The Best Basic
T-Shirts at Any Price

Best men's basic t-shirts in 2022 Best men's basic t-shirts in 2022

The Best
Basic T-Shirts
at Any Price

It’s time to refresh your crewnecks

In the pantheon of menswear, there’s really nothing more universal than the T-shirt. Everyone owns several in their wardrobe and it's always the trusty garment that literally goes with anything and can be worn in every season. Besides being the most democratic piece to own, tees are also the easiest to stock up on. For instance, the supima cotton crew by UNIQLO is a great bang for your buck that's worth several buys—year in and year out. But if you've never shelled out for a high-end T-shirt, we'd suggest trying just one and seeing how different it fits and feels. They tend to last longer, so it's not as frivolous as it might first appear. The linen tee by Alex Crane is at a great price point—you could buy just two and easily alternate them.

Much like everything we recommend, fit and fabrics are always what matters most. A slub tee will feel soft and lived in from the jump; whereas a supima T-shirt is a bit more substantial and crisp, so it will break in after each wear and wash. The fit in T-shirts range from slim fitting to boxy, and even an oversized one is a great look nowadays. We've picked out some tees that'll help keep you cool all season and are also available at any budget. So get shopping.


The Best
T-Shirts in 2022

imogene + willie Washed Grey Knit Tee

Washed grey knit tee,
$56 by imogene + willie

Velva Sheen Rolled Tee

Rolled tee,
$55 by Velva Sheen

3Sixteen Garment-Dyed Plain Tee

Garment-dyed plain tee,
$48 by 3Sixteen

Jungmaven Basic Tee

Basic tee,
$44 by Jungmaven

Lady White Co. Our Tee

Our tee,
$60 by Lady White Co.

Buck Mason Slub Classic Tee

Slub classic tee,
$38 by Buck Mason


Los Angeles Apparel Fine Jersey Tee

Fine jersey tee,
$20 by Los Angeles Apparel

Paa SS Two Range Tee

SS two range tee,
$80 by Paa

Merz B. Schwanen Loopwheeled Tee

This German-made shirt has no side seams, but it does have triangle inserts under the arms for ease of movement

Loopwheeled tee,
$57.16 by Merz B. Schwanen

Reigning Champ Leightweight Jersey Tee

Lightweight jersey tee,
$55 by Reigning Champ

Todd Snyder + Champion Basic Jersey Tee

Basic jersey tee,
$50 by Todd Snyder + Champion

Levis Vintage Clothing 1950s Sportswear Tee

Archival design, made the old fashioned way and really shows off your biceps

Archival design, made the old fashioned way and really shows off your biceps

1950s sportswear tee,
$88 by Levi's Vintage Clothing


Taylor Stitch Natural Cotton/Hemp Tee

Natural cotton/hemp tee,
$35 by Taylor Stitch

Alex Crane Sun Tee

Made from French linen for a
breezy feel and loose drape

Sun tee,
$55 by Alex Crane

Shockoe Atelier Medium-Weight Jersey Tee

Medium-weight jersey tee,
$45 by Shockoe Atelier

UNIQLO Supima Cotton Tee

Supima cotton tee,
$19.90 by UNIQLO

Everlane Premium Cotton Tee

Premium cotton tee,
$45 by Everlane

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Classic Tee

100% organic cotton classic tee,
$19.95 by Gap

Sunray Sportswear SS Haleiwa Tee

Made in Japan with a relaxed, vintage-inspired fit

SS Haleiwa tee,
$80 by Sunray Sportswear

Forty Five Supima Tee

Supima tee,
$35 by Forty Five


According to Imprint Next, this is the world ’s total cotton market in 2021.

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