It almost goes without saying , black t-shirts are a mandatory element of every wardrobe. We think if you up that game to include three black t-shirts, you will have all your fashion bases covered. And if you throw in an outlier like this long sleeved number with gold racing stripes from Zadig & Voltaire you will be beyond the basic minimum and well into the fashion statement category.Even the thinnest and chicest of all recent memory, Jackie O, often sported a not too short sleeved version. Fitted enough to show off her svelte frame and with a long enough sleeve to promote a little upper arm modesty. With a black t and huge dark sunglasses, you barely need pants.
A black t-shirt vocabulary should include an ideal short sleeve from Petit Bateau a long sleeve like this heavenly fabric from the iconic french brand Majestic Filatures and a boat neck because nothing is is more flattering, especially in black. Those of us who recall the beloved Lacoste alligator might even like the retro chic suggestion of this slightly cropped version.
A puffy sleeved black tee is the home run equivalent of content being equal to style and so we added this puffer. If you find this to be true , you might also like this loose fitting dolman sleeve Graham & Spencer which covers all the bases, save one shoulder. We think exposing the light of one shoulder is the best kind of flash of t-shirt lightening. And if back to basics is what you desire, this easy semi- fitted Everlane raglan sleeve will suit under a suit or take you all over the town all on its’ own.
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