The 35 Best V-Neck T-Shirts to Wear on Their Own (or Under a Button-Up)

Folks, I’ve got a confession to make: There was a period of time, say, throughout most of high school, were I straight up refused to wear a T-shirt unless it was a V-neck. Yes, it’s true. I can’t deny it any longer. I’m sure this revelation is shocking for a few of you, so I’ll let it sink in for a moment. There’s no two ways about it—regardless of the color, I was an avowed V-neck aficionado.

As a gangly teenager, there was something about baring a subtle hint of male décolletage that made me feel like I was living out a sort of freewheeling lifestyle fantasy, even if the closest I’d come to realizing that vision was working up the nerve to bump Get Rich or Die Tryin’ at a moderate volume over school speakers when the teacher left the room. In other words, the appeal of the V-neck is not lost on me.

But before you go thinking the oft-reviled V-neck is back again, let’s set the record straight. Fashion is indeed a fickle temptress, but she ain’t that fickle. For the most part, a classic crewneck will always be the better choice, but if you’re convinced you’re a V-neck dude through and through—and can’t do without ‘em—rocking one as an undershirt is a solid way to get your fix. In that spirit, I rounded up a few of the best V-neck undershirts available now, so you can live out your own far-fetched fantasies without baring any visible chest at all. I also tossed in a few options to wear on their own, in case you’re feeling like going your own way. And hey, if that’s the case, more power to you.

Most Affordable V-Neck T-Shirt

Classic Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt

Here’s a great basic V-neck T-shirt that won’t break the bank.

Most Affordable Three-Pack V-Neck T-Shirt

Tagless Cotton V-Neck Undershirt (3-Pack)

As classic as a white tee is ever going to get.

Best Affordable Colorful V-Neck T-Shirt

Premium Wash T-Shirt

Banana Republic

The wash on this tee is money, and the getting one for yourself, surprisingly, require a lot of it.

Best Affordable Lightweight V-Neck T-Shirt

AIRism V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Uniqlo’s ultra-breathable AIRism line offers some of the lightest undershirts around, all with a soft, silky finish.

Best Affordable Six-Pack V-Neck T-Shirt

Short Sleeve White V-Neck (6-Pack)

Fruit of the Loom

A hefty grip of tees from Fruit of the Loom is always a great idea.

Best Color-Fast V-Neck T-Shirt

Super-T Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt

Lands’ End

Lands’ End tees are made with it’s Super-T technology, which is reduces fading after washing. So expect this guy to keep its rich color.

Best Affordable Sustainable V-Neck T-Shirt

Sustainable Cotton Basic T-shirt

Soft, colorful, and sustainable? What’s not to love?

Best Affordable Slim-Fit V-Neck T-Shirt

Slim-Fit Basic V-Neck T-Shirt

If you’ve been working out regularly, this tee will highlight all the time you’ve spent at the gym.

Best Performance V-Neck T-Shirt

Entrada 22 Jersey Shirt

The Adidas Etranda shirt, treated with the brand’s Aeroready tech, is just what you need for intense physical activity.

Best Compression V-Neck T-Shirt

Tactical HeatGear Compression V-Neck T-Shirt

Under Armour

No one—and we mean no one—makes compression shirts better than Under Armour.

Best Colorful Three-Pack V-Neck T-Shirt

Slim-Fit T-Shirts (3-Pack)

H&M offers a number of colorful three-pack sets, but this one is the swankiest.

Best Everyday V-Neck T-Shirt

Everyday Cotton Stretch Slim Fit V-Neck Undershirt (2-Pack)

A set of tees so flattering that you’ll want to wear one every day.

Softest Affordable V-Neck T-Shirt

York Tee


Brooklinen shirts are as plush and soft as its celebrated collection of sheets.

Most Versatile V-Neck T-Shirt

Soft Everyday Tee

Bonobos’s celebrated collection of tees come in myriad colors and neck types. There’s an option for everyone; all you have to do is choose your champion.

Best Sustainable V-Neck T-Shirt

The Organic Cotton V-Neck Tee

Everlane’s take on the style is substantial enough to double as a standalone layer if need be.

Comfiest V-Neck T-Shirt

18-Hour V-Neck Undershirt

Mack Weldon

Mack Weldon lets its proprietary blend of fabrics sit for 18 hours (!) before cutting it to allow for a fuller expansion process. Translation: Its tees are super soft, and the fit is super consistent.

Best Overzised V-Neck T-Shirt

Extreme Oversize V-Neck T-Shirt

All the cool kids are wearing big, boxy tees,. And when it comes to price, this one is tops.

Best Broken-In V-Neck T-Shirt

Broken-In Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt

This garment-dyed shirt looks like you’ve had it for years—in the best sense, of course.

Softest V-Neck T-Shirt

Supima V-Neck Shirt

Forty Five

Made of Supima cotton, the T-shirt guarantees all-day comfort.

Best Curved Hem V-Neck T-Shirt

Slub Curved Hem V-Neck Tee

Buck Mason

Buck Mason’s collection of super soft, super flattering curved-hem tees never disappoints.

Best Classic V-Neck T-Shirt

Classic Fit V-Neck T-Shirt

Polo Ralph Lauren

A silhouette America helped make popular, stamped with a pony-shaped seal of approval from a master of American style.

Most Durable V-Neck T-Shirt

Classic Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt

American Giant

American Giant’s tees are made with soft-but-durable cotton and finished with a ribbed V-neck, ensuring that the they’ll retain their shape after repeated washing.

Best Breathable Three-Pack V-Neck T-Shirt

100% Organic Cotton Standard V-Neck T-Shirt (3-Pack)

These tees are made of 100 percent organic cotton are incredibly airy. Good thing you get three of them in a pack.

Most Flattering V-Neck T-Shirt

Trim Fit V-Neck Cotton Blend T-Shirt

Not too small and not too big, this T-shirt fits juts right.

Most Flattering Three-Pack V-Neck T-Shirt

Cotton V-Neck T-Shirts (3-Pack)

Emporio Armani

Ditto this three-pack from the gentlemen over at Emporio Armani.

Best Quick-Drying V-Neck T-Shirt

The Fundamental V-Neck T-Shirt

Lululemon’s Fundamental shirt is a favorite in these parts, and for good reason: the cut will fit all body types, and the material is incredibly quick-drying and soft to the touch.

Best Marled V-Neck T-Shirt

Tri-Blend Scallop V-Neck T-Shirt

If you like the look of a textured tee without the rough feel, Goodlife offers you just that.

Best V-Neck Undershirt

Cotton Classics V-Neck T-Shirt (5-Pack)

Calvin Klein

The brand that made luxury undergarments a bona fide thing does the V-neck tee very right.

Smoothest V-Neck T-Shirt

Made in L.A. Premium Jersey V-Neck Tee

Todd Snyder

A tee made of homespun jersey cotton that so smooth that you’d never want to take it off.

Best Luxury V-Neck T-Shirt

Mercerised Cotton-Blend V-Neck T-Shirt

We’ve recommended Hanro’s quietly luxurious take on the T-shirt before, and we’re sure as hell not stopping now.

Most Cinematic V-Neck T-Shirt

Riviera V-Neck T-Shirt

If this tee is good enough for James Bond in Casino Royale, it should be good enough for everyone.

Best Beachy V-Neck T-Shirt

OB-V Slim-Fit Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown specializes in lightweight styles perfect for beach-bound adventures. And this T-shirt is no exception.

Best High-Fashion V-Neck T-Shirt

Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt

Versace is brand that’s about showing skin, and V-necks are all about that.

Softest Luxury V-Neck T-Shirt

V-Neck T-Shirt

Derek Rose

For the true V-neck connoisseur, Derek Rose uses a signature Pima cotton blend to make his very, very soft version.

Best Linen V-Neck T-Shirt

V-Neck Linen-Jersey T-Shirt

There’s no fiber that offers more breathability than linen, and 120% Lino has a great percentage of it.

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