You’ll know it’s well and truly winter when you step outside with just a T-shirt and jacket and the cold cuts through you so severely you wish you were wearing a thicker layer — and that’s when our picks for the best men’s thermal shirts come into play.
Beloved for their warmth, functionality, and casual style, the thermal shirt is the latest menswear staple to get time in the spotlight. The best men’s thermal shirts feature updated fits, cozy fabrics, and the sort of cool appeal that puts ‘em right at home underneath a navy flannel blazer or a rugged waxed chore coat. What’s more, thermal shirts are the perfect basic to throw on during a weekend at home, lounging, binging television, and prepping for your holiday shopping.
Turn to a brand that’s as trusted as they come when you get down to buying rugged, casual, and timeless basics. The cozy Thermal Waffle Henley here is a surprisingly stylish upgrade from the Lands’ End thermal your dad might have worn back in the day.
Turn to a reliable, all-American brand like GAP to come through in the clutch with a reasonably priced, ready-to-layer thermal shirt that adds rugged appeal underneath your favorite plaid or chambray shirt.
Yes, that’s right, just $20 for a comfortable, casual thermal available in a range of colors. Try wearing the mauve on down colorway underneath a tan herringbone blazer with dark blue denim and tan wingtip boots to a holiday party. It’s laid-back but seriously cool.
There are plenty of variables that separate a good thermal shirt from a great thermal shirt. In the case of Grayers, those points of differentiation revolve around excellent fabric and a classic, not-too-tight fit. The Campesina Thermal Henley also happens to be … yes, you guessed it … a henley in addition to a thermal shirt. Double points, in our book.
From beautiful leather jackets to simply excellent everyday denim, Buck Mason continually impresses us by blending the best of the past and the present. That’s the case with this handsome Vintage Thermal Surplus Tee, the kind of thermal to wear underneath a sharp flannel as you enjoy a steaming mug of coffee on your log cabin porch. Too idyllic for you? Hey, it’s up to you to make it happen.
Now that your thermal shirts have been chosen, it’s time to take a look down south with the best options for thermal underwear this winter.
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