3 Ways For Men To Look Their Best In A T-Shirt!
What all men need to know today!
This is part one of a two-part series. Part two will be targeted specifically for you lovely ladies out there to help you style your own t-shirt.
Now lets get down to business.
The T-shirt. Every man’s timeless staple style piece.
The T-Shirt is the essence of what AJ & Co provide, encompassing a stylish, sophisticated & simple design. The T-Shirt is straight forward, like most of you men reading this and requires very few decisions when wearing one, well at least most of us think it does.
But does it really?
T-Shirts have been a staple wardrobe item for years past & years to come for most men.
We buy them regularly, and we don’t ever dare thinking about parting ways with our beloved tees until they’re falling apart from the seam.
Being vigilant to the style of t-shirt you wear is imperative in making sure you can be the best version of you.
To break it down, we have categorised it into 3 factors that will make you look fantastic in a T-Shirt.
1. Get The FIT Right
Most women will agree that men are more appealing in a timeless fitted t-shirt. A fitted t-shirt highlights the typical outline of a man highlighting features like broad shoulders and a narrow waist line.
So there you have it, regardless of the body shape you are rocking, the legendary t-shirt can give you a more masculine look! In saying that it can’t be skin tight because let’s be honest, who wants to see that? Your t-shirt needs to fit perfectly & highlight your best attributes.
Here are some things to consider when searching for the perfect fit!
Length – Your T-Shirt should be long enough to be able to tuck in and should always extend past the waist band.
Sleeves – The sleeves should be fitted around your arms & should be no longer than elbow length. For you gents looking to parade the gun show, be sure to roll up a sleeve or two for added effect.
Stomach – Your t-shirt shouldn’t be skin tight, I repeat shouldn’t be skin tight. It is unflattering & quite frankly makes you look a little too extra. In saying that, you do want to reveal some of your stomachs detail. The ideal t-shirt should conform slightly to the curvature of your body.
A perfectly fitted t-shirt shouldn’t be restrictive & should always allow for easy movement.
2. Pick the right colours!
Understanding what T-Shirt colours work with your outfit makes all the difference when making the call on the colour of your tee.
Owning the staple colours like white, black, and navy will put you in good stead to create the perfect outfit.
White –The classic James Dean style white t-shirt is an absolute must for your wardrobe. When you’re wearing a white t-shirt you have unlocked your wardrobe, and yourself, to an abundance of looks and outfit variations available to you. Throw over a navy bomber jacket and a pair of blue jeans with some black Chelsea boots. This produces a simple, stylish yet sophisticated look that will enhance a casual outfit and make it look even better. During the warmer months your white t-shirt would also look impeccable paired with navy chino shorts and boat shoes!
Black –The black t-shirts popularity is for good reason being one of the most worn items in a mans wardrobe. This is because there are so many different outfits to easily style it with! When showing off your black t-shirt, try creating a tonal look. Pair up your black slim-legged jeans with some low top trainers while adding a small ankle roll to your jeans. This look seamlessly incorporates vintage style and comfort.
Navy – Lighter than black, but still dark enough to pair a variety of looks with, the simple navy T-shirt is a necessity to any wardrobe. Navy is the perfect colour to rock a monotone look with which is roaring back onto the scene. Throw on a pair of black jeans with some Chelsea boots and/or a pair of sneakers. This generates a style that is passable for a formal event but casual enough to wear during the day.
Other Colours – A t-shirt is probably the easiest way to experiment with colours. Options like tan, khaki & burgundy are great for creating a pop of colour or dressing for the season.
3. Understand the FUNCTION of The T-Shirt.
So when should you wear a wear a t-shirt?
The t-shirt is a mainstay of men’s fashion. Some say that dogs are man’s best friend and they would be right, but we think the timeless t-shirt gets pretty close.
The beauty of a t-shirt is that is can be styled to suit 99% of occasions. Whether you dress it up or dress it down, the t-shirt will have you covered in any situation. Concerts, bars, dinners, lunches, brunches, beaches, parties, travels, and the never-ending list of occasions to dress with comfort style in a t-shirt goes on.
As part of their function, t-shirts have the power to transport you from relaxed informal setting to a formal occasion after just a few minimal changes to your outfit. Add some layers to your look to compliment the winter/spring months or fly them solo throughout the warmer months. The possibilities are endless!
Looking after your T-Shirts
To make certain your t-shirts look the part all day everyday, so they can function correctly it is essential to maintain them with appropriate care during the washing process. Diligently reading the care label on your garments will put your tees on the path to a long & healthy life. Look after your t-shirts so you can keep them in their prime for as long as possible. The last thing you want is your precious t-shirts becoming nostalgic about their heyday too soon.
To Wrap Things Up
At AJ & Co we believe that all men must, own the basics when it comes to t-shirts at the bare minimum. Blacks, whites, navy’s & burgundy’s are the simplest colours to sport which will match with a multitude of looks for a variety of occasions. With all of the above in mind, we believe you are armed & ready to look your absolute best in the classic t-shirt!
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Have a brilliant week everyone,
The Team @ AJ & Co.
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