How to Wear

The Smart T-shirt

When the temperature rises, it's time to ditch the shirts and consider the humble plain tee. Here's three that do it best. 

We're not advising you go topless in the city (never do this, regardless of how much you've been to the gym lately). Just put on a t-shirt instead.

And not just any old t-shirt either, a good one (which means that, no, that old The Smiths 'The Queen is Dead' t-shirt probably isn't good enough to wear outside). Here's three t-shirts that won't have you looking like a retired roadie.

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1 James Perse (above)

LA-based James Perse, knows a thing or two about t-shirts having made them the basis of his company, which now creates everything from tees to furniture.

His pocket tees are a classic, proving a nice change from the sea of whites, blues and breton stripes you're sure to see this summer. (James Perse, $80)

2 Sunspel

The next t-shirt is a pink one. Despite what you've heard, pink needn't be scary or a huge statement. Especially when it's a pale pink - you could even say it was salmon if you like arguing about minor details. Sunspel make a great pale pink t-shirt that's far more flattering that you'd realise. (Sunspel, £20)


3 MHL by Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell's MHL line is workwear focused, making it essentially the Howell brand's bit of rough. This tee comes in shade of brick red that'd look amazing with chinos, or if you're feeling adventurous, seersucker trousers. (Mr Porter, £50)

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