Every Man Essentials: The Basic T-Shirt
First things first, let’s get down to business. Go through your wardrobe and dispose of any shirt — and I mean any shirt — that has discolouring at the neck or under the arms (or anywhere else, for that matter). You know the tweeting bird from that Speedstick Stainguard commercial? Totally real. And men, don’t give the excuse that no one’s going to see the stains because you only wear it as an undershirt. That’s disgusting and you should be ashamed. And, PS, your gf or wife or partner — somebody sees you get dressed in the morning and undressed at night. Got it?
Every Man essential number five is the basic t-shirt. You’ll want to invest in several of these, both long and short-sleeved. I’d also advise you to pick them up in black, grey, and white. The good news with the basic t-shirt is that there’s really no high-low comparison.
Long-Sleeved Crewneck, $16.50 each when you buy 2 or more, GAP: I’m not usually a huge fan of the GAP, but admittedly, they make a mean t-shirt. And for the price, you really can’t beat it. Long-sleeved creweneck shirts work well for layering in colder months. Buy in black, grey, and white. The neck of GAP’s long-sleeved crewneck holds its shape, and the great part about cotton is you can wash and dry them at home.
Men’s Premium Comfort Crew T-Shirt, $15.47 for a 3-pack, Hanes: This is the t-shirt of all t-shirts. This t-shirt is made with Hanes’s ultra soft cotton. It’s tagless, so when you layer there won’t be any bunching or chaffing. Hands down — any male member of my family will tell you — the collar is the best. Ever. Really. The secret? It’s seamless. The length is right so you can tuck it in or out. And, bonus! These perfect t-shirts come in a 3-pair pack. You can order online, or pick up at your favourite store (Costco, the Bay, Walmart, Zellers).