A picture is price a thousand phrases, significantly with regards to t-shirts – we e all the time discovered the sloganned variety a little brash. Significantly better to opt for its extra civilised cousin: the graphic print tee. Long a staple of street-put on, these t-shirts have been welcomed with open arms into the higher echelons of the vogue world. Earlier this month, Dover Street Market – a cathedral of all that is chic, and dearly costly – erected a display to the humble graphic tee. Here, we e pulled collectively our favourites.
1. Block-Print: 5, folkclothing.com
There one thing timeless concerning the abstract, block-print on this by London-based Folks. Its tees are made from mushy, quality cotton, and the eye-catching however straightforward-to-put on designs will go along with most issues in your wardrobe.
2. Lanvin Panelled Cotton T-shirt: 10, mrporter.com
Who spend 10 on a t-shirt? Well, this one from French trend house Lanvin tempts us to splash out. The camouflaged spider design in acid brights is on a woven panel, somewhat than the standard display screen print. It a dialog starter, and an investment, we reckon.
3. Fire Hydrant: 1.50, lostartshop.co.uk
Swedish brand Submit is one among our favorite manufacturers to put on this summer time. This is our pick of the lot – anyone who ever seen a Spike Lee film knows the fire hydrant is crucial to cooling off at a block celebration after an extended, sticky New York Metropolis day.
Four. YMC Drip Painting: 0, youmustcreate.com
If Jackson Pollock made t-shirts, that is a fair estimation of what they would appear like. YMC – quick for You will need to Create – has remained fiercely impartial of tendencies for 20 years. Instead, it opts for contemporary, useful designs that you won see elsewhere.
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5. Throughout Floral Slim Fit: 8, topman.com
Here one from Topman for lazy summer time days – or a last-minute addition to your suitcase. Strong all-over tropical motifs on an excellent-high quality, slim-match white tee make this a holiday buy that can final past the beach.
6. Mike Parillo Tee: 9.Ninety nine, freezeproshop.com
Volcom predominantly a skate brand, but this swirl-print tee, designed by artist Mike Parillo, will work in a wardrobe that doesn embody a board on 4 wheels.
7. Gunn Print: 0, blood-brother.co.uk
East London-based Blood Brother items are principally monochrome and a refined take on street type. The newest assortment features nods to military themes. The markings on this tee are taken from a tropical frog – a reference to a Royal Navy rogman diver.
8. Males USA Omiyage Graphic Short Sleeve T-Shirt: 2.Ninety, uniqlo.com
Japanese brand Uniqlo constantly delivers graphic tees with on-level, pop-culture references that price lower than a meal out. We e fans of this metropolis-inspired range. Hong Kong, Paris and London are all also showcased.
9. YR Retailer X Marco Oggian ‘Play Time’: 9, yrsto.re
YR Store USP is that it allows prospects to design t-shirts from scratch. It additionally has a variety made in collaboration with digital artist Marco Oggian. His references embrace the MTV emblem, the acid home smiley face and ice lollies, however this geometric design caught our eye.
10. Flint by Tom Sewell: 5, theillustratedmind.com
Brighton- primarily based The Illustrated Mind provides a platform for up-and-coming designers. All illustrations are printed on thick, onerous-sporting tees. 窋lint by artist Tom Sewell is one among our favourites; a psychedelic trip of a print, in significantly bold colours.
Flint is an exemplar in the sector: big, bold, bright, uncompromising. Along with the Lanvin, it catches the attention – however at a tenth of the value. We additionally love the idea behind The Illustrated Thoughts – you’ll be able to assist an independent label and an up-and-coming artist whereas looking fly.