Nowadays, thanks to the internet, we have access to every style of clothing that has really ever existed. Our ability to buy what we want whenever we want it has made the modern wardrobe so diverse. But, despite the perpetual movement of modern style, some things will never change. The neutral short-sleeved T-shirt will always warrant a spot — or several — in your collection. And whether you’re sporting shorts, trousers, a blazer, sweater, or anything in between, in any color, you can’t go wrong with a neutral T-shirt as a foundation.

We’re such fans of the plain T-shirt that we’ll never stop singing its praises. From Phipps to AMI, this roundup shows the length and breadth of the neutral T-shirt sphere covering the luxury fabrics used by Telfar and A-COLD-WALL* to the fuss-free appeal of Uniqlo U.

Browse the best neutral and off-white T-shirts around right now.

Uniqlo U Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

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Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt



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Uniqlo's Christophe Lemaire-designed Uniqlo U line is a gem. Boxy cuts and casual tailoring are foundational aspects of the collection along with minute price tags. This heavyweight crewneck T-shirt is a no-brainer.

Urban Outfitters Recycled Cotton Crew Neck Tee

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Recycled Cotton Crew Neck Tee


Urban Outfitters

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Do your bit with this recycled cotton T-shirt from Urban Outfitters. An appealing off-white hue makes this the ideal styling companion — you'll be hard pushed to find something that this tee doesn't go with.

BDG High Neck Tee

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High Neck Tee



Buy at Urban Outfitters

There are some nice subtle variations on the neutral T-shirt to explore. Take this piece from BDG which features a high neck for example. For the most part, it's an understated staple, but the mock neck provides a twist to your ensembles.

Universal Works UW Print Tee Organic

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UW Print Tee Organic


Universal Works

Buy at HHV

When it comes to Universal Works, all that is flash goes out of the window. The British label is about taking workwear to its foundations and making sure they're fulfilled with premium materials, subtle detailing, and masterful fits.

Advisory Board Crystals Premium T-Shirt

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Premium T-Shirt


Advisory Board Crystals

Buy at Slam Jam

You wouldn't notice it from a distance, but a tonal rubberized text logo punctuates this off-white short-sleeved T-shirt as well as a pop of color to the neck label. Advisory Board Crystals shows how essentials can be elevated.

Phipps Like A Rock T-shirt

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Like A Rock T-shirt

from $43


(Available at 11 Merchants)
(Available at 11 Merchants)

This basic tee from the Phipps Spring/Summer 2020 collection is cut from ultra-soft pure cotton and features a large graphic print to the back.

Telfar 2020 Cotton Jersey T-Shirt

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2020 Cotton Jersey T-Shirt



Buy at Luisaviaroma

With Kanye out of the running, this presidential campaign-inspired graphic tee from Telfar doesn't seem so far from reality. Vote for quality, style, and versatility with this neutral T-shirt.

A-COLD-WALL* Logo T-Shirt

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Logo T-Shirt



Buy at ssense

Samuel Ross' A-COLD-WALL* label is going from strength to strength, having just released the technical masterpiece that was Pre-Spring 2021. While this staple tee might not be cut from engineered fabrics, it's not one to sleep on.


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SSENSE Exclusive Ami De Coeur T-Shirt



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Alexandre Matiussi's archetypically Parisian blend of dry humor and understated styling with an occasional loud flourish shines through on this tee. The heavyweight cotton construction features dropped shoulders and elbow-length arms for a more intriguing silhouette.

COS Oversized Linen T-Shirt

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Oversized Linen T-Shirt



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This linen selection from COS is ideal for summer. Lightweight and breathable, linen is also extremely durable and this minimalistic piece isn't going out of style any time soon.

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