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The Best Basic T-Shirts for Men


July 10, 2019 Style By Photo by Outerknown

There’s nothing like an old, faded, ripped-at-the-collar t-shirt. It carries years of stories in stitches and stains. Unfortunately, you’re the only one who knows and respects that history; it just looks like a dirty t-shirt to everyone else. Save it for wing night and keep your “real” wardrobe loaded with fresh, handsome tees for all other occasions.

Los Angeles Apparel 6.5oz T-Shirt

Made in Los Angeles, this shirt has a 6.5-ounce American-cotton fabric that is garment-dyed with natural enzymes — that means it’ll feel broken-in from the first wear. It features a generous fit and high neck line.

Everlane Premium Wieght Pocket T-Shirt

This shirt features a 6.2-ounce cotton knit that is pigment-dyed and garment-washed so it looks gently loved. Made in Vietnam, it has a slim fit and single chest pocket.

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket Tee

Made fromt organic Peruvian Pima cotton, this shirt is pigment-dyed for a washed-out appearance. It has a classic fit and rib trim at the neck and sleeve hem.

Todd Snyder and Champion Basic Jersey Tee

Made in Canada, this shirt features 9-ounce cotton jersey that’s sewn with vintage flat-lock machines. The shirt has a trim fit and includes a subtle C patch logo on the left sleeve.

Velva Sheen T-Shirt

Made in America with traditional vintage construction, this t-shirt has a classic silhouette and ribbed neck. The style runs small, so order up one size when purchasing.

3sixteen Heavyweight Plain T-Shirt

This shirt is cut and sewn in San Francisco and features a triple-needle coverstitched collar. According to the brand, the shirt will shrink 1 inch in the chest and 2 inches in the length after the first wash — size accordingly.

Jungmaven 100% Hemp Tee

Made from 6.8-ounce hemp jersey, this shirt is textured and drapey. The garment-dyed style features a classic fit and relaxed neckline.

Merz B. Schwanen 2-Thread Heavy Weight T-Shirt

This shirt has a unique fabric: the outside feels tightly woven and the inside feels soft and brushed. It is made from Greek organic cotton that is knit on vintage loopwheeling machines — the classic silhouette has no side seams. (The tee will shrink a half size on the first wash.)

Lady White Co. T-Shirt

Cut, sewn and knit in Los Angeles, this pre-shrunk shirt has tubular construction (so there are no side seams). It is made with American cotton and features a double-needle binded collar.

Reigning Champ T-Shirt

Made in Canada, this shirt has a classic fit and ribbed crew neck. Of note: subtle branding on the left size seam and exposed seam stitching.

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