Usually when we put together our T-shirt round-ups, we try to include a mix of pieces that are "accessible" and "aspirational," which are code words for "if you're broke" and "if you're ballin'." It never hurts to see what lies across the whole spectrum. And who knows? Maybe your girl will dump you before you have to buy her an expensive birthday gift, thus freeing up some tee scrilla.

But in reality, the rent and non-Cup-Noodle dinners are prioritized over our gear. That's why we put together this guide to tees that lean toward the "accessible" side of things. Whether you want a statement piece that will turn heads, or just a basic, quality T-shirt that you'll still be rocking as an old man, these are The Best T-Shirts Under $40.

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