The Best Guide to Men’s T-shirts – 2K16
T-shirts are part of our daily lives and also have become a simple go-to staple of most men’s casual wardrobes. But that doesn’t mean you should grab and wear them without any thought. By paying attention to things like fit, color, and style, you can elevate the humble tee into a versatile, classic piece of clothing that feels great and looks sharp. There are an endless amount of creative designs that you can slap on a t-shirt. Some are very complex and others can be really simple but all are able to deliver a strong message.
T-shirts maintain the comfort, accessibility and practicality that made them so popular in the first place. They may never be wedding or funeral wear, but especially when worn right, they can be stylish and suitable for more than just going to the beach or the gym.
Folks, your t-shirt say a lot about you. Are you funny? Serious? Shy? Are you trying to send a message without having to say it? Whether you are heading to the gym, heading out to a low-key happy hour, or looking to pair something with your favorite jeans or shorts.
This week we bring you the latest guide to Men’s Tees. Scroll down to explore it!
1. How to Choose a T-Shirt?
Fit is the cornerstone of good style. But while we often think of this dimension in regards to garments like the suit and dress shirt, it’s important to get a good fit in your t-shirts, too.
A t-shirt should be neither too baggy nor too tight. If it’s too big, it will drape and sag being unflattering. Too tight and you will look like a stuffed sausage. If you’re in shape and have a good build, you can lean towards tighter over looser. If you’re carrying extra weight, leans towards a looser fit — but don’t go too far, as too much extra fabric will only make you look larger rather than smaller.
- Shoulder seams
The seams where the sleeves attach to the body should ideally exactly align with where your shoulder ends rather than lower on your arm or towards your neck.
A tee’s sleeves should hit about halfway up your upper arm. Sleeves that extend a little farther down can look proportional if you are very tall.
Wearing a shorter T-shirt there will be risk of showing your back/butt crack/belly when you bend over. If you wear longer T-shirts it trends into a nightgown.
Avoid boxy tees that wear like a sandwich board with sleeves. You want the tee to be cut so it follows the shape of your body a little.
T-shirts can be broken into two broad categories: Classic and Graphic.
The most classic looking tees are those that come in traditional solid colors
1. White — with its origins in the undershirts of sailors and soldiers, is the granddaddy of them all. When paired with jeans, it still evokes echoes of the “rebels without a cause” who turned the garment into outwear in the post-war period.
2. Navy — almost always sharp-looking.
3. Grey — a flattering color, but easily shows armpit sweat.
4. Black — is hardest to pull off, as it looks a little starker and harder.
Other colors from reds to greens to purples can work fine too, depending on your skin tone.
Graphic tees came on the scene later than their solid-colored counterparts, thus have a more modern and younger, feel to them. They’re also more casual. And the bolder/bigger the graphic gets the more casual it becomes. Thus, graphic tees of all kinds are best reserved for things like going to the gym and laid-back get-together. Choose graphic tees that sport interesting and tasteful designs; avoid giant, screaming logos, metallic, funny gags, and ironic images, all of which read as lowbrow and rather juvenile.
In general, choosing t-shirts made from 100% cotton is the way to go. Natural, soft, cool, and static-resistant, cotton looks and feels great. A 50/50 blend of polyester is a decent option as well; the synthetic fiber is less breathable, pills more easily from wear, and increases static, but makes the shirt less moisture absorbent and prone to wrinkling and shrinking. Tees made entirely from special synthetic fabrics may wick away perspiration better, but are only appropriate for workout wear, and unless you’re working up a big sweat, feel a lot less comfortable than pure cotton.
There isn’t necessarily a correlation between the thickness of a t-shirt’s fabric and its quality; In general, however, thicker tees look more substantial and put-together. Thinner, gauzier tees tend to look cheaper and sloppier.
Thinner tees in a neutral color also tend to look more like undershirts than t-shirts. The main difference between the two garments is fabric weight; undershirts are thinner, and also fit more tightly in order to soak up perspiration.
4. Tips for Wearing a Tee with Style
Pair solid-colored white or gray tees with dark denim or khakis. An incredibly classic look that’s hard to do wrong. Crew-necks look especially smart with khakis. Pair navy/blue tees with khakis. Lighter pants with a darker shirt generally looks better than blue-on-blue. If the dominating color of a graphic tee is dark, pair with a lighter bottom and vice versa.
Layer with care. While some modern dudes have adopted the sport jacket/blazer + t-shirt look, many style experts aren’t big fans of it. The relative formality of the jacket jars with the casualness of the tee. If you’re going to put a tee under a sport coat, the jacket needs to be an especially casual one — think texture, soft draping, and natural fabric. Even then, it’s going to be a better look if you swap the tee for a casual button-down.
On the other hand, a t-shirt tee can look fantastic underneath a leather jacket or a blouson (à la Dean above), or even a cardigan sweater.Don’t tuck your tees in. It’s almost always going to come off as nerdy.
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14/01/2016 – Harshith PriceIQ