The great White T-shirt

When days are balmy, it doesn’t get simpler and more convenient than a crisp white T-shirt:  fitted in the tailored manner of the consummate dandy or the relaxed fit in the manner of hip-hop culture (but not the oversized and extra long version). 

It is also not the passé deep V-neck cleavage show favoured by Euro trash and tough guys. A V-neck shall, till further notice, be worn only as a fitted undershirt. The simplicity of the crew neck crisp white tee goes well with a statement watch, tattoo sleeve, shoes, belt or adventurous trousers, but please avoid making all those statements, all at once. 

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“The simplicity of the crew neck crisp white tee goes well with a statement watch, tattoo sleeve, shoes, belt or adventurous trousers, but please avoid making all those statements, all at once”

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A collection of white tees is a summer savvy casual uniform you can rotate, playing around with different pants and shoes. It can also be a base for a smarter look later in the evening, paired with a light cardigan or blazer, with chinos and espadrilles. Think evening boat cruise with a select group of your closest and dearest. 

Every season I find a white t-shirt fit that I like (its different every season as one’s body, erm,  changes) and buy a few of them that I will rotate throughout the warmer months. In fact, along with fitted shades of grey tees, you may never need to wear another T-shirt again. That’s certainly the case with me. 

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