Trends may come and go, but if you invest in one of the best T-shirts for men, you’ll find it’s a menswear mainstay that never grows old. Whether worn as an undergarment, paired with a suit for a more casual office look, or features a bold print and makes a statement all on its own, the best tees offer reliable comfort and an easy touch of laid-back cool.
With the streetwear boom over the past decade, the humble T-shirt has also had something of a glow-up, meaning there are plenty of luxurious options for those unafraid to stand out. Consider a playful soccer-inspired tee in hot pink from Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga or a super-soft Missoni tee in one of the house’s classic zig-zag prints.
That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of more day-to-day options out there too. For less than $20, you can pick up a classic style from Uniqlo or Gap in a kaleidoscopic range of colors or pieces from younger brands like Entireworld and Reigning Champ that have made it their mission to master the art of the perfect tee.
The fact that the T-shirt is the ultimate hardworking wardrobe staple doesn’t mean it’s something you can’t have fun with, though. Here, find our selection of the best T-shirts at every price point—and in every color of the rainbow.
From muted navy hues by Uniqlo to jazzy Missoni prints, there’s a whole ocean of blues on the market. For a touch of something more of-the-moment, try Eckhaus Latta’s cool and comfortable long-sleeve tee with a gently trippy print and its signature paneling details.
There’s a shade here for every mood, whether Sunspel’s forest green classic round-neck or a bolder, acid-hued number from Comme des Garçons. Looking to dip your toe into the tie-dye trend? John Elliott has a long-sleeve option in a muted, easy-to-wear hue.
Few colors are both as cheery and easy to pull off as yellow, with its spectrum running from butterscotch to bumble bee. Try a green-tinged option from Everlane, a slim-fit cotton pique style from Frescobol Carioca, or the fabulously retro yellow-and-white striped tee from Acne Studios, which is instantly beach-ready.
With warmer days on the horizon, there’s no time like the present to add an eye-catching sunset orange tee to your wardrobe rotation in anticipation of a summer vacation. (Or this year, perhaps, a staycation.) Just add a cocktail umbrella.
There’s nothing like a dose of pink to brighten your mood. Consider a bold magenta crewneck from Weekday or a stretch knit print tee in dusky purple from Isabel Marant. Pinks and purples also offer an opportunity to get playful: Take Etro’s graphic printed tee, which reinterprets the house’s classic paisleys into something a little more casual.
There’s nothing wrong with going back to basics. Whether it’s a wardrobe staple from Gap or the ultimate luxury tee from Lemaire, these are the best T-shirts for men in black and white for those who prefer a more restrained palette.