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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Reasonable quality T-shirt
on 3 October 2014
On first impressions the T-shirt is well made (but see the addenda) with the correct materials and straight seams properly finished. The initial sizing is about right, but definitely choose a size or two up if you want a looser fit or are concerned about the likely shrinkage. I actually bought two each in three of the colours, Black, Navy and Grey.
As with all my new clothes, immediately on arrival they were washed (40C) and tumble dried and still were the correct size with no noticeable shrinkage or bagging. All were washed together with colour detergent and none of the colours ran.
I've worn Fruit of the Loom T-shirts for many years, and at first these new ones were the same excellent quality as I normally expect. The 'Heavy cotton' is not like a sweatshirt, merely the normal correct weight for a T-shirt.
Addendum. 23rd December 2014.
After only a few months wear and washing, on all six samples the hem at the back of the T-shirt (corresponding to the left rear-jeans pocket) has become un-stitched and needed to be tacked back again. This requirement for repair loses them a star from my original 5 stars. This has never happened with any of my other T-shirts even when they have become so worn out as to be almost transparent, not even those from F o t L.
Addendum 2. 15th June 2015
They have shrunk a size after many washes and tumble dryings, so are now mostly suitable as undershirts. Still thick enough. One that has not been used much (had fallen down the back of the drawers) is still correctly sized. This much shrinkage has lost them another star.