That’s right, it’s t-shirt time again! As we’ve discussed in the past, t-shirts are a critical essential wardrobe item, no matter what time of year it is. You can wear them on their own, layer them and wear them casually or dressed up. Now that it has warmed up it’s the perfect time for us to share all of our favorite picks for The Best Budget-Friendly T-Shirts For 2019!
For more t-shirt basics, don’t forget to check out our Essential T-Shirt Guide and our T-Shirt Fit Guide.
Uniqlo – $9.90 or 2 for $17.90
Great fit overall and, like all things Uniqlo, we loved the quality for the price.
J. Crew Mercantile – $14.99
We didn’t really love the overall fit as it was quite roomy in the body and sleeves but for those of you broader guys or those who carry a little bit more room around the middle, this would probably a great option for you.
Topman – $10 or 2 for $16
We weren’t big fans of the roomy fit, which almost fits a size up from what’s listed, and material quality which was quite thin.
H&M – $6.99
An ultra-budget option, the H&M t-shirt was quite thin and had some fit issues in weird places, like a tight armpit and billowy sleeves as well as a very long body.
Zara – $17.90
At almost $18 we weren’t fans of the expensive price and firmly believe that t-shirts aren’t really something men should spend a lot on. The fit was quite tight around the middle and almost tapered in the body, so not the best fit, even for tall, slim guys. Fabric-wise, it had a weird stretch composition that we didn’t like and, overall, this was our least favorite of the bunch.
Banana Republic – $18
Another fairly expensive option, we did think that this option had a pretty good fit, despite a few issues with the sleeve width. If you’re a more athletic guy with bigger arms this would probably be a great option for you.
Express – $22.90
While on the trim side, the overall fit was pretty good. Our biggest problem with this option was the price, at $23, it was just too expensive.
The Winner: Uniqlo
By far our favorite of the bunch, the combination of fit, price, and quality made it tops in our book.
Dorian’s Outfit Details & Sizing
Shirt Size: Medium
Jean Size: 32×32
Height/Weight: 6’3” 185lbs