Monday, February 25, 2013

Show Your Stripes

Can one really have too many striped tees? (I didn't think so.) I've been searching for a new striped top for the spring. A classic boatneck tee in a navy stripe? Yes, please. Here are a dozen striped tops: various price points; some that are in line with the signature look, some with a few modern twists; all made in the USA.

1. Amour Vert Coco Striped Boat Neck Tee-- black and cream stripe, long sleeves, chest pocket, soybean/organic cotton

2. Theory Nivanta Stripe Tee-- navy stripe, long sleeves, side-slit hem, viscose rayon/nylon/elastane

3. TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Castaway Bowery Tee-- heather gray stripe, short sleeves, chest pocket, cotton

4. Bobeau Stripe Peplum Top-- black and white stripe, three-quarter sleeves, peplum & exposed zipper details, polyester/rayon/spandex

5. Pleione Tie Front Stripe Top-- navy stripe, sleeveless, split-neck & tie-front detail, chest pocket, rayon/spandex

6. Splendid Miami Stripe Boat Neck Top-- color: 'paper', long sleeves, dropped shoulder, chest pocket, side-slit hem, cotton

7. American Apparel Unisex Stripe Long Sleeve Boat Neck Shirt-- several color options, long sleeves, longer in length, cotton

8.  Monrow French Stripe Tee-- heather gray and white stripe, long sleeves, polyester/cotton/rayon

9. James Perse Oversized Dyed Stripe Raglan Tee-- heather grey and white stripe, three-quarter sleeves, raglan sleeves, cotton

10. American Apparel Unisex Sailor Stripe Long Sleeve Pullover-- several color options, long sleeves, cotton/polyester

11. Whetherly Rosario French Terry Stripe Tee-- navy and oatmeal stripe, long sleeves, shoulder panels, raw hem, rayon/cotton

12. Nation LTD Key West Stripe Tee-- black and white stripe, three-quarter sleeves, scoop neck, one size, modal/polyester/spandex

(Photo courtesy of the Field Museum Library.)


  1. Great research finding those Made in USA clothing brands that make striped tops. -Jack A