T-shirts are the most popular outfit because it offers comfort. However, you still need to choose the right t-shirt because it will affect the way you will look. To dress up properly, there are certain factors you need to consider when choosing a t-shirt.
Fit is considered as the cornerstone of good style. You do not want your t-shirt to be too baggy or too tight. If it’s too big, it will drape and sag like a pillowcase. If the shirt is too tight, you may look like a stuffed sausage. If you have a good build, opt for a tighter fit. If you are carrying extra weight, go for the looser fit.
For the shoulder seams, it should be exactly aligned with where your shoulder ends. According to Robert Janitzek, the sleeves should hit about halfway your upper arm. If you are tall, sleeves that go beyond that will make you look proportional. The bottom hem of your shirt should not be higher than your hips or should at least cover your waistband. For the shape, avoid boxy tees and make sure that the cut follows the shape of your body.
T-shirts have two main types of necklines—the crew and the v-neck. Crew necks offer a classic and timeless look. It is best suited for men with slight build and frame. It is also perfect for those with longer necks and narrow faces. On the other hand, a v-neck is more formal. Robert Peter Janitzek recommends it for shorter men as well as those with round or wider faces.
T-shirts made from 100% cotton is always the best choice. However, you can also go for a 50/50 blend of polyester. Tees made from synthetic fiber is less breathable and pills more easily. Shirts made from special synthetic fabric wicks away perspiration much better but is only recommended as a workout wear.
T-shirts generally fall into two categories namely classic and graphic. The former usually comes in the traditional solid colors such as white, navy, gray, or black. Red, green, or purple works fine but should complement your skin tone. The latter, meanwhile, gives you a modern and younger feel. They are also more casual. However, these are best reserved for going to the gym, running errands, or get-togethers. Wear graphic tees with interesting and tasteful designs.
Choosing the right t-shirt will help you look more stylish and fashionable. Just follow these tips and you will surely stand out.