Someone once said, “Dress how you want to be addressed!” We can’t help agreeing to this seemingly difficult but rather important advice. Our clothes say more about us than we could possibly fathom, and that’s exactly why we need to direct & align them with who we really are.
Sounds daunting? Well, it isn’t. Because with just a few things out of your closet, you can up your style game considerably! Men, there’s one piece of clothing that is grounded yet a winner in every aspect. If you guessed a t-shirt, then you’re absolutely right! Although half-sleeved t-shirts are a no-brainer addition to everyone’s closet, it’s the long-sleeved ones that play a bigger role. Let’s decode them, one step at a time.
While t-shirts are one of the most basic wardrobe items for men, they still need to be chosen with precision. Here are some things you need to consider before hitting the checkout button.
Are you the kind of person who loves picking comfort over style? Or are you the kind who loves staying up-to-date with current trends and adapting to them too? Ask yourself these questions so that the t-shirt you pick is a direct reflection of you, and you don’t feel out of place wearing it. If you can’t seem to figure out what you really like, give one of your female friends a ring (trust us, women are naturals at this!) Try on a few styles you already own and figure out what really works for you.
The biggest mistake men make while choosing a piece of clothing is not paying heed to how their bodies are constructed. Fashion is never one-size-fits-all, literally and figuratively. So why pick something just for the sake of it? Body types aren’t just for girls, y’ know. Look up the various types that exist with a simple Google search and give yourself a head-start. If you need some extra help, don’t shy away from asking the fashionista of your group for it. (We suggest keeping a measuring tape handy.)
There are certain fabrics you want to stay away from if you’re a specific body type, mainly because of how they take shape around you. The next thing that matters when it comes to fabrics is the time of the year. Different seasons demand different materials, and you sure as hell can’t be caught dead wearing a non-absorbent t-shirt on the hotter days. You might want to consider building a t-shirt collection that is well suited for every season. Pick pure cotton or linen for summers, knitted fabrics for winters and synthetic materials for monsoon.
Mens t shirts are extremely versatile and are useful in building a stellar outfit from the ground up. Due to their versatility, they can be flaunted wherever you’d like. But the right styling isn’t the only thing that plays a key role in making your t-shirts all-rounders, you also have to keep your lifestyle in the picture. Do you spend most of your time in formals because your job demands it? Or do you have a fully-booked calendar with a mix of meetings in and out of the office, with friends as well as colleagues? Align your buys around these things to prove to your closet that these tees were a good decision.
A lot of people love neutrals and nothing else, so you’ll mostly spot them in these shades. On the other hand, some are constantly experimenting in order to find a color they love, or simply follow new trends throughout the year. There is no right or wrong when it comes to either, but only a matter of choice. You don’t want to see your reflection one day and realise that a really expensive t-shirt you bought was in a color that either makes you stand out too much or dulls down your persona.
Now that you know what you have to do in terms of buying, let’s take a look at the styling bit! If the question on your mind is, “What can I wear with a long sleeve t-shirt?” then you best believe we have the answer!
On the road to becoming a fashion expert, there’s nothing more fun than layering! So, of course, we’re in favor of two t-shirts with different sleeve lengths worn together. Wondering how to style them? Here’s what we think!
Seriously though, is there anything that a pair of jeans doesn’t look good with? Classic blue denims for men are our all-time favorites and with good reason. Let’s see how they can be styled with long-sleeved tees.
Yes, we’re still on denims but we’re making it grunge this time. Dark-washed jeans are the ultimate heroes and with the right t-shirt, they cross new levels of ‘fashionable’. Read on to know how you can style them!
Apart from tees, there’s one other closet piece that has been all the rage lately, and that’s men’s joggers! From being loungewear favorites to then taking over global runways, joggers have seen and done it all. To style them perfectly for long sleeve t shirt outfits, read below.
Shorts are the number one way to stay cool, classy and comfy - but so are t-shirts. It isn’t acceptable to wear them to work, but they make for great companions on leisure trips and weekend hangouts. Here’s how to style them with men’s t shirts having long sleeves!
If this seems like an unlikely pairing - just hear us out. This combination enables you to sport smart AND easygoing at the same time, so really - what’s not to love? If you wanna know what we mean, read below.
Did you know that if styled right, then long sleeve t shirt outfits work great for your workplace too? Dress code or no dress code, it’s fairly easy to incorporate a crisp long-sleeved tee into your office-centric wardrobe. We have some ideas on how you can achieve this feat!
We can think of more ways for you to put your long-sleeved t-shirts to good use, but we’d rather let your imagination run free. So go on, experiment all you want - you can’t really go wrong with this piece if you have your ‘basics’ right!