Quest To Find The Best Men’s T-Shirt On Earth

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Reviewed by Justin Lim
Reviewed by Justin Lim

Probably reviewed every hair styling products, thankful that his hair is still intact. Loves travelling and trying to be healthy and pump some muscles at the same time!

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Summary of the best men’s t-shirt

The Line Up of Best Men’s T-shirt

After spending a good amount of time reviewing men’s grooming products such as colognes, hair products and skincare, it’s time to make some switch to fashion and watches. Check out our unbias reviews of some of the best men’s T-shirt we have scouted. The journey has not ended yet. We are continuosly looking for more quality brands to fit into our wardrobe list. If you have more brands to recommend us, please leave us a comment below!

T-ShirtsComfortFittingMaintainability
Uniqlo Men AIRism Cotton Crew Neck T-Shirt4.0/5Medium Tight FitCold Wash, Hang Dry
Sifr Premium Pima Crew Neck4.5/5Normal / Slight Looser FitCold Wash, Hang Dry , Light Ironing
Grana Organic Pima Crew Neck Tee4.5/5Normal FitCold Wash, Hang Dry /Tumble Dry
Uniqlo MEN +J Supima Cotton Relaxed Fit Crew Neck T-Shirt 4.5/5 Medium Loose / Oversized FitCold Wash, Hang Dry
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Does the best men’s t-shirt exist?

Sure it does, well, somewhere somehow! You may ask why am I pursuing this journey? Does finding the best men’s t-shirt on earth even worth it? To justify, the number one reason is due to my current location. I am living in one of the hottest and humid spots on earth, Singapore. Commuting under the hot sun is no joke. On top of this, I often get myself drenched in sweat compared to an ordinary mammal. Secondly, working in the tech sector, thank God that I do not need to suit up. Hence, I just need a good piece of crisp, smooth, clean white t-shirt (or any plain color for that matter) to put on each morning.

However, so far, life hasn’t treated me so well. When opening my wardrobe, I either find

  • crumbled t-shirts with creases (a busy person ain’t got time to iron)
  • tiny holes t-shirts even though I barely wore 3 months
  • shrinking t-shirt
  • S-size transformed to an L-shirt (true story)
  • cotton started to peel off or forming a small round of hays
  • an unfitted t-shirt, as opposed to that model I saw online that nicely fit into the T-shirt.

I hope you might able to relate one or two of the painful experience with your t-shirt. To solve these mysteries once and for all, I decided to go on a journey to learn and overcome this obstacle to find the best men’s t-shirt for men and put this case at rest. I will be sharing with you all the brands that I have tried with an honest review. For full disclaimer, some of the T-shirts are bought out of my own pocket, and some were sent to me to try on. No matter which may be, my reviews are honest and unbias.

What it takes to be the best Men’s T-Shirt on earth?

In my personal humble opinion, I will be judging based on a few criteria, mainly on comfort, fitting, maintainability, eco-friendliness, and value. All of these components are largely dependent on the material used to manufacture these best men’s t-shirt. Hence, I will be going through with the materials later on. For now, allow me to share in great detail on the judging criteria for the best men’s t-shirt. You could use these factors as part of your consideration before getting a piece or two for your own.

Comfort

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Softness, smoothness, cooling (airy), and moisture-wicking make a t-shirt comfortable. I would prefer a soft and smooth fabric instead of a rough material that will trigger my sensitive skin. Generally, long-staple cotton is generally softer, smoother, wrinkle less, and more durable. Hence it is usually more expensive in price. Some examples are the Pima cotton and Egyptian cotton.

In this matter, I have also learnt from experience that certain materials like wool, bamboo, certain synthetic fibers are actually bad for my skin. I will get bad rashes especially if I sweat at the same time. So, if you have sensitive skin, best to avoid such material. Instead, you should either go for organic cotton, Pima cotton, Supima cotton, or even silk (like your traditional Indonesian batik).

Besides being soft and smooth, I would prefer if the T-shirt has some cooling effect or being airy. Otherwise, it should able to get those sweat to dry fast (moisture-wicking). I understand that casual t-shirt material vs sports T-shirts cannot be compared directly. Sports T-shirts are made with different materials focusing on moisture-wicking, and obviously, the style may not be suitable as an everyday casual wear for work. Hence, if it’s able to keep me from sweating in most cases or it does dry up quick enough, that would be sufficient.

Fitting

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Looking presentable albeit sharp is important. First impressions count. You might not want to dress loosely, unintended oversize T that shows that how care-less you are. On the other hand, you might not want to be wearing an over-fitting or a super tight superman T-shirt that exposed the shape of your nipples straight into your colleague’s face. Doubt that it will be a good conversation started as well.

A nicely fit T-shirt makes a lot of difference. The cutting of the shoulder lining, hem, sleeve length, and chest length have to be suitable based on your body size. Fitting is also based on individual preference. Some of you might like tighter fittings while some like a looser fitting.

I do also admit is not easy for a normal T-shirt company to have a few sizes fit for the masses. Hence, you will find some companies like Son of A Tailor that provides made-to-order T-shirts. Nevertheless, in this quest of finding the best men’s T-shirt, ideally, it could fit based on what it claims on their website and the rest are my personal opinion based on my preference.

Ease to Maintain

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No-fuss. A normal room temperature wash in a washing machine, followed with air dry and yet able to be wrinkle-less, that’s what I call No Fuss. I understand some men prefer to chuck those clothes in a dryer. But based on my experience, anything that goes into the dryer will eventually be no good to your t-shirt. The high heat will destroy the material or mixing up with other clothes might spoil or scratch it. Taking a step back, do use a zipper to protect your t-shirt before throwing them into the laundry for a wash. Well, if there are any surprises during the quest to find the best men’s t-shirt that proves me wrong, I am sure to tell you guys right here! The maintainability factor will also come hand in hand with the durability aspect. Discoloration or deformation is part of the consideration even after the above proper steps being taken.

Eco-friendliness

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With our ever-increasing pattern of consumerism, doesn’t hurt to help mother nature to reduce waste or prevent pollution. From packaging up to the material used, I would like to add this as a factor as part of the judging criteria. I understand it’s almost impossible to judge unless I really track down their manufacturing processes. So here’s how it will be done. I will be constantly updated based on my research. And you, my fellow readers, do leave in the comment if you found something fishy, false claims, or maybe some good that I may have missed. In the end, I just hope we can make this editorial piece a comprehensive guide to anyone who is reading. Win-Win eh?

The Best Men’s T-Shirt on Earth

UNIQLO MEN AIRISM COTTON CREW NECK SHORT-SLEEVE T-SHIRT

I believe Uniqlo as a brand requires no further introduction. But if you haven’t caught the Japanese brand world dominance, Uniqlo has established themselves as one of the Fast Fashion company. Their main goal is basically to create practical and affordable clothing for everyday living from casual, business, and outdoor. Their design is simple but what kept me intrigue is actually their material. In the past, I have bought a few plain colored T-shirts and the materials were mainly cotton. However, recently they have started to leverage their proprietary AIRism technology on their T-shirts. My underwear, to be honest, is all Uniqlo’s AIRism briefs, and it’s top-notch comfortable. Hence, I was excited to see how their AIRism T-shirt would be played out!