The humble T-shirt is often underrated in the world of menswear. But this wardrobe staple acts as the foundation for many outfits, so it’s essential to have a good set of versatile tees in your collection.
However, finding a T-shirt that suits your body shape is a challenge that’s plagued all men at some point, because a lot can go wrong. Specifics like shrinkage, bad stitching and – most commonly – cheap fabric has been grinding the gears of men up and down the country for as long as we can remember.
But now, as we find ourselves half way through our typically unpredictable British summer, we’ve put together a list of some excellent T-shirt choices you should be considering if your roster is in need of a spruce up.
We searched for high-quality fabrics that don’t hug your body in the wrong places, taking style into account too, of course. So sit back, relax and scroll through some of the best men’s T-shirts on the market to ensure your wardrobe is where it should be.
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Armor Lux x United Arrow wide stripe tee: £35, End Clothing
Famed for their iconic breton tees, French brand Armor Lux has teamed up with Japanese label United Arrows for a reworked classic. The boxy fit, alongside slightly longer three-quarter sleeves and a thick, ribbed crewneck, means comfort is paramount. Made with a slightly thicker 100 per cent cotton, this tee will last you a long time, we’d recommend investing in a few.
Adsum core logo tee: £49, End Clothing
Adsum’s reputation for simple, but stylish clothing has never been more obvious than in their core logo tee. Made from cotton jersey, the brand’s logo is embroidered on the left breast and is completed with a comfortable ribbed collar. Thicker than the average tee, this is ideal for brisk summer evenings.
Topman block stripe tee: £15, Topman
For those looking to spend a little less but still wanting style and quality, Topman’s stripe tee is the perfect option. A classic fit made from 100 per cent cotton, this iconic block stripe pattern makes it the ideal T-shirt to pair with almost anything. Shorts, jeans or even your runners, it’s a tee for all occasions.
Sunspel cotton tee: £40, Sunspel
This cotton option from iconic British label Sunspel is the ultimate layering garment. Crafted from soft Q82 cotton, this lightweight tee has a slightly wider fit and longer length – two specifics that only add to its comfort. Made for layering, but equally as comfortable on a solo mission.
Norse Projects sunrise tee: £39, Working Class Heroes
Scandinavian simplicity with a premium cotton construction, this is what Norse Projects is best at. The brand’s sunrise tee takes it back to basics, doing away with chest pockets and patterns to leave a versatile top that is ideal all year round. Short sleeves with a thick crew neck collar are finished off nicely with a small Norse Projects patch logo located near the hem.
Hanon target tee: £39, Hanon
Aberdeen-based menswear store Hanon knows its stuff when it comes to menswear, so it’s no surprise that its target tee is on point. Crafted in Portugal using 160g cotton jersey, the tee features the brand’s logo across chest with their target graphic at the rear. A lightweight T-shirt perfect for summer day sessions.
A.P.C. yukata striped cotton-jersey T-shirt: £85, Mr Porter
The subtle design of A.P.C’S yukata tee makes for a timeless aesthetic. Designed with a relaxed fit from lightweight cotton-jersey, the top features a light ribbed crew neck with the brand’s in-seam logo tab by the hem. The fit and material is really breathable so is ideal when you’re on the move.
ARHTO deuce tee: £42.50, ARHTO
This is not your average pocket tee. Born from its London-based studio, ARHTO’s deuce tee comes in at double the weight (340g) of a standard tee fabric (170g), meaning its best suited for colder days. Made from 100 per cent combed cotton, featuring a bonded patch pocket, the simple-but-effective design has an understated and seamless finish.
Fred Perry colour block T-shirt: £31.49, Jules B
New in from Fred Perry, this colour block T-Shirt screams of cycling attire. Featuring a ribbed crew neck in a regular fitting, the tee is completed with the iconic laurel wreath logo embroidered on the chest. A classic British brand with timeless designs that aren’t likely to go anywhere soon.
The verdict: Men’s T-shirts
Armor Lux’s reputation for making excellent tees makes its striped tee our best buy. Not only does it have a truly eye-catching colourway, but the fact United Arrows are on board too makes it extra special. We also love ARHTO’s deuce tee as it’s a top that’s perfect for all seasons.
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