It doesn’t matter how many fits you got off, or how long: the simple white T-shirt is almost certainly a key component of your everyday style, the ideal canvas to paint the rest of your fit masterpiece. Finding the right one can be a game-changer, an incredible challenge deserving of the time and energy that you would inevitably spend searching. That’s double when you consider what matters most to you: Are you looking for a cozy mad thing? Really smooth? Durable? A little from columns A, B, and C?
No, that isn’t going to be easy. Sure, there will be obstacles along the way (when you have modal, tencel, poly, cotton, and every other other alternative available). But one day you’ll be standing in front of a suspiciously attractive mirror in a brightly lit dressing room, a shadow of the guy you once were, and all of a sudden it all clicks. You’re going to look at the T-shirt in your hands instead, slightly stupefied, drained by the relentless sense of searching that has long come to describe your very life, and you’re going to laugh at a version of yourself that once overlooked a reference on a simple white T-shirt out of sheer hubris! You’re going to take a close look at your reflection, you’re going to smile softly, and you’re going to walk a wiser man out of that changing room.
Or not, anyway. I did take the ride for you as it happens. Take a look at the choices below — you’ll note they’re all crewnecks, because V-neck white tees are usually better suited for undershirt status — to miss the adventure entirely and pony up ASAP for one of the best white T-shirts you can purchase now.
Comfort Colors may be the T-shirt blank of choice for many of the best brands around but its signature pocket tee holds up even without customization.
Look no further if you are looking for a tee that can stand up to anything that you throw at it (in a beautifully oversized fit). Carhartt’s got you covered.
Yet those Supima tees are hard to beat if you’re trying to buy them super-soft (and in bulk).
If you’re on the market for a slightly more beefy take on the theme, stock up on the one the retailer releases with the help of their ongoing partnership with Christophe Lemaire almost every season!
This tee features prominently in the “Uniform” series from Everlane and once you buy it, it’s pretty obvious that it’s going to end up a go-to.
Alternative was a true pioneer in the soft-as-hell T-shirt scene, and to no one’s surprise, it still slaps its take on the trend.
If your own taste skews a little more hypebeast-y, you can always buy a pack from the partnership with Supreme of Hanes (yet in stock!).