The A Shirt – A Classic To Be Added To The Canon

Ivy Icon Paul Newman in the A Shirt.

Classic Fella sells an A Shirt that I tried, then researched, and now submit for addition. First, the case for addition.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C – not as Ivy as some but the 2nd best Christmas movie of all time.

So the A Shirt is certainly classic. I found out it is functional too. It’s summer, and I just layered. Why? Because I could – this lets you layer and not melt at the same time. They are great if you want to unbutton your collar button and not deal with a tee shirt neckline.

So on to the Classic Fella A Shirt.

That’s it right there. I have, in the past, experimented with cheaper A Shirts. And they felt… cheap. Hanes in particular. I wore that ONE TIME. And the whole day, I felt like I cut a corner. That might be why I went so long before trying another one.

Go to Target. Buy a Hanes or a Fruit Of The Loom. Bring it home. Lay it out and compare it to this picture and then you tell me.

The Classic Fella one is 100% Italian cotton, and I don’t know the specifics of what they did to produce this, but it feels tailored. This is it on my desk before I put it on. Notice the ribbing, it is spaced and designed with intention. Of course it is utilitarian, but this one feels like quality as well. And it moves. Again, I don’t know if that is by design, but throughout the day with other tees and the dreaded Hanes, I always feel like they have to remind me I have them on by pulling when I twist. This one, you put it on, you forget you have it on.

Until someone compliments you.

Now, I layer with it so the pool of individuals who would compliment me on it is severely restricted. BUT. Suffice to say everyone in that pool did compliment me on it.

Check them out here, treat yourself to one. You will be back.

15 Comments on "The A Shirt – A Classic To Be Added To The Canon"

  1. whiskeydent | August 16, 2023 at 11:07 am |

    2nd best Christmas movie after Bad Santa, correct?

  2. Michael Powell | August 16, 2023 at 1:21 pm |

    My father ware A-shirts. He was born in 1910. I’ve never worn one; and I never will. You can have my T-shirt when you pry it off my cold, dead chiseled torso.

    • John Burton | August 16, 2023 at 5:49 pm |

      Sounds like things didn’t go well with your dad? No worries. Classic Fella sells T-shirts too!

      • Michael Powell | August 16, 2023 at 10:06 pm |

        He was born into a world of A-shirts; that was all he ever wore. I was born in T-shirt times, that’s all I’ve ever worn. He taught me how to tie a bow tie when I was 13. I still them them; they make people smile.

  3. The cloth appears to be substantive. Make mine a T or a V, please.

  4. Ted Gillmore | August 17, 2023 at 12:15 am |

    A-shirts were associated with manual laborers and T-shirts with white collar workers.

  5. MacMcConnell | August 17, 2023 at 1:28 am |

    I never thought of tank tops as Ivy.

  6. First, it’s not a Christmas movie…even Bruce says so and that’s enough for me.

    Second, college required regulation t-shirts. Anything doesn’t feel right.

    Third, second best will always be an individual choice after the OG (It’s A Wonderful Life). So, let’s not have a food fight over it.

    Lastly, Hollywood style choices and studio marketing shots should not count as research. It’s all just for show. No substance.

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