Lady White Co. Has Perfected the Plain White T-Shirt

Plus: Butter-soft henleys, polos, sweatshirts and more

April 19, 2018 9:00 am

Temperature fluctuations make layering an essential component of every Angeleno’s daily kit.

For morning chills and evening breezes, you better have on a henley or crew neck sweatshirt.

But come midday, you’re stripping down to a tee.

Luckily, you can find the platonic ideal of all these things in one place: Lady White Co.

They make these layers using vintage manufacturing techniques and locally grown cotton, thereby ensuring you’ll get many wears for many seasons.

What do we mean by vintage techniques? Look no further than their singularly beautiful, pre-shrunk, plain white T-shirts.

Cut, sewn and knit right here in L.A., the tees have no side seams and feature a double-needle binded collar. That means they’ve taken every possible precaution to prevent fraying or unraveling, meaning these shirts will look every bit as snappy on the twentieth wear as they do the first.

Since introducing that T-shirt in 2015, Lady White has branched out into henleys, thermals, placket polos and sweatshirts. And this spring, they added some muted pastels to their color palette. All of this amounts to looks that are sporty, civil and far from preppy.

You can visit them at Country, Ltd. in Silverlake or Self Edge on La Brea, though everything is available online as well.

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