Along with jeans, t-shirts are the one thing every man will have in his wardrobe. If you don't have t-shirts in your wardrobe, we'd first ask why as they're a style classic and the staple of most men's fashion. Then we'd recommend you go out and buy some (any), come back and then read this article. Which will recommend you go back out and get the latest styles. Such is the world of fashion.
Anyway, t-shirts are pretty easy to get right and generally won't be subject to any massive fashion revolutions. Obviously the usual men's fashion standards apply - no, wearing a baby pink t-shirt isn't your thing and leopard print just doesn't look anywhere - but on the whole, you can't go far wrong with a good t-shirt.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't be observing the latest fashion standards however, and this summer will undoubtedly be the summer of the printed t-shirt. But aren't all t-shirts printed t-shirts, you ask? Well... yeah, we guess so. But there's certain prints that are more in style than others, so you can put that t-shirt that says Female Body Inspector away for a start. Here, let us take you on a quick journey through the world of print t-shirts.
Oh my god, you're going to dress us as Marilyn Manson, aren't you? Whilst we agree it would hilarious to suggest you all wear 5ft heels and fake contacts, we're not that cruel. Gothic prints are in fashion at the moment, but purely for their imagery rather than the odder tenets of gothic fashion. Think skulls, crosses (upside down for extra edgy points) and skeletons.
These kind of prints generally look best blown up large on a white t-shirt. Team up with a pair of chinos and hoody for casual daytime wear and throw on a denim jacket and dark jeans for the night. Simple.
There was a time when even carrying a copy of FHM under your arm was enough to draw the scowls of elderly women everywhere, but the 2010s have been a much more open-minded decade and now you can get away with having gorgeous models emblazoned on your t-shirt. Awesome.
Do remember though, there is a time and a place for this kind of print - we're not sure your girlfriend's parents (and maybe not even your girlfriend!) would appreciate this kind of t-shirt, no matter how 'tasteful' you think it may be.
This one's easy - classic bands printed boldly across your chest. You can buy new band t-shirts, some even with sparkly bits on them, but for extra credibility go for a vintage look shirt. If you have an old Metallica t-shirt festering away in the back of your wardrobe, now is the time to dig it out. Remember though, a 'Take That' t-shirt will never be cool; make sure you're going for a credible artist. Also, make sure you know who the band you're sporting are to avoid awkward interrogations later.