Shirts & Tops

Save or Splurge: Striped cotton t-shirts


The Fashion Police love striped tops. We know some people would argue that stripes are for convicts, not for police officers, but we beg to differ, and we think these long-sleeved t-shirts are a handy kind of wardrobe basic to have around.

The thing is, though, as much as we like our long-sleeved t-shirts, we just can’t imagine paying £226 for one. Not even if we were rich. And especially not when you can get more or less the same thing for £10. OK, the Dorothy Perkins shirt on the right of this picture isn’t exactly the same as the Proenza Schouler one on the left, but it’s just one example of this style – there are a lot of stripes around at the moment, so it wouldn’t be too hard to find another one for a similar price.

Would you bother, though, or would you just buy the £226 designer shirt? Someone presumably would, because it’s currently out of stock, telling us that although we tend to save our pennies on items like this, there are presumably lots of others who wouldn’t hesitate to splurge. Are you one of them? Do you save or splurge on long-sleeved t-shirts?

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