- American Apparel
712 Broadway, at Washington Place, 646-383-2257; 373 Sixth Avenue, at Waverly Street, 646-336-6515
American Apparel got famous by providing blank tees for Williamsburg hipsters to put witty slogans on, but the supersoft cotton and comfy- yet-fitted style of its shirts will stick around beyond last year’s trend. The L.A.-based company opened a store on Broadway in November to sell tees, tanks, underwear, bras, and shorts for men and women in a rainbow of colors and any style you like, so long as it’s basic. Prices are basic, too. Despite the shop’s “sweatshop-free” philosophy, prices rarely exceed $25.
Best Plain Old T-Shirts
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.