The Long Sleeve Ultimate T-Shirt


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  • Durable vintage collar
  • Heavy knit 100% organic cotton
  • Non-twist made in Portugal
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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 slightly dramatic way of saying: 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 right now, but never forget 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.

The problems with your Long Sleeve T-Shirts in the past


The cut is either too tight or too baggy


A flimsy fabric that twists


The collar doesn’t stay in shape


The colours 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.

Clean cut

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. No Tour de France clinginess or moshpit sagginess. It’s spot on.

On the straight and narrow

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 Ultimate 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.

Collar theory

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 Ultimate 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.

Pedigree tee

And if you still have any lingering doubts about the credentials of the new LSUT (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.


What goes into making your Long Sleeve Ultimate T-Shirt.

The materials have travelled a total of 5,959 km (3,702 miles) from field to doormat.

Raw Material

Cooperative farming Turkey


Marteks Maras Turkey

Environmental certification : GRS, OCS
Social certification : GRS



Environmental certification: OEKO-TEX Standard 100


Gravotêxtil Sociedade de Acabamentos Têxteis S.A. Portugal

Environmental certification : RCS, OCS
Social certification: RCS



Environmental certification: OEKO-TEX Standard 100


Lavfafe Portugal

Label environnemental : OCS
Organic certification


Road haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Long Sleeve Ultimate T-Shirt we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it:

2.7 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 27.5 km (17 miles) travelled in a car.

1.3 g

of phosphor released in the water

Equivalent to growing 20.9 kg of apples.

30.6 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 10.4 h of electric heating (avg. flat).


Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 6€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

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.


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.

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