop-up is happening at Takashimaya Level 3 from 1 to 16 May!
Source Collections, available online
Consider this your new go-to for chic wardrobe staples. At this cult French label, Parisian elegance and American innovation (hence the name) take centre stage – resulting in a collection of luxury basics. Make a beeline for the label’s best-selling MAS basic T-shirts – made from super-soft Supima cotton; they come in a wide palette of colours (white included) and make a great investment piece for your wardrobe.
American Vintage, #03-13B Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
From brother-sister fashion duo — Alex and Georgie Cleary — comes Alpha60, a Melbourne-based fashion label known for its contemporary spin on classic styles and cuts. Their unique, quirky designs are inspired by change and challenge the status quo. Not limited to womenswear, men can also shop breathable plain white tees.
Alpha60, available online with delivery to Singapore at a flat rate of AUD$20
Comfort is key when it comes to T-shirts, and it doesn’t get more comfortable than premium Pima cotton T-shirts by local label Sifr. Ultra-fine, silky, and lightweight, these tees are touted as the next best thing to being naked. We say: get Sifr’s T-shirt value pack for your man and you’ll have one happy camper.
Sifr, available online
Get your wardrobe sorted with the sleek and functional basics from Uniqlo. In Singapore’s mega heat, there’s no denying we’re big fans of Uniqlo’s AIRism collection. Its range of white v-necks and crew-neck T-shirts are silky smooth, wicking away sweat that will leave you feeling fresh and comfortable all day long.
Uniqlo, available at multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and Orchard Central flagship store
Who says eco-friendly fashion can’t be stylish? Local label, Cosset, offers luxury women’s basics made solely from sustainable bamboo fabric. We especially love its T-shirt range; lightweight, breathable and extremely soft to the touch with a texture akin to silk, you’ll definitely have no qualms wearing one of its tees all-day long.
Cosset, available online or at various stockists
Falling back on the ubiquitous weekend combo of shorts and a plain white tee is probably the best way to brave the humidity on your days off, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to opt for comfort over style every time. Muji’s collection of the monochromatic linen wardrobe staple ticks all the right boxes — its lush t-shirts combine quality, comfort and aesthetics, all in a breezy and durable fabric that feels and looks great, too!
Muji, available at multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and [email protected]
With its minimalist designs and sleek Swedish aesthetic, it’s no secret that we’re big fans of H&M’s upscale sister brand, COS. Its T-shirt range is anything but boring: you’ll find stylish pieces that are elevated from your ordinary basic tee with meticulous details like flares, split hems, open back detail, and asymmetrical hems.
COS, available at multiple locations including ION Orchard and Westgate
In Good Company
The designers of this local label have a clever strategy — skipping typical seasonal dictates of the fashion demands, and focusing on creating capsule collections of wardrobe essentials that every woman and man needs. Launched in 2013 with a defined aesthetic of sophisticated, modernist silhouettes which are tailored to Singapore’s weather, it’s one of the fastest-growing brands for monochromatic cotton T-shirts with an edge — think ruffles, crops and flared sleeves.
In Good Company, ION Orchard,#B1-06, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6509 4786
On top of finding a pair of sexy Calvin Klein boxer briefs for your significant other, do look out for its plain white T-shirts as well, especially if your aim is to transform your man into an irresistible stud. Even though its crew neck or V-neck tees are supposedly undershirts, they can definitely be pulled off as a top (if you know how to dress it).
Calvin Klein, available at multiple locations
No wardrobe is complete without some luxe basics, and nothing says so more than Bassike. What sets this Australian label apart, though, is its line of wardrobe staples like plain v-neck T-shirts and crew-neck crops made from fabrics such as organic cotton jersey and created with unique silhouettes that compliment every body type. The label’s collection of essentials are also well-fitted for Singapore’s humid weather with breathable and airy designs that prevent any body-clinging nightmare.
Bassike, available online with AUS$15 fee for international delivery. Also available at Club 21 Forum, #01-07/08/09, Forum The Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884