The humble t-shirt, born in the military, has moved up the ranks from inconspicuous undergarment to closet staple to an outward signal that says, "Hello, I listen to obscure punk bands." Whether you like your tee plain, laden with graphics, or handed to you in packs of 12 or handcrafted and painfully artisanal, there's no end to the options. Looking to dive in? Here's everything you need to know about t-shirts.
The Best T-Shirts You Can Buy
We'll just lay everything out for you. Here's our list of the best of the best.
What Makes a Quality T-Shirt?
Okay, but what exactly makes a good t-shirt a good t-shirt? Glad you asked.
Some of the Best T-Shirts Are Made with This Fabric
There's the usual cotton jersey that we're all familiar with. Then, there's loopwheel fabric. It's extremely rare, often comes with a lofty price tag and is totally drool-worthy.
Which Cheap T-Shirt Is Worth Your Money?
That said, a t-shirt is a democratic garment. You don't need to drop a brick of cash to get a good one. Plenty companies make tees that keep your porcelain piggy full. We compared two of the most well-known options to show you which one is right for you. Hint: they're both good.
This Small Brooklyn Brand Makes One of Our Favorite T-Shirts
A personal endorsement from our style editor, these tees from Alex Crane are particularly great.
The Best T-Shirts You Can Buy, According to Style Experts
If you're not into our own recommendation, here are what other style experts have to say.
How to Keep Your White T-Shirts White
Now that you've done your research and found your favorite white tee, here's how you can keep it looking as fresh as the day it was delivered to your door step.
The Best T-Shirt for Summer Is a Vintage One
Or, if you're into the worn-in aesthetic, try a vintage tee. Here's why.