No wardrobe is complete without a collection of great tees. And while you can pick and choose styles from across the spectrum, sometimes the easiest way to ensure your look has a solid foundation is to find a T-shirt brand that works for you and stock up. Of course, this being the internet, there’s no shortage of options out there—maybe even too many, if we’re being honest. There are a lot of shirts to sort through! That’s where we come in. We’ve done the heavy lifting, testing out all kinds of tees and pulling together this list of the 28 best brands to shop right now. Wear your tees on their own or layered with a camp-collar shirt now, then pair them up with sweaters, jackets, and sweatshirts when the fall arrives.
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Let’s start with the basics. For a full range of great T-shirt basics, head to Uniqlo. At $10 a pop, it’s a great place to stock up.
Hanes makes the ultimate undershirt, but the premium cotton blend elevates it a bit. Wear this for weekend lounging or quick errands.
For your everyday tee, Bonobos makes a great lightweight option.
Don’t sleep on heavier tees. These tend to wrinkle less and hold their shape better than super light ones.
Buck Mason’s tees were basically made to be worn with roughed up denim.
If all-black tees are too harsh for your style, try a heathered one to add some texture.
Standard Issue Tees
Standard Issue tees are a favorite at Esquire. Learn more about why we love them here.
J.Crew’s slub tees are perfect for wearing in a casual but put together way, like with a pair of jeans or chinos and boots.
If you like a little logo action (and a brand with a sustainable mission), Patagonia is the place to go.
For the ultimate undershirt, stack up on Calvins.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo’s tees are classic for a reason—they’re the right weight, fit, and price for the perfect everyday tee.
T-shirts in a range of colors make your daily wardrobe feel far-reaching.
Brace Tonic Slim Fit Crewneck T-Shirt
For the T-shirt and jeans guy, you can’t go wrong with Allsaints and its edgy tees.
Carhartt’s Work in Progress line makes hard-wearing clothes that aren’t too trendy, so they’re always in style. The perfect combo for a T-shirt.
Yes, the brand is more famous for its polos. But trust us: The tees are pretty great, too.
When it comes to well-made, no frills basics, you can’t go wrong with Reigning Champ.
Todd Snyder x Champion
The Todd Snyder x Champion partnership is one of the best-running out there. This one wears like your favorite worn-in tee before it’s, well, worn in.
The man who ushered in the high-end sweatpants revolution also makes a mean T-shirt. This one is slightly oversized and made from a heavily textured slub cotton.
Anthony Thomas Melillo is known for its slubby, slightly heathered tees. The texture makes them more interesting than a super stark color.
Aimé Leon Dore
If you need some color, ALD’s the place to go. Plus, the heavyweight cotton feels as good as it looks.
Sunspel tees are some of the best for layering. Get them in a range of colors so you always have the option of brightening up a look.
Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone’s tees are perfect for if you like wearing T-shirts to work but you always want to feel put together. They have this way of hanging just right all day long—and even after you’ve worn it a ton.
NYC-based Handvaerk is all about high-end materials and classic good looks. This tee is made from Peruvian long-staple cotton—super comfy.
It doesn’t get much more luxe than a Tom Ford tee with a little added lyocell for extra softness.
Cucinelli is the master of super-high-end materials and thoughtful construction. This tee is made in Italy with extra layers at the edges to give it some depth.
The army-green color and tab detail add some military style to a low-key luxurious tee from the Italian fashion house.
If normal tees just don’t do it for you, Berluti gives this one a harder edge with a contrasting black leather pocket.
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Source : Esquire