Guys need cool t shirts. Period. Get to the store or shop online and get yourself some really cool t shirts. You are not really scoring points with the ladies by wearing that ratty, old faded beer shirt that you won when you were in college. Everyone has their favorite printed t shirt. You know, that so soft, wonderfully cool t shirt that has been hanging around in your drawer for years. It is your go to T Shirt. It is your most awesome t shirt. But it does not belong on your back anywhere outside of your house. Not even the gym.
So what makes a cool t shirt? What makes you stop and give a t shirt a second look? It is probably a combination of things that makes an awesome t shirt. Who’s got it on and where they are wearing it. For instance, a funny t shirt is not really appropriate for a first date or under a jacket at work. On the other hand, that oh so funny or offensive t shirt may be a really cool shirt to wear on a night out with the guys. In the realm of guys t shirts, sometimes less is more. There are very few guys out there that can get away with wearing the typical Jersey Shore t shirts. You know, the graphic tees that are full of crosses, scrolls, wings, words, rhinestones, studs, etc, etc. The guy that has the nerve to wear that had better be in awesome shape, have nerves of steel, and the ability to pound everyone around him Mac Miller Merch.
A better choice for most guys would be something a little more subtle. Maybe a really soft, beautifully fitted t shirt with a really cool illustration. Some of the old illustrations are really intricate and detailed and make really cool t shirts. Old medical illustrations, really old animal and advertising drawings look great on a printed t shirt. How about a tee shirt with a beautiful, highly detailed black bear print coming out of the side seam? Or the t shirt with the illustration of a hypnotist? You are getting sleepy….These tees are so wonderful in their simplicity. They do not over power the wearer, and certainly do not bring the Jersey Shore to your closet. These cool shirts will look great under a beautiful jacket for a little casual dinner, or alone with a great pair of jeans.
Here are few tips for shopping for the best cool t shirts that will spice up your wardrobe without making you look like a Jersey boy.
Make sure the t shirt fits. It should not be big and baggy. The sleeves should not come down past your elbows. You want it to fit across the shoulders and taper down.
Look for a lighter weight t shirt. Typically, graphic tees are printed on 6.1 oz cotton. This is fine, except when you looking to buy a tee that you will be wearing under a jacket or shirt. You will want a lighter weight say a 5 oz or lower. Be a little careful though. The lighter the weight of the shirt, the less body issues it will cover.
Look for a beautiful print that you love. Something unusual yet subtle. Something that makes you feel great. Something that makes you smile. Even laugh out loud if the setting is appropriate.
Remember, nothing is more of a turn off than an offensive shirt in the wrong setting. And Finally, for every new shirt you buy, you should consider throwing one away. Really. Follow these simple rules and you are sure to look great.