It's the soft, breathable base upon which to build any respectable warm-weather wardrobe. And while we appreciate a solid black or white tee as much as the next men's lifestyle website, it's always important to add a little flair to your arsenal.
Ergo, this: a considered selection of 10 outstanding tees that are just as fashionable on their own as they are with a light jacket, or whatever else you decide to pair them with this summer.
An oldie but a goodie from Common Projects. $87, Totokaelo
Let's call this tee, made with 55% hemp, "soft" tie-dye. $44, Mollusk
A stylish tee with a pop of color for your favorite day of the week...$48, Saturdays NYC
For the man who disdains t-shirts: a very yellow, heavyweight cotton mock-turtleneck tee from Les Tien. $95, Barneys
A properly vintage-seeming striped tee. $34, 40s and Shorties
A decidedly beach-y option, incredibly soft and made from 100% recycled materials. $58, Marine Layer
If you're going to wear a graphic tee, wear one that features a graphic created by Japanese illustrator Akira Sorimachi. $105, Sunspel
Is this ironic? Does it matter? $35, Golf Wang
Our V-neck option is also our velour option. As it should be. $199, Noon Goons
Behold: the "Shit's Fucked" tee. Hey, it's not wrong...$30, Coloured Publishing