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Hello, Sasha, it would be really helpful to know in which sense 'portrait' is being used here. Do the t-shirts feature such a 'portrait' or is reference being made to some text which provides a 'portrait' of the t-shirt as a legend/must-have/or whatever?
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portrait of a must-have item
Explanation: Rather uninspired plain vanilla answer.
Alain Pommet Local time: 07:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 11
the story of a clothing/wardrobe classic/staple/icon
Explanation: I think portrait sounds rather strange in EN here, hence my suggestion of the less weird (hopefully) 'story'. Otherwise I think Emma is nearest with 'essential', but I wonder whether the meaning would be better rendered to an EN-speaking readership with 'icon' or 'staple' or the more ambiguous 'classic'.
Helen Shiner United Kingdom Local time: 06:41 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 96