i had given up on t-shirts and made my peace with it. i have 3 or 4 that i wear under things, like dresses, or under sweaters in the winter, but i never just wear a tee, so i would say they are low on my list of necessities, and certainly never a staple (am i a freak?). it's a combination of never finding one that fit quite right (too tight in the body, too high of a neck, too low of a neck, too wide in the shoulders, too boxy) and...no, that's all, just not finding the right fit, that's my basic beef with the tee.
i was looking around online saturday night and saw this tee. they only had one up in white, actually, so it wasn't really this specific one. the dropped shoulders and extra seam for shape at the shoulder held my attention just long enough to get the thing stuck in my head. then sunday morning i looked again and they had added a navy and a black. i put in my order for the black.
i thought i was beyond this, but rittenhouse has pulled me back in with this possibly (it's en route) perfect tee - that and a wicked combo of boredom and busy-ness (counterintuitive, i know, but that's how i operate) that got me poking around where i oughtn't.
blame it maybe on summer plans of casual days and some travel and the unarguable ease that a tee promises (though in my history, it doesn't deliver). maybe this one won't make me feel like i ought to be washing a car. it's a balance of simplicity and definite design, which i think could describe most everything i'm drawn to. i'm imagining the black fading with each wash until it becomes my own customized shade of greyish greeny grey that black always fades out to.
am i setting myself up for disappointment?
if you have a bad history with an item of clothing, are you fated to do without, or is there always hope?
how can i resist getting drawn to things i've sworn off of? anyone?