Mr. McGifty runs a website so his uniform in the warm months is a t-shirt and jeans (blazer if he has a meeting.) In the cold months, it’s t-shirt, half-zip sweater, and jeans.
One of the best tees I ever bought him was this one (unfortunately no longer available) from Mr. Bathing Ape. Bathing Ape is a phenomenon that I still don’t completely understand. Except I do get that they make cool stuff and it’s constantly sold out.
I wish that Mr. Porter was a better source for cool t-shirts — because their packaging is so amazing and their New York delivery service is on point. But I cannot tell a lie. I find the selection wanting.
Lately, I’ve been getting more joy from the Brit site, Notonthehighstreet.com. I got these Pint and Half-Pint tees for Mr. McGifty and Little McGifty a few months ago:
He also really liked this one with the old school sneaks, although I passed on the kids version.
Lest you think that all I do is support the British economy with my cross-the-pond shopping, I am also a big fan of the ICP (International Center for Photography) in New York for great gifts. In fact, Mr. McGifty was rocking this very same t-shirt today:
And while I’m at it, I have to give a shout out to the folks at Ebbet Field Flannels for their vintage baseball tees, like the ones pictured below. They also do a nice deal where you can get 5 vintage baseball tees for $99. You can’t beat that with a bat.
Hawaii Islanders, 1961
This Toronto Maple Leafs tee uses a 1957 logo and features the team’s mascot, Handlebar Hank
The Havana Cubans 1953.
Got a good source for cool t-shirts? Let me know in the comments section. Mr. McGifty and I thank you in advance.