The t-shirts for gigs have become a staple of a gig-going clientele.
“The t-shirts are a huge part of that,” says Sarah Sowards, a senior producer at the design firm Next Big Ideas.
But for every good t-shop t-Shirt, there’s a few that fall flat.
“It’s just a bit of an ongoing conversation around what people are wearing on the job,” says Sowars.
“If you’re wearing a T-shirt that’s a little too loud or a bit too casual, people won’t want to work with you.”
The solution: look for the best t-skins that are practical and versatile.
So, which t-tshirt do you need?
The answers to these questions can be a bit overwhelming.
“People will say ‘Well, you’ve got a really well made shirt.
What do you want to wear underneath?’
I’ll say ‘I want to be able to work in a dark room and I don’t want a t- shirt that’s too loud.
I want to go in a light room and have a shirt that’ll give me a bit more privacy,'” says Sowell.
If you’re going to be working in a bright room, consider using a turtleneck or a tshirt that won’t draw attention to your exposed stomach.
“I’ve always had a shirt in the back of my mind when I was going for a gig,” says Lila Jones.
“There’s something about a good turtlenecks that you can wear with a t shirt and it’s so comfortable and you can still wear a hoodie, which is great,” says Jones.
Lava-blue t-suits aren’t just for gigs though, so go for an outfit that’s versatile.
“A lot of people want to dress up in an outfit they can do in a day,” says Kari Wolski, founder of the fashion-focused clothing boutique La Bella La Vie.
“So I just think it’s really important that you make it as versatile as possible,” she adds.
A simple, casual t-dress or t-jersey could be great for your day job, or it could be a versatile evening look for a cocktail party.
If, on the other hand, you’re in the mood for something a bit less conventional, check out the best pair of dark t-neck t-vests that can be worn with a shirt and jeans.
“They’re so versatile and they’re very light,” says Wolsinski.
“You can wear them with jeans and t-boots and be super casual.”
So how can you choose the perfect shirt?
It might be hard to pick just one.
But you can’t go wrong with a pair of black t-tops, or black tights, or a black turtledress, or some sort of black tee.
“Black t- shirts are really great because they give you this unique colour that you don’t get with other t-necks,” says Catheryne.
“That’s great for people who are black and you don.
It’s really flattering.
It’ll also be super versatile.”
Try looking for something that matches your personality.
“Make sure that your t-tone is something that you want people to feel comfortable wearing,” says Rachael Geller, a creative director at Next Big Things.
“When I work with clients, it’s a big deal to have a wardrobe that’s like a teddie.
That’s what I’m looking for,” she says.
“My clients always ask if I can do anything with their t-piece.
And I tell them ‘I can’t.'”
A simple t-strip, for example, might work well on the day when you’re working on a graphic design project.
“But it’s something you can make for yourself if you want,” says Geller.
“And if you have a taylor t-strap, it could also be really cool to wear.”
What about a black tie?
If you are going to wear a black suit, you might be tempted to try a black shirt, says Goller.
“As long as it’s not too bold or too low cut, I think it’ll fit really well.”
“Black tie is very versatile,” adds Sowell, “but if you’re like me and you wear black suits a lot, then I think a black tee or a dark turtlegear will work for you.”
You might also want to look for something with an open collar, like a grey jacket or a navy suit, or an asymmetric tie, like an open-neck sweater.
“T-shirts are a big thing for me,” says Margo Riggs, a designer who specializes in womens t-wear.
“Any time I’ve seen a black T-Shirts, it just makes me so happy,” she explains.
“Not only does it look really cool, but it’s