Nikki has been a collector of stripes her whole life, from the very first one her parents brought home for her from Portofino. Over time she amassed countless shirts, but there was always something just a bit off. She would love the fabric but not the fit, the neck but not the sleeve. So, she set out to make the perfect stripe shirt. She quickly learned you can’t come up with just one. Like denim, depending on your mood, you need a couple of different options. She has spent years perfecting her tees and adding new ones, from crewnecks and turtlenecks, rugbies, and tanks, all in carefully considered cotton weights and shapes. With ten different women’s tee shapes, in stripes, solids and original graphics, we want you to find the right one for you. So let’s dive in and find the perfect match.
The Modern and Modern Long
The Modern and Modern Long are Nikki’s go-to for everyday easy jeans + tee wearing, sort of like a second skin. It is the most traditional KULE tee style. Nikki says the Modern Long is her favorite winter tee because it is easy to layer under sweaters, but still thick enough to wear alone.
The Boyfriend is Nikki’s favorite boxy, thicker-weight style. She usually sizes up to make it even more oversized, and wears it untucked. I like to think of the Boyfriend as a 75% t-shirt, 25% sweatshirt because it’s thick enough to keep you cozy, but thin enough that you can still do a front or billowy tuck.
We think of the Classic as the updated French mariniére tee. While it’s the same midwieght as the Boyfriend, it features a more fitted, tailored fit and a 3/4 sleeve. The Classic is perfect wearing under a blazer with a few bracelets or your everyday watch because the cropped sleeves let your wrists stand on display. If you want to go for the perfect tee with a French Riviera vibe, this one’s it.
The Baja and Malibu
Nikki created the Baja and Malibu because she wanted the perfect tee to wear in warmer months. Both of these tee styles are made from featherweight, cloud-like cotton that is so soft, you’ll be tempted to wear them to sleep in. The Baja is short sleeved and slightly cropped while the Malibu is 3/4 sleeved with a full-length body. If you live in a warmer climate, or are traveling somewhere warm for the holidays (I’m so jealous) these are the perfect easy tees. They also happen to pack down really, really small.
The Turtleneck and Tissue Turtleneck
We have two types of turtlenecks: one is lightweight and the other is featherweight cotton. The lightweight cotton is the same weight as our Modern tees and is great to wear both alone or layered. The tissue turtleneck is the perfect super-soft extra layer between you and a crewneck, v-neck or cardigan sweater, but is most special because it truly can be worn most of the year because it’s so lightweight. The Tissue Turtlenecks all feature mid-body stripes while the regular Turtlenecks come in both full-body stripes and solids.
The rugby has stolen the hearts of so many customers who either like to wear them true to size, or they size up, or even go for men’s for an oversized look. Case in point: Reese Blutstein (@double3xposure) here, wearing her Men’s XL as a dress. In the same weight as the Modern, the Rugby is meant to be a truly everyday tee, worn alone. with a blazer, or under a sweater with the collar peaking out. You can expect a new colorway every season that follows the palette of the collection. Seasonally, there’s also the very stylish and iconically KULE patch rugby, sewn together from deadstock fabrics. Sporty and chic.
Our lightweight, sleeveless super soft cotton tank comes in both solids and stripes so you can wear it all summer or under sweaters in the colder months. It has a slightly boxy fit so it doesn’t cling to your body. If you are going on vacation. you can pair it with the shorts (also 100% cotton) for a really easy warm weather set. This tank/shorts set is also a great option if your apartment has uncontrollable heating like mine does!
Nikki actually likes to wear men’s Archie or Rufus with the sleeves rolled and body tucked into bottoms for a billowy tee look. I, too, take my partner’s men’s tees and sometimes wear them peaking out from under a sweater.Nikki actually likes to wear men’s Archie or Rufus with the sleeves rolled and body tucked into bottoms for a billowy tee look. I, too, take my partner’s men’s tees and sometimes wear them peaking out from under a sweater.