What is the better t-shirt material and why?

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What is the better t-shirt material and why?

  1. 100% Cotton

    23 vote(s)
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  2. 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester

    1 vote(s)
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  3. 50% polyester, 37% cotton, 13% rayon

    1 vote(s)
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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Brb while I go look for a shirt that is 50% polyester, 37% cotton, 13% rayo.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Cotton

    Only cotton.

    Nothing else but cotton.

    Cotton all by itself.

    Cotton.

    In case I wasn't clear...cotton.

    :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Cheater - that wasn't a choice!!;)
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    100% cotton. Just hang dry the shirts and shrinking is not an issue.

    Good quality shirts like those from Threadless are 100% cotton and are the softest I eve had.
     
  7. quasinormal macrumors 6502a

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    100% merino wool.

    100% silk.

    Good choices if you wash everything by hand.
     
  8. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Honestly I like polyester! Its sooo soft! There is a shirt I have made of it and its sooo comfy.
     
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    100% is to cold a meterial for my liking
     
  10. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    The best t-shirt material is whatever Wally is wearing!
     
  11. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    :eek: EEK :eek: Wot if he's nekkid !

    KGB:cool:
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    All of my shirts are spun from the manes of unicorns. Anything less is just so... 99%.
     
  13. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    That would be called a hair shirt, if he has any.
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    Seconded :D
     
  17. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    T-shirts get worn in a variety of different situations, which demand radically different materials.

    About fifteen years ago I discovered microfiber, which totally transformed my athletic endeavors. No longer would my workouts (previously performed wearing regular cotton t-shirts) end up with a soggy rag draped around my torso. Microfiber does a fantastic job of "wicking" sweat sway from the skin, allowing it to evaporate quickly, cooling my body and allowing me to a) be comfortable and b) perform at my best. Short answer: If you exercising in anything other than microfiber - you are making a huge mistake.

    In a "casually elegant" situation, you would be hard-pressed to come up with something more appropriate than a well-cut, well-fitting silk t-shirt. Paired with a deconstructed jacket and fashionable jeans, this is a look that will permit entry to the swankiest restaurants and clubs, but without making you look like a stuffed shirt.

    For the rest of the time? Cotton. Painting the garage, building a DVD-shelf, or scrubbing the bathroom are activities best undertaken in an old cotton t-shirt. For hanging out with friends or casual dates - a nicer (no sweat-stains or ragged collars) cotton t-shirt under a button-down shirt looks fantastic. And the cotton t-shirt serves well as an impromptu night-shirt, should circumstances require it.

    Summary: There is no ONE "best" t-shirt material. It all depends on what, and where, you're doing it.
     
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Agree completely.......re the poll, my preference for a t-shirt is 100% cotton (merino, cashmere or silk for shirts or pullovers also meet with my approval). Actually, as I'm allergic to anything that is not 100% natural (I don't wear synthetics at all), I only wear natural fibres.

    Guffaw; brilliant. Gossamer-fine webs, anyone?
     
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  20. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    There is no 'better' t shirt material. There are a ton of factors that can vary answers, and even then they're only opinions.
     

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