We think there’s something inherently summery about a slightly unhinged pattern or print. Which is why we needed little to no excuse to bring you this – a carefully curated roundup of the finest graphic t-shirts that you’ll need when the clouds finally disperse and the sunny-season gets into full swing. Below is eight of our favourites that feature everything from vintage logos, understated prints and statement graphics just in time for the real start of summer.
Soulland began life as a small brand that specialised in 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 Ozzel T-Shirt carries a simple ‘Soulland’ slogan and it is the perfect tee to throw on day-to-day thanks to its subtle baseball stitching and slightly relaxed fit.
A.P.C’s growing selection of premium menswear essentials pays great attention to detail and colour which can be seen in the brand’s latest range of easy-to-wear staples and quietly luxurious t-shirts such as this White Kraft Tee. It’s the kind of understated graphic t-shirt that isn’t restricted to just summer, as it can just as well be worn with shorts and sneakers as a slim-line tailored trouser and minimal, premium sneaker in colder climes.
Why have an average-fitting tee when you can have a slightly longer, more comfortable one. This incredibly soft and lightweight Pearl Edition Box T-Shirt from Personal Effects is cut slightly oversized from a soft heavy organic white jersey cotton for an enhanced fit that is ideal for those slightly cooler summer evenings.
Satta’s selection of graphic tees plays on different spiritual iconography that founder Joe has encountered around Asia, alongside a range of LP artworks inspired by roots reggae and spiritual jazz. The amalgamation of ideas gives Satta’s t-shirts an understated, carefree feel that is ideally suited to summer. Especially when they come in dusky pastel hues like this Calcio Afro T-Shirt.
Edmmond Studio’s contemporary vison of modern menswear is a successful one as it manages to balance tradition and innovation, comfort and simplicity into a range of comfortable, laid-back summer essentials. Which means, no matter what t-shirt you may pick, each one has that extra-special quality of just looking good. Especially in terms of fit, fabric choice and colour palette.
It was during the 1966 World Cup when the USSR rocked up in their own kits as opposed to the official Umbro kit that they should’ve be in. This iconic moment has been channelled to create the central aesthetic for the YMC and MUNDIAL capsule collection, with the bold red initials of CCCP taking centre stage of this easy-to-wear YMC tee. Remind yourself why you love football without walking around in a replica strip with a guy’s name on the back who is half your age.
Here’s Soulland again with another tee that is tailored to every eventuality – from the 9-to-5 workday right through to the weekend. This simple graphic t-shirt will accompany on all those adventures with its slightly oversized fit, front rose chest logo and large print on the reverse.
As a colour ‘black’ lends itself to summer a lot better than people think as it acts as a more relaxed, laid-back alternative to a bright white tee – and this Black Bunz tee from Soulland is as good as it gets. Complete with the brand’s iconic white typography to the chest, you can throw on this t-shirt any day you like and watch people question the true meaning of the slogan of ‘No Future, New Culture’ on the front.
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