Let’s just call this for what it is — a great T-shirt is a staple for everyone’s wardrobe, and we’re giving you the 411 on the best brands for men.
Note: this guide isn’t just for the men. We’re all about wearing whatever you feel comfortable in, and most of these tees are unisex options (pro tip: size up for that much-adored oversized fit). Whether you’re picking up a gift for your boyfriend or dad or simply need a wardrobe restock for yourself, our list is bound to be a good one.
Many of these brands you’ve heard of before — Nike, Outerknown, U.S. Polo — but others are the hidden gems in the bunch we can’t wait to share.
We rounded up the 26 best men’s T-shirt brands you wish you would have looked into sooner. With a great pair of jeans, chinos, dress pants, or shorts, you’ll be rockin’ and rollin’ every month of the year.
Before we dive into our picks, check out some of our favorites: Calvin Klein, Fresh Clean Tees, lululemon, Todd Snyder, Vuori.
Oh yes, Amazon has the *prime* options that you can’t skip out on. Namely, the Champion T-Shirt is just $7 and has more than 24,000 rave reviews. It also comes in a wealth of colors that’ll make you want to pick up multiple.
Also, we think the Into the AM T-Shirt ($20) is an American-made staple that looks great with just about any bottoms. If you want a great value, consider the Fruit of the Loom 12-Pack Eversoft Cotton Crew T-Shirt ($16) and Kingsted 4-Pack Classic-Fit T-Shirt ($36) to have many on deck in your drawer.
Abercrombie is having a comeback — and a fine one at that. Specifically, it’s men’s T-shirt selections are some of the coziest and of the most well-made material we’ve seen.
Pick up the Essential Tee ($19) that comes in more than a dozen of colors in the brand’s signature soft material. The Record Fair Graphic Tee ($12) and the Coney Island Graphic Tee have much swagger without being too cheesy, too, and for that, we love them.
If you prefer a more oversized fit with a pocket, add the Essential Long-Length Tee ($12) to your cart, too.
Not only is Brooklinen the destination for some of the best bath towels and dreamiest sheets (seriously, they’re so good), but it’s men’s apparel is also where it’s at.
We fully recommend the Prospect Tee ($25) if you want a top that feels like a cloud, or the York Tee ($25) if you love the V-neck style. Plus, Brooklinen has a full suite of loungewear up for grabs — including men’s joggers.
Sometimes, a designer-fledging tee can make a world of difference. That’s why we think Burberry is one of the best luxury brands for men, specifically for T-shirts.
Its Logo Print Cotton Oversized T-Shirt ($480) and the Label Appliqué Cotton Oversized T-Shirt ($660) are at the top of our list, along with the Map Print Cotton Oversized T-Shirt ($570) and the Monogram Motif Cotton T-Shirt ($410). For an indulgent fabric, it’s worth that extra coin.
If there’s a beast in the men’s t-shirt arena, it’s Calvin Klein. Like you, we’ve seen the CK logo everywhere, and for a good reason — most of its selections are best-sellers.
The Patchwork Monogram Logo Crewneck T-Shirt ($35) and the Pride Relaxed-Fit Sunset Graphic T-Shirt ($40) are two of our top picks, while both the Standards Muscle Man Graphic T-Shirt ($27) and Relaxed-Fit Standard Logo Crewneck T-Shirt ($45) have a unique edge to them.
If you’re like us, you’ve seen Carhartt’s beanies and vests everywhere. Well, its vast men’s selection is just as good — and extremely versatile.
For unbeatable options, consider buying the Force Relaxed-Fit Midweight Short-Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt ($15) and the Loose-Fit Heavyweight Short-Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt ($10). If you desire more of that polo-look, the Loose-Fit Heavyweight Short-Sleeve Pocket Henley T-Shirt ($12) and Force Relaxed-Fit Midweight Short-Sleeve Pocket Polo ($24) are just as great.
As its name suggests, Cozy Earth has that ultra-soft charm featured in all of its clothing — bedding, too. A personal favorite, the Stretch-Knit Bamboo Lounge Tee ($64) is worth every penny.
For more options, check out the brand’s new Bamboo Ultra-Soft Raglan Tee ($72), similar in coziness but “slightly more substantial” than the Stretch-Knit Bamboo Lounge Tee. Paired with the Ultra-Soft Bamboo Jogger Shorts ($72), and you’re golden.
Stop — and run to Everlane. If you’re looking for well-priced elevated basics, this retailer has you covered. And, covered well.
The Organic Cotton Crew ($30) and Organic Cotton V-Neck ($30) are among the brand’s sought-after options. You can even pick up three for $75!
For a more utility-esque look, the Premium-Weight Relaxed Crew ($45) and Premium-Weight Pocket ($45) are handsome tops and are offered at two for $70.
These T-shirts aren’t just your typical — they’re fresh and they’re clean.
The Crew Neck ($12) is available in a wealth of colors and will make anyone look sharp and ready for any occasion. The Eco Fresh 4-Pack ($60) is an excellent bang for your buck, too, along with the Short-Sleeve Henley ($22).
For the golf course or the office, we also stand by the Torrey Polo ($25), which spans up to size 3X.
Made with every cut and style in mind, Huckberry has it going on in the men’s T-shirt department. Its Hemp Tee ($45) and 72-Hour Merino Tee ($78) look as cozy-as-can-be.
The exclusive Huckberry x Coors Banquet Tee ($38) and the Supima Crew Tee ($35) are also worth talking about, perfect for rain, shine or sleep alike.
With performance-grade basics in mind, James Perse is a standout men’s T-shirt brand, much ado to its variety and breathable comfort. We want to buy all the men in our life the Short Sleeve Crew Neck ($80) and the Lotus Jersey Short-Sleeve Henley ($225), especially.
For more of an athletic look, the brand’s Short-Sleeve Graphic Crew Neck ($95) and Clear Jersey Crew ($105) are remarkably stellar.
Putting the C in “classic,” J.Crew has a well-stocked array of styles to choose from, as far as men’s T-shirts go. Two tops on our wishlist include the Broken-In Short-Sleeve T-Shirt ($37) and the Old Soldier Speedboat Champions Graphic T-Shirt ($40), the latter bringing that coastal charm to the retailer’s aesthetic.
The Garment-Dyed Slub Cotton Crewneck T-Shirt ($30) is one of J.Crew’s best-sellers, too, and offered in an incredible color variety. You’ll also enjoy the Made-in-the-USA Cotton T-Shirt ($50), if we had to bet our money on it.
Home of the trusty Bean Boot, L.L.Bean also has a vast selection of T-shirts to keep you cool, comfortable and cozy.
The Sunwashed Canvas Shirt ($50) offers a bit of a dressier vibe than most, along with the Wrinkle-Free Twill Sport Shirt ($45). For a more casual dress code, the Carefree Unshrinkable Pocket Tee ($20) and Carefree Unshrinkable Henley ($25) receive our stamps of approval.
Our readers (hey, you!) love lululemon so much that we compiled an edit of the best of its markdown items. Much to our delight, the crowd-favorite retailer has a wide variety of men’s T-shirts to choose from that aren’t just workout-inspired.
Add the Drysense Training Short-Sleeve Shirt ($78) and the new Evolution Short-Sleeve Polo Shirt ($88) to your cart for moisture-wicking, relaxed-fit fabrics. Additionally, we appreciate the fits of both the Commission Short-Sleeve T-Shirt ($78) and the designed-for-running Metal Vent Tech Short-Sleeve Shirt 2.0 ($78), the latter new to lululemon.
Mack Weldon’s T-shirt selection is fairly priced and has a unique color variety, from peach to electric blue. Its Pima Crew Neck T-Shirt ($38) checks all our boxes, from comfort to style. Two other favorites include the Pima V-Neck T-Shirt ($38) and the Pima Short-Sleeve Henley ($42).
Not to mention, the Stealth Crew Neck T-Shirt ($58) has that versatile, athletic-minded vibe we’re always on the hunt for.
Just as we adore Madewell’s women’s jeans, so is the case with its men’s T-shirts. Its best-selling Garment-Dyed Allday Crewneck Pocket Tee ($30) and Relaxed Tee ($33) won’t ever go out of style, as is the case with the Garment-Dyed Allday Crewneck Tee ($35) and the Knit Easy Short-Sleeve Camp Shirt ($58).
Oh, and if you’re looking for something cool to pair your new tops with, Madewell’s shoe shop is unreal.
If we had an award for incredible comfort and effortless style, it would go to Mott & Bow. Its jeans are phenomenal (seriously, we got everyone hooked) and we stand by the brand 100% for all things practical and perfect for 24/7 wear.
We love the look of the Classic Crew Driggs Tee ($37) and the Classic V-Neck Driggs Tee ($37) come in a heavenly variety of colors and are plush, yet lightweight. Not to mention, the Midweight Pocket Amity Tee ($35) and the Heavyweight Pocket Carlton Tee ($35) are next-level.
As one of the most searched-for brands in the men’s T-shirt space, this edit would be incomplete without a mention of Nike. With years of sports-minded designs, it’s a one-stop-shop for any age.
Specifically, we have our eyes on the best-selling Sportswear Premium Essential Tee ($40) and the sustainably made Dri-Fit ($35). Moreover, the SB Shirt ($40) and Basketball T-Shirt ($35) have the most eclectic prints any guy (and gal!) would love.
The Queen B of virtually everything, Nordstrom has some of the widest selections of men’ T-shirts and an array of fabulous brands, from AllSaints to Theory.
Most notably, we want to pick up the Vans Rooted Cotton Graphic Tee ($16) and the Psycho Bunny Logo V-Neck T-Shirt ($43). We also have Goodlife’s Scallop Supima Crewneck Tee ($46) and Robert Barakett’s Georgia Crewneck T-Shirt ($46) on our wishlists.
Though the brand is Outdoor Voices, these men’s T-shirts are encouraged to be worn indoor and outdoor (in other words, you’ll want to live in them).
From the Fast Track Shortsleeve ($48) to the new All Day Shortsleeve ($58), even Outdoor Voices knows these versatile tops are meant for all-day wear. Similarly, the Everyday Unisex Shortsleeve ($26) and the Sport Polo ($68) have that same relaxed look.
Outerknown has the grooviest tees. The Groovy Pocket Tee ($58) and the Sojourn Pocket Tee ($48) are wardrobe staples, as is the Sojourn Polo ($68).
Impressively, Outerknown’s apparel is made from “the softest organic Peruvian pima cotton,” per its website, which makes us want to whip out our credit cards and get to lounging in these pure-bliss tops.
When splurging on men’s T-shirts, you can’t go wrong with Todd Snyder. Its expansive line of fabrics and styles will have you fully stocked for every season.
The Linen Jersey T-Shirt ($118) comes in a wide variety of colors with oversized sleeves — perfect for giving you that extra bit of material, though still breathable. Likewise, the Made In L.A. Premium Jersey T-Shirt ($68) is comparable for a bit less.
We also have our eyes on the Bleached Indigo Slub Pocket Tee ($108) and the Champion Basic Jersey Tee ($50) for a more relaxed fit.
Ah, Under Armour — the trailblazer in men’s athletic gear and apparel. Though available at plenty of large-name retailers, its site is just as good to shop for all the men’s tees (and more!) on your agenda.
Above all else, we recommend the Iso-Chill Run Laser Short Sleeve ($60) and the Iso-Chill Compression Short Sleeve ($38) for their breezy and form-fitting styles, respectively. For two more great options, the Breeze 2.0 Trail T-Shirt ($60) and Iso-Chill Polo ($75) are the definition of the 🔥 emoji.
We found your new destination for affordable men’s T-shirts. If you want to grab and go (especially with a vast color variety in tow), then Uniqlo is a well-equipped place to start.
Its online shop, which carries the Cotton Oversized Crew Neck T-Shirt ($20) and the Supima Cotton Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt ($20), has even more styles to shop from that, impressively, are unisex.
Other styles we deem worth picking up include Supima Cotton V-Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt ($20) and the Dry-Ex Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt ($20).
As the Levi’s of men’s T-shirts, U.S. Polo Assn. has an array of cult-classic cuts to choose from. Its Chest Stripe Pocket Jersey T-Shirt ($15) and USPA Team Graphic Print T-Shirt ($15) are among are top choices, though the Double V-Neck Shirt ($15) and Ombre Stripe Jersey T-Shirt ($15) are just as flattering.
For more things U.S. Polo Assn. (you know, with the little horse logo we all know and love), check out our guide to the best men’s polos for those collared favorites you undoubtedly have your eye on.
Well-priced and offering you some of the most premium of basics, Vuori isn’t a brand to skip out on. From its Strato Tech Tee ($54) to its Grandview Tech Tee ($74), you won’t be out of unique yet traditional styles — styles that will give you that effortless relaxed look.
We advise you pick up the Tuvalu Tee ($58) and the Zephyr Tee ($64) to complete your wardrobe in the best way possible.
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