Once an undergarment and now a fashion statement, t-shirts have come a long way in a century. It adds a lot of character to any dress with so little. The bare of the fashion and every day wear, t-shirt is loveable clothing.
This century old piece of garment has revolutionized every day wear. From celebrities to the regular Joe, everyone wears one and everybody has a unique style.
Pair it with denim, or regular pants it goes well with almost everything. Don’t wear it at your cousins wedding you will not look cool.
Here are some style tips for t-shirt fashion.
There are basically 3 to 4 types of t-shirts that you need to know and look neat.
Round neck or Crew neck
The t-shirt that has no collar and is round necked. This was basically worn by the armed forces hence the name crew neck. This type of t-shirt started as an under garment but the crew wore it without any shirt over it when there was a lot of heat when in field or at sea.
The way it was worn by Hollywood stars made it wardrobe essential and style piece. Wearing it with denim is more pleasing than any other garment.
White, grey and black will go well with dark blue denims. If you are a little plump around your waist then don’t tuck it in. If you are fit or near 6 pack abs, then you can wear it tucked or otherwise. However, the truth is t-shirts are not meant to be tucked.
Wear it under the jacket at any time of the day with a good pair of denim and you are dressed for some work and some fun.
Polo or Tennis shirt
This t-shirt has collars and buttons, which are part shirt and part t-shirt. There is no formality of a shirt and lacks aloofness of a crew neck. This one started to take the current design around early 1900’s and kept on changing and it was mainly used by tennis and polo guys.
After these two sports it became a staple of golf players. This t-shirt is more of a formal form of the t-shirt and can be worn in almost any situation. See I have used the words almost and not everywhere, take this in account.
This and other t-shirts have to be fitted and not loose or tight, the key word being fitted. This one with collars doesn’t mean that you lift the collars up, you will not look cool believe me.
So, you want to wear a jacket with polo, that’s a big mistake. This combination does not go well and should be avoided.
This t-shirt is an excellent style of crew and v neck hybrid with buttons. Wear it with worn out denims or fresh ones, it looks good with both. Wear them with other casuals like chinos and even semi-formal trousers.
These tees are mostly worn under a shirt so that the tee is not visible under the shirt. This does not mean that you will not look good in them without the shirt. Wear it with style; add a scarf around your neck for the fashion statement. They go well with denims mostly. Don’t get the deep v necks that will ruin the look and is not recommended.
We want to look good in this humble piece of clothing that you and I both can wear it to work or to a gym or to a movie and there is no stopping it to wear under a shirt. At the end of the day when you want some shut eye, wear one and jump in to have a good night’s sleep.
Blue denim is the best partner for the whites, grey and black t-shirts. Navy colored t-shirts will go well with washed out black denims or shorts.
The size and length of the t-shirt matters the most. The t-shirt should flow over your shoulders and caress your arms (biceps) without being too loose or too tight.
It should end just above your hips but below your waist which would mean that if you know where you tie your belt, it just finishes half-inch to one inch below that point.
Polo’s are little longer at the back so that you can tuck them in and you will still be able to move around playing or working freely and comfortably. So keep this in mind if you want to wear polo without tucking.
Most people wear leather belts with polo but they should avoid it for two reasons. First reason being, if you sweat you will spoil your polo and second reason is that it looks good if you wear a belt made of canvas.
Canvas belts are pleasant on eyes and they do well with the casual look. There is more flexibility with these belts and are sturdy and strong. For canvas belts there are lots of colors to choose from and can be washed.
Most good designers and brands have no or very small brand name or logo. These look cool but there are some that have big brand names or large logo, avoid them. Fabric is most important factor how a t-shirt will fall. If the fabric is good cotton like long fiber cotton, the t-shirt will be good to feel and wear. Do not impulse buy but take your time and touch the fabric that your skin feels comfortable in before buying.
Yeah I know we are talking about t-shirts but a little tip will help you. So, do wear a good pair of shoes that will match your clothing style.
Get a watch that will go well with this form, most likely casual watch. The color of the dial has to be subtle and neutral. This way you can change the t-shirt but same watch can be worn with all of them.
Dab on a good cologne that will add a winner to your personality. Be confident and walk straight with no slouch of the shoulders. Shake hands and smile and go play with your buddies or make new ones.