It’s almost here. It really is almost here. We may not have seen a great deal of it so far, but we’re still counting down the days until the summer sun is around for good. Which is why we needed little to no excuse to bring you this – a carefully curated roundup of the finest t-shirts that you’ll need when the clouds finally disperse and the sunny-season gets into full swing. With everything from reanimated vintage logos, timeless quality staples and classic Breton stripes, we’ve got you covered.
This year, summer collections are absolutely packed with pink. In particular, pastel pinks, dusty blush pinks and the revival of the old-favourite ‘salmon’ pink. One of our favourites, the YMC Pink Television Raglan T-Shirt, puts the pastel revival to good use and is an easy and understated way to wear pink this season. While its luxurious cotton slub jersey construction makes it feel great, too.
T-Shirts come in all shapes and sizes, but this Rust Orange Essential T-Shirt is the only way to bolster your wardrobe basics. One of Form & Thread’s most popular pieces, the burnt orange t-shirt will go with everything you own – in particular grey and black hues or variations thereof. The premium high-quality cotton construction will not only feel superior against your skin but it will also survive the regular run-ins with your washing machine to maintain its handsome shape and texture over time.
Soulland began as a small company which specialised in signature print t-shirts, so it’s no surprise that its range of quirky print tees remain some of the most popular designs in modern streetwear. This white cake tee carries a simple ‘peace and forgetfulness’ slogan and it is the perfect tee to throw on and watch people question the true meaning of the slogan on the front.
The simple Breton stripe has been to the go-to summer tee for some of pop culture’s biggest personalities over the years – Kurt Cobain, James Dean, Pablo Picasso et al. – and you can get in on it too with this Ecru Toni Stripe from Harmony. Cut in a straight fit the tee is finished in an easy-going red stripe design that will add a touch of colour to any summer ensemble.
As a colour, ‘off-white’ lends itself to summer and it acts as a more relaxed, laidback alternative to a bright white tee – and this one from Maison Kitsune is as good as it gets, complete with the brand’s simple navy typography to the chest.
American-based brand Opening Ceremony has tailored its latest collection to a week in the life of a modern man – the 6AM workout, the 9-to-5 workday, and the weekend. This logo t-shirt will accompany you on all those adventures with its slightly oversized fit and iconic OC logo to the chest.
CMMN SWDN regularly steps away from the monochromatic colour palettes and clean silhouettes favoured by most Scandinavian brands in favour of high-shine viscose fabrics and playful colours. Its new Spring/Summer offering was inspired by a trip to Marrakech and is rich in dusky sensual vibrant hues, including the stand-out White Miles T-Shirt. Full of expressive colours and textures, the t-shirt is crafted from a spongy double jersey fabric with a desert sunset print and oversized sleeves.
Slightly more oversized than your average t-shirt, and guaranteed to be more comfortable than many other t-shirts that you own, this classic navy stripe t-shirt from Wax London is exactly what you’ll want on your back when the sun hits and you’ve got your favourite pair of denim shorts on.
Why have short sleeves when you can have slightly longer ones. This incredibly comfortable ¾ length sleeved tee from Natural Selection is complete with raglan sleeves for an enhanced fit and feel that is ideal for those slightly cooler summer evenings.
Alright, black isn’t exactly an ideal colour to wear in the height of summer, but the neon slogan on this Edwin tee makes it all the more acceptable – and it will look particularly good when paired to your favourite pair of black shorts and a classic Old Skool Vans Sneaker, too.
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