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What Should a T-Shirt Look Like?

sandstone colored tee

This post was inspired by Johnny Depp’s outfits which, as I’m sue you already know from a previous article, is a big fan of t-shirts.

I just wanted to give you a few pointers as to what makes a good t-shirt, which colors to choose and which models to avoid.


This one is easy. Always go for cotton. It’s breathable, it’s light and it’s casual. Avoid synthetic fibers as they can cause itching and don’t allow for proper air circulation.


Since t-shirt are always part of casual outfits, you can choose pretty much any color you want. Since they surround your face, it’s always good to choose a color that makes good contrast with your skin tone.

For instance, you can pair this t-shirt with a pair of khakis and white low-sole sneakers for an after-work casual look:

Or, you can go for one of those striped mens tees. This way you’ll have more options when it comes to color matching:

What not to wear

There are certain t-shirt that will make you look awful, so please stay away from them: t-shirts with brands and logos on them (your favorite team, your favorite drink, your company’s logo etc.)

Your outfit is your business card so what place does another brand have on it?

Stay stylish,


George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based between the UK & US he enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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  1. Cooper Smith February 24, 2012

    George, I really enjoy reading your blog and agree that cotton is a great fabric for t-shirts! I usually wear just that, but I recently bought a shirt from Alex Maine that was made out of bamboo and organic cotton. Most comfortable material and lightweight! I recommend checking them out. Their website is AlexMaine.us.

  2. George February 25, 2012

    Right on, Cooper. Always make sure you get a quality t-shirt. Then comes the fun part – making a cool outfit with it.

  3. Eric June 25, 2012

    Gotta know who makes that Stripped second shirt!


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