With Henry starting school this fall we’ve been stocking up on the essentials- tees, new shoes, backpack, etc, so when Rich in Clothing asked us about reviewing their new line of kid’s tees (coming soon) it was a no brainer. On top of that, Todd, one of the owners, was kind enough to include a men’s pack as well! Unfortunately I wound up being behind the camera on this one, so I didn’t get the matching shots I wanted.
Little did I know that upon opening the package I would be treated to the most comfortable and best fitting tees we’ve ever worn. It’s little wonder, if you read the story of how Rich in Clothing was started- the desire to have a set of tee shirts that are environmentally friendly, that just fit, and aren’t outrageously expensive. They felt that the usual staple tees were falling into two camps- either they came in a plastic bag with atrocious fabric and poor fit, OR they fell into the American Apparel camp, slim fit only, often with ridiculous plunging necklines. And thus RIC was born, and wow did they ever knock it out of the park!
Each 3 pack comes in a bag made from the waste from their t-shirt making process, and from the moment you touch it you know you’ve ascended beyond what you thought you knew and discovered a truly wonderful product. I’m going to have to be a little gushy here, but the care put into making the t-shirts and packing is obvious before you even put them on. And once you put them on…
As you can see here, the shirt just fits. The v-neck line they use is a little bit broader and deeper than your average Hanes, but without plunging into the realm of “ummm…”. That little deviation really sets them apart and makes them look and feel fabulous with your favorite pair of jeans or khakis. Each cotton shirt is individually dyed, resulting in the super-soft hand that stays with the shirt from wash to wash, unlike some that are soft when you first buy them but quickly start to pill and stiffen. We wore these religiously on vacation, through sand and lake and they held up even better than expected.
They come in 3 packs of black, white, salt n pepper, or mixed, and at $39 per bag they’re a better deal than the cheaply made graphic tees available at most retail stores! The luxurious fabric has stood up to numerous washings, impressing us with their durability. We recommend buying a pack for back to school, and make sure Dad gets a pack too!
plutokids, an Etsy seller based in Chicago, has some seriously cute tees for sale. Since we’re submitting paperwork for preschool, our thoughts have been on the fall and making sure we have all the supplies necessary, including extra clothing to send with Henry to school. This funny little tee is high on the list. Small kids perceive things in such a unique way, and this plutokids shirt embraces that sweet moment of time when “mice” are called “mouses”, when teachers appear to live at the school, and when the alphabet seems to be composed of many letters, including the really long letter of “elemeno”.
Also, this big brother tee is the cutest one we’ve seen yet. I’m kicking myself for not seeing it sooner, back when the concept of being a big brother was first introduced to Henry.
As some of you may know, GAP and Threadless teamed up this spring to produce a fresh line of tee’s for men and women. Well now that summer is rolling around, they’re extending the new line to include tee’s and onesies for your little dude or dudette! Graphic tee’s are a mainstay in ANYONE’s wardrobe, and as they say, variety is the spice of life. SO, next time your wee ones outgrow their current set of duds, be sure to stock up on this summer fashion staple any which way you can :)
Remember Little Warrior
, that awesome clothing line based in Los Angeles we introduced you to a little while ago?
We were shamelessly giddy to tear open the package they sent us with one of their impossibly-soft t-shirts. Since we shamelessly indugle in shark movies, having been raised on Jaws and the like, we chose to review the Great White t-shirt, and our little Emma approves.
The shirt is described as being overdyed for softness and they don’t lie. The shirt was sooo soft, but didn’t feel flimsy or slight. It held its own through a day of jumping, crawling, stair-climbing, and kittens, and definitely feels like it can hold up to the wear and tear of the extreme ‘toddler lifestyle’. As you know we adore clothing that is simple, with clean lines and attractive designs, and that shows off that kids’ clothes can be fun, fashionable and functional at the same time. And as you can see it looks great whether your little warrior is in jeans, a tutu, or whatever bottoms they happen to have on for a particular adventure! Emma seemed to particularly enjoy putting her sometimes-destructive nature on display with a set of great white jaws ready to consume any nearby rice-puffs or crackers.