Best Plain T-shirts for Men

white t shirt men look

The plain T-shirt is something that all of us own, no matter what the colour you can wear them every day and look stylish. This guide will show you the best plain T-shirts for men that we have for you right now. 

Read more Men’s Style Guide features.


A plain T-shirt is something that we can all go back to if your wardrobe choices are limited. We’ve all been there, looking at our wardrobes and wondering what we’re going to throw on that day. But what many of us don’t realise is that we’re creatures of familiarity, we always revert back to the good ole plain tee for something to wear. Stylish, simplistic and clean-cut, we can all rely on the plain tee to see us through the day.

Crew Neck

The crew neck tee is a classic. We all own or have owned one at some point in our lives as they are just so versatile. This is most notably popularised during the 1950s when stars such as James Dean, Marlon Brando and Elvis Presley sported them with a pair of raw denim jeans and loafers.

The tee from yours truly, The Idle Man, is spot on. The fitted white T-shirt is the perfect accompaniment to a pair of raw denim jeans, some classic penny loafers and throwing on an overcoat or fitted jacket for good measure. The best plain white T-shirts are made from durable, breathable materials, so try and get one in a quality material such as 100% cotton. 

white t-shirt streetstyle sunglasses



The longline T-shirt is something of a modern interpretation of the plain tee. It has come to light in various style genres as the tee to go fro when picking one out. With this tee being more trend lead than anything else it gives you something a little different to your look without going overboard or too out there.

This one from The Idle Man is spot on as it offers you a great looking tee in a plain and simple colour, whilst still giving you that something different in the process. Try wearing this tee with a pair of slim fitted black jeans and a pair of black high top trainers. To heighten the look a little bit more throw over a bomber jacket, such as this one from Alpha Industries, bang on trend and it will keep you warm well into spring.



A little bit different to the crew-neck T-shirt, the O-neck T-shirt is a cut that most of us adopt when we’re a touch older. With the neck hole cut a little deeper and rounder it sits on your torso offering a little more flesh than usual.

This tee from Selected is a great option, slightly longer in the body giving you a different look and the colour makes it one versatile number. Team with a pair of wider legged trousers and some white trainers and you’ll have a great, modern look. Throw on an overcoat or mac, as the season almost demands it, and you’ll have a cracking, simple outfit for this season.



The plain coloured tee is something that many of us wouldn’t think off wearing. At this time of year, you don’t want to be wearing bright colours or standing out. but I’m here to tell you otherwise.

The vibrant coloured tee can make a nice change when picking out a plain tee. Don’t let the colour put you off, you can easily team this with a pair of grey trousers. Teamed with a pair of white slip-on trainers, such as these from Vans, and you can have a casual look that can work for the office or during the day.

HUF yellow t-shirt and shorts


How a T-shirt Should Fit

Best Plain T-shirts for Men

  • The best men’s T-shirts are simple, perfectly fitted and versatile.
  • Crew neck: This design is an easy, flattering shape that can work with a whole range of body shapes.
  • Long line T-shirts: These give a unique look that’s great for tall guys.  
  • O-neck: These provide a deeper shape, yet similar vibe, to the crew neck.

champion mens plain t-shirt

On That Note

A white quality T-shirt will do you no wrong no matter what the situation is. They can be worn casually, like many of us do, or smartened up for a more formal appearance. If you’re going classic with a plain white tee and jeans or you’re interested in a touch of colour this season, you can always style out a plain T-shirt.

From a personal point of view, you can’t beat the classic plain white tee. Versatile, stylish and classic, it can go with so many pieces that you already own and can be dressed up or down depending on the situation. Teamed with a pair of my favourite shoes, the penny loafer, you can have an almost retro feel to your look. If you’re feeling like going down the retro route then throw on a leather biker jacket for good measure.


Written By