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Everyone Should Own a Solid White T-Shirt

White tees are an indispensable part of a man's wardrobe. These are the ones we trust.

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It's impossible to overstate the impact of the plain white T-shirt. Donned by silver screen demigods like Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, and James Dean, referenced by rap artists like Dem Franchise Boyz, Travis Scott, and J. Cole, and worn by seemingly everyone at least once, the white tee is ingrained not only in popular culture but our psyches, too.

It's as Americana as it is metropolitan, unique as it utilitarian, and everything adjective in-between. Versatility has gotten the white tee far; perfect as a top layer under the scorching sun or a jack-of-all-trades underneath another garment, there's nothing it can't work with — and well, for that matter. As such, toiling over the intricacies of different brand's versions may seem counterintuitive. It's just a white T-shirt, right? Wrong! Fit, feel, and, of course, affordability are important considerations.

How to Keep Your White Tee White

  • Avoid deodorants with aluminum in them
  • Always wash your neck
  • Pre-treat before you wash the shirt
  • Separate your white tees from the rest of your collection
  • Be careful with the bleach
  • Using a brightening detergent
  • Always use hot water
  • Try drying your clothes outside

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    The Best White T-shirts for Men

    Fortunately for you, we've weighed the options, of which are there millions, and rounded up a list of our favorites — from the $15 budget buy to the $65 splurge.


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      The Best Overall White T-Shirt
      Kotn Essential Crew
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      The Best Upgrade White T-Shirt
      Velva Sheen Regular Tee
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      The Best Affordable White T-Shirt
      Uniqlo U Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
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      Everlane The Premium Weight Relaxed Crew
      Tomorrow's Laundry Modern Essential Tee
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      Todd Snyder Made In L.A. Premium Jersey T-Shirt
      Outerknown Sojourn Pocket Tee
      American Apparel Unisex 50/50 Crewneck Short Sleeve T-Shirt
      Buck Mason Slub Classic Tee
      Knickerbocker The Pocket T-Shirt
      Represent The Core T-Shirt
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      Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee
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      COS Regular-Fit Brushed Cotton T-shirt
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      Adapture Standard Fit T-Shirt White
      American Trench Supima Interlock Tee
      Sunspel Sea Island Cotton T-shirt
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      Alex Mill Standard T-Shirt
      Wythe Tubular Pocket Tee
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