While summer is still in full swing, we all know that the fall is lurking around the corner, ready to sweep in with colder weather and a question – is your wardrobe ready?
We say, let’s beat the autumn winds to the punch and get ready while there’s time. One thing you can stock up on right now for fall 2021 is long-sleeve tees, and there are some great ones out there.
A long-sleeve t-shirt is that perfect piece for moody fall weather (you know, one minute warm, the other freezing), and it can also become a staple when building a stylish outfit.
All hail long-sleeve tees
This year’s long-sleeve tees are trending and come in different shapes, sizes, and styles. Those who lived long enough will remember that the 1990s were the heyday of this tee, especially among skaters, but today it’s a wardrobe piece that works both for street-style inspired outfits and smart-casual dress codes.
A long-sleeve tee works great with denim, chinos, wool trousers, under a blazer, or a button-down shirt as well as on its own.
While we appreciate a graphic tee when appropriate, we’re on team simple and monochrome, where all the focus is on the quality of the fabric and the right cut. And if you’re going for a big logo or an embellishment, make sure you style the rest of the outfit right.
Cover your bases
But let’s get back to the basics. This fall, you surely need a few trustworthy pieces that are dependable, simple, and go with most of your current clothes.
When we say “basic,” though, we don’t mean boring, and you have quite a few choices to make from fabric to color to the neckline and cut.
Crewnecks, V-necks, henleys – we recommend you restock all of these tees, so you have options for work and play.
Feeling overwhelmed by the options available? Don’t sweat it; we’ve scoured the shops and have prepared a list of long-sleeve tees that can be your best inspiration! Here are the brands and tees we love.
COS long-sleeve tee
Cos brand has great white long-sleeve tees that are simple yet with a fun twist. Made from organic cotton, this tee has a relaxed fit with a practical patch pocket and a ribbed cuff. It is the perfect piece to combat unreliable weather, and you can layer it with a hoodie, blazer, or sweater.
VANS “Off the Wall”
This brand is beloved by many free-spirited guys, but it also offers some simple, affordable long-sleeve tees in its “Off the Wall” collection. You can choose from white, grey, black, or bright yellow colors, and we love that these tees are both stylish and super durable.
They’re also great for guys who are always on the move as the moisture-wicking interior waffle pattern pulls moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry!
Hanes Men’s Authentic Long-sleeved Pocket Tee
Looking for something cheap yet quality for lounging around the house or working on your car? Check out Hane’s long-sleeve pocket tees that have a great fit and do not lose it even after multiple washes. There are over 10 colors to choose from, and they look great with simple jeans, sneakers, and a leather jacket.
Everlane The Organic Cotton Long-sleeved Pocket Tee
No fashion basics list will be complete without Everlane. This classic long-sleeve tee has a great tiny pocket that elevates the style from super simple to cool, making it your favorite each morning.
You can choose from such natural colors as navy, black and white and have a staple that will last you years!
Polo Ralph Lauren
Every guy should own at least one Ralph Lauren piece, and this is a great starter. It’s not cheap, but it looks super stylish and doesn’t require much else to create the perfect everyday outfit.
With their subtle polo logo, it looks great with rolled-up sleeves on chinos or wool trousers. And if it’s a little chillier, just throw on a jacket!
Fresh Clean Tees
If you’re a guy who needs a lot of options, Fresh Clean Tees is your brand. They offer crewneck, henley, and hooded long sleeve tees in multiple colors, and you can subscribe to their service and get these delivered to your door!
We love that these tees are soft and super comfortable, so you’ll wear them pretty much everywhere!
Flint and Tinder heavyweight henley
You need a henley in your fall 2021 long-sleeve tee arsenal, and this one plays the part really well. It’s made from a heavyweight jersey, is sturdy, and the collar gives your look a little bit of elegance when you need it.
Taylor Stich rugby shirt
We will leave you with the latest fashion comeback – rugby shirts. These are a must-have addition to your fall wardrobe, and we already ordered this classic, durable shirt made from upcycled materials. It ticks all boxes!