A Love Letter to the Classic Tee

The beloved classic T-shirt is our most worn, revisited, and unifying staple. From scavenging thrift stores across the country to discovering the perfect threadbare 80s version in our mom's closet, the sentiment remains unchanged. Meaning... there is no wrong way to re-purpose the tee. No rules, just a subtle sort of rebellion – a statement that says simply, this is who I am, underneath it all...


The silhouette originally evolved from undergarments worn in the 19th century by industry workers, which is perhaps why the most loved tees are the comfortable ones, constructed of natural, breathable, and pliable materials like linen, silk, and cotton. (The common "crew neck" style comes from the sea crew that managed and operated the ship.)


What we appreciate most is how non-conforming, approachable, and powerful it is to dress without hindrance. Our signature OZMA silk tees represent the ability to unmask and redefine the wardrobe, revealing our fullest expression of ourselves. 


Below, a brief overview of women whose individual interpretation of the cotton crew inspires our own T-shirt loving ethos...


Jerry Hall by Helmut Newton, Vogue January 1975.






Joan Baezz c/o Bettmann, GETTY IMAGES.






Diana Ross via GETTY IMAGES.






Santorini Island, Greece, a young girl feeds a pelican on the harbor, 1961.














Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, 1977.





Kate Moss. Image source unknown.












Shop our modern interpretation of the iconic tee: The Silk Noil Jersey Collection




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