T-Shirt Style Guide

22/03/2019

It’s easy to overlook the importance of the humble t-shirt when it comes to piecing together an outfit. But behind this humility lies the most versatile weapon in your sartorial arsenal - so I guess it’s time we learned how to use it.

When dealing with t-shirts, it all comes down to getting the basics right. How do I style a t-shirt? How many types of t-shirt are there? What is the Guinness World Record for most t-shirts worn at one time? Okay maybe not that last one.

Take a look at our ultimate t-shirt style guide and make sure you know your roll sleeve from your raglan, and your graphic from your print.

PLAIN

Much like the band, a plain white tee could easily be thought of as a one-hit wonder - however, you couldn’t be further from the truth!

A plain t-shirt screams versatility and provides a great jumping off point for any outfit. Pair with some jeans and trainers for laid back causal vibes, or wear underneath a blazer with some smart trousers for business-casual bliss.

STRIPED

Leave the gondola at home; wearing a striped t-shirt no longer has to look like you’re ferrying tourists down the canals of Venice.

Keep it casual and wear your stripes with pride - ideally suited to a sun-kissed cocktail by the marina in southern France. Failing that, a lively beer garden overlooking a dual-carriageway works just as well.

PRINT

Why not make a statement with a bold print tee? This is the ideal piece to liven up a simple outfit without overdoing it. A little goes a long way, so moderation is the name of the game.

RAGLAN

Arguably the item of clothing with the coolest backstory. Named after Lord Raglan, the style was invented to give him room to use his sword after he lost one arm in the Battle of Waterloo.

The raglan has also been used as an undershirt for American baseball teams for decades.

So whether you’re next up to bat at the bottom of the ninth or riding horseback in the Napoleonic Wars; a raglan’s got you covered. Also goes well with rolled hem jeans and canvas trainers for old skool cool.

GRAPHIC

Make sure everyone is 100% sure what brand it is that you’re wearing with a graphic t-shirt.

“Is that adidas Originals?” they may say, as they survey the logo blazoned upon your chest.

“Why yes it is, thank-you for noticing” you may quickly retort.

Is this the sort of thrilling interaction you need in your life? Then make a statement with a graphic tee.

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