The graphic tee is back in a big way. Recently, we found out that logo T-shirts have been holding us back. A study published by the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin has revealed that there's a negative correlation between big logo tees and sexual attraction. Yep, your Box Logo is the reason you're single. This is a PSA for anyone who needs to hear it: graphic tees are not the same. If anything, this is a Highsnobiety study into the fact that graphic T-shirts make you more sexually attractive.
The graphic T-shirt has come a long way in the past couple of years, growing out of its teenage box to become a fully-fledged, grown-up style piece with the help of labels like Brain Dead and Lanvin breathing new and sophisticated life into the category. In celebration of the graphic T-shirt’s glow-up, we’ve rounded up some of the best graphic tees available right now.
Shop our favorite best graphic T-shirts below.
Highsnobiety All-Time High T-Shirt
Our recently-dropped BeachFriendz collection is a celebration of late summer and the wardrobe refresh it requires. Even so, the All-Time High tee is one that'll work all year round.
Noon Goons Fly High T-Shirt
Sticking to a theme of sorts, the "Fly High" tee from LA's Noon Goons embodies what the summer wardrobe should be all about. It's fun, it's colorful, and it demands the sun.
Everpress Better Together T-Shirt
Everpress can always be relied upon for graphic tees from under-the-radar and independent designers with graphic talent. This tee from the site is a celebration of a much-needed coming togetherness.
Birdhouse Stillness Tee
Nostalgia-injected skate brands such as Birdhouse are undergoing renaissance thanks to the likes of Travis Scott sporting them on the regular. Add that to the fact that skate style won big at the Olympics, and graphic tees like this one are going nowhere.
Basquiat Tie-Dye Tee
Basquiat’s eye-catching style makes for the perfect focal point on this tee. As if the tie-dye backdrop needed any more punch.
Loewe Paula's Ibiza Printed T-Shirt
Loewe has a real skill for transporting us to paradise (AKA Ibiza). This airbrushed graphic is a dreamy departure from city life.
Death Row Records T-Shirt
Vintage merch tees will always be a valuable aspect of the wardrobe. They’re a fuss-free throw-on for summer and this Death Row iteration lives up to expectations.
Brain Dead Cognitive Prophecy T-Shirt
When it comes to graphic T-shirts, Brain Dead should be one of the first places you start your search. Why? See above.
Carne Bollente Wimbledong T-Shirt
Carne Bollente’s sex-positive message is in plain view on the Wimbledong tee. The tie-dye tee makes way for a colorful (in all senses of the word) graphic to the chest.
Havaianas x Reality to Idea T-Shirt
Californian artist Joshua Vides's design studio, Reality to Idea has partnered up with Brazilian icon Havaianas and imparted his playful style on a soft cotton tee. Your illustrated sunglasses hang from an illustrated breast pocket.
Loewe Embroidered T-Shirt
Okay, it’s close to a logo tee, but we think you can get away with this one thanks to the beautiful, embroidered floral which embellishes the Loewe imprint.
Lanvin Printed T-Shirt
Not all tees are made equal. Cut from soft pure cotton, this Lanvin T-shirt doesn’t really need a graphic. We’re loving the spiraling take to the chest, though.
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