If there’s one thing you can’t have enough of, it’s perfectly shaped basic tees. As you might know, I love eccentric prints, but the problem is that those tees can’t be worn too often, as they are too recognisable and hard to match up. With basic tees, you can focus on accessories, bottoms, and shoes/sneakers. Basic tees are like the quiet teammate that lets everyone else shine.
It’s all about the shape
However, for a basic shirt to make it into my collection, there are a few criteria that need to be met. First and foremost, the shape of the tee is essential. When the tee has nothing more to show for in turns of print or colours, it’s super important that the shape is perfect. Small details in the shape can make a huge difference. My favourite basic mens tees at the moment are the Rounded Nep Tees from Usual Suspect. I love the shorter sleeves and the rounded hemline, which is longer on the back than the front.
Baisc Tees Accentuate Details
In addition to shape and fit, basic t-shirt also allow for interesting fabric details. In the tees showed here, Usual Suspect have used a rainbow nep fabric and a black nep fabric, giving a the t-shirts small but noticeable details. Basic tees also allow for more accessories, helping them shine. Check out the necklaces I’ve combined with the Usual Suspect tees below.
The reason I love basic tees is that they accentuate the fit, shape, and the details in the fabric, and they let other parts of your outfit shine through.