You’d be surprised how bold an impression a humble tee can make. Whether you’re a luxe bohemian or a sucker for solids, here’ a list of tee labels in India every modern man must take note of.
We’ve always been cultivated to believe that a shirt or suit is essential to look ‘clean’. But apart from such mainstream menswear keynotes, we tend to take everyday staple for granted, writing it off as casual wear. Tees are currently our favourite counter-culture cue in the books of menswear and since we’ll be spending a good amount of time at home, let’s bundle up. We’ve sifted through the interweb and countless ads on Instagram to present to you the best.
Since we’d be staying at home and India’s tropical humidity is at its peak, you might want to bundle up on a few lightweight tees. At March Tee, every piece of clothing produced is 100% fine-spun out of cotton in a breezy Pique knit. They offer long-sleeve tees too, which is a different knit for colder months of the year. March Tee is an absolute paradise for men who dabble in colours and solids.
Under the leadership of Nimish Shah and sneakerhead Anand Ahuja, Bhaane is India’s answer to culture-first minimalist clothing. They also offer womenswear, but when it comes to men, they stick to tees with subtle prints and motifs. However, they aren’t limited to just round-collars, it’s a great destination for polos as well.
There are two rules at play with this label: First, strictly solid tees and second, bespoke fitting. That’s a winning combination for casual wear. Being one of our favourite tee labels that we discovered over Instagram, they also believe in using innovative processes to reduce wastage in production. We’d suggest trying out the ‘high-collar’ tee, it’s a simple-yet-stand-out detail on a tee.
Striving to make a difference with their clothing, is No Nasties. While most brands out there prefer conventional methods of mass-production, No Nasty keeps it no nasty. They use 100% organic, fair trade, and vegan methods of production when it comes to their clothing. In terms of their designs, we can vouch for them if you’re looking for all-over funky prints.
If you’re looking to bundle up on a few solid tees on a budget, this is the label for you. They strictly dabble in solids and experiment will all types of collars. More so, they have a unique take on conventional shades by opting for different tones instead. Our favourite colours from their palette would be Birch Brown, Light Apricot, and Dark Blue.
This is a store dedicated to funky prints and comes with a heavy dose of pop-culture. The Souled Store has been around for a while and has been a home for those who like quirky prints and official merch of their favourite shows, movies, and more. They’re reasonably priced and even come in a pack of three.
Andamen is a paradise for those who love bohemian and tropical prints. Stitched out of 100% Suprima cotton, their pieces are soulful, summery, and absolutely lightweight. They also use Grade A linen made from Belgian flax and eco-conscious fibres and methods of production.
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