It’s a mainstay of every man’s wardrobe. The graphic t-shirt is a staple that’s here to stay.
Back in the era before it was possible to post your thoughts via a social media platform, graphic tees offered a way to communicate a message to the world – whether it was the band you loved, sports team you supported or somewhere you’d travelled.
Now, every brand – from luxury fashion houses to the high street – offer their own iteration.
Some are cool collaborations with artists, whilst others simply bear a printed logo. Either way, every design represents an easy way to add some personality to your off-duty look.
A simple tee, whatever your budget will complete your summer 2023 outfit, whatever the occasion. Here are some of my faves.
Stay Creative Co Not There T-Shirt – Black
Any film fan should be familiar with SCRT. Collaborating regularly with cult classics like American Psycho and A Clockwork Orange, it’s a brand that offers the movie buffs the chance to sport their love for the cinema proudly on their chests.
Rowing Blazers Arthur Ashe Icon Graphic Tee
If you’re into the vintage, collegiate aesthetic, it’s Rowing Blazers that should be on your radar.
From the classic tees featuring the brand’s collegiate logo to partnerships with sports teams or playful characters like Babar The Elephant, the collections are packed with preppy nostalgia.
£50, Rowing Blazers
Stussy Landin Tee
A brand borne out of the late Eighties Californan surf scene, Stussy has since grown to become a youth culture favourite, loved by skaters, musicians and street-stylers alike.
Consistently offering a wide range of t-shirt designs season after season, the American label should be on the list of any fan of a bold print.
A.P.C. Logo-Print Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
One for when your suitcase, Parisian label A.P.C.’s tee is brimming with summer spirit – and not solely because vacances is the French word for holiday.
With the logo discreetly hidden in a sunny print, and a distinctly seaside font, it’s a top that should be added to every 2023 vacation wardrobe.
£110, Mr. Porter
Carhartt Coin T-Shirt
Carhartt the US-founded fashion-forward branch of the traditional workwear brand, is a go-to when it comes to graphic prints.
As well as the staple chest logo T-shirts that’s available all-year-round and every season, they release new designs that are snapped up quickly by loyal followers of the brand.
Acne Studios Printed T-Shirt
Scandi brand Acne Studios’ t-shirts are at the top of our wishlist. Crafted using high quality, heavy weight cotton, this oversized design will add a touch of playful fun to any casual weekend outfit.
£200, Acne Studios
Nike Have A Nike Day Tee
In the UK, who doesn’t love a play on words? Well, with Nike’s funny ‘Have a Nike Day’ tee, you can proudly show your love for dad jokes on your chest. It’s sure to put a smile on your face.
£49, End Clothing