J.Crew’s Vintage Slub V-Neck Tee is the basic, go-everywhere tee I’ve been looking for. It’s super soft slub cotton, flattering V cut, long and lean (hits below hips). I wanted to buy it in each of the bazillion colors it comes in. The material is thin, much thinner than the substantial heavy slub cotton I’ve come to expect from previous J.Crew slub cotton tee purchases. The fit is very slouchy and “easy,” just as described on the site. J.Crew’s “small” usually fits me pretty snugly, so I tend to only buy tanktops in that size. But these definitely fit me loosely, which gave off a very cute, casual vibe. $29.50 for a tee shirt is kind of a drag, and probably only J.Crew gets away with charging that much for a tee. Even knowing this, I am regretting not buying it in every color….
First up – Moroccan Spice.
This one is the only non-keeper. I thought it was a vibrant, rust/brick red, but it looks quite dull in real life.
Next up – Wild Plum. This looked like such a pretty, vibrant pink/purple online.
And in real life, it was just as pretty and vibrant. Absolutely loved this color. Looks very purple in my pictures, but there is definitely some pink undertones there. Perfect for spring, methinks.
Those were all the crazy colors I experimented with in this trial purchase. I say trial because I’ve always been on the hunt for the perfect tee, and though these looked like these may be it, I still had to test my toe in the water first. Next up is one of my favorite neutral colors – Heather Grey.
I really love the cross-hatching action going on in this slub cotton material, especially in the gray. I can already imagine 20 different spring/summer outfits I can use the perfect gray tee in – pencil skirts, flouncy skirts, alone or under a cardigan, and super cute with my new Indigo denim skirt! Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself. Here are some IRL pics.
Lastly – and I saved the best for last – White. You all know from my previous brush with the scoopneck tee from BR, I’m on the hunt for the perfect white tee that is not sheer enough to showcase the goods. At least blatantly.
I actually spent a few minutes staring at this stock photo at J.Crew online, trying to determine how well I can see the background/wall through the tee. Silly me, I know. I’m starting to think this quest is futile. White must be sheer in nature. Or is it? Ay, the quest continues. This one is still a keeper though. The fit is too cute and flattering. And I can always use another basic white tee.
If I’ve convinced you as to the loveliness of this tee, get them here for $29.50 a pop. I am eyeing the Black and Neon Rose next…