Basic essentials – T-shirts for summer and beyond


It’s easy to overlook the basic essentials when we’re faced with some unrivalled trends this season. We’ve seen chequered t-shirts and ripped denim jackets making a growing statement in AW17. But basic t-shirts still and, always will, remain forever faithful. A background favourite on those fail-safe days.

It’s easy to fall into a rut when buying basic t-shirts. We don’t give much thought to these unsung heroes and we often spend very little on them. But, that isn’t always plain-sailing. Even though they’re basic elements to your dress code, chances are you’ll fall back to these t-shirts more often than not, so it’s key to buy quality pieces that will last. After all, they’re a timeless favourite that we want to last.

Here’s a basic t-shirt guide to carry you through the season and beyond. Sounding plain and simple? Good.

White t-shirts

We’ve all got a best white t-shirt and, if you don’t, it’s definitely a wardrobe staple. How to wear a white t-shirt is simple as it looks. Keep it clean, low key and throw-on-and-go in one of these options. Look out for a variety of t-shirt fit types – from oversized, regular to slim and muscle fit. The trends might come and go but the white t-shirt is here to stay, think Danny Zuko, Beckham or classic Johnny Depp. If you need a bit of detail, opt for our white t-shirt with Mennace signature for a premium appearance. Style with denim jeans, a leather jacket and white hi-top trainers.

Striped t-shirts

Man in striped t-shirt

If you want to take basic to the next level, pay homage to the print of champions. Stripes are a fashion-forward necessity that makes a return every season. Heading to work? Turn to stripes. Going out? Turn to stripes. Go for the Mennace signature alternatives in purple, green and navy, or look to black and white pinstripes for a spin on the classic. With a quality cotton body, you can guarantee it will keep its shape. Available in XS-XXL. The best striped t-shirts are the ones paired with minimal threads. Think: dark jeans or plain joggers.

Camo t-shirts

Man in khaki tshirt

Basic doesn’t have to be plain. Evolve your print and invest in the Utilitarian trend set to be big for Autumn and Winter. Seek out the camo t-shirts in oversized and regular fits which stand in strike opposition to basic black and white t-shirts. Look out for drop shoulder styles and invest in beige, burnt orange, grey and khaki shades to see you through the season.

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mennace white men's t-shirt   men's camo t-shirt

These are THE investment t-shirts you need for all seasons. Ideal for an all-show performance in summer, or as key outfit building and layering in the colder months.