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16 BEST MEN’S T-SHIRTS – EVERY FIT AND STYLE

MEN'S T-SHIRTS

Before we get into this thing, let’s quickly cement an opinion that I’m willing to bet we’re already on the same page about. Ready? Here goes: Keeping your wardrobe stocked with a steady rotation of the most stylish MEN’S T-SHIRTS for men is not only an excellent idea, it’s a must.

We don’t need to talk about James Dean’s sartorial rebelliousness. We don’t need to discuss the T-shirt’s former status as a mere undershirt. Those days are thankfully, gloriously long forgotten.

So here we are, in agreement and about to embark on a magnificent, cottony adventure through the 16 must-have men’s Embroidery Polo T-shirts your torso never knew it needed. Because it’s a torso, and it needs your help with these things.

Okay, back on the rails we go…

KEY TAKEAWAYS 

The most ideal MEN’S T-SHIRTS for men, first and foremost, should be comfortable, breathable, and handsome. And depending on how much money you’re spending, durability should be a strong priority.

My top pick for those reasons and more is the Marine Layer signature crew tee. On the budget side of things, Kirkland comes in strong with a 6-pack of cozy crews.

1. OVERALL BEST T-SHIRT FOR MEN: MARINE LAYER SIGNATURE CREW TEE

To give you an idea of San Francisco-based Marine Layer’s dedication to creating quality, absurdly soft T-shirts, they’ve custom-developed over 100 fabrics in the last decade. I’ve worn Marine Layer Signature Crew Tees for years now. There’s a weight to them that you can feel before you put one on, but that weight disappears. It’s there, but it’s not.

This pillowy feeling is the main reason why I’m dubbing Marine Layer’s Signature Crews the overall top-rated T-shirt for men on this list. Another huge contributing factor is their near-indestructibility. I’ve thrown anything from camping trips to DIY projects at these trees, and they always came out unscathed.

2. BEST GRAPHIC: CLOSED PRINTED T-SHIRT

There you are, walking down the street looking fresh as hell in your crisp, organic cotton white tee. You bump into Hannah, and she tells you she had Thai for lunch. Cool, Hannah. Eventually, it’s time for the conversation to end, so you prepare to leave. You turn around, and it happens. Your bold, unspeakably elegant sartorial choice hits her like a brick: Random beach scene.

This incredibly stupid fictional scenario was brought to you by one of Closed’s handsome graphic tees. The plain white front and retro beach scene on the back combine forces to become so inexplicably handsome. I had no choice but to label it one of the most elegant T-shirts for men.

3. BEST EVERYDAY T-SHIRT: TROPICFEEL MEN’S PROTRAVEL™ TEE

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. When it comes to the garments you put on your body, no matter what they are, anything in your everyday rotation should have a few key characteristics. It should be able to take a beating. It should be comfortable. And it should look delicious.

And if it is breathable, water-repellent, and antibacterial, all the better. Tropic Feels Men’s ProTravel Tee has all of the above. All four colours of this handsome tee are up for anything your days can throw at them, making them an outstanding addition to the go-to section of your closet.

4. BEST BLACK T-SHIRT: ISTO CLASSIC T-SHIRT

Another staple, the humble yet mighty black T-shirt deserves more attention than it gets. Stepping in to do just that is a relative newcomer to the apparel scene, ISTO, and its black Classic T-shirt. Made from organic cotton produced in Portugal, these cosy tees are slightly fitted for a more intentional, versatile look.

You know what to do with a black T-shirt? Treat this guy to the top layer it is, and wear it casually with jeans. That, or dress things up with a leather jacket, suede bomber, or casual blazer.

5. BEST LONG-SLEEVE T-SHIRT: WAX LONDON HAYDEN LS T-SHIRT 

For a more elevated take on the basic long-sleeve tee, try Wax London’s Hayden LS MEN’S T-SHIRTS.  Pachostar sports betting Made of 100% organic cotton, it features blue and sage green stripes, a ribbed neckband, and ribbed cuffs.

There are just enough subtle touches to make it stand out in all the right ways. But if stripes aren’t your thing or you’re searching for a more versatile look, the Hayden comes in a handful of other colours as well, many of which are solid.

6. BEST POCKET T-SHIRT: CORRIDOR NATURAL STRIPE T-SHIRT

NYC-based Corridor makes clothing. But wait, there’s more.

NYC-based Corridor makes your next favourite 100% organic cotton pocket tee produced in Portugal with the utmost care by true artisans who give so very many shits about how you look when you walk down the street. And, exhale…

TLD, I really think you’ll like this T-shirt. The neutral stripes will look nice next to jeans or chinos, and the ribbed neck trim elevates the look slightly. And it gets bonus points for being super soft.

7. BEST DESIGNER T-SHIRT: AURÉLIEN SHELL TERRY TOWELLING T-SHIRT

“Designer” shirts don’t have to be Gucci, Prada, or whichever other brands people associate that word with. And “luxury” doesn’t have to mean overpriced.

Sometimes, albeit rarely, everything meets in the middle in flawless harmony. If you’re envisioning a terry cloth towel in the shape of a T-shirt right about now, congratulations, you’ve nailed it. Welcome the Shell Terry Towelling T-Shirt from Aurélien.

I’ll be damned if this isn’t the finest specimen of leisurely excess I’ve ever seen. A real “break in case of emergency” tee. And by emergency, I mean your next trip to the Mediterranean or other salty, windswept location within striking distance of a quality negroni.

8. BEST OVERSIZED T-SHIRT: REPRESENT BLANK T-SHIRT

Calling all hypebeasts, oversized MEN’S T-SHIRTS enthusiasts, and human males who like things that make them look like more stylish human males. Check out this jet-black tee from Represent. It comes in four solid colours and has been softened and pre-shrunk to ensure that the oversized fit doesn’t undersize itself.

Keep this one casual with jeans, jeans, and more jeans. Or boxer briefs. Or clown pants. Honestly, who cares? If you’re popping this one in your cart, you know what to do with it.

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