Since Brando showed the world how to wear a white t-shirt in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1951, it has become an essential for the stylish man, whatever his age. Looking as good as Brando did may be beyond us mere mortals, but a white tee that fits you well will always look good and can be incorporated into several different looks.
It can provide a clean look in the summer with shorts and is a moody classic with a leather jacket. I have aso paired it with one of my blazers. I think it works in all of the outfits. So, for a few quid you can have the basis for several cool looks. It’s a wonder we don’t see more guys routinely wearing them.
The fit is the most important thing. The brands have their own versions so there is a fit out there for us all. Try different brands and their sizing compatibility with your body will soon become obvious. It seems to me that a lot of brands have moved from the slim fit to a more relaxed fit. I enjoy wearing both although a relaxed fit can sometimes look a bit sloppy under a blazer or jacket. I suppose maybe I need to crank up the chin-ups then?
If ordering online, then read the size and fit descriptions. They may have a model wearing the clothes in one of several pictures. This will generally also give the height and chest size of the model. Handy info to base a decision around.
Spend as much as you like on your white t-shirt. You are hopefully going to get a lot of wear out of it. 100% cotton is the basic minimum. None of your cotton-mix here, as I find them a bit sweaty. Linen can be cool, but I don’t like the creased look much on a Saturday night.
You can get really nice one for about 40 Euro or 30 Pounds. You can pay more if you like. Depends how much you want left in your budget for heading out to show it off with all your new outfits. The guy with the new, fresh white t-shirt on has his bases covered.
Thanks for reading.