Best Men’s White Shirts, Fitted Tees – The Hollywood Reporter

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When it comes to the best men’s t-shirts, the right t-shirt can make all the difference when it comes to creating a smart look or an effortless everyday ensemble. Whatever the season, it’s important to find the right combination of materials, weight and comfort for the occasion and destination.

The good news is that there are plenty of options. From shirts worn by Zac Efron and Jason Statham to more understated – but just as serviceable – t-shirts at a reasonable price, you can definitely find something that works for you. Whether you’re looking for a great plain white t-shirt to pair with your swim trunks or the perfectly fitting model that looks great with retro sneakers, we’ve rounded up some of the best men’s t-shirts, with a focus on sustainable materials and more – and upcoming brands. Check out all of our top picks below.

1. Todd Snyder x Champion Basic T-Shirt

Available in eight stylish shades and sizes XS to XXL, this essential tee from Todd Snyder’s Champion collaboration is as effortless as it gets. This tailor-made basic made of high-quality cotton jersey goes well with both suits and sweat sets. (Ryan Reynolds, Dwane Johnson, and Matthew McConaughey are among the leading men to wear the luxury designer.)

Todd Snyder x Champion Basic T-Shirt

$50

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2. Duer The only tee

Duer’s The Only t-shirts are perfect if you like a slim and athletic fit in your shirts. They hug the shoulders a bit and tend to be quite tight. The company is also environmentally friendly and all shipping packaging is completely carbon neutral.

Duer Lightweight T-Shirt

Duer Lightweight T-Shirt

$49

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3. Outerknown Sojourn Pocket T-Shirt

Zac Efron and Jason Statham are among the Hollywood stars who have worn pro surfer Kelly Slater’s Outerknown brand. Not only is the brand eco-friendly (all of their products are either recycled, reclaimed or organic), they’re effortlessly cool. The Sojourn Pocket T-Shirt is one of the best men’s staples in their collection thanks to its versatile silhouette and relaxed fit.

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket T-Shirt

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket T-Shirt

$48

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4. Amazon Aware Cotton T-Shirt

For the eco-conscious shopper, this affordable t-shirt (available in other colors) from Amazon’s Eco-Aware line is better for the earth and your wallet. The shirt fulfills the online retailer’s “Climate Pledge Friendly” promise, which means that its clothing is as climate-neutral as possible and contains at least 95 percent organic cotton. It does all of this without sacrificing comfort and making a t-shirt that fits well over the shoulders.

Amazon Aware Cotton T-Shirt

Amazon Aware cotton short sleeve t-shirt

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5. Goodfellow Short Sleeve V-Neck Perfect T-Shirt

If you prefer a V-neck silhouette or something that doubles as an undershirt, this lightweight short sleeve tee from Goodfellow (Target’s in-house line of men’s basics) deserves a spot in your closet for its versatility and affordability – quite not to mention the fact that it’s made from recycled polyester is super comfortable. It is also available in other neutral and light colors.

Goodfellow Short Sleeve Perfect V-Neck T-Shirt

Goodfellow Short Sleeve Perfect V-Neck T-Shirt

$6

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6. Rowing Blazer Varsity T-Shirt

Rowing Blazers bring a luxe Ivy League aesthetic to your summer fits, and this Collegiate logo tee (other colors available) comes in a neutral gray to pair with most jackets and trousers. Plus, it’s plenty of light, so you’ll easily survive the spring sun and summer heat.

Rowing Blazer College

Rowing Blazer Varsity T-Shirt

$60

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7. Wales Bonner Short Sleeve College T-Shirt

The short-sleeved varsity t-shirt from luxury British men’s label Wales Bonner with Adidas is one of the coolest on the market and taps into modern trends with its relaxed shoulders and slightly longer sleeves. But it’s also charmingly retro, complete with Adidas’ iconic three stripes and original colorway.

Wales Bonner College T-Shirt

Adidas x Wales Bonner College T-Shirt

$70

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8. Everlane 100% SF T-Shirt

Everlane makes some of the best fitting men’s t-shirts for men, and this 100% cotton silhouette (also available in black and in another large print design) is for those looking to show their NorCal pride. Buying the shirt also goes to a good cause, as the brand has pledged to donate a portion of all sales to the ACLU.

Everlane 100 Percent SF White T-Shirt

Everland 100 Percent SF T-Shirt

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9. Uniqlo underground crew

Japanese retailer Uniqlo – which has worked with everyone from Billie Eilish to Disney – is known for its affordable, comfortable clothes and minimalist-cool silhouettes. Their basic t-shirts are listed as unisex and come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you’re guaranteed to find one that fits just right. For the price, you might be inclined to buy two or three.

Uniqlo short sleeve crew neck

Uniqlo short sleeve crew neck

$20

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10. Carhartt Loose fitting heavyweight short sleeve pocket shirt

You’ve probably seen Carhartt shirts on stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Pattinson, Ye and Harry Styles, among others. The workwear brand has taken the fashion world by storm in recent years for their cool yet functional clothing. Some of their garments tend to be heavier (read: more durable), so the brand’s signature short-sleeved pocket tee is ideal for those breezy days when layering is required.

Relaxed fit by Carhartt

Relaxed fit t-shirt from Carhartt

$37.95

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10. Featured Offer Have A Nice Day Tee

This upbeat shirt from Known Supply says it all. This ethically sourced organic cotton shirt is Fair Rade certified and available in gender neutral sizes.

Known offer Have A Nice Day Tee

Known offer Have A Nice Day Tee

$36

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11. RicherPoorer Men’s Organic Weighted T-Shirt

The RicherPoorer Weighted T-Shirt – available in a range of effortless colors – is one of the best slim-fit shirts we’ve found that meets eco-conscious standards. It’s made from durable 180gsm organic cotton and features minimal ladder stitching for a sleek look.

RicherPoorer Men's Organic Weighted Cotton T-Shirt

RicherPoorer Men’s Organic Weighted Cotton T-Shirt

$44

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12. Nike Legend Dri-Fit Shirt

Nike’s Dri-Fit shirts don’t just look good in the gym. They’ll certainly keep you cooler while you’re on the treadmill or lifting weights, but moisture-wicking tees are also a versatile staple for hotter days. The abundance of sizes, wide range of colors and affordable price mean you may want to stock up on all your favorite colors.

Nike Legend Dri-Fit Shirt

Nike Legend Men’s Dri Fit T-Shirt

$25

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13. Hiro Clark Montecito T-shirt

Hiro Clark T-shirts are made from high-quality cotton and feel pleasantly soft. This black Montecito shirt brings a minimalist touch to your everyday wardrobe without sacrificing comfort – making it one of the best t-shirts for this price point.

Hiro Clark Montecito

Hiro Clark Montecito T-Shirt

$98

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