THE PERFECT TEES

2.04.2013



I've been wanting to put something like this together for awhile now, so hopefully y'all like it! I asked Keith to do some modeling for me because I've become obsessed with OAK's t-shirts and felt like they deserved a post. Shopping for something so basic can be a bitch sometimes, especially when you're picky...

"I want something that's like, basic...but with less basic detailing."
"Hmm...could you elaborate?"
"I want like, a basic tee...that's also a cape...let."
"I think we have-"
"But not like, an obvious capelet."

The search can be messy and I'll admit it took me a span of several months to decide exactly which t-shirts were absolutely most perfectest. I finally did, though, so clap for me! OAK's plain tees are everything I could ever want from a wardrobe staple: thoughtfully detailed, artfully proportioned and subtly sexy. They're sophisticated enough to be worn sans layers without looking slummy and versatile enough to be traveling-pantsed with your girlfriends. The line is comprised of several unique styles, all of them available in a range of deliciously muted earth tones. Plus, they're made in the USA! For this shoot, I wanted to capture the qualities that make these shirts an elevated basic. Inspired by the portrait work of Georgie Wileman and Bertil Nilsson, I told Keith not to pose, but to keep moving, as if he were dancing. Once we got our bearings in Ari's apartment-cum-studio-for-the-day I think we hit a stride and got some nice shots. Let me know your thoughts!

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In this post: all t-shirts OAKNYC // knife-edge silver bracelet Stephen Einhorn // jeans vintage Levi's from 10 ft. Single (seen here and here) // St. Christopher pendant, prayer beads (worn as bracelet) + rings my own
 

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