An unexpected up side to My Year of Designer Free Living has been the discovery of companies that do one thing very well. They perfect their product over years, raising something basic to a luxury item. Perfect case in point Sunspel, the British company founded in 1860 by Thomas Hill. They have the distinction of producing some of the earliest and finest tee shirts ever made. They use long staple Egyptian and Sea Island cotton for the silky and uniform hand it produces. Emphasis is placed on the perfect cut and they offer choices based on desired fit. In 2014 they added women’s. Now we can enjoy the same everyday luxury that men have enjoyed for generations.
After researching Emmanuelle Alt for Advanced French Girl Style I noticed how crucial the perfect tee is to her look and concluded I must up my tee game. An elevated tee is the perfect underpinning for a jacket in spring/summer, and for the quality Sunspel tees are well priced. Right now La Garconne has select styles, including their basic short sleeve tee, on sale or go to the Sunspel website.