Let's face it: All you need is a fresh and clean T-shirt in the morning. It's the fundamental base layer for the winter. Wearing the appropriate tee can make the difference between looking proper and with it or just dusty and lazy. Of course, you no doubt have a good amount of tees already in your wardrobe, but there are other options available in the market right now. 

While you break out a plethora of sneakers for a certain type of occasion, consider your T-shirt as your secondary arsenal as well. From boxy proportions and relaxed crewnecks to dropped shoulders that possess a wider allowance for a roomier body, the tee can make or break your fit. Cut from cotton fabrics, the right tee can make you look as polished with your jeans or trousers as it does with a crisp pair of sweatpants. But you've got to know where to look, so we've compiled the Best T-shirts to rock for any occasion.


Best Bargain for a 2-Pack: Dickies ComfortSoft

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Price: $27

Made with an ultra-soft cotton, this shirt is tagless, so you won't be scratching your neck, around the flat collar. This classic shirt is a style staple, offers a generous fit, and features an extra-large front pocket. Whether you are going for a more casual look or a dressier one, you can rock this T-shirt on its own or layer it under your favorite hoodie or sweater.

Best Year-Round: CDG Play

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Price: $87

One hundred percent soft cotton—this shirt normally doesn't shrink in the wash and has that utilitarian swag that's versatile enough to be worn casually or formally. This short-sleeve crew neck style was designed with a soft rib knit. There is the CDG signature logo on the chest of the shirt, which makes this tee less basic.

Best to Rock Under Your Suit: Saint Laurent Bat

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Price: $395

What chu know about Saint Laurent? Although the luxury brand is based in Paris, this T-shirt is cut in Italy to a ribbed-jersey crew and finished with a black bat print alongside the French label's initials. This stylish splurge features a classic round neck and makes for a luxe addition to your wardrobe.

Best to Wear Out to Dinner: Nudie Jeans Kurt 

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Price: $55

Designed in a soft organic cotton, this wardrobe staple will make for a cozy evening out. This tee features a straight cut and a patch pocket on the chest. Crafted with a rib edge crew neck, there is a label that is fastened at the waist.

Best to Impress Your Date: Our Legacy Box 

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Price: $77

The new slub shirt, but boxy, the crewneck tee has a regular relaxed fit. This tee offers an understated and classic feel. You'll be sure to make an impression in a tonal all-black look.

Best to Chill on Sunday: Stüssy Daydream

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Price: $34

Designed for a classic fit in lightweight combed cotton, Stüssy's tees can't be denied. Fine like aging wine, this type of tee is best worn-in and definitely an essential in your arsenal.