Spring is around the corner, so you might want to start stocking up on V-neck -shirts. Oh, who are we kidding? Any season is a good season to hoard collect and wear V-neck t-shirts. They’re indispensable, as they can be dressed up with a cardigan or blazer, go sporty with a track jacket or hoodie, or worn alone. Doesn’t matter if you own thirty white V-neck t-shirts, you can always use one more.
While there’s nothing wrong with the classic crew neck t-shirt, there’s something a tad more sophisticated about V-neck t-shirts. And when you take that silhouette and change up the fabric a bit, use jersey or a fine pima cotton and possibly play around with the cut; make it a slim cut, or turn it into something oversized, that V-neck stops being a basic background player and becomes a leading character and can really shape what you’re wearing from something okay to something amazing. Texture not only creates visual interest and a nice contrast between materials, but it also makes what you’re wearing more approachable and touchable.
We’ve rounded up men’s V-neck tees for every budget and in a rainbow of colors. Scroll through and find a few that’ll take you from now until next summer and possibly beyond.
1. Brunello Cucinelli Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt
Brunello Cucinelli grew up in a house without running water or an indoor bathroom. After dropping out of engineering school, he made his way into knitwear and designed a cashmere sweater. Now he’s the creative director of his eponymous company, designing clothing for men and women. His clothing is luxurious and thoughtfully made. Stylish and not too trendy, his take on the classic men’s V-neck t-shirt, works well with a linen blazer when it’s warm. Made in Italy, this cotton tee has a surprising detail; the inner placket is done in contrasting gray. It also comes in navy and gray.
2. FREI-MUT Black and Gray Lyobov T-Shirt
Based in Amsterdam, FREI-MUT combines streetwear styles with sustainability. Take this slightly oversized two-tone V-neck t-shirt. Made in Japan from recycled cotton, it has raw edges for a lived-in feel. Add more of a rock vibe by either wearing it with a motorcycle jacket or a fuzzy cardigan.
3. H&M 3-Pack Slim Fit V-Neck T-Shirts
You can base a thousand outfits on one V-neck t-shirt, so it makes sense to buy them in bulk. While you can’t pick up tees by the gross from H&M, you can buy a three-pack in essential colors. These slim-fitting cotton blend V-necks come in navy blur, white and dark green, all white or all black, and black, light gray and dark gray. Wear them on rotation.
4.Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt
Ralph Lauren’s classic fit jersey V-neck is crafted from soft cotton. Designed by one of the masters of American style, this slightly roomy V-neck was created with versatility in mind. It’s the type of tee that can go on the tennis court or hang out in a dive bar. Made in 14 shades, there’s a good chance that one of them will be in your favorite color.
5. Everlane The Cotton V-Neck
There are times when it feels like Everlane has a cult following or is a cult. People become so devoted to the brand, that they can’t or won’t wear anything else. It could be because people admire the company’s transparency, or that they work with ethical factories, practice sustainability and design modern classics. Either way you look at it, the brand does have a lot of fans. If you’ve been thinking about trying one of their offerings, splurging $9 on a tee is a smart investment. By using pre-shrunk cotton, this V-neck will fit the same the first time you wear it and the thousandth time you put it on. It comes in five other hues, too.
6. Topman Solid V-Neck T-Shirt
Just like you can never have enough white V-neck t-shirts, you can never have enough black ones either. This Topman V-neck is half off the original price, and that’s a pretty nifty deal for a pure cotton t-shirt. Designed to be fitted in the chest, wear it under an open button-down shirt or by itself.
7. Calvin Klein V-Neck Tee
Man does not live by monochromatic color alone. Add a pop of something bright to jeans or cords, and it’ll brighten up the day. This Calvin Klein V-neck t-shirt is made from modal; that’s a fabric that wicks away moisture from your skin. The t-shirt can keep you cool all year long. Calvin Klein built their reputation on t-shirts. Not feeling the bright blue? You can go for classic black or white.
8. Banana Republic Luxury Touch V-Neck T-Shirt
Based on your years of buying stuff for yourself, you’ve probably figured out that there are various grades of fabric; some are softer than others, some last longer and some stuff feels like cardboard. Banana Republic created cotton that has a soft, silky feel that’s made to drape (fit) over your body, highlighting the good bits and ignoring the bad bits. Their Luxury Touch line of goods is made from that cotton. It has a slight sheen that dresses up the material. This soft V-neck t-shirt is cut to be roomy through the chest and sleeves. Tucked into pants, it’s a good look for a Zoom.
9. Bonobos Soft Everyday Tee
BEST COLOR SELECTION
People get positively evangelical over the way Bonobos’ pants fit. Their t-shirts also have a huge fan club. It’s partly due to the attention to detail, partly to the comfort and partly on how they fit and feel. Take their Everyday Tee; the ribbed neckline and tonal topstitching amp up this classic style.
10. Eddie Bauer Legend Wash Pro Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
BEST FOR LONG WALKS
Eddie Bauer started out as an outdoor outfitter. So, you know when looking for casual wear, you’re going to find stuff that lasts for more than a season or two. Their Legend Wash Pro V-neck is great for the trail and the city. Made with a moisture wicking Free Dry finish, this cotton t-shirt has flat seams that won’t irritate you on a hike or when you’re working at home. It’s made from their classic silhouette; not too roomy and not too slim-fitting.
11. Goodlife Classic Supima Blend V-Neck T-Shirt
Made in the US, Goodlife’s V-neck t-shirt is extremely soft due to its supima cotton and modal blend. This is a breathable cotton blend that feels like silk. It’s a go-to t-shirt that feels like an indulgence.
12. Public Rec Go-To V
BEST UP FOR ANYTHING
Public Rec makes athleisurewear that can get down and dirty in the gym as well as living its best life far away from it. Their Go-To V-neck t-shirt lives up to its name. Made from a combination of Tencel, cotton, and spandex, this is a t-shirt that never loses its shape. It’s got moisture-wicking properties, is wrinkle-resistant and they say it’s also highly breathable. Whether you choose to use it for a run or for running errands, it’ll hold up to anything you throw at it.