When I was created, I was thought of as an undergarment. Very quickly, I became independent and began to be worn as an “outerwear”, thanks in particular to the US Army. Originally white and plain, today I can be adorned with all possible colours and patterns, making me an essential basic for men’s dressing rooms. I can be worn anytime, anywhere and I was even considered a sign of protest, especially in the 60s and 70s. I am, I am… the T-shirt! If you have found the answer, congratulations (but don’t expect to be offered the “three-volume encyclopaedia of the animal world” as the good Julian would have done). So it’s this emblematic piece of our wardrobe that we’re going to talk about today. But instead of offering you classic models, we wanted to bring a little originality this fall. Here are 10 cool models to discover.
Bask in the Sun
Let’s go to Asia for this first t-shirt of the list! The brand from the Basque Country (as its name implies) puts forward, through this t-shirt, the country of the rising sun. Bask in the Sun presents an association between the Swell design by Daniela Garreton and the Japanese flag. A “Japan collaboration” look, a round neck, 100% organic cotton; these are the ingredients of this piece made in Portugal, presented in white or navy blue.
For those in search of nature, Daytona 73, the brand we know well (especially for its leathers) presents a khaki t-shirt with a round neck, 100% cotton, with a fitted cut. This piece, inspired by the wilderness, is part of the “Outdoor” capsule. The t-shirt features a silk-screen print of the desert with the words “Into the Desert” underneath. If you’re not sure about the khaki colour, you can also opt for white or black, and this, in a very large number of sizes: from S to 4XL!
Sobriety for this model from Hopaal, a brand created 5 years ago whose objective is to show that it is possible to produce while recycling a maximum. This original sage green t-shirt is the proof, as it is made of 55% recycled polyester and 45% recycled cotton. If you do the maths, that’s a total of 100%! Made in France, this piece has two small waves embroidered on the collar. A reference to the Basque coast, where the brand is based.
Lyle & Scott
This t-shirt from Lyle & Scott is original because of its yellow pattern which covers the left shoulder, the chest and the neck. This bold t-shirt is marked by the traditional golden eagle, the brand’s emblem, on the left side of the chest. The 100% cotton product is also available in a black and navy blue and navy and sky blue colour combination, ranging from XS to XXL.
Herb is the name given by October to this mustard coloured t-shirt that smells like summer. Made of 100% cotton, this t-shirt is characterised by a large white stripe on the chest. For those who are not fond of mustard, this product is also available in rust or khaki. The particularity of this piece is that it is made of flamed cotton, i.e. a cotton with an irregular weave giving it a raw look.
We change universe by going to Olow, a brand with a strong artistic dimension, just like their shop we visited recently. We found their “Palm Hand Bleu” straight cut t-shirt, in Prussian Blue, made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. This piece features a yellow embroidered design on the left chest, the artwork having been created by Tim Lahan, an artist and illustrator based in California.
This is a 100% cotton white t-shirt that looks fairly neutral, but the humorous embroidery is subtle in size and sets it apart from the rest. It features a shark about to devour a fisherman sitting quietly on his boat. A bit of lightness offered by the London brand Percival, which is welcome at the end of summer!
Scotch & Soda
We continue our selection with another printed t-shirt, this time from the Scotch & Soda collection, a brand that we no longer need to introduce as it is so present in the various outlets. We leave the desert to join the marine and aerial universe, because this t-shirt features different islands in the middle of the ocean, as well as palm trees, mountains and planes. A t-shirt with a relaxed cut and a creamy white colour made of 100% cotton and available up to XXL!
Stepart, the brand whose reputation has been built on its original designs made of 100% cotton, is now available in two sizes.