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Basics – The Top Five Brands For Basics

Basics – The Top Five Brands For Basics

What are the best brands for basics?

Basics are easy to shop for if you know where to look. The trouble with fashion is that we can never truly be sure about the quality of a garment, until after we buy it or we read reviews before making a purchase. Luckily for you, I am here to give you the ultimate guide, to shopping for your basics.


Gap has been in business since 1969. Here is an image of their basics modern crewneck t-shirt.

First up is Gap. The gap began selling Levi jeans and records when it first opened in 1969 in San Francisco. Throughout the years they have grown into a denim dynasty, with some of the best basic tees on the market. Gap’s tees are soft and durable. I have two pairs of white, grey and black t-shirts, which have been with me for over two years. Gap is a top recommended brand by myself. What is better, is that Gap always has a promotion running. When you go in-store, you will never pay full price for an item, depending on promotions.


Arket is a brand on the rise. Here is an image of their basics white tee.

Next, we have Arket. Arket is quickly becoming one of my favourite brands to get my basics. Arket’s basics are made out of organic cotton and last for a long time. It costs more than Gap’s basic t-shirts, however, I am not confident that Gap’s t-shirts are made out of organic cotton. Arket should be on your radar. They have amazing coats, so start small with their t-shirts to decide if you like the brand.


Zara basics t shirt is shown here. Popular brand.

There is no way, I could include an article on this site about basics without including ZARA! Zara is an iconic brand, known for its fast-paced collection. Moreover, as a brand, Zara doesn’t spend revenue on promotional activity. Rather they spend revenue on the production of the new collection. Most of the time, Zara has a release and it sells out. If you manage to find the item, it is because someone ordered the item and it doesn’t fit well. Zara is a very good brand for basics, and the quality is among the best on the high street market.

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An image of Everlane basics t shirt with the sleeve cut off.

After Zara comes Everlane. Everlane is a new brand to which I have been recently introduced. I like Everlane because of the range of products they have available. But when it comes to their basics, I am impressed with how much cotton is involved in the production of their basics. Check out Everlane to view their vast library.



Finally, we have Uniqlo. Uniqlo has some of the best basics, on the high street market. The Japanese brand is well known for its casual wear. I was first introduced to Uniqlo via their coats and jackets range. Uniqlo t-shirts usually are made of 100% cotton, which is great. You always want to buy basics that include at least 80% cotton. This means the garment is breathable, which you’ll need as you wear basics for most of the day.

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