Best men’s t-shirts 2022: white t-shirts with long sleeves

Just like a good friend, your best t-shirts should be used for comfort, support and, above all, style inspiration. As the ultimate foundational piece, a reliable stack of t-shirts should be the most dependable facet of your wardrobe. That’s not to say all t-shirts are created equal, however, and there are more than a few styles to choose from.

Here, to help you choose your way through the huge selection, we’ve outlined the key styles here that should be in every man’s t-shirt, from James Dean-approved plain white to graphic styles from Justin Bieber, Harry Styles. and co, as well as a handful of our editor’s go-tos.

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How many t-shirts do I need?

Well, how long does a piece of string last? Some things, dear reader, simply cannot be measured. A founding piece of fundamental importance, the role of a good T-shirt is not to be underestimated, and so one can end up with more than just a dresser full of the simple silhouette. If you must demand a number, we suggest going all the way to five and limiting yourself before you hit fifty… if only for storage reasons.

How long should a t-shirt last?

Overall, a t-shirt should last you anywhere from six months to two years — assuming you keep a moth-free wardrobe, that is. Provided you invest in quality t-shirts and wash them carefully (and plenty of fabric softener), you don’t have to worry about your precious pieces wearing out for a good few seasons to come.

What is the best fabric for a t-shirt?

It should come as no surprise when we say cotton is about as classic as t-shirt constructions go. However, for the non-cotton converts, other fabrications such as a lightweight linen choice or a stretch blend allow for equally comfortable and relaxed choices.

What are the best types of T-shirts to buy in 2022?

white t shirts

A particularly dependable port of call, you can rarely go wrong with a classic white T-shirt and pants combo. A much-loved base layer on colder days, a chic stand-alone during the summer months, and a common, casual swap for dress shirts with a suit, there’s a reason the Plain White T’s have ruled the silhouette worthy of a group name.

black t shirts

Although the fear of wearing a black top can often be mistaken for a member of reception staff, the silhouetted look should not be underestimated. In fact, Christian Dior said it best when he said, “You can wear black anytime you want. You can wear it at any age. You can wear it for almost any occasion.

Carhartt WIP black t-shirt

Colorful T-shirts

A great way to inject dopamine into your wardrobe, a colorful t-shirt can go a long way. From pastel tones to vibrant head-turning hues, throwing on a brightly colored tee can upgrade your look in just a flash of cotton construction.

Polo Ralph Lauren purple t-shirt

Graphic Print Tees

Who says a wardrobe basic can’t make a splash? Certainly not those head-turning graphic tees. Printed with everything from ominous emojis to logo designs, adding a graphic tee lends some nostalgia to your everyday ensembles, so don’t be afraid to be garish.

Only & Sons graphic print T-shirt

Amiri graphic-print T-shirt

Weekday graphic-print T-shirt

Palm Angels graphic print T-shirt

Long-sleeved t-shirts

Long-sleeved t-shirts aren’t just about having a little more fabric around your forearms, you know. Bringing a streetwise vibe to summer cuts, the long-sleeve tee is more punchy than you might think and can cater to aesthetics ranging from skater-chic to classic and preppy.

Reiss Long Sleeve Tee

AMI Heart Friend Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Asket Long Sleeve Tee

Sunspel Long Sleeve Tee

Oversized T-shirts

Calling all nostalgics, the impact of an oversized t-shirt is significant both in terms of size and aesthetics. Taking inspiration from the extremely oversized silhouettes of the 90s, this specific cut of the t-shirt goes back to the extravagant proportions worn by the biggest names in hip-hop culture. Fast forward to 22, and while you don’t need to know all of Ye West’s discography to put on the silhouette… we’re not saying that wouldn’t help.

Uniqlo U oversized t-shirt

Maison Kitsuné oversized T-shirt

Pangaia oversized t-shirt

Tee-shirts QG staff members buy this season

Finally, here’s an exclusive look at our editorial team’s favorite fundamental pieces for Summer 22, from simple embroidered tees to jacquard knits:

Burberry logo-print T-shirt

Percival Embroidered T-Shirt

Reiss Relaxed Tee

Acne Studios graphic print T-shirt


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