Sigh, the t-shirt. It’s been worn by the best. James Dean made girls weak in the knees wearing his, Jane Birkin proved its effortlessness, and French-inspired ladies everywhere build entire outfits around it. That’s why I’m constantly puzzled by the amount of scoffing and side-eye that well-made, slightly expensive t-shirt iterations get. It seems my friends don’t wink at spending a good portion of their paycheck on staples like a leather jacket or black bag, but when they catch wind of $100 being dropped on a simple white tee, it’s viewed as frivolous. So why spend more on this seemingly basic piece? Perhaps a quick anecdote will do the trick.