Here Comes the Heat: Chill Out in these Cool Summer T-Shirts

It’s about the simplest item of clothing in a guy’s wardrobe: the summer T-shirt. And yet, it can be one of the most perilous — yep, perilous — if executed poorly. The best kind of T-shirt can spruce up simple outfits, complement classic basics, and layer up with any piece of shirting or outerwear you please in the months ahead. It should feature a tailored fit and subtly stylish fabric, so choose wisely — better yet, choose one of our picks for best men’s summer T-shirts below. Looking great and staying cool this summer is as easy sticking with tried-and-true tees.

Bridge & Burn Basic Tee in Heather Brown – $32
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We love the Bridge & Burn Basic Tee for several reasons: it’s exceptionally soft, it fits quite nicely no matter how you style it, and it looks great on its own thanks to the unique color.

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Mott and Bow Driggs Crew Tee – $32
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There’s something about being able to wear a tee by itself with jeans that screams classic, rugged style. The Driggs Crew Tee, particularly in a Dark Grey wash, is the tee you need to make that move.

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Knickerbocker Mfg. Co Pocket Tube Tee – $42
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Chances are when you think of a classic white T-shirt, you’re thinking of something like this. Wear it with khaki shorts and white canvas kicks for a timeless warm-weather look

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Uniqlo Striped Short-Sleeve T-shirt – $15
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Your next spring or summer outfit deserves a bit of kick of visual interest — these bold stripes aught to do it.

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Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee – $32
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Buck Mason continues to perfect the art of the simple, slightly rugged tee. This is essential for wearing with your favorite pair of dark black jeans and suede chukka boots.

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Richer Poorer Crew Pocket Tee in Blush – $34
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Lean into a T-shirt trend that’s just a bit more modern and a bit more off-the-wall. This blush color works nicely for all manner of lightweight summer ensembles.

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American Giant Premium Crew Tee – $36.50
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You’re welcome to pick any color you please, but we’re big fans of the Burnt Fig color and the way it works with dark denim and suede lace-up boots this summer.

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For more options in the T-shirt world, check out our pics for best undershirts.