For some reason, most of the graphic tees I liked this time around have words on them (they’re also, by and large—and as usual—more pricey than I feel a tee like this should be. You intrepid types can always scour vintage stores for them, but at least here in New York, they’re pretty pricey there too—sometimes ridiculously so). I think this faded-out OK is pretty great: it looks a little like a vintage magazine logo to me.
I like the script on this one from Mother Denim, and the cut looks flattering too.
I found this clever, happy 6397 tee marked down at Yoox.
This sweet Lake Tahoe tee stops just short of being kitschy.
A winning sentiment done up in a homespun needlepoint graphic.
The strategically-placed daisies on this one are funny and cute.
I like how the OMFG here looks like the old CBGB sign.
A colorful lightning bolt would be aces under a blazer.
The Fiorucci angels are a perennial favorite of mine, and take me back to the days when I used to make reverent visits to the Fiorucci store when I was a teenager visiting from Texas.
The L.A. Dodgers logo is appealingly old-school.
A cute tourist tee in an appealing pale yellow.
Tees 4 Togo is a nonprofit that was started by the peerless Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin, and Le Tigre fame), and 100% of proceeds from T-shirt sales go to help educate girls in Dapaong, Togo. There are a number of appealing options to choose from, but I like this excellently 1980s likeness of Joan Jett best.