As a woman, it’s important for me to support companies like Title Nine. Not only are they a woman-run and owned company, but they name itself comes from the 1972 act that made it illegal to limit sports participation based on gender. Without Title IX, I wouldn’t have anything to write about here, because I couldn’t do all the races that I’ve spent over a decade enjoying.
Luckily, Title Nine is not “just” a movement. They make clothes, and they make them GREAT. There’s never any doubt when I put something from Title Nine on my body that it’s going to feel good. It’s going to flatter my curves and it’s going to feel awesome on my skin. More importantly, it’s going to LAST because that’s the most important thing of all in today’s climate of making things cheap and fast.
Okay, enough preaching from my soapbox. Let’s get to the Notton Short Sleeve Top I got to review in the gorgeous Wild Currant color. What I love about this shirt is that I can wear it to work out in but I can also wear it for a day or night out on the town (whenever that starts happening again in a post-pandemic world) so it’s really versatile and functional. It’s a Stinkstopper™ article of clothing, which means that silver and copper are infused into the fabric to help with odor-causing bacteria. Title Nine’s stance is “wash less and play more” and I love any philosophy that makes less laundry for me.
Notton is a material like cotton, but it dries faster. It’s described as having a “willowy feel” on the website, and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. It’s very lightweight, breathable, and soft. The website also advises that it runs large and to consider ordering a size down, and I’d agree with this suggestion unless you prefer your shirts to be very roomy.
When I slid this shirt on for the first time, I was impressed with how buttery soft it felt against my skin. It was also feather-light and airy. If you hold it up to the light, it almost looks like it would be see-through, but that’s not the case at all. In addition to feeling like it’s high quality material, it is very durable and also pretty stretchy. I test drove it for a Mother’s Day celebration, followed by a 4 mile walk in the evening, and I didn’t get sweaty and overheated, nor did I get cold. I also got the seal of approval from my family, which is really important.
The shape of this Short Sleeve Tops is a bit square, though the beveled cut on the hemline around the hips does not make it look boxy. The neck of the shirt is wide and it comes off the shoulders a bit without showing too much skin or slipping down too far. The Long Sleeve Top and the Racerback Tank Top appear to be similar in style, as these are also options if you prefer those to the Short Sleeve. All of the styles have four color options available as well. In addition to the Wild Currant, which is a gorgeous maroon shade, there is Black which is a bit of a dark heathered charcoal color, Key Lime (a bright yellow,) and Still Lake, which is a shade of aqua. All have a relaxed lived-in look, like a favorite tee-shirt that you’d want to wear all the time but fear it would lose it’s shape after a few wears. I believe the quality of Title Nine speaks for itself, and this shirt will become a timeless favorite for every occasion.
Products & Price:
- Notton Short Sleeve Top ($55)
Specs (from website):
- Relaxed fit (Runs large. Order one size down.)
- Scoop neck
- 25″ from highest point of shoulder on size M
- 80% poly/20% TENCEL with StinkStopper™
- Only @ T9
More about Title Nine:
We are a small, Northern California company, woman-run and owned since 1989. No larger corporation, no outside investors – with the help of our community and our customers we’ve boot-strapped our way to a band of 300 or so – all committed to the idea of women owning and risking and leading.
We believe that the outdoors and a good workout can be the antidote to many of life’s problems. We believe that business is a team sport, a grand experiment and a powerful engine of change. Above all, we believe in women. We are fit to run, we are fit to lead, we are fit to win.
Thank you to TITLE NINE for providing us with a sample top. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.