Plenty of clothes cruise through the trend cycle every season, have their moment, and ultimately fall off the map (ahem, paint-on skinny jeans). But despite the ever-changing fashion industry, the short-sleeve black t-shirt always remains constant — that’s why they call it a staple, ya know? And given its classic, never-going-out-of-style nature, just about every brand under the sun has laid claim to a “perfect” iteration of the timeless top.
To really uncover the actual best black tees out there, your best bet is often diving deep into consumer reviews. So for this installment of Hype Machine, we did just that and found vetted options from fellow shoppers that reviewed T-shirts based on supreme quality, fabric, and shape. Ahead, you’ll find the crème de la crème of black tops that will not only become mainstays in your wardrobe, but are guaranteed to fit your style to — a tee. (!)
Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors. Reviews have been edited for spelling and grammatical accuracy only.
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