10th Commandment: July 19

Jul 19, 2012

This week has somehow become all about basic, stylish pieces.  Maybe because I have a wardrobe cleanse in my future (some people party on the weekends, I re-organize my closet), but I digress.  A long-sleeved, striped tee is a great piece.

Saint James Galathee Tee (J.Crew, $90)

For those of you who are not familiar with this brand, Saint James is a French company that has been making high-quality knits since the mid-1800s.  Their t-shirts have been worn by style luminaries, including Coco Chanel, for centuries.  Owning a Saint James striped tee is a little like owning a piece of fashion history.

I love my Saint James striped tees (I have this one and a white on navy), and I think you’ll love them too. So check back at 1:00PM for Two Ways to wear this piece.

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  1. Belle says:

    Stefanie R: That's partially why you add a longer necklace, it limits some of that. On some people it really makes a difference, on most though, you don't notice any significant widening.

  2. LL says:

    Anyone know of a classic, striped boatneck 3/4 tee that is fitted (this one looks baggy, based on the photo on the model)? I have been looking for one for ages!

  3. B says:

    LL – you can't get more classic than this. If you're between sizes, size down and you should get the look you want.

    I own the unisex/men's Saint James tee, in navy-on-white stripe. I like the long sleeve, and I sized down. It's perfect.

  4. Beth says:

    LL – I think the truly classic ones are less fitted.

  5. e says:

    LL – I have the white on navy tissue striped tee from J. Crew. It's lightweight and fitted without being too tight. I find it works better tucked into pencil skirts for work than the more classic fit version, which is a bit boxy.

  6. kim says:

    $90 for a cotton knit? Does it wash itself?

  7. Belle says:

    Kim: You're paying for the quality. I bough my first Saint James top in 2005, it looks new seven years and untold hundreds of wears later. No $30 Gap tee can say that.

  8. Stefanie R. says:

    Do the horizontal stripes make your torso look wider? I love the look of this shirt, but I've always been told that horizontal stripes are a “no-no.”

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