How should the perfect t-shirt fit?
Anders versus Shirts (sports and compression clothing), should T-shirts everyday tight to the any circumstances. It never looks good – no matter how trained you are. However, the shirt should not be too wide either. Not even if you want to hide something. Because too big shirts compress and make you look smaller and wider than you are. As a basic rule: Shirts with a “slim fit” fit are perfect for athletic types. A shirt in the “Classic / Regular Cut” also forgives a small tummy.
Important: For a perfect fit, the shoulder seam of the T-shirt should sit exactly where the curve of the shoulder begins. If it sits lower, the shirt is too big; if it is even higher, it is too small – which you should also notice from the pinching under the arms.
What is the ideal t-shirt length?
The perfect T-shirt protrudes about a hand across the waistband. It can either be worn over trousers or tucked in without slipping out again and again. If you are unsure, try raising your arms. Belly free? Then the shirt is too short. The belt flashes out? Perfect!
What is the right arm length?
Rule of thumb: The sleeves should cover about half the upper arm, no more and no less. A no-go are skin-tight shirts that tighten on the biceps. After all, you want to emphasize your muscles, but not put them in the spotlight.
Which T-shirt collar is the right one?
The character of a short-sleeved shirt is primarily shaped by the collar. Which cutout looks sporty and which looks more classy:
The classic T-shirt collar that can be combined with almost anything. But make sure that the collar is cut enough if you want to wear the t-shirt under the shirt.
Is available in different widths, can be combined well with cardigan or V-sweater. Make sure there is something left of the collar of the shirt if you wear it.
This collar shape with the distinctive button placket is ideal for adding a vintage touch to your outfit. Look for models with a rib structure or for Henley shirts made of rough cotton to underline a retro look.
The polo shirt is an upgrade of the casual t-shirt because of its flap collar, but it doesn’t look as formal as a shirt. So perfect, for example, to wear it under a suit on Casual Friday.
The material: Which fabric is the right one for T-shirts?
Many men prefer thick, heavy materials, as if the quality is directly related to the weight of the fabric. The opposite is the case with T-shirts. Regardless of whether you want to wear the shirt or wear it solo, it should feel like a second skin. Good T-shirts are made of 100 percent cotton – they contain no stretch and, above all, no polyester. The gold standard is pima or Egyptian cotton. Because the individual fibers here are longer than basic cotton, they last longer and feel lighter and softer – almost like cashmere. Some T-shirts also have a silk component. This makes them softer, but is also reflected in the price. A great alternative in summer are t-shirts that have a linen component.
Would you prefer a pattern or a solid color?
Whether you prefer a plain-colored model, one with a print or a striped shirt is a matter of taste. Basically, however, the following applies: Plain-colored models are timeless, look adult and can be worn for any occasion – even under a suit. Stripes are just as timeless, but more for leisure. Prints look casual and should also be combined. Absolutely no-go: Ballermann sayings in the style of “beer shaped this body”! Please never, not even at Ballermann.
The right shirt color
This is also a matter of taste. If you want to be on the safe side, it is best to choose muted tones such as gray, dark blue or black. These colors are timeless and really suit every man. The cult classic for T-shirts has been and remains white since James Dean and Marlon Brando. If you combine a white shirt with blue jeans, you can’t be badly dressed. Provided both parts fit well.