Simple, Cheap Tagless Tshirts?
July 29, 2012 4:28 PM   Subscribe

Looking for cheap, tagless men's tshirts...any recommendations?

I used to go to a local Finish Line and stock up on basic, single color cotton tshirts at something like 5 for $20. They have stopped offering this deal so I'm looking for something similar online, but the google results for tshirts are...overwhelming.

My requirements are pretty simple

(1) small or medium sizes
(2) no tag
(3) a decent variety of colors
(4) inexpensive
(5) no logos / patterns / eyesores

Athletic / fitted / slim options would be nice but not necessary.

Quality would be a bonus but I'm more interested in having a variety of good enough stuff than a shirt that will last 10 years. Any ideas?
posted by doowod to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Check out the Everlane site (sorry I can't link right now). The shirts are $15, so perhaps not as cheap as you'd like, but I am very impressed by the quality and they definitely have no tags.
posted by katie at 4:48 PM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

For cheap, Old Navy. For not-cheap, Patagonia. (50% off sale right now.)
posted by k8t at 5:04 PM on July 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

My husband, son and I all love the Mossimo ones at Target. Tagless, cheap, soft. Old Navy is good too, but you can't go wrong with the 8 dollar Target ones. They fit all of your criteria.
posted by routergirl at 5:12 PM on July 29, 2012

I usually cut the tags off my shirts... just cut it close enough that the overlap on the seam covers the stub. Also, sometimes tags tear off easily enough that it seems they're made to. When neither of these are viable, with an exacto knife and about 90 seconds of determination, you can pick between the stitches and remove the tag entirely.
posted by cmoj at 5:31 PM on July 29, 2012

This site has super cheap shirts. Some are tagless, some aren't.
posted by ian1977 at 6:33 PM on July 29, 2012

Fruit of the Loom or Jerzees are a good bet.
posted by chrisulonic at 6:37 PM on July 29, 2012

The Mossimo "Athletic Fit" shirts sold at Target have been my go-to t-shirts for several years now. Good quality, great fit, and tons of colors.
posted by saladin at 6:48 PM on July 29, 2012

I like Denver Hayes that's 100% cotton or their Stretch line which is 95% cotton 5% spandex (sold through Marks... huh, well, anyways they used to be called Mark's Work Warehouse) brand. Not expensive, no tags (details printed where the tag would be). Incredibly durable, feels good. Comes in solid colours.

You sound kinda like my own body type and their small fits me very well without being too skin-tight, and I especially like the wider-cut shoulders and non-trumpet sleeves. Sometimes hard to find items available in small, though. (5'9+, 150lbs, very skinny)
posted by porpoise at 7:23 PM on July 29, 2012

Hanes has a tagless line as well.
posted by lakeroon at 8:12 PM on July 29, 2012

K8t, every t-shirt I saw at Patagonia had a huge logo splashed across the front. Just saying...
posted by alms at 8:13 PM on July 29, 2012

I was going to suggest Target but didn't remember the name until I read the thread. The Mossimo ones are nice.

Calvin Klein (sold at Macy's and other dept. stores) are nice too, but if you don't get them on sale they want $30/ea. or something else similarly ridiculous. They are much softer and have better elastics, although I'm not convinced that they'll stand up to washing any better than the cheap ones.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:55 PM on July 29, 2012

Target's Merona line of shirts are sometimes tagless.
posted by neushoorn at 11:00 PM on July 29, 2012

Land's End
posted by fso at 8:58 AM on July 30, 2012

Alms - that's weird. At least with the women's there are 4-5 styles each season that are logo-less.
posted by k8t at 8:28 PM on July 30, 2012

I usually get these at Academy. I like the pocket. They are generally about $3 in the store.
posted by Quonab at 11:02 AM on August 3, 2012

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