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Our Quest To Find The Perfect Tee Ended With These 7 Essential Styles

04/01/23

Author: Courtney Kruk

DOCUMENTED BY: @NICOUNDERWEAR

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We promise this isn’t another basic article about basic tees. (Well…maybe it is.)

For all the extravagant garments and fashionable items we could dedicate a whole article to, we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate the humble T-shirt. Why? Because they’re probably the most practical item (aside from underwear) in your wardrobe. They're easy to style and everyone looks good in one. And a handful of good tees can rescue you from just about any situation or creative styling funk.   

While we praise the overachievements of the T-shaped shirt, we don’t necessarily praise every T-shirt that gets made. We’re not about those impossibly cheap, $5 bargain bin shirts. This ode is directed at quality shirts made from environmentally responsible materials, at a price point that reflects responsible production, but doesn’t completely break the bank.   

Sound like your kind of criteria? Here’s seven of our favourite, affordable tees to suit, well, everything.

The out-to-dinner tee

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Organic Fitted Rib Tee

Arnsdorf

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The out-to-dinner tee

You’ve spent enough time reading reviews and studying the menu (or is that just us?) – simplify your dinner plans with an easy wardrobe go-to. Arnsdorf’s Organic Fitted Rib Tee will become “the one” in terms of suiting every occasion and outfit. It’s made from 95 per cent organic cotton, with lycra FSC TENCEL filling in the rest and giving it just the right amount of stretch. Adding to that, this is a heavyweight cotton rib knit, which helps the tee hold its shape after washing and adds to its longevity. Seriously, this is one of those garments you’re going to buy and find yourself still reaching for in 10 years.

The office tee

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Documented By: @abch.world

The office tee

Our work wardrobe has changed a lot in the past few years, with some of us just straight-up forgetting how to dress outside of our WFH safe space. But as we head back to the office, we’re bringing the more laxed approach to workwear with us. This calls for a versatile office tee, something you can chuck a blazer over to dress up or casually pair down with sneakers. For this, we love A.BCH’s Classic T-Shirt. It’s cut from 100 per cent GOTS and ACO certified organic cotton jersey and has a slightly oversized fit. The thoughtful details, such as the vintage style rib around the collar, perfectly toe the smart/casual work attire line.

The work-from-home tee

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Ramona Tee Bodysuit

NICO

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Ramona Tee Bodysuit

NICO

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Ramona Tee Bodysuit

NICO

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The work-from-home tee

Just because we’re heading back to the office doesn’t mean we’ve abandoned the WFH dream altogether. We’re still keeping the seat at our bedroom desk warm for parts of the working week. Most of us have cracked the wardrobe code for this: dressing semi-smart up top for those on-camera calls and keeping things casual down below. For a tee that says “Yes, I’m working from the lounge…but I am still working”, we nominate NICO’s Ramona Tee Bodysuit. Made from a super soft Tencel Modal blend, this bodysuit takes comfortable remote working conditions to a whole new level. AKA one where pants are totally optional.

The all-purpose black tee

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Crew Tee

JH Lounge

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The all-purpose black tee

Every tee is arguably “all-purpose”. But a black tee – like JH Lounge's Crew Tee – is especially handy to have. Made from a luxurious blend of organic cotton and ethically-sourced cashmere, the result of which is a lightweight knit, it has a perfect classic T-shirt silhouette that bodes well with just about anything. Tuck it into jeans, wear it over shorts or pop it under a dress.

The off-duty, ultimate comfort tee

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Pinky & Kamal Logo T-Shirt

Pinky & Kamal

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Pinky & Kamal Logo T-Shirt

Pinky & Kamal

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Pinky & Kamal Logo T-Shirt

Pinky & Kamal

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The off-duty, ultimate comfort tee

The oversized tee is one of our all-time favourites. We love one over leggings or bike shorts, tucked into a nice pair of pants or worn loose for the days when we want to throw all our tight-fitting clothes in the bin. If you’re equally enthusiastic about a relaxed fit, look to the Pinky & Kamal Logo T-Shirt. Made from soft organic cotton (yes, there is a pattern here), its boxy, oversized fit and dropped shoulders is both comfortable and stylish.

The workout tee

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The Rib Tee

Cloth & Co.

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The workout tee

When it comes to workout attire, everyone has a different preference. That said, we’re basically all shooting for the same outcome: practicality and comfort. Though it isn’t “just a workout shirt”, Cloth & Co.’s The Rib Tee ticks these boxes nicely. It’s made from 100 per cent organic cotton and features a close fit (so it won’t move around when you’re running or throwing punches).

The style-with-a-pair-of-jeans tee

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Organic Crew Neck Tee

NICO

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Organic Crew Neck Tee

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Organic Crew Neck Tee

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Organic Crew Neck Tee

NICO

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The style-with-a-pair-of-jeans tee

So you’ve finally found the perfect pair of jeans: the right colour, no gape around the waist and a flattering rear lift. Time to think about what top you’re going to show them off with. In our opinion, you really can’t go wrong with NICO's Organic Crew Neck Tee. With its boyish cut, slim fit and classic crew neckline, it really was made to cosy up to the denim in your wardrobe.

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