Best T-Shirts for Spring
15 Tees for Any Budget and Every Occasion
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There is no doubt the T-shirt is a staple of any man’s wardrobe, however he might wear it. Some guys wear one to lounge, some guys wear one to work out and some guys even wear one to go out. The fact of the matter is, guys love their tees. With the warm weather outside, the itch to switch to short sleeves has officially hit (sun’s out, gun’s out) and guys everywhere are going to be stocking up for the season.
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But not all tees are created equal. If you’re paying a premium, are you getting your money’s worth? If they’re cheap, are they cheap enough to buy in bulk? From moisture-wicking options perfect for running between workouts and meetups to shirts built for luxurious nights out on the town, we scoured the internet to find which ones are the best out there. These are our picks for the 15 best T-shirts we could find for spring.
Italic Pulse Performance Tee
Using the same manufacturer as Alo Yoga, Vilebrequin and even Giorgio Armani, Italic comes in at about half the price of the typical retail. The sleek fabric is made from 95 percent bamboo which allows it to be both moisture-wicking and antimicrobial.
$40 at Italic.com
Goodthreads The Perfect Crewneck T-Shirt
Sometimes less is more and with Goodthreads, that’s practically the mission statement. If you are looking for a 100 percent cotton, well-fitting tee that comes in 16 colors, but are not looking to pay a premium, then consider this as your next purchase.
$12 at Amazon.com
Comme des Garçons PLAY Red Heart T-Shirt
The Comme des Garçons red heart has been slowly creeping up on its competitors like the polo player and the crawling crocodile. It has become ubiquitous with an appreciation for fashion, so it’s no surprise it can be found on just about anything from the Japanese brand’s PLAY line. But there is always a special place in our heart for the original.
$106 at DoverStreetMarket.com
Cuts Crew Split-Hem Tee
The newest player on the list is one of the most stand out as well. Offering three different styles — crew, v-neck and henley — and three different hems — classic, split and elongated — not to mention an impressive selection of go-with-everything colors. Most importantly, this fit is solid and the PYCA tri-blended fabric is soft and wrinkle-free. We predict these shirts will land many in dresser drawers in the future.
$48 at CutsClothing.com
Tracksmith Twilight Tee
Fitness clothing doesn’t have to look so fitnessy, and Tracksmith has always stylishly paired the form and function seamlessly ensuring it’s seasonal collections don’t. Using technical fabrics like the smooth, light-as-air Italian fabrics allow those who wear them to feel better than ever when they’re kicking ass on the track.
$58 at Tracksmith.com
Sunspel Classic Cotton Breton Stripe T-Shirt
If there is one shirt beyond the basic white every man should have in his wardrobe, it’s a handsome, classic Breton stripe. Available in just about any color combo you can imagine, we say always opt for the classic navy and white — preferably in Pima cotton like this one from Sunspel. It’s a tee that will never go out of style.
$90 at Sunspel.com
Hanes Short Sleeve Beefy-T
If you’re looking for a little more heft in your tees, but not looking to lose that heft in your wallet, Hanes is the way to go. Its Beefy-T comes in more colors than we can count, goes up to a 6X-Large and costs as little as a dollar depending on size and color preference.
$7.97 at Amazon.com
Goodlife Slub Scallop Crew
This cotton slub tee from Goodlife is made from midweight cotton yarns and has an intentional uneven texture which allows for a one-of-a-kind look and feel that gets better with age. The slim-fit and scalloped hem make it much more flattering than those sale rack finds.
$60 at GoodlifeClothing.com
Are we going to try to sell you on the idea of a $175 tee? Yes. Yes we are. You know hy? Because the T-shirt has crossed over into the world of luxury fashion like never before and to show up wearing the right one can be almost as impressive as that made-to-measure spread collar you’ve been wearing for years. Wear this woven twill tee under a suit or paired with trousers and you’ve elevated an otherwise simple outfit to sartorial status.
$175 at EtonShirts.com
Uniqlo AIRism Cotton Crew Neck Oversized T-Shirt
If a high fashion look is what you’re after, but you’re not trying to drop mad cash, no worries, you have options too. Uniqlo expertly toes the line between fashion that functions and style that makes a statement. Bonus, this style goes up to a 3XL, so no matter who you are, you should be able to find a tee that not only fits you, but your style as well.
$14.90 at Uniqlo.com
Mack Weldon DRYKNIT Crew Neck T-Shirt
Mack Weldon tapped former vice president of men’s design at Calvin Klein Underwear (who was formerly the design director of men’s knits at Uniqlo) Matthew Congdon as its creative director and VP of design to head up the brand’s innovative, stylish, ever-expanding collection of men’s essentials. If you haven’t tried one of its shirts yet, it’s never too late to start.
$42 at MackWeldon.com
Champion Classic Jersey T-Shirt
A No. 1 seller on Amazon? Check. 26 colors (and counting)? Check. Affordable price (even lower with Prime)? Check. Champion is a leader and it’s no surprise that this 100 percent cotton is one of the tees that sets them apart from the rest. It’s trim yet athletic fit and ring-spun softness is as easy as any garb-and-go shirt should be.
$20 at Amazon.com
Bombas Merino Short Sleeve Crew Neck
Do we love the super soft, super breathable half merino and half bamboo tencel tee from Bombas? Hell yeah we do. It’s a moisture-wicking and thermoregulating fiber that helps keep you comfortable in any situation — all while being machine washable and dryer-friendly. But what’s the best part? For every one shirt purchased, one shirt is donated to a homeless shelter. That’s money well spent.
$58 at Bombas.com
Richer Poorer Pima Crew Pocket Tee
Spring is the perfect time to bring a little color into your life and if you already have that Breton stripe we rave about, try adding a bolder, brighter stripe to your warm weather rotation. Richer Poorer’s minty stripe pairs perfectly with dark, light and white denim or any neutral shade of short you’re wearing.
$38 at Richer-Poorer.com
Amazon Essentials Short Sleeve Slim Fit Crew Neck
If what you’re looking for is a tee you can buy in bulk and just wear as a staple of your “uniform,” picking up this two pack from Amazon is going to be the way to go. You’re basically paying $6 per shirt, and given the 15 colors it comes in are pretty standard, you can probably get away with these as long as you’d like.
$10.90 for 2 at Amazon.com
If tees aren’t your thing, that’s cool. We have you covered no matter where you fall on the sartorial spectrum with our robust style coverage.
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