Every guy has a preference for the types of tee-shirts that they like to wear. They can be plain, striped, buttoned, long-sleeve. These are all basic styles of t-shirts but one that seems to be a bit like marmite for many is mens graphic t-shirts. They can be extremely bold and sometimes seen as rather scruffy for some people.
The problem could be, however, that men just don’t know how to style them right. They have great potential and when worn right they can compliment all kinds of outfits. So, what’s the right way to style graphic tees? Read further on to find out more.
Nail the fit right
What can make a big difference to how well your mens graphic t-shirt fits is how well it fits. This is a key factor in a graphic t-shirt looking good with an outfit. You need to make sure the fit isn’t too small or too big but simply fits the contours of your body quite snuggly.
The sign of a good fit is when you’re able to pinch one to two inches of your t-shirt on the sides of your stomach. It provides a simple and basic fit to the appearance of your top. For the length, you want it to fit between the top and middle of your back pocket.
Longline fits don’t tend to work well when it comes to graphic tees as the length takes the focus away from graphics and more towards the fit.
Pick the right graphic
Of course, the graphic that you see on the t-shirt is the main focus of your outfit. But what makes a bad and good graphic? The best ones to choose from tend to be those with a good meaning or is simply just a great picture on your t-shirt.
You also want to make sure that the t-shirt that you choose is either plain black or white. Using t-shirts that have a tie-dye effect or pattern takes the focus away from the actual image you have printed on the tee itself.
Use layers for your graphic tee
A base layer of black and white means your outfit can match easily with practically any layer that you’re looking to wear. Denim jackets, bomber jackets and even open zip up hoodies are some of the great ways you can use layers to elevate your image.
Graphic tees can even be styled one step further, with a suit. As you have a simple base layer, suits can provide a smart casual look when finished with some minimal white trainers. It projects an edgy yet simple style to your outfit and changes how the outfits meant to be worn.
Finalise it with simple footwear
Graphic tees cater for the casual outfit look, so when you’re choosing your footwear make sure you opt for the minimalist trainer that’s plain white or black. Imagine wearing a graphic tee shirt with shiny Oxford shoes? Not the best of looks.
Saying that, you can still opt for the smart casual look with your footwear with derby or chelsea boots. Pair it with jeans rather than pants to complete the smart casual look, without being too formal.
If you’ve seen graphic tees as a no-go for your style, perhaps this article has changed your mind. With the right fit, graphic and outfit you can be sure you’ll be stepping out in style. Anyone can pull off a graphic tee-shirt as long as you style it correctly. Just be sure to consider these tips when you go to your next shop.