Don’t get us wrong: We love our chambrays, silks, and cashmeres, but there’s just something about the perfect T-shirt that makes us weak in the knees. Not only can a great tee give any jeans-and-blazer outfit a bit of office-appropriate personality, but they pair perfectly with cutoffs for a summertime BBQ — meaning they’re always in season. If you’re feeling really sassy, switch out your jeans for a pair of tuxedo trousers and really make a statement.
And, because nothing compares to a lived-in, easy-fitting graphic tee with a little wear and tear, we rounded up 10 iterations — both retro-inspired and real-deal vintage — that you’ll undoubtedly keep in heavy rotation all year-round. The best part? Even if you resolve to wear ‘em every day, remember: The best T-shirts only get better with age. Click through for our picks!