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The 40 Best T-Shirts for Men You’ll Wish You Bought Sooner

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T-shirts are a quintessential wardrobe staple for any man. Tees are likely the most stocked item in your wardrobe, taking you anywhere from the gym to the bar to work to a date night. Given the versatility (or versaitli-tee), there’s always room for more basic T-shirts in any guy’s collection. The hunt for the perfect T-shirt seemingly never ends.

That said, there are T-shirt styles for every moment in life, like luxe tees that go with suits, slubby tees that go with jeans, and (subtle) graphic tees that go everywhere in between. There are soft T-shirts for sleeping, moisture-wicking T-shirts for running, and solid undershirts for just hanging at home in your favorite sweatpants.



  • Best Tested

    Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt
    Mack Weldon

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  • Best Fitting T-Shirt

    The Fundamental V-Neck T-Shirt
    lululemon

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  • Amazon Bestseller

    Men’s Crew T-Shirts
    Gildan

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  • Best Luxe Tee

    Lyocell and Cotton-Blend Jersey T-Shirt
    Tom Ford

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  • Best Overall T-Shirt for Men

    Pima Curved Hem Tee
    Buck Mason

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Of course, with all of that variety, that means there are a lot of T-shirts to choose from. After all, every single top clothing brand for men stocks at least a handful of tees. Picking out the best of the best can be damn near impossible and extremely overwhelming, especially if you hate browsing countless websites filled with almost too many options. Just trying to find the best T-shirts for men on Amazon is enough to make anyone rage.

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So, let’s narrow it down. The top brands below make some of the best T-shirts on the market, giving you options for any price and any occasion. Check out these 40 top T-shirts for men, including options from brands like Buck Mason, Everlane, Calvin Klein, and yes, even Amazon.

      Best Tested

      Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt

      • Made with antimicrobial fabric
      • Strong collar
      • Goldilocks fit

      If you are a one-and-done type of shopper, this tee from Mack Weldon is available in every color you need, from standard white to a cool navy. Made with antimicrobial fabric, this doubles as a reliable workout shirt, too.

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      Best Fitting T-Shirt

      The Fundamental V-Neck T-Shirt

      • Incredibly breathable
      • Anti-odor properties
      • Fits well on athletic body types

      Lululemon takes the cake for making the best-fitting and flattering T-shirts. This basic tee especially has just the right weight to make it feel like a real shirt and not something sloppy.

      Read more: Best Undershirts

      Amazon Bestseller

      Men’s Crew T-Shirts

      • Wallet-friendly
      • High level of durability

      Need to stock up on T-shirts? Gildan has you covered with this bestselling multipack, which has received plenty of five-star reviews on Amazon for its softness and easy-to-move-in fit.

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      Best Luxe Tee

      Lyocell and Cotton-Blend Jersey T-Shirt

      • Stylish silhouette
      • High level of softness

      If you want to feel what it’s like to be a celebrity, just slip on this Tom Ford tee. The Lyocell and cotton-blend tee is super soft, and the cut is impeccable—like you’d expect anything less from Tom Ford.

      Best Overall T-Shirt for Men

      Pima Curved Hem Tee

      • Holds shape over time
      • Classic rugged look
      • Wide array of colors available

      Buck Mason’s T-shirts are the kind of shirts that will make even the biggest T-shirt skeptic say, “I didn’t know T-shirts could be like this.” It is expertly constructed and it actually lasts—a quality not easily attributed to tees.

      Best for Travel

      72-Hour Merino Tee

      Anyone that’s owned a merino wool knows the entry price is worth the investment. The fabric is famously breathable, and it’s natural anti-odor properties and moisture-wicking ability makes it so you can wear the garment for longer than you’d expect before it gets, well, gross. Proof’s 72-Hour Merino Tee is incredibly well made and comes in a wide array of colors.

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      Best Moisture-wicking Shirt

      Strato Tech Tee

      Vuori, one of our favorite athleisure brands, uses moisture-wicking tech fabric in its signature crewneck tee, providing unparalleled comfort while you’re running a 5K or just running errands. The slim fit elevates this pick from a standard athletic shirt to something you can actually wear out.

      Read more: Best Moisture-Wicking Shirts

      Best Tank Top

      Made in L.A. Tank Top in Navy

      A casual tank that can be worn on its own, Todd Snyder’s bestseller elevates the summer staple with a premium cotton jersey and lean silhouette, so it doubles as a tasteful undershirt.

      Best Athleisure Tee

      Copper Jersey T-shirt

      Woven with copper treated anti-odor fibers, this tee from Reigning Champ is made to last through a myriad of wash cycles. Design notes like a rib-bound collar and flatlock seams show the brand’s attention to detail. Grab either a black or white tee (or both) and wear it one the days you want to break out your rare sneakers.

      Read more: Best Athleisure Brands

      Best V-Neck T-Shirt

      Cloud Tee

      Travis Mathew’s Cloud Tee’s are some of the softest and most durable tees around. They’re excellent at moisture wicking and are come in a nice tapered cut that holds shape over many washes. We like the subtle v-neck stitch on this tee, as opposed to other styles were the hem is much more sharp.

      Huckberry Bestseller

      Slub Curved Hem Tee

      Forty Five’s tees are made to feel and fit as if you already owned them forever. Cut and pressed in Los Angeles’s Fashion District, this front pocket shirt is as soft and breezy as they come.

      Best Casual T-Shirt

      Brace Tonic Slim Fit Crewneck T-Shirt

      With a casual lived-in look, this tee by AllSaints is perfect for a casual day out. The contrasting black stitching and slightly textured material add something special to an otherwise standard white tee.

      Best Moisture-Wicking T-Shirt

      All Day Shortsleeve

      Outdoor Voices is a savior when it comes to tees that need to take on sweating, lounging, and running errands. This tee looks good doing all of them—and won’t let on that you haven’t showered yet.

      Best T-Shirt Under $20

      Supima Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt

      Uniqlo T-shirts are a staple among fashion-forward folk. They are exquisitely priced (most are less than $20!), and the brand is constantly dropping cool colors to refresh your wardrobe. The shirts tend to last only a season, but their affordability makes it so you can constantly refresh your stock.

      Best Garment-Dyed Tee

      Washed Tee

      Made in Peru from 100% organic cotton, the Washed Tee starts with a fabric that’s naturally soft and strong. Couple it with the fact it’s garment-dyed and you have a stylish, lived-in-look tee you can wear on a casual night out.

      Best Knit T-Shirt

      Knit T-Shirt

      Knit tees promise high breathability, comfort, and wrinkle-resistance. The only downside is the price as they’re often more expensive. But leave it to Zara to come in with its own version (under $40) that has all the major characteristics of a top quality knit. Snag one of these bad boys in navy, blue, or gray.

      Best Pocket Tee

      Carefree Unshrinkable Tee with Pocket

      A cozy pocket tee in a faded color is perfect for those lake and beach trips. For just $20, this is a durable tee that’s going to only look better as it wears down over time.

      Best Workwear Tee

      Relaxed Fit Heavyweight T-Shirt

      A Carhartt tee is a must in every man’s wardrobe. Whether you wear it for it’s intended purpose (hard work/manual labor) or you wear it as a rugged fashion statement, you’ll be comfortable knowing this tee will hold up in the toughest conditions.

      Best Long Sleeve T-Shirt

      Relaxed Tee

      You need a few long sleeve tees for certain occasions, and Madewell’s take is a classic. Wear this puppy with your favorite chino shorts on those cool evenings hanging out in your backyard.

      Read more: Best Shorts

      Best Multi-Pack

      The Staple Set, 6-Pack

      If you are a one-and-done type of shopper, this tee set from True Classics gives you every color you need. From standard white to rich olive to two black tees, the six-pack set is a cheap way to bulk up your wardrobe for only $18 per high-quality tee.

      The Organic Cotton V-Neck Tee

      You can never have enough white tees. If you want to stock up on a bunch of tees of all colors and fits, Everlane is one of the best T-shirt brands for men. Go there for your everyday V-necks and crewnecks in your go-to colors.

      Read more: Best White Tees

      If you’re always tugging at the hem of your shirts, consider looking at tees that change it up. Cuts Clothing makes a tee with a curved hem, so it’ll sit nicely in the front and back without getting wedged up on the sides.

      Basic Jersey Tee in Black

      The Todd Snyder + Champion collaboration is the men’s gift that keeps on giving, especially when you’re shopping for the best-fitting T-shirts. These tees are super soft but not sloppy, feeling fitted but never clingy.

      Calvin Klein is a perennial favorite for all occasions, including and especially as underwear. Wear it around the house or as an undershirt that can, if need be, also see the light of day.

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      Lyocell and Cotton-Blend T-shirt

      A well-made pigment-dyed tee can easily become a man’s favorite casual top. This coffee-colored tee’s vintage-inspired look pairs well with everything from jeans to chinos, and it’s added lyocell fabric provides supreme softness. We’ll take two.

      If you’re not hanging around in Hanes undershirts 80% of the time while staying at home, what are you doing?? Give the ole white ones a rest with a new set of basic colors that won’t wear quite as fast.

      Tri-Blend Scallop V-Neck T-Shirt

      Shorter guys will find plenty to love about the neck-lengthening benefits of V-neck tees. This one from Good Life Clothing comes in plenty of colors, and is cut in all the right places.

      Plain white tees are a lot more interesting when you expand your range of white. This Kotn tee leans a little more on the cream side but wears with all other colors, plus its ribbed fabric will give you outfit some added texture. It’s a shirt that will give your look laid-back casual vibes.

      Garment-Dyed Slub T-Shirt

      Speaking of classics, J.Crew makes the best white T-shirts ever. This slub pocket tee is classic for warmer months. Wear it with dark jeans, printed trunks, or under your favorite denim jacket.

      Like graphics, some T-shirt designs come in and out of style faster than you’d want to buy new tees for them. But the best forever-fashionable T-shirt design? A simple navy and white stripe. Sunspel makes an expertly fitted one that is worth every last cent.

      Leave it to Rag & Bone to design a base T-shirt that’s stylish enough to be worn on its own. Plus it’s slim enough to wear under your favorite winter sweaters.

      Brooklinen not only sells killer bedding but also stocks award-winning loungewear too. This tee is ideal for lounging without feeling guilty about it. Hey, it’s important to not feel sloppy even while doing nothing.

      Cotton Citizen is another high-quality T-shirt brand worth investing in. Wear these tees when you could get away with wearing a shirt with buttons but aren’t trying to. This super soft pick is about as fancy as a tee can get.

      Tommy John makes the silkiest loungewear, aptly naming this line “second skin.” The notch in the neckline makes it feel a little different—and sexier—than all your other tees.

      Vince makes some high-quality T-shirts that are perfect alternatives to more dressed up shirts. Wear this with suit with your favorite jeans, or layered under a leather jacket.

      Maybe you think you’ve felt softness before. Softwear tees are softer. They are made with siro modal and a little bit of spandex for the ultimate stretch. Wear this for next-level lounging.

      If you’ve been sleeping on Mack Weldon, it’s time to come to. The tees here are ideal for that “I might take a nap or I might go run errands” mood.

      Triblend Scallop Long Sleeve T-Shirt

      If you’re looking to level up your go-to tees, might we suggest doing so with Goodlife? These T-shirts are a little pricier than your standard tee, but not too out there. Get one in your favorite color and sleeve length for testing.

      The Men’s Classic T-Shirt

      Lightweight T-shirts are hard to make well, and Bleusalt absolutely nailed it. This tee is airy and anti-microbial but far from too thin. Buy it and treasure it.

      LOUNGEWEAR Adicolor Essentials Trefoil Tee

      You already know and love T-shirts, so they are the perfect vehicle to try out new details. This slightly oversized tee is the advanced way to pull off a simple T-shirt.

      For the past two years, we consulted with Men’s Health‘s fashion editors and writers on the top t-shirts for men. Experts, including our Senior Style and Commerce Editor Christian Gollayan, and our Gear and Commerce Editor John Thompson, put a number of t-shirts the test and evaluated their durability, value, and style. We also considered top-reviewed t-shirts that had high customer ratings on e-commerce websites we trust.

      As the Senior Style and Commerce Editor, Christian Gollayan covers fashion, gear, and grooming content on menshealth.com.

      John Thompson is the E-Commerce Editor at Men’s Health, where he covers fashion, grooming, gear, and technology.

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