Basic Rights' Menswear Essentials
Basics are that category of clothing oftentimes best described as "wear a few times, then use as pajamas." The search for non-branded, tailored basics that don't cost more than they should, are elegant enough to wear to dinner, and last a long...
Connect-the-Dots on T'aint by Ashish T-Shirts
A longtime member of the VFILES community, London-based designer Ashish Gupta has made a name for himself thanks to a frequent and extravagant use of sequins within the collections of his eponymous label. A new capsule, however, plays with a different...
Your days will be full of positive vibes when you sport this rainbow-colored, screen-printed "YES" T-shirt from Mercy-Merci. Made from 180 GSM 100% cotton, the boxy fit is made for all shapes and genders and comes in M, L, XL and XXL. Perfect for a...
Classic OB T-Shirt
Made from cotton jersey that's sustainably grown in California's Central Valley, Olderbrother's classic OB T-shirt is designed in Portland and cut, sewn and dyed in LA. Each T-shirt is a little different—due to the dyeing process—but each boasts that...
Bang Bang Bang T-Shirt
"Wear what you care about." Each Prinkshop piece has a purpose, from supporting Planned Parenthood to empowering those suffering from addiction. The "Ban(g) Ban(g) Ban(g)" T-shirt ($35) benefits Everytown, an organization that's committed to ending...
Holiday Gift Guide 2015: The Lovable Curmudgeon
The holiday season is all about good will and cheer and festivities, but for some, it's just a pain. Why not celebrate the cranky character in your life by buying them a lovably sarcastic present this year? From a sweater emblazoned with "Go Away...
"Happy Alone" T-Shirt
For proud introverts and those who just need a day off from humans, Montreal's Stay Home Club has all kinds of products for people who like to recharge solo. Our pick is the unisex "Happy Alone" T-shirt (available in black or gray) which is made in...
Larry David T-Shirt
Using simple, comfy white cotton tees, Brooklyn-based studio Deer Dana pays homage to a variety of contemporary figures—from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Sade, Grace Jones and Lil Wayne. Our pick is TV’s favorite grump: Larry David. The Seinfeld co-creator...
Danish type foundry Playtype takes their unique, custom-made typefaces beyond just computer screens and stationery. They're silently permeating the physical world with bold statements through personalized lightboxes, laptop sleeves and even skateboards...
Paradise Lost T-Shirt
A conceptual label founded in 2011, Fun Time is a brand that creates made-in-Portugal apparel inspired by the team's youth in the '90s. Their 100% cotton "Paradise Lost" T-shirt was designed to shine light on the moment when adolescents bid adieu to...
4th of July Looks
Between the recent Supreme Court ruling to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states and the continued, indomitable notion that with persistence anything is achievable, there's plenty to be proud of in the USA. While it's not a country without...
Wearable "Artist Statements"
Ohio-born contemporary artist Jenny Holzer started out in abstract painting but later moved into conceptual art—using words as her medium of choice. She finds her inspiration from past historical events and current political relations, which encourage...
Insult Candy T-Shirt
This deceptively sweet T-shirt is perfect for anybody who's a little anti-Valentine—or indeed just anti-social. With messages including "U R Gross," "Keep Moving" and "Fat Chance," this pastel-colored, 100% cotton top will keep the cranky looking kawaii...
Tit Tee by Sarah Shikama
Chicago-based visual artist and metalsmith Sarah Shikama is best known for her handmade jewelry (which draws inspiration from as varied subjects as Brancusi to the sea), but it was her "Tit Tee" that made us stop in our tracks. The hand-beaded, illustrated...
Diane Inc's Larry David T-Shirt
'Tis the season for holiday parties and spending time with work colleagues, immediate family, in-laws, second cousin's children, etc. The tidal wave of small talk can become too much for introverts and quiet types, so if you want to send a message...
Hi Little One Personalized Tee
Born from designer Nell Lindquist's realization that most baby swag is pretty silly, Hi Little One brings together the sharp, type-driven aesthetic of Lindquist and her sister, Maggie Allen. Pick from thoughtfully personalized, high-quality cottons...
Each of Vestige's t-shirts embodies a story, fact or myth culled from a certain period of time and given a contemporary graphic emblem. This super soft raglan t-shirt features an hourglass glyph, reflecting the freshly launched brand's creative ethos...
Space Walk T-Shirt
Brooklyn-based illustrator Paul Tuller has taken his drawings out of this world with his astronaut-inspired (NASA's Ed White to be exact) t-shirt. Each one is hand-printed in small batches, and sure to inspire some cosmic vibes.
Crew Neck T-Shirt
Inspired by vintage photos of old boxing gyms and NYC's affluential New York Athletic Club, Todd Snyder and Champion's collaborative “City Gym” collection channels a Jack Dempsey on the weekend vibe that's as tailored as it is casual. The cotton crew...
White Palm Tee
Blood and Bolts makes crisp and casual shirts, hats and accessories in homage to the similar spirit of the California lifestyle. The White Palm Tee embodies all of that with a carefree tree stamped on the breast pocket—simple and slick.
Studio Visit: Prinkshop
"Wear what you care about." That's the motto of NYC-based Prinkshop (short for "printed ink"), a new graphic design and production studio that's leveraging the underused potential of T-shirts (and totes) to spark action and discussion. Each piece...
Leisure Wear by Lovers Court
Melbourne, Australia-based Lovers Court launches their label with a debut leisure wear collection that doesn't discriminate between genders. Eschewing traditional fashion seasons for a more open-minded approach, Lovers Court was founded by Talia...
Ultra-Soft T-Shirts by Schooner
One of the eternal wardrobe classics (the hunt for which has almost become a cliché) is the perfect white T-shirt. In East London, one in particular from a new company looks set to become a serious contender for the title. Schooner—which launched...
The Simpsons Reimagined by Shuggie's Sweet Revenge
Seemingly very in tune with 20- and 30-somethings of today, Shuggie's Sweet Revenge makes T-shirts and tote bags emblazoned with cleverly combined Simpsons characters—and cartoon images of Larry David's face. A delightfully simple idea, the morphed...
Hit City USA's Perfect White T-Shirt
There's no staple piece of clothing quite like the plain white T-shirt. Its role in pop culture moved it from an undergarment, worn beneath dress shirts, and placed it front and center. Now, LA's independent record label Hit City USA found the white...