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The Perfect Tees: A word on our favorite tees from Erin Reitz, Alabama Chanin’s Design Director (and t-shirt lover).

The Boxy Tee | $138

Fabrication: Medium-Weight Cotton Jersey (Organic + Domestic)

Fit: Boxy with a slight crop, traditional short sleeve

“I love the boxy, square shape and the true sleeve. This tee feels modern and also substantial, because of the heavier-weight cotton and silhouette. It’s such an easy go-to piece for me. I wear it with higher-waisted jeans… and I don’t tuck in. I’m also loving with higher-waisted shorts this summer.”

The Love Tee | $218

Fabrication: Lightweight Cotton Jersey (Organic)

Fit: Slightly fitted, longer length, ringer-style sleeve

“I always feel a bit ‘elevated’ when I wear this tee… The lightweight cotton feels so silky. I love the shorter Ringer sleeve, and the silky cotton in contrast with the athletic rib trim is so perfect. I like to wear it partially tucked with jeans, or fully tucked as a shell under my double-breasted linen suit. Also great for lounging… I’ve been sleeping in mine lately.”

Natalie Loves:

Avis Gloriae Et Lavdis MMXVI (“Bird of Glory and Praise”) by Sheila Berger (@wanderer50). Riverside Park, New York City.

The Merlin Project from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (@cornellbirds). See below for a still from Natalie’s recording of the Gray Catbird, captured in her backyard in May 2022 (@alabamachaninlife). Explore The Merlin Project’s library containing over 1 million recordings (+ filter by species, location, sound, and more).

For backyard reading (and watching): Catesby’s Birds of Colonia America

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