25 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 these men’s pocket tees. Here are the 25 best, just in time for summer.

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket Tee

Outerknown Sojourn Pocket Tee

There might not be a brand at the moment that’s sticking to its guns quite like Outerknown. The Sojourn Pocket Tee is but one great example of how the Kelly Slater-founded brand blends style, sustainability and versatility into one cool and easily wearable package. That’s as true for the rest of its apparel as it is for the Sojourn Pocket Tee, a heck of a worthy purchase if you value knowing how and where your clothes are made. We certainly do. Roll your favorite pair of chinos, toss on some navy canvas sneakers, and head out for weekend coffee with this tee. – Buy It

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

In short, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t consider adding a stylish pocket tee from Taylor Stitch to your summer T-shirt rotation — particularly when it comes from the brand’s lauded Heavy Bag line. Made in part with upcycled cotton and featuring (in some cases), limited-edition graphics, these pocket tees are substantial and stylish enough to more than stand on their own with rugged Cone Mills denim and leather chukka boots. The tailored fit is also applause-worthy — it’s exactly the kind of cool tee to wear to the bar this summer. – Buy It

Todd Snyder Made In L.A. Pocket T-Shirt

Todd Snyder Made In L.A. Slub Pocket T-Shirt

Gear from Todd Snyder simply exemplifies the best of the best when it comes to rugged, versatile and classic style — even with the lauded designer’s T-shirts. Take the brand’s Garment-Dyed Pocket Tee, made in L.A. featuring California fabric. This isn’t just any normal T-shirt — it’s well-crafted and thoughtfully constructed, featuring a slim fit that makes you look like you’ve been hitting the gym — even if you haven’t. Yet, you can also team it with a light linen blazer and slim denim for easygoing office style. You can’t ask for much more from a stylish tee. – Buy It

Flint and Tinder Slub Pocket Tee

Flint and Tinder Slub Pocket Tee

The great thing about a pocket tee is the versatility and visual interest that it lends to any outfit in the summer. Especially an easily wearable tee like the ever-so-slightly rugged Flint and Tinder Slub Pocket Tee. Our favorite is the cool Washed Navy color, which pairs well with twill trousers and white leather sneakers for timeless style. The Slub Pocket Tee can also be worn with a broken-in denim jacket for monochromatic style — it’s that well-made, that breathable, and that versatile. Again, even your T-shirts should be able to do more than one thing this season. – Buy It

Bonobos Summer Weight Beach Tee

Bonobos Lightweight Beach Tee

Made in Los Angeles? Check. Made with garment-dyed cotton for an easy-to-wear look? Check. Made with the same quality and fit as the brand’s much-loved chinos? Check and check. All of those positives sound like excellent reasons to get yourself a new pocket tee from Bonobos right this very instant. In the ideal weight for summer, it’ll keep you cool and breezy no matter how much time you spend on the beach. The rest of the time? It’ll look mighty stylish as you belly up to the bar. We’d urge you to get at least a few in multiple colors. – 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

Todd Snyder Indigo Slub Jersey Pocket T-Shirt

Todd Snyder Indigo Slub Jersey Pocket T-Shirt

When we want a T-shirt that’s so much more than just a standard-issue pocket tee, we turn toward Todd Snyder, one of our favorite American menswear designers. In fact, we turn toward the designer for a heck of a lot of gear, including this handsome Indigo Slub Jersey Pocket T-shirt. It’s the perfect pairing with everything from tan chinos and white leather sneakers to a dark denim jacket, black jeans and suede chukka boots. If you’re feeling exceptionally cool, we’d recommend you wear it with a khaki blazer and grey chinos — there’s no wrong way to go. – Buy It

Grayers Madison Jaspe Loose Knit Pocket Tee

Grayers Madison Jaspe Loose Knit Pocket Tee

Grayers is a favorite of ours thanks to the brand’s use of top-quality fabrics, always — in every single product in its line (or so it would seem). The Jaspe Loose Knit Pocket Tee is breathable, easy to wear and easy to style — it’s got the chops to work with slim tan chinos and grey suede sneakers on its own or underneath a navy cotton blazer. Did we mention it also feels like you’ve had it for years? That’s worthy of picking it up in and of itself — you’re getting a quality tee that’s broken in ahead of time, all the better for immediate (and immediately stylish) results. – 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

Frank and Oak Organic Pocket T-Shirt

Frank and Oak Organic Pocket T-Shirt

Frank and Oak continues to churn out reliable, stylish and slightly fashion-forward pieces that are just enough for guys to shake up their daily wardrobes. That approach can be especially useful when it comes to simple, pared-down silhouettes like the humble pocket tee. Helpfully, Frank and Oak has made its latest iteration in organic cotton and in a range of versatile colors. On that note, we like the Amber light color, and would pair it with light grey chinos and white leather sneakers. Add a slim brown leather watch and a navy cotton blazer, and consider yourself set for a casual day of meetings around town. – Buy It

Roark Revival Well Worn Knit Pocket Tee

Roark Revival Well Worn Knit Pocket Tee

Want a pocket tee that’s got that vintage look and feel … right out of the box? The type of tee that can work with dark denim and beat-up leather boots, or alongside a khaki cotton suit? The Roark Revival Well Worn Knit Pocket Tee is exactly the tee you need. Available for an agreeable price (just a shade over $30), we love the rich Navy version the best, all the better for wearing with everything from white denim to classic khaki chinos. At that price, you could buy one or two … or three. – Buy It

Apolis Standard Issue Organic Pocket T-Shirt

Apolis Standard Issue Organic pocket T-Shirt

We love the Standard Issue Chinos from Apolis, so if you agree, you’d do very well to pick up one of the brand’s sustainably made, supremely stylish Organic Pocket T-shirts to pair with a set of your own. The fit of this tee was inspired by military undershirts, so it’s more than able to help you stand out in style. We think a tee like this, with its premium Peruvian construction, looks positively great when paired with standard staples like dark denim and suede chukkas (or Apolis’ chinos, come to think of it). – Buy It

The Anders Pocket Crew

The Anders Pocket Crew

Sometimes, the best men’s pocket tees take what you thought you knew about the standard T-shirt and change it up a little bit. That is to say, the raw edges and subtly stylish details on the Anders Pocket Crew are just enough of a departure from the ordinary to get us to stop and take notice. In a Sun Faded Riviera color, we think this pocket tee would work well with natural denim or off-white five-pocket pants, perhaps matched up with leather Oxfords for laidback happy hour style any summer weekend. – Buy It

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

Urban Outfitters Washed Pocket Tee

Urban Outfitters Washed Pocket Tee

When we want gear that’s simple, affordable and comfortable right out of the box or off the rack, Urban Outfitters is a go-to — yes, that Urban Outfitters. The youngish-leaning retailer actually delivers on some affordable and quality goods for the modern man, including this perfectly washed pocket tee in a variety of neutral colors. Consider it an easy go-to when you want to throw on a tee and head out the door. – Buy It

J.Crew Broken-In Pocket Tee

J.Crew Slub Cotton 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

Patagonia Men's Work Pocket Tee Shirt

Patagonia Men’s Work Pocket Tee Shirt

For all the hype surrounding Patagonia’s resurgence as a brand loved and appreciated by fashion aficionados, it’s easy to forget that they still make tough-as-heck, ultra-reliable gear for those who don’t keep up with the runways — and that’s great news. It’s particularly welcome in the case of the Men’s Work Pocket Tee Shirt,a relaxed-fit pocket tee made from a “soft and sturdy” blend of industrial hemp and organic cotton. – 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

United By Blue Standard Pocket Tee

United By Blue Standard Pocket Tee

If you’re a fan of United By Blue, surely, you know the drill — the brand makes stylish, essential gear for men and women, then removes one pound of trash per purchase from oceans and waterways. That’s critical, because you’re going to want to buy and enjoy the Standard Pocket Tee all spring and summer long. The GSM jersey knit is breathable and comfortable, while the fit is top-notch. – 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

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

Best Men's Pocket Tees

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