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10 Must Have T-Shirts for Men

By ShirtSpace | Aug 23, 2019 |  Updated May 25, 2023

Whether you’re a jeans and t-shirt kind of guy, or prefer a trendier look for your day to day, there are countless t-shirt options available in this day and age. Below is a list of 10 wardrobe staples that are guaranteed to add versatility to your look!

Crew Neck

The crew neck t -shirt is the most common type of shirt that can be found in any man’s wardrobe. It’s a classic, go-to that every man MUST own. What’s more, this is a great option for men with smaller chests as it helps create a broader, better proportioned look. A crew neck t-shirt is perfect for a casual day out and about or can be worn underneath your favorite polo too. The options are endless!


Shirt pictured: 4400HM Men's Modal Tri-Blend T-Shirt by Alternative

Scoop Neck

For a  twist on the standard crew neck, go with the scoop neck t-shirt. This is an option that will show a bit more skin and is definitely fashion forward. Stick with plain or striped scoop neck shirts to achieve the best look possible!


You can’t go wrong with a classic, solid t-shirt! This is perfect for a  man with minimalist style or for mixing and matching different looks. The plain t-shirt’s timeless style will work for just about any occasion and is absolutely a wardrobe staple.


Shirt pictured: 21M made by Jerzees

V- Neck

Like the scoop, the v-neck shirt is a re-work of a traditional style. This is a great option that allows for both a casual or formal look. It’s super trendy and is available in regular and deep v’s for the extra fashion conscious guy.


Shirt pictured: AL5300 Ringspun Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt by Alstyle


To add some interest to your regular crew neck shirt, opt for a great pocket t-shirt. Typically available in solids and stripes, this is a fantastic way to add a little spice to your everyday casual look.


Shirt pictured: Al1305 Adult 100% Cotton T-shirt by Alstyle


The polo shirt is a versatile option that is appropriate for countless occasions. It’s perfect for golfing, a night out, a casual day at the park, or simply hanging out. Like the plain crew, it’s ideal for leaner men as it creates the look of a fuller upper body.


Shirt pictured: 1772051 Men's Utilizer™ Polo by Columbia


A collarless version of the polo, is a henley. Like the polo, it has a buttoning placket of a few inches and can be worn for various occasions. For a trendier look there are pattern and striped henleys, and for a classic look, there are sleek solids to choose from.


Shirt pictured: JA8244 Men's Vintage Brushed Jersey Henley by J America


Available in both vertical and horizontal, a striped shirt is a must have for all men. Just one, fun striped tee can add some interest to a drab wardrobe. Offered in many different styles, it’s a matter of choosing your best fit and opt for stripes!


Image Credit: Envato - DeBoerPhotography


Looking to literally make a statement? Graphic t-shirts are a fun way to wear clever slogans, wild images, comical phrases, and an array of different patterns. This is typically more of a casual, jeans and t-shirt kind of look, but definitely one that should be in every guy’s closet!


Image Credit: Envato - krisprahl


An increasingly popular option is a hooded shirt. This look is edgier than a standard crew shirt, but is also functional if you find yourself in inclement weather. While you likely wouldn’t have several of these in your wardrobe, one quality, stylish hooded shirt will surely get the job done.


Shirt pictured: G465 Performance ® Core Hooded T-Shirt by Gildan

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