8 Basic Tees That Were Born To Be Loved

Always there 4 u.


Never underestimate the basic T-shirt. It's the forever-on-the-backburner guy that you pluck out of the friend zone when you're feeling needy. It doesn't ask much, but you can rely on it to always have your back – even when it's being upstaged by something hotter. The foundation of your wardrobe sex life, you'll slip it on again and again and again, which is more than you can say for that 1000-dollar Off-White piece you're scared to spill coffee on.

In celebration of this unsung wardrobe hero, we compiled eight of our faves – basic but premium AF.


AllSaints Meli Tee

Uh oh, this 'Chalk White' linen tee's got down on one knee. Will you tie the knot? Probs, cos let's be fair, it's frickin' adorable.

Shop it here for $70.


Alyx White 'Naomi Ave' T-Shirt

As streetwear heads well know, there's a white T-shirt, and then there's a white T-shirt. If you're game to shell out some extra bucks, the quality pay-off is worth it. Best to keep the aforementioned coffee away though, eh? Turn around and this one features “HALYCON BLVD” branding on the back.

Shop it here for $220.


MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Off-White Logo Back T-Shirt

Following the back-logo theme, this off-white Maison Margiela tee has a super-cool yoke detail on the back stamped with the number six. It's kinda like a mini cape – fitting.

Shop it here for $260.


T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt

We love a good scoop, and not just the ice cream variety. Teamed with a cute patch pocket, the swooping neck of this Alexander Wang tee flatters the décolletage.

Shop it here for $85.


Moncler Pink Crewneck T-Shirt

Millennial pink. Yep, we said it. The name might be cringe but we do love the color, whether or not it has profound socio-cultural connotations. God.

Shop it here for $195.


T by Alexander Wang Classic T-Shirt

What do you get when you cross a V-neck with a scoop neck? A voop. The softer neckline together with the fitted sleeves make a nice, feminine change from the bog-standard silhouette.

Shop it here for $105.


Rag & Bone The T-Shirt

If you like your necklines as sharp as your wit, jawline, [insert sharp shit here], this Rag & Bone number is for you. They've even gone as far as to call it The T-Shirt. Does that mean it's a must-have? Probably.

Shop it here for $85.


Rick Owens Drkshdw Black Level T-Shirt

You wanna know a secret? Take the vowels out of absolutely any written word and it'll look infinitely cooler. And this 'Drkshdw' T-shirt is definitely one for the goth girls out there. We love the cute capped sleeves and slouchy long length.

Shop it here for $300.


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