Airows readers already know we've gone all-in with Mott & Bow, the clothing creator disrupter whose mission is to turn basics into paragons of quality and style. Denim was its initial offering but since then founder Alejandro Chahin has gone on to conquer both button-down shirts and these quintessential tee shirts.
Dubbed the Driggs, they're made from a super-soft 100% combed cotton jersey; in technical terms "40 singles knit on 32 gauge" which means a tight but lightweight knit to me and you. The fabric is woven in Peru, where the best cotton comes from, and it's pre-shrunk to avoid sizing snafus.
The Driggs comes in black, white, navy, dark grey and heather grey in both crewneck and v-neck. The fit is neither too slim nor too loose, and they're priced at an eminently reasonable $30–$32 apiece so you can afford to stock up. Wear under anything from a leather jacket to a soft-tailored suit and you're good to go.
Chahin, the young scion of a denim manufacturing family in Honduras, is able to deliver such durable goods at reasonable prices because he sources the fabrics himself and controls the entire manufacturing process in-house. That means both top quality and trimming the waste and the cost-padding typical of manufacturing and wholesale middlemen.