After nearly a year of work, our friend Jordan of Portland’s Winn Perry has released a collaboration with Columbiaknit. The Portland company has been making sturdy cotton garments since 1921 (including knit sweaters for LL Bean). I’m usually not one to get excited about a T-shirt, since I’m on a budget and would rather direct my funds towards a sweater or a pair of chinos. But as soon as I picked up Jordan’s pocket tee, I was hooked. It’s a terrifically stout cotton jersey, with chain-stitched neck tape, cover-stitched collar seam, double needle sewn hem, a lovely rounded pocket, and a perfect fit – slim, not tight. If you’re at all curious about a tee that isn’t gauzy-light or quick to stretch out, please contact Jordan and order one of these wonderful shirts. Made in Portland, limited edition, and only $38. I know, it’s a bit steep for a tee, but you will not regret it. For all holidays, please send a size Medium to me c/o Archival Clothing World Headquarters, Eugene, Oregon.
If, like me, you can’t afford to outfit yourself with a stack of Jordan’s tees, consider saving by shopping from the past and ordering a few Oneida tees with NO SAG NECK from Swimsuit Department.