How to style a long sleeve t-shirt – NoHo Arts District
Do you know the number one piece of clothing that every man should have in his closet? It’s a long-sleeved t-shirt! It’s convenient, easy to buy, and the perfect canvas for pretty much any look you want to create.
Whether you’re looking for something to wear from home to work, a piece of clothing to wear under your favorite blazer, or want to show off your cool personality with quirky graphics, long sleeve tees are great choices!
Not sure how to style it? Continue reading!
Choose the best long sleeve t-shirt
The first thing to remember is that styles of long sleeve t-shirts vary, so consider what purpose your t-shirt will serve.
Step one, choose the neckline: crew necklines, v-necklines, and henleys are the most common options. Crew necks are the most versatile, V-necks look more formal, and henleys are perfect for casual outfits.
Second is the fit. If you’re looking for a t-shirt to use as a layered piece under your hoodies, blazers, or cardigans, you might want a more fitted t-shirt. If you want to wear it alone, and especially if you are looking for a graphic tee, you want a looser fit.
When it comes to fabrics, go for cotton, cotton blends or merino wool when warmth is paramount.
After all, don’t compromise on quality and buy your t-shirts from high quality brands like Fresh Clean Tees. Take a look here: freshcleantees.com/collections/long-sleeves
For the office
It is best to style your longsleeve for the office or business lunch under your blazer and with woolen trousers or chinos.
This is the perfect semi-formal look that will keep you comfortable and yet look put together and respectful. In this case, we recommend opting for a V-neck.
For dinner with friends of your girlfriend
Eating out should be fun and relaxed, but you still want to look good (wearing a hoodie may only work if you’re eating at Burger King).
Our recommendation? Wear your favorite long-sleeved T-shirt, a nice, expensive looking cardigan (it doesn’t have to be expensive) and dark jeans or chinos! Perfect!
For a beer with the boys or for a game night
Okay, this is an opportunity to relax and completely let go, so forget about chinos, wool pants, and blazers. What you need are your favorite jeans or cargo pants, a long-sleeved henley and a zip-up hoodie or an unbuttoned flannel shirt.
For the weekend at the hut
Are you taking your significant other for a romantic weekend in the cabin or are you maybe planning to break away from the world and spend some time alone?
You don’t have to pack a lot in your weekend bag. Grab your crew-neck t-shirt, a down vest, and fitted sweatpants and you’re covered!
For a visit to your grandma
Visiting Grandma takes some effort; You can’t show up at her home in sloppy sweatpants or ripped jeans.
And while she’d probably be most proud to see you in a suit, let’s not get carried away. Put on your nicest dark jeans, a sleek merino long-sleeved T-shirt and, when it’s cold, top it with minimalist denim or a corduroy button-down shirt. It’s a look she’ll approve of.
For basketball pickup game after work
Do you have a pickup game outside but it’s cool? Swap your traditional short-sleeved or tank tops for a high-performance, moisture-wicking, sporty long-sleeved T-shirt that will keep you warm and still mobile.
The best pants are of course your favorite joggers.
For the Comicon Convention
Are you going to the Comicon or some other, uh, nerdy meeting? This is your chance to show off your best graphic tee and wear it with your baggy jeans. If you still don’t have a decent graphic tee, you can always get away with the 90s-inspired look by pulling an oversized short-sleeved tee over your fitted long-sleeved tee.