I Found a Womens White Tee That’s Wrinkle-Free and Silk-Soft
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I hate ironing. In the last 10 years, I think I’ve ironed less than five times and, as a result of that, have gradually stopped buying clothes that need it. Still, though, I have to admit that when it comes to white tees, they do look so much better when they’re ironed and looking crisp. But with me loving white tees so much — the outfit options with them are endless — it’s been a problem.
Until I heard about an Australian brand called Paire making tees that are, music to my ears, wrinkle-resistant. If you haven’t heard of Paire, it’s by two founders with a background in fabric technology and sustainability, and was founded on the principle of creating stuff that feels good for the planet, but also feels good to spend all week wearing.
The tees are made with 30% merino wool and 70% eucalyptus tree fibre. Together, the materials don’t allow for wrinkles, as well as have moisture-wicking properties that help to regulate body temperature. In other words, work to fight off another one of my white tee woes: yellow sweat stains. Merino wool’s also anti-bacterial and anti-odours, so you can wear the tee multiple times without having to wash it.
I asked the brand if I could try the tee — an option in white (or “snow”, as they call it) and another in black. It also comes in shadow (basically, grey), sky, marmalade, pistachio, stormy blue and olive. Their sizes range from XXS to XL. Though as far as basic tees go, it is on the pricier end at $79 a pop, shipping’s free, and if you decide you’re not keen on it, you can return it within 100 days, no questions asked.
So, does the tee IRL live up to its promises? I say yes. The tees are both super-soft. While their material is thick enough to get away with you not having to wear a bra and nothing to be visible underneath, they’re thin and figure-hugging, so I have been. They do show dents in the fabric after wear, but if you shake them out, though, they disappear.
Since getting the two tees, I’ve been wearing them at least three times a week — both during the week and on the weekends for friend catch-ups and to do my life admin. As I’m typing this, I’m currently wearing the white tee under a thick black vest. Yesterday, I wore it under an open, black button-down. Will I sleep in the tee tonight? Look, I’ll be honest — probably.
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