Best Men's Pocket Tees

20 Best Men’s Pocket Tees

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When the weather starts warming up and you to start to shed layers, don’t make the mistake of being left without an undershirt for daily wear. Yes indeed, even transitional spring style situations call for nothing but the best — that’s especially true of the best men’s pocket tees.

Much like the humble V-neck tee, a stylish pocket tee is just the way to upgrade your everyday T-shirt without trying too hard or spending too much money. In a variety of textures — from slub cotton to heavyweight blends and beyond — today’s pocket tees look both subtly stylish and yet essential.

This crop of the men’s pocket tees can be worn with your favorite denim jacket or underneath a rugged chambray shirt — or crucially, all their own. And that’s as great as it gets in terms of a T-shirt. Again, it’s tough to go wrong with one of the best men’s pocket tees.

Todd Snyder Classic Pocket Tee

Todd Snyder Classic Pocket Tee

For essential basics that pack a lot of punch and a lot of well-considered design details, nobody does it better than Todd Snyder. And that’s particularly true when it comes to easy-to-make style upgrades. The designer’s Classic Pocket Tee harnesses a vintage style aesthetic despite its clean design; it’s an easygoing T-shirt made to look and wear decades older than it actually is. The Classic Pocket Tee is garment-dyed for comfort and features a neat button pocket — it’s practically perfect to wear with light wash jeans and high-top white Converse this spring and summer. – Buy It

Topo Designs Heavyweight Pocket Tee

Topo Designs Heavyweight Pocket Tee

Whereas the Todd Snyder pocket tee is garment-dyed for a breezy feel, Topo Designs takes a more technical and quite literally, heavyweight approach to its pocket tee. Made from an extra-thick cotton-nylon blend in a neutral and versatile Natural color, it’s the kind of tee you’ll want to wear with simple basics — think tan suede retro runners and cuffed, faded denim. Of course, Topo Designs gear does best when worn outside — so make this shirt your base layer on your next hike or day trip (and maybe add some Topo Designs pants for good measure). – Buy It

Todd Snyder x Champion Tipped Pique Pocket Crewneck T-Shirt

Todd Snyder x Champion Tipped Pique Pocket Crewneck T-Shirt

If you thought Todd Snyder harnessed retro design inspiration before, wait until you see the latest in his Todd Snyder x Champion series. The Tipped Pique Pocket Crewneck calls to mind retro, slightly 70s inspirations with the tipped sleeves — indeed, it’s based on a tee from the same decade found in the Champion archives. Those small added design touches make it a unique piece no matter how you style it, although it would perhaps look best with rolled khaki chinos and crisp clean white sneakers for essential spring style — it doesn’t get any better. – $60“>white sneakers for a weekend of knocking back patio beers. – Buy It

J.Crew Broken-In Pocket Tee

J.Crew Broken-In Pocket T-Shirt

If there’s any brand that can make you want to effortlessly style a clean and simple pocket tee, it’s J. Crew. Through a blend of fabric quality, stellar fits and agreeable pricing for style staples, the brand has the market cornered when it comes to guys who want to look good. And picking up a classic piece from the brand — the Broken-In Pocket T-Shirt — should help you achieve that aim nicely. Available in a huge array of colors, you should certainly stock up with more than a few of these cotton jersey tees. – Buy It

Vans Washed Everyday Pocket T-Shirt

Vans Washed Everyday Pocket T-Shirt

If you’re looking for a pocket tee to pair with your classic, spring-friendly Vans sneakers, that very same brand can hook you up — quite stylishly, too. In a cool Dark Slate color, it’s the sort of easygoing, easy-to-wear pocket tee you’d expect from a brand that helped pioneer a wave of classic California cool. And it’s certainly got the clean styling to be a go-to pocket tee, whether paired up with stone chinos or light wash denim. The combed cotton should also feel soft and wear comfortably no matter the weather. – Buy It

Richer Poorer Crew Pocket Tee White

Richer Poorer Crew Pocket Tee White

For a brand that specializes in stylish, colorful and comfortable socks, Richer Poorer sure does a nice job with its pocket tees. And the good news is, they’ve recently added more warm weather-appropriate colors for those of us who can’t get enough of ‘em. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should bolt immediately away from a classic style — in this instance, the brand’s Crew Pocket Tee in crisp, clean white is a menswear staple. It’s survived through the decades and this particular iteration would look excellent with dark denim and high-top kicks this spring and summer. – Buy It

Homage Classics Pocket Tee

Homage Classics Pocket Tee

For just $12, you’re getting a slim, essential men’s pocket tee from a clean and simple brand like Homage — and that’s a deal you should jump on just as soon as you can. With a clean fit and unique styling details — like a small left-sleeve logo — you’d do well to pick up the whole set of tees, from the Heather Grey version to the bright Red iteration. The great thing about picking up a well-fitting pocket tee is that you can wear it with nearly anything — including a navy linen blazer or a white denim jacket. – Buy It

RVCA PTC 2 Pigment T-Shirt

RVCA PCT 2 Pigment T-Shirt

A pocket tee is exactly the kind of tee that lends itself to broken-in design details like a garment dye. The process gives the shirt a worn-in, vintage-inspired vibe all on its own — you simply have to wear it for your own adventures. Subtle RVCA branding at the pocket adds a neat touch, as does the contrast stitching at the shoulders. The RVCA PTC 2 Pigment T-Shirt is definitely one you want to throw in your beach bag, bring to the beach and throw on after a day spent on the water. – Buy It

Everlane Cotton Pocket Tee

Everlane Cotton Pocket Tee

If simple, sustainable and well-made style is what you seek, then Everlane is the place to go. From the brand’s coveted Slim Chinos to its effective, minimal and sleek cashmere sweaters, the brand is making chic basics for guys (and girls) that don’t break the bank. Its Crimson Pocket Tee, made from fabric that’s designed to get better over time, is a nice way to inject some simple color into your rotation of blues and greys. Pair this one up with navy chinos and grey leather sneakers for clean style that’s great for your next bar crawl. – Buy It

Billabong Team Pocket Tee

Billabong Team Pocket Tee

The surf really is up with Billabong. This surf brand knows quite a lot about breezy, warm weather-ready gear that fits in with the brand’s laidback vibes and distinctly surf-inspired approach. That approach is reflected in the brand’s team pocket tee, seen here in a neutral, dark shade of navy. The kicker comes when one looks at the pocket, however — the vibrant floral design screams spring and summer, and the enzyme wash should ensure quite a lot of comfort, no matter how you wear it. We’d suggest with swim trunks at the beach, but it’s plenty versatile. – Buy It

Nixon Vessel S/S Pocket Tee

Nixon Vessel S/S Pocket Tee

Nixon makes rugged, durable gear that takes a beating and can live to see the other side. Its watches have a distinctly tough, unique feel, and so too, does its Short-Sleeve Pocket Tee. In a neat shade of faded black, this tee screams Nixon — that’s due to the colorful, eye-catching logo on the back, but it’s also due to the unique fit and design details. Available for only $30, it’s a neat way to complement your Nixon watch alongside broken-in dark denim and leather boots or clean white sneakers this spring. – Buy It

Carhartt Maddock Pocket T-Shirt

Carhartt Maddock Pocket T-Shirt

Made from a cotton-polyester blend, there’s likely not a more durable pocket tee on the market when it comes to situations that call for tough workwear. And if you don’t think a pocket tee can double as tough workwear, think again. Carhartt might have just solved that equation with the Carhartt Maddock Pocket T-Shirt, made with ring-spun cotton for a soft feel and a comfortable fit. And even bigger plus to consider? These tees are beyond affordably priced, featuring raglan sleeves for added durability and essential toughness woven throughout — it can really go all day. – Buy It

Nike SB Dri-Fit Solid Pocket T-Shirt

Nike Dri-Fit Solid Pocket T-Shirt

Don’t make the mistake of thinking Nike only makes athletic gear and sneakers. Its Dri-Fit Solid Pocket Tee blends the cool functionality of Dri-FIT fabric with the sleek black colorway you might expect from a more fashion-oriented pocket tee. That means this T-shirt can serve both as a go-to casual T-shirt option for exploring your city, or as another means of workout gear. And for Nike-level quality, the low price tag is welcome. Wear this tee with grey joggers and minimal sneakers for a cozy weekend look, and slide it under a charcoal suit with leather sneakers on Saturday. – Buy It

Captain Fin Shark Fin Pocket Tee

Captain Fin Shark Fin Pocket Tee

For every pocket tee that eschews any ornamentation, it’s always nice to have one in your rotation that shakes things up a bit. Especially when it comes to heading to the beach or pool, it’s perfectly OK to mix up your standard pocket tee or white T-shirt — that’s exactly what Captain Fin does with its Shark Fin Pocket Tee. Available in either Heather Grey or a striking Black-and-Green combo, it’s the way to go in terms of unique, beach-friendly style. Now, all you need is a tropical drink and you’re ready to go. – Buy It

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket Tee

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket Tee

With an ever-expanding line of essential gear for the guy who values quality and sustainable style, Outerknown continues to crush the men’s design game. Made with premium materials — including organic Peruvian pima cotton — the Sojourn Pocket Tee is pigment-dyed and packed full of cool touches (take the bite-detailed stitching at the hem, for one). With a relaxed neckline and an array of color options, it’s certainly a pocket tee you should snap up now and wear all season, be it with your favorite chinos, laidback swim trunks or slim joggers for a casual weekend outing. – Buy It

Tommy Bahama New Bali Sky Pocket T-Shirt

Tommy Bahama ‘New Bali Sky’ Pocket T-Shirt

Sometimes, you want to go a step up in quality when it comes to your essential, everyday basics like a crisp pocket tee. Tommy Bahama knows this all too well, and takes that attention to detail and quality to hear with its New Bali Sky Pocket T-Shirt. Made from super soft pima cotton and featuring a suitably tropical sailfish embroidered on the pocket, it’s a relaxed tee that’s going to be perfect for spring and summer patio evenings aplenty. Plus, the premium price ensures you’re getting quality — it’s one you should be willing to pay. – Buy It

James Perse Pocket T-Shirt

James Perse Pocket T-Shirt

If you’re simply looking for a clean, crisp pocket tee that looks great, fits even better and pairs with almost anything, look no further than James Perse. The brand’s pocket tee is an essential take on the style, with no added frills — just a solid fit and what the brand calls a “silky-soft feel.” That makes this tee one you should test out in as many menswear combos as you can — namely, try the cool Carbon Pigment colorway with slim white denim for a study in contrasts, or test it out with light wash denim. – Buy It

Volcom Rookie Pocket Tee

Volcom Rookie Pocket Tee

Although Rookie might be in the title, this pocket tee from Volcom is geared to give you the style and cool looks of a seasoned vet. Available for under $20, the Rookie Pocket Tee has just enough design details to set it apart from other pocket tees on the market. Namely, it’s emblazoned with the brand’s logo on the chest pocket, yet done in a fashion that’s simple and easy to wear. The slim fit and the cotton-poly blend are other bonuses when it comes to one of the best pocket tees you’ll buy this spring. – Buy It

American Apparel Crewneck Pocket T-Shirt

American Apparel Crewneck Pocket T-Shirt

American Apparel is a prime example of a brand that’s built a legacy out of doing the little things very well — the brand’s simple T-shirts are a prime example of this. Made in America and available in spring-friendly, neutral and stylish colors like olive and navy, these slim-cut tees could quickly become an everyday go-to given the affordable price. The jersey cotton construction is a great weight for layering or wearing sans jacket, and all of the above positives mean you should get to your nearest American Apparel store now. – Buy It

Old Navy Crewneck Pocket Tee

Old Navy Crewneck Pocket Tee

When a brand like Old Navy makes a stylish basic such as a garment-dyed pocket tee and does so for only about $10, it’s absolutely worth buying. And when they offer it in a wide array of wearable colors that blend perfectly with a spring and summer color palette, it’s all the better. The brand’s design continues to get better and better — that means this pocket tee has enough visually interesting details to be worn on its own or teamed with a slick, essential leather jacket on the weekend. – Buy It

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