I will preface this post by apologizing for the fact that so many of these tees cost more than what a tee should cost. But when you’re talking about an investment tee—and let’s just go out on a limb here and act like such a category exists—sometimes I do think it’s OK to splurge. Because, at least in my life, nothing does as brilliantly on the cost-per-wear front than a well-loved tee does. One can hardly argue with the sentiment here, and you get that itsy bonus Bella Freud dog logo on the sleeve.
The off-kilter lips here are pretty dear.
I don’t know why this Star Wars tee appeals to me so much—maybe the fact that it looks authentically old.
This old-school Levi’s logo really pops.
I really want this snake tee: the graphics are so gracefully badass.
The Great makes a very good, soft, extra-slouchy tee, and this one looks like a beaten-in favorite.
This tee is a tribute to the late great fashion zine of the 90s, Cheap Date.