The Ultimate Men’s Guide to T-shirts


T-shirts form the basis for getting dressed every day. This simple garment is such an intuitive piece of clothing that humans have used it – in one form or another – since the dawn of time. Formal mentions of the T-shirt in its current form only date back to the early 19th century. At this time, the T-shirt was an undergarment. The true originality of the T-shirt was that it was one of the first items of slip-on clothing. Miners and dock workers used the garment as the perfect covering for hot environments. From the docks, the T-shirt became a permanent fixture in the life of a sailor. Hence the name of a common round-neck tee is a crewneck T-shirt. The T-shirt has only been popular in its current form since the early-to-mid 20th century but there are so many styles. In this guide to men’s T-shirts, we’ll clear up the differences and provide some context for the styles.

Men’s Printed T-shirts
Patterned T-shirts emblazoned with logos, sports team badges, abstract designs and funny quips, became the norm. The T-shirt became a way to explicitly communicate something through your clothing. If you want to make an impact, opt for a larger, brighter print.

Striped men’s T-shirts
This basic striped men’s T-shirt is a quick solution to a plain outfit. For example, a black and white striped T-shirt, is a great way to break up the impassable block of a monochromatic black outfit.

Long-sleeve T-shirts
There are no steadfast rules, which work in favour of the basic long-sleeve tees. Brands use technical materials to offer lightweight, functional long-sleeve T-shirts for exercise while Schnayderman’s long-sleeve T-shirts with pockets are crafted from heavy cotton and are ideal for layering.

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