Men’s Statement Tees
By Jessica Mehalic Lucas
A great tee is well, everything. Jut add denim, a great pair of shoes and you’re pretty much set. From ultra-luxe to logo, plenty of cool t-shirts popped up in the men’s collections. Freshen up your wardrobe with any of these enviable styles and definitely give them the hanger treatment.
Get on the Gucci bandwagon with this new take on the logo tee. Inspired by vintage prints from the ’80s, Alessandro Michele put an inventive spin on the Gucci logo. Small holes in the washed cotton jersey lend a vintage effect.
Camouflage commanded the men’s collections this spring. DSquared2 puts a fierce twist on the trend with this multicolored print.
Gianni Versace’s appreciation of mythology led him to adopt the Greek goddess Medusa as the central image of the Versace logo. The alluring representation channels power, strength and beauty—illustrating his respect for tradition as well as his propensity for striking design. History lesson aside, this relaxed fit tee in cotton jersey has been very popular with Versace fans.
Music with an ’80s vibe inspirited Dolce & Gabbana’s spring collection, combining Sicilian tailoring with flamboyant fashion statements. The “Palermo Jazz Club” t-shirt pays tribute to the show’s set, a Sicilian speakeasy from the Jazz Age.
Bright red was a street style favorite during the Spring shows. Tap into the trend with Fendi’s cotton t-shirt, detailed with contrasting zig-zag embroidery and a “No Words” animoticon patch.
This season, Phillip Lim has created a series of graphic tees inspired by vintage Japanese Ukiyo-e illustrations. The confident, cool design adds plenty of interest to your look—all on its own or layered under a leather bomber or leopard print windbreaker.
For more traditional types, Bottega Veneta has perfected the polo shirt. Crafted of a piqué cotton fabric for lightness and breathability, this slim fit style is finished with metallic buttons and the house’s iconic butterfly logo. And that peacock blue color is killer.