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The Best T-Shirts For Men, According to a Top Stylist

Yes, even if you don't look all that good in a T-shirt.

Every man needs to own that go-to shirt that holds pride of place in his wardrobe. Yes, we’re talking about the best T-shirts for men. Whether you’re into white T-shirts or fitted T-shirts, it’s all about finding the perfect fit, in tandem with the right fabric. 

And if you, like so many dudes, maybe look, well, bad, in a T-shirt, here’s some advice from top stylist Micaela Erlanger. She’s dressed Common, Jared Leto, and David Boyega, so lady knows her shirts, good or bad.

“You want to go for a looser-fitting silhouette, not a slim fit,” says Erlanger. “If you need something for a stockier, less-toned body, you want to go for something that is regular fit. You never want to buy your shirt too big. So make sure you get the right style and fit. Don’t go up a size. It won’t fit you properly. It might be too long. You want to something that will have width and girth in the actual dimensions.”

And if you’ve been lax about hitting the gym, “I would avoid modal or jersey blends. I would go for thicker, sturdier cotton if you’re in less good shape. I would avoid T-shirts that are very thin,” says Erlanger. 

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Without further ado, here are the best T-shirts for men, who don’t look all that great in T-shirts.

Best Men’s T-Shirts

Here's a basic staple T-shirt that belongs in your closet. It's made of 100 percent organic cotton, and it's double-enzyme washed to retain its color.

This simple yet simply perfect cotton T-shirt is semi-fitted, so make sure you buy your exact correct size. The fabric is soft, the stitching is precise, and it doesn’t cling anywhere.

If you're looking for a shirt that won't lose its shape no matter what you do during the day, this is your shirt.

This shirt won’t bag out, or look shapeless, because of its ultra-thick cotton knit. And we approve of the color and pattern selection. The fit is just relaxed enough to look good without being sloppy.

As its name indicates, the Hurley cotton T-shirt is something every guy needs in his closet, and its fit is more on the slightly slimmer side.

The Hurley T-shirt is just fitted enough to look good, without putting anything undesirable on display. The fabric is soft, and the there’s no shrinkage.

The Armani Exchange T-shirt, an Erlanger favorite, not only has the flawless fit you want, but a killer V neckline. Plus it works great under jackets and sweaters.

Made of ultra-soft cotton, this V-neck T-shirt is great for work, a night out, or anything in between. The brand is known for its long-lasting staples, which don’t fade or fall apart. And the color selection is spot-on.

If you're going for something with longer sleeves, this henley is perfect for layering.

This shirt has got more of a slimmer fit through the chest and sleeves, and is made of a lightweight cotton, and has the added nice touch of mother of pearl buttons.

Unsure about what to wear? You won't go wrong with this Vince T-shirt, which has a crew neckline and a straight-cut bottom hem.

This shirt has a slim fit through the body, is made of pima cotton, and drapes nicely just below the waist.

If you're totally confident that there's no hint of man boobs, then get thyself this Paige perfectly-tailored T-shirt.

This T-shirt is exceptionally soft, and that’s because it’s partially made of modal. And that means it’s not particularly forgiving. You’ve been warned.

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