Standard Issue: T-Shirts

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Standard Issue is a new series covering style, EDC, and grooming products. Thoughtfully curated by our team, each article will provide a list of preordained essentials worthy of any guy’s collection.

Today, it’s t-shirts. Why? Because nothing elevates your life and wins you grown-man points like upgrading an everyday item. Think about your first really good shaver or when you first started using conditioner. Whether you’re a workout fiend or find that most tees simply don’t flatter your body type, one of these shirts will be just the life hack you’re looking for. 

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee

Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee

When it comes to maintenance, we sometimes treat t-shirts like jeans—and we shouldn’t. The Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee gets us a remarkable step closer though, since it can be worn for three days without signs of odor. It’s merino wool construction is naturally moisture-wicking, and the hint of nylon helps maintain its slim-fit shape. 

Mack Weldon Stealth Crew Neck T-Shirt

Mack Weldon Stealth Crew Neck T-Shirt

This is the shirt for you athletic guys out there. The second-skin technology used to design the Mack Weldon Stealth Crew Neck T-Shirt features strategic mesh zones for breathability and elastic zones for pressure and support. This body mapping approach makes it comfortable, responsive, and a stylish choice for hot days.

Outerknown Groovy Pocket Tee

Outerknown Groovy Pocket Tee

As its name suggests, the Outerknown Groovy Pocket Tee features a far-out vibe. It’s the only shirt on the list that’s relaxed-fit, perfect for the pub and for sleeping in. The premium loose-knit cotton is organic, garment-dyed, and comes in hues of pinks, seafoam, and salmons. 

Relwen Heritage Tee

Relwen Heritage Tee

This Relwen Heritage Tee has a simple and rugged design, with a special focus on craftsmanship. It’s 100% cotton, and has a distressed aesthetic and a textured graphic logo on the chest. If you’re looking for a functional, uncomplicated shirt with a vintage feel, go for this guy.

Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee

Forty Five Slub Pocket Tee

Nothing says effortlessly cool like a slub jersey t-shirt. Forty Five was founded on a philosophy of free-thinking creativity, and their Slub Pocket Tee is the kind of shirt that elevates a pair of jeans or brings a pair of trousers down to earth. It comes in an array of fun but understated colors like slate, almond, or vintage wash fern.

Vuori Strato Tech Tee

Vuori Strato Tech Tee

If comfort and versatility are your priorities, look no further than the Vuori Strato Tech Tee. Vuori performance wear is inspired by the California coast. Naturally, this shirt is made out of the softest, most relaxed combination of polyester and elastane. It’s also the perfect beach day tee, boasting a UPF 30+ rating, excellent protection from UV rays, and bright colors like navy, cloud, and redwood. 

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee

The Taylor Stitch Heavy Bag Tee features a cloud-like combination of coziness and lightness. The sustainable blend of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester makes a well-structured eight-ounce fabric that’s exceedingly breathable. Unlike flimsier shirts, this also means that the front pocket is actually strong enough to use. 

Myles Apparel Everyday Pocket Tee

Myles Apparel Everyday Pocket Tee

This athletic-fit top is stacked with performance technology, perfect for heavy errand-running. The Everyday Tee’s polyester and cotton construction comes with Polygiene odor control which never fades, regardless of number of washes. Meanwhile, Drirelease technology is an eco-friendly treatment that makes the shirt naturally cooling.

Todd Snyder Made In L.A. Classic Jersey T-Shirt

Todd Snyder Made In L.A. Classic Jersey T-Shirt

Todd Snyder taught men all over America that good clothes are for all men, not just “fashion guys.” His Made in L.A. Classic is 100% cotton jersey constructed, and is built with classic lines, and subtle texturing. You can wear this versatile piece with sweats or underneath a sport coat.

L.L. Bean Everyday SunSmart Tee

L.L. Bean Everyday SunSmart Tee

You can always count on L.L. Bean for a practical, but understatedly stylish basic. The Everyday SunSmart Tee boasts the highest level of UV-protection at UPF 50 and chafeless flat-lock seams. It’s slim at the waist and relaxed at the chest, which is flattering on most guys.

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