What White T-Shirt Was Ryan Gosling Wearing in Only God Forgives?

June 28, 2013 | By | 13 Replies More

Reader wondering what wide-neck white t-shirt Ryan Gosling was wearing in his film Only God Forgives:

Hey Tug,

Big fan of your website. I was wondering if you could shed any light on the scoop neck t shirt worn by Ryan Gosling in the upcoming ‘Only God Forgives’? I’ve seen similar styles at Zara, Asos and Acne, but nothing exactly right.

It appears to be a low profile scoop neck with rolled sleeves (not sure if modified or factory) and a shoulder seam that hangs off the shoulder. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Keep up the great work and thanks for your time!

Jonny

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Wide-Neck White T-Shirts

heya jonny,

thanks for being a fan of the website! crazy topic huh??

you know, i’ve seen a bunch of stars wearing similar types of those tee shirts. one that i see more often is adam levine, who wears something similar.

of the scoop neck undershirts i know about, i think they are all too deep to be that particular t-shirt that ryan is wearing.

personally, i’d refer to that type of neck line as being “open neck” or “wide neck”. i know american apparel has stuff like that, as does hugo boss, but i don’t think that’s what ryan is wearing.

it’s kinda also like the nudie wide neck t-shirt, but that one has a wider collar trim. also looks like this continental mens bamboo wide neck t-shirt too.

here are some others:

the white briefs – ‘tree’ t-shirt
asos scoop neck t-shirt

though, i really don’t think any of the above t-shirts are the one that ryan gosling wore in only god forgives. the movie was shot in thailand, so it’s hard to say whether or not his t-shirt came from over there, or if it was something that was brought over from their u.s. based crew.

i’m going to do a little poking around and see if i can find out the answer. no guarantees of course, but if i can find out, i’ll let you know.

UPDATE: Could it be this Scoop Neck T-Shirt? 

ASOS T-Shirt With Bound Scoop Neck And Roll Sleeve

ASOS T-Shirt With Bound Scoop Neck And Roll Sleeve. Was Ryan Gosling Wearing this T-shirt in Only God Forgives?

ASOS T-Shirt With Bound Scoop Neck And Roll Sleeve. Was Ryan Gosling Wearing this T-shirt in Only God Forgives?

UPDATE #2: Could it be a Levi’s Vintage Clothing 1930s Bay Meadows Tee?

This just in from Jonny, the original reader who wrote in with the question.

Here’s another possible contender:

Levi’s Vintage: 1930s Bay Meadows Tee

It’s from Levi’s Vintage Clothing – a company which Gosling has been known to wear t-shirts from. This is a strong possibility, as the timeline would make sense from when he was seen wearing other shirts from the company. What are your thoughts?

This tee was originally designed as an underwear garment for the Levi’s® “Bay Meadows” children’s line of the 1930s and was most likely named after a San Francisco area racetrack. The Levi’s® Vintage Clothing Bay Meadows Tee is a simple relaxed fit shirt with a slightly wider neckline due to the absence of a rib. It’s constructed from a stubby, textured 100% cotton jersey and features the original Bay Meadows racing horse-themed

This tee was originally designed as an underwear garment for the Levi’s® “Bay Meadows” children’s line of the 1930s and was most likely named after a San Francisco area racetrack. The Levi’s® Vintage Clothing Bay Meadows Tee is a simple relaxed fit shirt with a slightly wider neckline due to the absence of a rib. It’s constructed from a stubby, textured 100% cotton jersey and features the original Bay Meadows racing horse-themed

Update #3: Jonny Bought the Levis Vintage 1930s Bay Meadows Tee

Tug,

Just an update, I got the LVC t shirt. I’ve included a photo. Still not sure if it’s the correct one, but I have a feeling that it is.

Either way it’s one of the best t shirts I’ve ever owned. I got it on sale at unionmadegoods.com.

Although you can’t really see them, the jeans in the photo are actually the correct ones from the movie – Altamont Wilshire in Stone Wash. :)

Jonny

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  1. FashionMC says:

    here’s what you do. I’ve done it for years. Buy an Alfani t-shirt 3 pack. Or your favorite tee. uniqlo works well. Cut the sleeves ends before the seam. Leave a little room. It rolls naturally in the dryer. Then cut the collar off, the rib, before the main seam. This time close.

    • Tug says:

      great recommendation fashionmc! making you’re very own scoop neck t-shirt with sleeves that roll up a bit.

      a little effort and wear to get them just right, but it would probably be fun to create the tee (:

      thanks again for stopping by and posting your suggestion.

  2. Tom says:

    Super late on this

    but it might be an Acne scoop t.

    I know he often wears acne jeans.

  3. Mat says:

    It is NOT the LVC Bay Meadows shirt. Because the LVC one has a seam on the shoulders. the one from the movies not.

    • heya mat — you know, that’s a really good observation. you’re absolutely right too. thanks for mentioning it!

      the shirt that ryan is wearing doesn’t seem to have any shoulder or side seams — which is pretty unusual for cotton t-shirt. at least i’ve never seen something like that before (a t-shirt with no shoulder seams and side seams)

      well, at least the levi’s and other wide-neck t-shirts listed here resemble what ryan wore. maybe one day we’ll find out the real answer.

  4. Ryan GODling says:

    What about the black one he wore?

    • dunno really — i haven’t seen the movie, so i don’t know what shirt you’re referring to.

      also, i mainly focus on trying to find out about undershirts or white t-shirts. there’s just not enough time in the day to try and find out about the other wardrobe items (:

  5. Sam says:

    I think Jonny is correct since the Unionmade website states it has a “ribbed collar” and if you look closely at the photos of Ryan, you can see that the collar is in fact ribbed. Great find.

    Also, is the colour “milk white”?

    • heya sam! yes, the color is milk. also, on the levi’s vintage shirt, the collar isn’t technically “ribbed”. the collar is made from the body fabric. actually, the collar is simply made with a fold and hem at the collar line, and is not a separate piece of fabric.

      i’d have to take a closer look at the one ryan is wearing, but i can say definitively that the levi’s vintage bay meadows tee has a fold-over collar trim.

  6. Frank says:

    I took a regular crew neck t-shirt and cut off the collar and a part of the sleeves with a pair of scissors. It looks pretty similar. The edges roll up just like the ones he’s wearing. I only messed up the sleeves so I’ll probably try again some time.

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