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Soft. Simple. Sustainable.

Since 1995, we set out to recreate the softness and simplicity of our favorite vintage tee. We put fabric first, creating timeless, authentically worn-in styles that modern creatives want to wear today and tomorrow.

By the time sustainability was a buzz word, it had already been woven into our values and our fabric. Our methods and materials are mindful of the impact we make on our planet, matching our customers’ shared values, consciousness and lifestyle. The people who live Alternative - from yoga instructors and musicians to entrepreneurs and engineers - love our simple, comfortable, iconic designs because they empower them to stay true to themselves.

Rooted in sustainability. Softness is our story. Alternative is who we are.

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Latest Alternative Reviews

Eco Fleece Jogger Pant

Eco Fleece Jogger Pant

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I ordered a size up based on the reviews, but I really could have worn my regular size. They're really cute, comfy, and warm. The reviews that mention pilling are completely true. Within a few minutes of wear, they were all balled up between the legs. I'm glad I got them I sale, I wouldn't pay the full price for these because of the pilling.

on November 14, 2018

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Eco Fleece Jogger Pant

Eco Fleece Jogger Pant

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So incredibly comfortable

on November 13, 2018

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Cotton Modal Origin Tee

Cotton Modal Origin Tee

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

i love the softness of this shirt, however I felt it was boxy and not all that flattering. Maybe it was the sleeves? Overall, happy with this purchase

on November 11, 2018

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USA Champ

USA Champ

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

After receiving it I was disappointed in the fit (seems to run large) and I don't care for the fabric it feels cheap.

on November 10, 2018

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Eco Fleece Jogger Pant

Eco Fleece Jogger Pant

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I tried the pants on upon arrival and they fit much tighter than I anticipated however I decided to keep them. The tag said wash before wear so I did and now they are even tighter, about an inch or more shorter and has pilling along the inner seams. Very disappointed as I love other items from this brand

on November 09, 2018

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Eco-Heather Slouchy Pullover

Eco-Heather Slouchy Pullover

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Great little top. Slouchy material, casual, comfy. Others said to size up, but I found the Medium too large and unflattering, kinda bell shaped. Small is perfect. Got it in plum and a light turquoise color. For reference: I'm 5'5", 118 lbs.

on November 09, 2018

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Athletics Printed Hoodie

Athletics Printed Hoodie

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Very soft and warm but also snug. I’m always a small in tops .. actually fit loose generally at 5’8” and 125pds 34D but this was too slim fitted for me. I like my sweat shirts and hoodies to be looser. Just personal preference I guess.

on November 08, 2018

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3/4 Raglan Henley

3/4 Raglan Henley

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Fit comfortably

on November 02, 2018

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Burnout French Terry Lazy Day Pullover

Burnout French Terry Lazy Day Pullover

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

The item was true to size. Took my normal size It was a light terry material

on November 01, 2018

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Burnout French Terry Lazy Day Pullover

Burnout French Terry Lazy Day Pullover

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Super comfy weekend sweatshirt! Nice weathered gray color, but a little bit short.

on October 29, 2018

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Vintage 50/50 The Keepsake V-Neck Top

Vintage 50/50 The Keepsake V-Neck Top

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

Somehow this shirt managed to be both thick and sheer.

on October 26, 2018

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Marathon Pullover Hoodie

Marathon Pullover Hoodie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great pullover - lots of compliments!

from Milton, GA on October 25, 2018

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Inside Out Slub Sleeveless T-Shirt

Inside Out Slub Sleeveless T-Shirt

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

Great color and soft. The cut was weird. Poor cut around the armpits. You can see it in the model above-sticks out on the side.

on October 24, 2018

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Ideal Tee

Ideal Tee

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a great looking T-shirt. It runs a little small, I’m a size 4-6 and a med fits great - not too tight. The material is quite thin but not see through and is well made.

on October 24, 2018

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Adrian Hoodie

Adrian Hoodie

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this hoodie! It is warm and comfortable, well made, and a lovely soft color (summer berry). It is trim fitted enough to not add bulk but doesn’t feel tight or restrictive. I sized up because I like to wear a long- sleeved shirt underneath and I was between sizes. I haven’t noticed any pilling or shrinkage, and I’ve sent it through the washer and dryer several times already. I’ll probably buy in several colors.

from Baltimore, MD on October 24, 2018

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Eco Jersey Raglan Baseball

Eco Jersey Raglan Baseball

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Runs large. My measurements fell squarely in the “large” on their sizing chart and it’s pretty baggy on me. I’m 40in bust and 34in waist and easily could gone with the medium. I guess it depends on how you like the fit.

on October 23, 2018

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Lazy Day Set

Lazy Day Set

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I was originally worried about ordering this set, for I did not want to look like I was wearing pajamas. My worries were replaced with a pleasant surprise as I tried on this set! The fabric has a nice weight to it and the fit is not too loose, not to snug (it’s juuust right)! I am very happy with this set: it’s high quality, stylish, and comfortable—what more could you ask for?

on October 19, 2018

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Burnout French Terry Long Weekend Pants

Burnout French Terry Long Weekend Pants

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have these pants in all 3 colors. They are soooo comfortable, not quite as warm and heavy as fleece sweatpants. They aren't as bulky either and the legs are cut slimmer than sweat pants. Not too slim but just enough to give a slimmer look. I've had my first pair for at least a year and they haven't shrunk at at all compared to the new ones. They shed a little in the first few washings, not enough to be a problem.

on October 19, 2018

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Powder Puff Tee

Powder Puff Tee

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Very cute, super comfy. Runs big, so size down. I’m 5’7” and 130lb and small is perfect.

on October 19, 2018

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Pocket Baseball Tee

Pocket Baseball Tee

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars

very think fabric, no hem just serged at bottom

on October 15, 2018

Eco Jersey Rib Sleeve Wrap

Eco Jersey Rib Sleeve Wrap

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Not “true black” but actually rather faded and more like a charcoal color. It is comfortable and matches easily with athetic wear, but seems pricey for the merely-average quality of the construction and fabric.

from Houston, TX on October 12, 2018

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Eco Jersey Raglan Baseball

Eco Jersey Raglan Baseball

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I have purchased many Alternative brand tops before. Sometimes they are cut large and sometimes small. I thought this would run fairly true to size as I own another jersey by same brand that I got a year ago same material also. This top turned out to be cut HUGE. I normally wear a medium or a small. I like tops to be fitted but not tight. I ordered size small and it is still ROOMY. Don't like the cut at all.

on October 11, 2018

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Long Sleeve Keepsake

Long Sleeve Keepsake

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

I usually like this brand, but this shirt looked and felt cheap. Also the white is see-through.

on October 11, 2018

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Vintage 50/50 The Keepsake V-Neck Top

Vintage 50/50 The Keepsake V-Neck Top

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Fit is close to body, sizing accurate. Fabric and construction very low quality. No better than Old Navy or Target - in fact probably worse. Sorry! I love Zappos - but this was not a keeper.

from Cincinnati on October 10, 2018

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Burnout French Terry Fifty Yardliner

Burnout French Terry Fifty Yardliner

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This sweatshirt is so soft and comfy that I ordered both colors! I sized up so it would be extra baggy, but to get the fit shown in the picture, order your regular size.

on October 07, 2018

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