T-shirts have long been a casual clothing essential. Not only do they provide the perfect base layer for any look, but their graphic embellishments can also serve as a proclamation of identity, whether you’re showing love to your favorite band or artist or want to add an eye-catching element to an otherwise muted ’fit. With summer in full effect and new summer-ready collections available, a refreshed line-up of graphic tees is at the top of our shopping agenda.
Unlike those layering essentials (premium knitwear and quality jackets), T-shirts tend to come at achievable price points. Of course, exceptions apply to those who insist on rocking the likes of Gucci or Fendi, but luckily for your wallet, some of our favorites right now retail for as little as $29, with the highest on our list coming in at just below $70.
Looking through the selections of some of our favorite retailers, including HHV and Urban Outfitters, some of the best graphic t-shirts we’ve seen of late feature head-turning prints from brands like Carhartt WIP, Parra, and PLEASURES. For those who are more logo-led, Stüssy and adidas Skateboarding have all put out some super clean graphic goods. And for a particularly hot option all summer, our very own Tiosk collaboration with Carne Bollente features a steamy T-shirt that will have you doing a double-take.