The Long Sleeve Ultimate T-Shirt
- Durable vintage collar
- Heavy knit 100% organic cotton
- Non-twist made in Portugal
The other type of T-shirt
The humble T-shirt has to be the cornerstone of nearly every man’s wardrobe. Remove it from the equation and the whole house of cards collapses. That’s a roundabout way of saying that good T-shirts are important. And let’s not forget that T-shirts come in more than one variety. You’ve got the classic short sleeve version, of course. That’s probably what you’re picturing in your mind’s eye, maybe sported by a young Marlon Brando. But then there’s the lesser-spotted long sleeve tee. Not as popular, perhaps, but no less stylish. And, at your request, that’s exactly what we’ve got for you here.
Don’t let nightmares of the ‘90s put you off.
Flimsy fabric that twists around the body
Either much too tight or far too baggy
Collars don’t keep their shape
Begin to fade after a few washes
Down to business!
That’s heavy duty
Right off the bat, let’s talk about flimsy tees. We’ve all had one, and nothing makes you feel self-conscious like a semi-transparent T-shirt. No such issues here. We’ve selected a densely knitted 220g/m2 jersey that’s nice and substantial.
As Mother Nature intended
The cotton itself is grown in Turkey to the most stringent organic standard. This means the whole process is certified organic, cutting out any nasty chemicals and keeping the environmental impact to a minimum.
It goes without saying that fit is crucial, particularly when it comes to a simple bit of clobber like a T-shirt. We’ve opted for a neat, straight cut that’s neither tight and restrictive, nor baggy and shapeless. Spot on.
On the straight and narrow
Description : Let’s twist again, like we did last summer. Actually, let’s not. Some T-shirts have an irritating habit of twisting around your body throughout the day. A lot of you aired this particular grievance, so we’ve employed the latest in anti-twist technology to keep you and your T-shirt on the straight and narrow.
Less pilling, more chilling
It’s not just anti-twist properties that the Long Sleeve T-Shirt is blessed with. We’ve added a generous helping of anti-pilling to the mix, too, so you can be certain your new favourite tee won’t rough up and start looking like an old carpet swatch.
It would be remiss of us to put all this effort into a top-notch T-shirt and forget about the collar. So, we’ve created a vintage style collar where the fabric is sandwiched back on itself. Not only does this add a lot of durability, but it looks rather nice, too.
Our dyeing wish
The Long Sleeve T-Shirts have been dyed by the clever folk over at Egui and Egui in Portugal. They’re experts in their field, and are also OEKO-TEX certified, meaning they wouldn’t even entertain the thought of using harmful substances.
No turning back
Some long sleeve T-shirts have the sporty ribbed cuffs at the ends of the sleeves. While these are perfectly nice, we decided you’d prefer it if we kept things simpler and more streamlined, with a neat turn-back cuff.
And if you still have any lingering doubts about the credentials of the new LST (that’s right, we’re not averse to an acronym) then just know that they’re made by the same people who did our stellar short sleeve T-shirt. Now that’s a pedigree.
This basic is anything but basic
What goes into making your Long Sleeve T-Shirt.
The materials have travelled a total of 10,527 km (6,541 miles) from field to doormat.
Cooperative farming Kyrgyzstan
Spinning of raw material
Marteks Maras Turkey
Organically certified material that also guarantees a safe working environment and the respect of human rights.
For trademark reasons, we are not allowed to refer to the certification by name, but it’s the most stringent one out there regarding organic farming in the textile trade.
Environmental certification: Standard 100 by OEKOTEX
Environmental certification : RCS, OCS
Social certification: RCS
Environmental certification: Standard 100 by OEKOTEX
Label environnemental : OCS
of CO2 emitted
Equivalent to 27.5 km (17 miles) travelled in a car.
of phosphor released in the water
Equivalent to growing 21 kg of potatoes.
Equivalent to 10h of electric heating (avg. flat).
You can’t make a T-shirt and not offer it in white.
Deliveries & exchanges
We deliver worldwide. For orders in Europe including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries to the rest of the world, the cost is calculated on the weight and destination automatically at checkout.
EASY TO CHANGE SIZES
If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe these are free, and for countries, in the rest of the world we ask you to pay the return and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.
Satisfied or your money back
IT'S A RISK-FREE INVESTMENT
Sure, we work hard on our products, but we won’t take it personally if, for whatever reason, you change your mind about the item you’ve preordered. We’re all friends here, you can be honest with us. So long as the item is in its original condition, with tags and packaging intact, you can send it back to us for a full refund. No worries.
Asphalte began life back in 2016, just four people with a bit of experience in fashion and a simple enough aim: making good quality clothes in a low-impact way. Things started off smoothly enough, and we were picking up a bit of momentum, but something was missing. The idea for Asphalte didn’t really come together until we got our pals on the blower and asked them, ‘Hey, what do you want us to make?’ We didn’t realise it at the time, but this was the turning point. If Asphalte were a scientific discovery, this would be called the ‘eureka!’ moment. If it were a comic book, this was the part where we get bitten by a radioactive spider.
It might not seem like a revolutionary idea. That’s because it isn’t, really. But fast forward 5 years and asking our friends what they wanted has turned into sending you lot our biannual questionnaires, and using your feedback to determine what we release. And that’s our secret weapon. It’s how we make what you want for a good price, and keep waste to a minimum.
Today our team is a bit bigger than four people. In fact, there are 64 of us now. We used to be based in Paris, but now we’ve moved out to greener pastures down in Bordeaux. Besides that, we’re still working in much the same way as when we first started, with the same ideas about quality, sustainability and our customers leading the way.