How to Wear Plain White T-Shirts
If you can pull off a white t-shirt in the classic style, then you can pull it off in any style. We say classic, as iconic film stars like James Dean and Marlon Brando have rocked the simple look of a well fitted white T-shirt and trousers, and are often named after historical style icons. So what's so special about it? Well, it's actually been proven that women find men more attractive in a fitted white T-shirt, as it helps give them the typically masculine silhouette of board shoulders and a narrow waist. So essentially if you're built and muscled, wear a white T-shirt, if you're skinny, wear a white T-shirt, and if you've packed on a few pounds, well, you get the point.
James Dean always favoured a white T-shirt and jeans PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest How to Wear Crew Neck White T-Shirt
Plain White T-Shirt & Bomber Jacket
Nothing is more classic than the crew neck detailing. Utterly timeless, and easy to layer without looking out of place - the crew neck is on of the key details to any staple white t-shirt. Whether you go for skinny fit or slim fit, the crew neck will always look great with a jacket or a shirt. For this season, we love pairing our classic white crew neck t-shirts with the seasonal bomber jacket. Keeping the collars of the t-shirt and jacket symmetrical, this look can work for any occasion. Easy to wear and to transition from the day to Friday night drinks, this has become an effortless look for the year.
A man wears a white T-shirt with black jeans and a suede jacket PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest
How to Wear Crew Neck White T-Shirt in the Summer
Plain White T-Shirt & Chinos
For a summer look, you can go a little simpler with your outfit, making sure not to neglect the accessories that can help pull everything together. Grab a pair of shorts, either tailored cotton or slim fit denim, and tuck your trusty T-shirt into it. Finish off with some white plimsolls and some light-weight sunglasses to achieve a summery vibe to your classic, put together look.
A man wearing a white T-shirt and white shorts PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest
How to Wear Men's Printed White T-Shirts
If keeping it simple is too much of a dud, then switch your plain white t-shirt with something a little more, patterned? At The Idle Man, our favourite way to add a bit of detail is with the classic white striped t-shirt. Easy to pair with your classic jean or your favourite pair of chinos, playing around with your look has never been easier, especially if you want to have a go at the double denim.
Oliver Cheshire wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest
Picking the Fit of Your White T-Shirt
First of all, if you're going for something as simplistic as a crew neck T-shirt crew neck and trousers, then the T-shirt has to fit perfectly. Here are some rules to the perfect fitting top;
Your T-shirt should be long enough to fit into your trousers, but not so long that there's a lot of bunching. A general rule is that it should be longer than your hip bone, but cover your waistband.
It's got to fit properly around the neck, meaning that when you lift your arms there isn't a huge gap around the neck, but it's not so tight that you can't move around easily.
The sleeves shouldn't be longer than your elbow and should be fitted around the arms.
Your T-shirt shouldn't too loose or tight. If you can see every detail of your stomach, it's too tight. If you can't even see the shape of your body then it's too loose.
Your top shouldn't fall straight down and should follow the curve of your body a little.
Washing you Best White T-Shirt
It sounds easy enough, but how many times have you taken out your washing and found your T-shirt is closer to yellow, grey or blue? Your classic look isn't going to have the same impact if you're wearing a T-shirt that's clearly seen better days. If your top is looking a little worse for wear colour wise, here's some tips to get your T-shirts sparkling white again.
Always wash your white clothes together.
Don't mix colours.
You can add washing soda, oxygen bleach or borax to your white wash to boost the efficiency of your detergent.
For tough stains mix a little bleach and water together and leave your top to soak. Then rinse with cold water and leave to dry. How much bleach you use depends on the guidelines on the bottle.
Lemon juice can help brighten whites, so you can mix a little into your white wash. Dry your clothes under direct sunlight as the ultraviolet rays will help brighten your whites.
Pair a white T-shirt with blue jeans and a green jacket PHOTO CREDIT: Pinterest