Holy moly.....James Perse t-shirts run VERY LARGE!

TresChic35

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I'm usually a medium in most items, so I purchased the size 3 for these 2 James Perse tops. I even contemplated on purchasing a size 4 because I was afraid that the t-shirts would run smaller and shrink in the dryer. Well good thing I didn't!! The size 3 is huge on me. I'm floating in it! I'm thinking of putting them in the dryer.

Are James Perse tops very durable? They look like ordinary t-shirts to me. I don't understand why they're so popular. If they're very durable though and last a long time, I might consider purchasing more. I have some A&F tshirts and the fit is great, but they pill like crazy and the cotton isn't soft anymore.


Mini Jersey Deep V Neck Tee

and


Vintage Short Sleeve

^^Should I wear a tanktop underneath the white top?
 

steffe

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james perse makes good cotton clothes. they look nothing special but they are very soft and durable. i have some tops by the brand and they stay well.
 
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^^It seems like those styles are supposed to fit pretty loosely. I have never had problems with pilling on my James Perse shirts, and they are very old. However, I would not put them in the dryer, just lay flat to dry instead.
 

NoraV

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I have never had a problem with the quality. I am pretty thin with big boobs, and I still have to wear a 1. Everything else is too big.
 

Cecilia2

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That particular style runs large. It's meant to be loose and slouchy, not form fitting. He has numerous styles-you really have to try them on.
 

TresChic35

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That particular style runs large. It's meant to be loose and slouchy, not form fitting. He has numerous styles-you really have to try them on.

Oh, its supposed to be very loose and slouchy? OOPS...haha I'm overreacting for nothing. I was looking for something that was a tiny bit more fitted.


HMMMM.......maybe I can edit this thread and turn it into a "Show off your James Perse classics" reference thread with pictures? Is that a good idea?
 

TresChic35

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Grrr its too late to edit my thread. I still think we should create a reference thread like that American Apparel thread! Hehe...
 

XoJUICYCOUTURE

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i think size 2 would of been a wiser choice since isnt that the medium?

edit: if there a bit loose, pair them up with leggings! ;)
 

TresChic35

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i think size 2 would of been a wiser choice since isnt that the medium?

edit: if there a bit loose, pair them up with leggings! ;)
I tried it on and my friend said that it looks strange when its loose like this on me. Hmmm...maybe I can't rock the loose/slouchy t-shirt style?

A size 1=xsmall 2=small 3=medium 4=large.

Good idea with the leggings! I might also consider skinny jeans and a waist belt over the shirt.
 

Lvbabydoll

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I don't have any of the short sleeved shirts, but I LOVE JP's long sleeved, slouchy necked ones. They're so soft and cozy, I live in them in the fall when the weather is cooler. I have them in a bunch of colors, and those seem to run more TTS.
The sizing on the ones you're asking about, then, reminds me of American Apparel, since their sizing is unisex.
 

kimberf

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That particular style runs large. It's meant to be loose and slouchy, not form fitting. He has numerous styles-you really have to try them on.
ITA with this. I think JP tees are the Louboutins of the tee-shirt world: the sizing totally varies and you have to try the particular style on to know what size you need. I literally have some 1s and some 3s, it totallly depends on the style. I haven't had any pilling on my JP tees.
 

XoJUICYCOUTURE

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I tried it on and my friend said that it looks strange when its loose like this on me. Hmmm...maybe I can't rock the loose/slouchy t-shirt style?

A size 1=xsmall 2=small 3=medium 4=large.

Good idea with the leggings! I might also consider skinny jeans and a waist belt over the shirt.

i love that idea with the belt! :tup: i say keep it and if you still want more fitting tees you can either try a smaller jp or try aa.
 

noon

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I recently tried on some JP tees and was so disappointed. The first one had the worst makeup stain around the color I had ever seen, the second one has a hole in the sleeve, and the stitching had sort of come out in the third one. I was so shocked and put off I didnt even bother looking for some cleaner untorn version.
 
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I love JP, they are durable, and hold up well. They are supposed to fit a little loosely IMO, I have a couple, and they do have a slight looseness to them.
 

steffe

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I recently tried on some JP tees and was so disappointed. The first one had the worst makeup stain around the color I had ever seen, the second one has a hole in the sleeve, and the stitching had sort of come out in the third one. I was so shocked and put off I didnt even bother looking for some cleaner untorn version.
once i ordered a JP top from saks. later they called me and told me the top was the last one they found a defect on it. so the order was canceled.