The basic tee is a wardrobe essential that is unmatched when it comes to versatility. A simple selection of plain t-shirts will serve you well for many occasions – from days at the beach, right through to more formal events. Here’s our comprehensive list of brands making the best men’s basic tees for every budget…
AS Colour offers a wide range of high-quality basics. Their t-shirt collection is expansive, featuring tees of different cuts, fits, and colours. Some of their tees are available in multipacks so you can stock up on your favourite style easily.
COS launched in 2007 with a clear, strong perspective on fashion. The brand’s pieces transcend seasons, becoming timeless essentials. Their extensive range of basic tees features a mix of bold and neutral shades.
Centred around relaxed coastal living, Assembly Label does basics extremely well. They focus on construction details as opposed to embellishment, resulting in a collection of minimalist tees suited to any occasion.
A dedication to making luxury-quality modern essentials defines Hong Kong brand Grana. They strive to have their pieces in your wardrobe for longer by sourcing the globe for the finest fabrics at honest prices. Their varied range of men’s basic tees come in a classic colour palette.
Everlane is a brand with a difference. Their clothes are manufactured in factories around the world with ethical practices, including fair wages and conditions for their workers. Their basic t-shirts on offer can be seen in over a dozen different colours.
Organic Basics is a Copenhagen based company with a focus on designing sustainable basics for everyday wear. They provide men’s basic t-shirts that are made to last, crafted from organic cotton with a slim, flattering fit.
Swedish menswear label A Day’s March offer affordable, clean wardrobe basics. They’re concerned with style, not trends and their plain t-shirt options reflect that with a selection of classic colours to suit everyone.
Uniqlo aims to provide simple designs with great materials and fit that will become the building blocks of your wardrobe. Their basic range of t-shirts offers neutral colourways with the option of multipacks; ideal if you want to stock up on a few at a time.
Each of Swedish brand Asket‘s garments are made with longevity in mind. Asket is open about the costs involved in making their items and are pioneers in giving recognition to their makers. Their iteration of the classic tee is available in fifteen sizes and eight simple colours.
Bassike are known for their high-end, well constructed designs. Mastering the material of cotton jersey with their debut collection in 2006, their selection of basic t-shirts offer a few different fits in classic colourways.
Designing clothes that transcend fashion trends and limit thoughtless consumption are key ideas the NN07 brand is built upon. The curated range of basic tees will fit easily in to your wardrobe for years to come.
The use of premium, natural materials combined with relaxed, unstructured silhouettes make Jac+Jack pieces the epitome of modern luxury. Muted neutral tones feature across the collection of plain tees on offer.
Originating in New York in 2002, Rag & Bone‘s aesthetic takes inspiration from the iconic city, with edgy design fused with classic tailoring. Their t-shirt designs are no exception, and are easily adaptable to a variety of outfits.
The Bondi-based brand are best known for their extensive range of relaxed linen pieces, including their t-shirt range that offer versatility and reintroduces the light pastel and neutral colours that Venroy are recognised for.
From its all-American beginnings in workwear, Carhartt emerged as a formidable streetwear brand by combining their high quality materials with an urban design flair. Their select range of basic tees are an easy way to inject the Carhartt sensibility in to your wardrobe.
L’Estrange London are continually improving their existing range of smart casual pieces for men. Allowing you to do more with less, their sharp collection of tees are timeless and will see you through any season.
Handvaerk are a premium option when creating a timeless, quality wardrobe. The New York label is steeped in three generations of family production and choose to work with other family-owned artisans to achieve a high level of craftsmanship. Their rendition of the basic tee is comfortable and available in a curated palette of earthy neutrals.
Men’s basic tees are an iconic staple, and Son Of A Tailor lets you build your perfect version from the ground up. The Copenhagen brand offers the ability to specify your optimum size and alter fabric, colour and embellishment details; all at the click of a button.
Danish outfitters Norse Projects take inspiration from a variety of styles, from streetwear to high-end fashion. Seasonal collections combine function and form to offer basic t-shirts with a clean aesthetic and quality cotton construction.
With over a decade of experience, the London based brand Albam focuses on fabrics and fit to offer a truly understated range of designs. Premium quality and interesting colours set their basic tees apart from the crowd.
MR PORTER’s in-house brand Mr P. produces collections that are inspired by the past, present and future, and aim to become future classics. They did their research before releasing their men’s basic tees which features a simple, regular fit and four staple colourways.
Citizen Wolf‘s goal is to provide an alternative to the limited sizing available by some clothing labels. By inputting details such as height and weight, they’re able to design a tee that is specific to your body. The customisation doesn’t stop there with three fabric options and five colours to choose from.
The well respected Stockholm design house Acne Studios uses contemporary culture and artisitc influences to craft one-of-a-kind collections. Their wide range of men’s basic tees are known for showcasing an attention to detail and tailored fit.