THE CLASSIC T-SHIRT COMPANY'S T-SHIRT STYLE GUIDE FOR MEN

THE CLASSIC T-SHIRT COMPANY'S T-SHIRT STYLE GUIDE FOR MEN

Designed and donned in the early 1800s, the T-shirt has come a long way since then. What used to be a buttoned-down undergarment was popularized by the United States Navy which issued one for every sailor to wear beneath his uniform. Since then, the T-shirt evolved into a fashion statement and took on new forms to make it suitable for new occasions. Society’s attitude towards T-shirts has evolved with them--we’ve come to embrace T-shirt styles for men for more than just comfort. Pairing the right T-shirt with the right outfit and occasion can be the difference between sloppy and sexy; careless and casual-chic. 

Let’s go over some of the most common T-shirt styles for men, how to pick the best of the bunch, and how to wear them with comfort and style.

CREW NECK OR CLASSIC T-SHIRT


Also known as Classic T-shirts, the crew neck is the ultimate versatile wardrobe item in a man’s closet. The round circular neck fit of a crew neck T-shirt is designed to rest right over top of your collarbone. They provide excellent flexibility in that they can be worn as undergarments or standalone pieces.

T-shirts worn as undergarments should fit comfortably snug to your body so your other clothes fit to your body rather than your clothes. High quality T-shirts are best suited for this because their fabric is thinner and more breathable. So while the T-shirt clings closer to you, you’re not suffocating in it. In fact, it might not even feel like you’re wearing anything at all! 

As a standalone piece, a classic T-shirt will accentuate the natural look and form of your body. A plain black T-shirt tends to make people look thinner, whereas a white T-shirt will tend to make your trunk seem a bit bulkier. Neutral colored T-shirts tend to look great with all skin tones and body types, but when it comes to the workplace or slightly less casual events, darker tends to be a safer option.

Tucking in your T-shirt is a matter of personal preference, and both styles are rocked by men of all ages. If your T-shirt is fitting a bit loose, tucking it in can be the perfect adjustment. On the other hand, if your pants aren’t as loose as your shirt, you might want to leave it untucked to even out your frame.