10 Luxury Men's T-shirts To Wear This Summer

Fashion

August 21, 2017 | BY Benjamin Fitzgerald

Casual chic is in

The t-shirt is a symbol of summer for men. And the staple cotton tee can be worn with just about anything; sitting solo with faded blue jeans and your comfiest kicks or slipped under a summer blazer and dark-hued chinos for a smart-casual fiasco.

From the classic basic to the all-over print, here are ten luxury t-shirts to see you through the summer heat.

Neil Barrett

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Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

Rock on with Neil Barrett's printed bandana print t-shirt. In crimson cotton-jersey, it’s soft, but will get your blood pumping too; paired with your favourite leather perfecto, black skinnies and suede Chelsea boots.

Available at lanecrawford.com

Stella McCartney

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Photo: Courtesy of Lane Crawford

The Beatles scion continues her push into luxury menswear with a range of organic t-shirts. Printed with a playful 'No Smile, No Service' slogan at the back, this unassuming white cotton tee is an easy wear with summer blue jeans and low-cut leather sneakers.

Available at lanecrawford.com

Off-White

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Photo: Courtesy of Browns Fashion

Virgil Abloh plays punk to a sacred artwork with the Off-White Caravaggio print shirt. The streetwear brand’s signature black diagonal stripes back the shirt, while front on, the blue-hued ‘Madonna of the Rosemary’ scene—with masked mouth and “Seeing Things” graphic—is certainly the talking point. Oversized and relaxed, keep this tee for statement street looks.

Available at brownsfashion.com

 Alexander McQueen

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Photo: Courtesy of Harrods

The British house blooms this summer with an all-over floral patterned t-shirt. Crafted from pure cotton, it features a round neckline and short sleeves for a classic look. Pair with a sandy chinos and a gum-green bomber jacket to keep the natural nuance.

Available at harrods.com

 Sacai

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Photo: Courtesy of Barneys

It’s not summer without a white and navy nautical-striped t-shirt. Cut from cotton-jersey and with a classic crewneck, Japanese label Sacai sails at the higher end of the style spectrum thanks to unfinished hems designed to continue to distress over time for added character.

Available at barneys.com

 Gucci

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Photo: Courtesy of Mr Porter

Romantic and retro collide for designer Alessandro Michele. In deep yellow and a contrasting navy raglan sleeve, Gucci’s cotton-jersey t-shirt is emblazoned with this season’s angry cat motif and fiery ‘Hollywood’ slogan, both appliquéd to attest the Maison's craftsmanship. Pair with stonewash jeans and a Varsity Harrington jacket. So Seventies.

Available at mrporter.com

Loro Piana

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Photo: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Loro Piana’s light grey t-shirt is a tribute to cotton basics but with a most luxurious twist. Cut from a super-soft silk and cotton fabric, this update on the classic t-shirt is the perfect tonal top with white trousers, or with a vibrant pair of swim shorts to hit the beach.

Available at bergdorfgoodman.com

Vetements

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Photo: Courtesy of SSENSE

The ‘tourist’ t-shirt from Vetements is a quirky quip on the slogan tee. In muted green and cotton-jersey—with a crew neck and short sleeves—‘Ich komm' zum Glück aus Osnabrück!’, which translates as ‘I’m lucky to be from Osnabrück’ is printed in white on the front and back. Pair with sandals and a leather backpack for a German-chic vacationer vibe.

Available at ssense.com

 Thom Browne

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Photo: Courtesy of LN-CC

Not skiwear at all, the ‘skier embroidery piqué’ t-shirt is cut from classic textured cotton and boasts an all-over graphic motif embroidery. Preppy and playful, the piece is finished with a chest patch pocket and boasts the New Yorker’s signature tricolour grosgrain pull loop at the back. Take the slopes into summer.

Available at ln-cc.com

Lanvin

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Photo: Courtesy of Mr Porter

Channel your inner boho with this bicolour dip-dye Lanvin tee. Cut from natural cotton-jersey, the bourgeois is in the contrasting French red and grey tones. Team this garçon with dark trousers and white sneakers for a charming street look.

Available at mrporter.com

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