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10 Statement-Making Men’s T-shirts For Summer

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

T-shirts are a men’s fashion staple for everyone from CEOs of billion-dollar companies to A-list celebrities. Though often considered a basic item worn by the masses, the right tee can make or break an outfit and completely change a look.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that are far from basic. From stripes to tie dye and fitted to boxy, these patterns and fits can transform a simple T-shirt into a statement piece.

Frame Perfect Tee

Frame may be best known for its premium denim, but its basic “perfect” tees are also noteworthy. Opt for a bright color like Spring Red to get in the summer spirit and stand out from the pack.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Frame shirt $59.99
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Supreme Graphic Print T-shirt

A bold T-shirt from skate brand Supreme can add a cool streetwear element to any summer outfit. The washed yellow color and fun graphic on the back make it extra playful.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Supreme shirt $100
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Asos Oversized T-shirt

This may look like a basic white tee from the front, but the highlighter yellow and pink graphic on the back transforms the shirt into a statement piece. Wear with jeans and sneakers for a casual look.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Asos shirt $23.40
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Urban Outfitters Sublime Classic Sun Tie-Dye Tee

Band tees and tie-dye are always in style. Grab this shirt that checks both boxes and shows off your musical taste.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Urban Outfitters shirt $34
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Deveaux New York Beige Oversized T-Shirt

T-shirts are an essential staple to any closet—and should be viewed as investment pieces. This style from Deveaux New York may be pricey, but its high quality construction and fashionable fit makes it worth the investment.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Deveaux New York shirt $133
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Tillys Shouthouse Brooklyn Stripe T-Shirt

Nobody said T-shirts need to be boring. This striped style from Shouthouse combines navy, maroon and mustard yellow for a ’90s throwback color palette and bold design that pairs with everything from sweats to slacks.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Tillys shirt $24.99
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Zadig & Voltaire Pocket Tee

Pair this denim-colored pocket tee with black ripped jeans. The black and white outline of a skull on the back keeps this look edgy and far from simple.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Zadig & Voltaire shirt $70.80
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Supreme x Stone Island pocket T-shirt

Is it khaki or is it red? This Supreme x Stone Island tee combines both colors with a dye effect that adds depth and mystery, making it unlike any other shirt in your wardrobe.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Supreme shirt $259
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Pact Casual Crew Neck Tee

This may look like a standard tee, but its organic cotton makeup and the brand’s commitment to fair trade set it apart from the others. It’s shrink resistant, ultra soft and ethically produced.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Pact shirt $10
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Abercrombie & Fitch Curved Hem Pattern Tee

Dress up without putting on a button-down shirt. Wear this bold floral print tee by Abercrombie & Fitch to add flair to an outfit and make a statement this summer.

Rivet compiled a list of men’s T-shirts that feature stripes, tie dye and other interesting effects that elevate a basic tee.

Abercrombie & Fitch shirt $10
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