How to Wear: T Shirts
Summer means a few things: patios, beaches and warm weather. When it gets hot, we tend to want to wear less. Staying cool doesn’t mean looking bad. Today I’m going to focus on my pet peeve, the tshirt showing you what not to do and of course telling you how to up your game so you can knock them dead even when it’s hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.
What to Avoid
Funny tshirts might be the death of me. You seem them everywhere. The fact is they just aren’t that funny. Well at least not as funny as you look wearing them. No one needs to see that you’re the man, and “it” is a legend. Just like we don’t need to know who is with stupid. Here’s a tip: If the shirt says who is stupid, the shirt is lying, it’s really you. Your tshirt, like everything you wear, should be a reflection of you. Let someone get to know you and then show them how witty you are. Don’t let your tshirt do the joke telling for you.
As proud as I am of the Blue Jays winning the World Series in 1992 and 1993 – if you’re still wearing a tshirt from then, we already know it’s 20 years old. Many things have happened since then. There is such a thing as nostalgia, and yes, even vintage, but when you can tell that your shirt is well worn over the past twenty years, it may be time to toss that bad boy out and opt for something new.
Essentially, you want to avoid the things that you would typically laugh at. You may say you don’t laugh when you see someone in a ridiculous tshirt, you may say that a shirt is just a shirt; but sometimes it means so much more. Part of respecting yourself is respecting what you put yourself in.
What To Do
The Polo: A tshirt shouldn’t just keep you cool in the summer, it should also keep you looking good. As with anything you buy, it’s all about how it fits on you. Different brands will fit differently on you.
General rule: shorter sleeves that go about ½ way up your bicep. The length of the tshirt should be just barely below the waist and should fit well all the way through the sides.
The v-neck: As with most things, there are a few ways to do it right and many more ways to do it wrong. In my opinion I see too many guys wearing a v-neck that is cut way too low. As jealous as you might be of the ladies showing off their goods, chances are we don’t want to see your chest, let alone your belly button.
General rule: A good v-neck should be below your Adams apple and land slightly below where the clavicle meets. If when you put it on and you feel it is too low, or you feel too exposed, it is probably too low. Like with anything, you have to feel relaxed and comfortable.
The ringer tee: A great option to add some colour and add a bit of spunk to your outfit. These shirts typically come in an array of colors, and the different color ring around the collar and sleeves allows for the wearer to have a bit more fun, and experiment with mixing colors.
Remember that fit is everything. Have fun adding some colour to your wardrobe with these classic looking tshirts that go well with shorts, jeans or almost anything else you’re wearing. The most important thing with wearing this shirt like I said is fit. These shirts, if too tight, will look like you’ve lost circulation, and if too loose, will just look silly.
Now, this next option may not be a tshirt, but is more of a way to pair a tshirt: the blazer. A blazer can be a perfect way to take an outfit from casual to casual friday at work.
It can take an outfit you’d wear walking on the street to one you could wear into work.
You’re able to have a bit more fun with tshirts when pairing with a blazer, however, we advise you not ruin the outfit by wearing something ludicrous. The rules from before still apply.
Written by Greg Lehman for OhWowYouWoreThat