Basics: The Black T-Shirt Essential menswear

Welcome to our basics series. We’ll be dishing out the essential pieces that every man needs and showing off some of our favorites.

The black t-shirt is undeniably cool. Like a great pair of jeans, every man should own a black t-shirt. What other single pieces of clothing simultaneously conveys a sense of effortless style and a badass attitude? There’s a reason black tees have been a staple of men’s fashion for ages. Here are our picks for the best black tees out there, so you can get to upgrade your look.

Everlane

Everlane Black

What’s better than an ultra soft and definitively cool black t-shirt? A sustainable, ultra soft and definitively cool black t-shirt from one of the most eco-conscious brands on the planet.  

Everlane Air Crew Tee

J-Crew

J-Crew Black

J-Crew has revolutionized men’s wear. They’re responsible for getting lots of guys to start caring about their fashion. Going from there, J-Crew makes some truly great essentials. In comes their black t-shirt. Broken in and faded just right, their t-shirts look like the ones you should have been wearing for years.

J.Crew Mercantile Broken-in crewneck T-shirt

Buck Mason

Buck Mason Black

Making some of our favorite tees on the market, Buck Mason nails it again with their black t-shirt. Striking the perfect balance between breathable and sturdy, their tees are great for layering or standing out all on their own.

Buck Mason Slub Curved Hem Tee

COS

COS Black

If you’re the kind of guy that likes to keep things simple, COS is your go to. COS exudes minimalism to perfection. Their black tees are ultra lightweight, making them incredibly versatile.

COS Oversized Linen T-Shirt 

Rag and Bone

Rag and Bone Black

Somehow everything Rag and Bone touches turn to cool. The base black tee at Rag and Bone is the shirt you’ll find yourself wearing every day. With a bit of a loose, relaxed style, their t-shirts are a great choice for guys willing to shell out a little more money for their shirts.  

Rag and Bone Classic Crewneck Cotton T-shirt

Black t-shirts are one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Let us know where your favorite comes from!