Everyone needs a clean, basic T-shirt, but sometimes basic can veer towards boring. Keep it interesting with a fail-safe pattern like stripes. A classic design that makes the sort of statement that will guarantee you as “chic,” “timeless” and all those buzzwords that fashion types use. We’ve handpicked 10 of the best from around the web that you can call on in times of sartorial need, like when the weather can’t make its mind up between being windy and cold, and sunny and hot – which is right now for us.
Junya Watanabe Striped HenleyKnown for reworking wearable basics, Junya Watanabe has made the Henley desirable with its mid-weight cotton-pique construction in a cream and navy stripe. This one has a casual fit and a curved hem, and you can buy it now at MR PORTER.
M.Nii Winward Stripe Tee
The washed fabric that makes up this M.Nii T-shirt means it’s super soft to the touch. It’s made in Los Angeles and this one is an ace seafoam green. Get your hands on one from Oi Polloi.
Wood Wood Harris Longsleeve
A simple but great Breton sweat made in Wood Wood‘s light cotton fleece with long sleeves. Roll them up, leave them down, do whatever you please with this valuable addition to your wardrobe. Available now directly from the source.
YMC Burgundy TeeThis stripe T-shirt from YMC has a stripe within a stripe: a meta-stripe, if you will. All tied together in a white and burgundy combination with a pocket at the chest, buy it now from YMC’s webstore.
Norse Projects Fair Isle
Stripes made up of Fair Isle patterns, but stripes nonetheless, this Norse Projects short-sleeve T-shirt is made in Europe against their usual high standards of quality. Purchase one from The Goodhood Store.
Kenzo Striped TeeThis 100% wool T-shirt from Kenzo features multicolored vertical and slanted stripes on the front and horizontal on the back, on a boxy fit T-shirt. You can buy it from Tres Bien.
uniform experiment Tee
The Japanese brand uniform experiment have created this all-over stripe T-shirt featuring a single contrasting check-board stripe, finished with a single rubberized logo patch. Get your hands on one from End Clothing.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Multistripe T-shirt
This short-sleeve crewneck has stripes made up of grey, navy, white and dark grey tones to keep things interesting. It’s made of 100% cotton with a ribbed collar. Get your hands on it from SSENSE.
Saturdays NYC Stripe T-ShirtThis regular fit T-shirt from Saturdays NYC in heather grey is a wardrobe staple that’s been upgraded with a low, white stripe. It’s got a traditional crewneck and a chest pocket and you can get your hands on one from The Hip Store.
Armor Lux Theviec TeeThis Armor Lux tee takes the traditional Breton T-shirt design and turns it on its head with an eye-popping yellow and blue stripe colorway. Add it to your wardrobe and buy it from The Hideout.