The Best Slim-Fit T-Shirts Should Form the Core of Any Casual Closet

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Slim-fit T-shirts are arguably the core essential piece of clothing. They can stand alone in any outfit for a flattering, casual look or act as the perfect base layer for chillier temperatures. With their versatility and utility in a million different outfits, multiple slim-fit t-shirts should be in every man’s closet.

But there are a lot of slim-fit t-shirts to choose from out there. We’ve worn so many of them over the years and have landed on a few favorites that we’re certain you’ll love too. Check out some of the best slim-fit t-shirts below. The easiest thing you can do to improve your wardrobe is to buy one. You won’t regret it.

1. Cuts Clothing Crew Curve-Hem T-shirt

BEST OVERALL

When it comes to fitted T-shirts, Cuts Clothing has the edge. Maybe it’s because the company was founded with the goal to emphasize the importance of the cut, but whatever the reason, Cuts Clothing makes the best slim-fit T-shirts. The Cuts Clothing Crew Curve-Hem T-shirt is particularly excellent.

Made from the brand’s PYCA Pro fabric, a blend of polyester, cotton and spandex, this shirt has the stretchy cling and the trim cut for the absolute perfect fit. It’s a permanent staple in the closet of SPY Site Director Tim Werth and we bet if you got one, it’d become permanent for you too. Pick it up in any one of six staple colors and some seasonal colors for variety (or just to make sure you always have a fitted T-shirt to match your outfit).

Cuts Clothing PYCA Pro Crew Curve Hem Slim Fit T-Shirt in granite; slim fit T-shirts
Cuts Clothing PYCA Pro Crew Curve Hem Slim Fit T-Shirt in granite; slim fit T-shirts


Buy:

Cuts Clothing Crew Curve-Hem T-shirt

$48.00


2. Mack Weldon Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt

RUNNER-UP

Mack Weldon is one of our favorites for quality basics and the Mack Weldon Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt is one of the best slim-fit T-shirts out there for a few simple reasons. It’s made from a tri-blend fabric of top-quality Supima cotton, polyester and lycra fabric with silver embedded in the fibers. That makes this shirt supremely soft, comfortable, stretchy and antimicrobial. Add in a flattering slim fit perfect for any situation and you can see why we’re so hot on this Mack Weldon T-shirt.

Mack Weldon Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt in navy; slim fit T-shirts
Mack Weldon Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt in navy; slim fit T-shirts


Buy:

Mack Weldon Silver Crew Neck T-Shirt

$42.00


3. Hanes Slim V-Neck T-Shirts (4-Pack)

BEST UNDERSHIRTS

What guy doesn’t have some Hanes undershirts in their dresser right now? This pack of Hanes undershirts costs just $21 and comes with four tagless undershirts. The shirts are made with ComfortBlend fabric, which is half cotton and half polyester, for a soft, stretchy and moisture-wicking undershirt.

slim-fit t-shirts, hanes v-neck undershirts in white
slim-fit t-shirts, hanes v-neck undershirts in white


Buy:

Hanes Slim V-Neck Shirts (4-Pack)

$20.99


4. H2H Men’s Casual Slim Fit T-Shirt

BEST ON AMAZON

We’ve given you some nicer slim-fit T-shirts, but you don’t need to spend a few Jacksons for a great fit. The H2H Men’s Casual Slim Fit T-Shirt comes in a ton of different colors in either 100% cotton or cotton-polyester blends. It also has a tight fit bound to show off all the nice parts of your upper body. If you want to look good on the cheap, these are great slim-fit T-shirts with a classic ribbed crew neck and no neck tags either.

Man wears H&M Men's Casual Slim Fit T-Shirts
Man wears H&M Men's Casual Slim Fit T-Shirts

Buy: H2H Men’s Casual Slim Fit T-Shirt $12.70

5. H&M Slim Fit T-Shirts 3-Pack

GREAT VALUE

H&M is the king of cheap, flattering essentials, so it’s only natural we like the H&M Slim Fit T-Shirts 3-Pack. For the price of one of these other fancier slim-fit T-shirts, you get three great-looking, tight shirts. Made from cotton, viscose and elastane, these T-shirts are comfortable and the little bit of stretch ensures they always look flattering. We like the pack with black, light gray and dark gray, but the other groupings are totally solid too.

H&M Slim Fit T-Shirts, 3-pack
H&M Slim Fit T-Shirts, 3-pack


Buy:

H&M Slim Fit T-Shirts 3-Pack

$24.99


6. Vuori Strato Slim Fit Crewneck Tech T-Shirt

GREAT FOR MOISTURE-WICKING

Most T-shirts combine some amount of cotton, polyester and, these days, a stretchy material like spandex. Of course, the combinations offer different benefits to the wearer. The Vuori Strato Slim Fit Crewneck Tech T-Shirt goes for a primarily polyester fabric with just a little bit of spandex. The end result is a T-shirt that wicks moisture way better than cotton-blend alternatives. Factor in the stretch from the spandex and an athletic, slimmer cut to eliminate extra fabric and you’ve got one great slim fit T-shirt perfect for casual chilling or even going for a bit of exercise.

Man wears Vuori Strato Slim Fit Crewneck Tech T-Shirt
Man wears Vuori Strato Slim Fit Crewneck Tech T-Shirt


Buy:

Vuori Strato Slim Fit Crewneck Tech T-Shirt

$44.00


7. Rhone Element Tee

ECO-FRIENDLY

Don’t just be environmentally friendly. Be responsible for the environment. Start with the Rhone Element Tee. Not only is this T-shirt comfortable and durable thanks to long-staple organic Pima cotton, but it also uses recycled polyester for minimal environmental impact, at least as little as one can get when buying new.

The shirt also boasts a great slim cut, a decent amount of spandex for comfort and form retention and Rhone’s Goldfusion Anti-Odor Technology, a fabric treatment that uses gold to improve colorfastness, decrease drying time and maximize odor control. Overall, you’ll feel great wearing this T-shirt and can feel a little bit better knowing you at least shopped in a way to minimize your environmental footprint.

Man wears Rhone Element Tee in black
Man wears Rhone Element Tee in black


Buy:

Rhone Element Tee

$48.00


8. Everlane Organic Cotton Crew

ALSO CONSIDER

Being respectful of the environment can come cheap too. The Everlane Organic Cotton Crew is 100% organic, meaning every step in the process has been verified to let less bad stuff, like chemicals and pesticides, into the environment, not to mention, it’s safer for workers too. But shirt material provenance aside, the Everlane T-shirt features a not-too-tight slim fit and promises to only get softer and more comfortable over time.

Everlane Organic Cotton Crew T-Shirt in white
Everlane Organic Cotton Crew T-Shirt in white


Buy:

Everlane Organic Cotton Crew

$18.00


9. Untuckit Ultrasoft V-Neck Tee

BEST V-NECK

Designed to be worn alone and untucked, the Untuckit Ultrasoft V-Neck Tee is one of the better V-neck slim fit T-shirts money can buy. A flattering fit and slimming lines mean this shirt will actually look good alone without approaching Spanx levels of tightness. It’s also brushed and pre-washed for softness and won’t shrink, even after multiple wash and dry cycles. V-necks don’t always work for everyone, but the Untuckit V-neck just might.

Man wears Untuckit Ultrasoft V-Neck Tee
Man wears Untuckit Ultrasoft V-Neck Tee


Buy:

Untuckit Ultrasoft V-Neck Tee

$39.00


10. BYLT Basic Crew Split Hem T-Shirt

HONORABLE MENTION

BYLT is a relatively new player, but we’ll be damned if the brand doesn’t make some of the best slim-fit T-shirts around. Take the BYLT Basic Crew Split Hem T-Shirt. The unique side split and hems make sure the shirt always falls perfectly around your waist, the BYLT Blend fabric, a blend of cotton, polyester and spandex, keeps things comfortable and a fitted, slim athletic cut ties everything together. The end result is a T-shirt with a slim fit straight out of your dreams.

Pick one up in one of five different standard colors.

BYLT Basic Crew Split Hem Slim Fit T-Shirt in black; slim fit T-shirts
BYLT Basic Crew Split Hem Slim Fit T-Shirt in black; slim fit T-shirts


Buy:

BYLT Basic Crew Split Hem T-Shirt

$31.99


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