Learning how to choose the perfect size t-shirt helps you to ensure you get the most out of your wardrobe.   A great looking T can give you that added sex appeal you desire without sacrificing your comfort.  We all love the fit and feel a stylish T can deliver.

T-shirts come in a variety of different cuts and styles and by understanding the difference between these different shirt types, you will be able to pick out your next shirt with ease.

Let’s take a moment to examine some of these styles and how they might be best used.

Sleeve Styles

Most t-shirts feature a medium sleeve length.  This will go midway down your bicep muscle.  Although not as trendy as some of the newer style T’s, traditional T-shirts still look great when fitting correctly.


Sleeveless or muscle shirts are a great way to showcase your bicep muscles.  This style of T is well suited for hot or humid environments.  You get the maximum airflow and if sized properly, you will have a strong confident look.

3/4 Sleeve

This type of sleeve extends past the elbow to about midway up your forearm.  Although this style is mostly seen in women’s T’s, designers have begun taking advantage of this sleek look for males as well.

Long Sleeve

Long sleeve shirts cover your entire arm.  There are couple different varieties to this type of sleeve.  Some end with a reinforced cuff around the wrist while other stay loose.  This type of T-shirt can give you the added comfort you are looking for on a fall evening.  Light and breathable, this style of t-shirts gives the wearer an endless combination of wearing options.

Ragline Sleeve

This type of sleeve is similar to your traditional sleeve but instead of following the contours of your bicep this cut flares out.  The most commonly seen version of this sleeve is on modern baseball uniforms.  This style of sleeve is used when the sleeves of your shirt are a different color.  If you are looking for a sporty look, go with this type of T.

T-shirt Styles

The original t-shirt was designed as an undergarment.  Wow, has time evolved this popular fashion statement.   Now the right T can say a lot about who you are as a person.   Make a fashion statement, or look more exciting, by utilizing the proper style T for the occasion.


A basic t-shirt features no writing or images and is one base color.  This type of shirt is a solid and versatile addition to your wardrobe.  You can wear it as an undergarment or use it to create a more grounded appearance.


Graphic Tee

Graphic Tee

This style of T gives you the ability to express yourself.  Graphic T’s are usually screen printed but there is a myriad of ways to get your image on the T.  Rock concerts, Sports T’s, and company logos are among the most common types of graphic T’s.  This style of t-shirt lets you make a bold fashion statement without sacrificing comfort.


This type of shirt has additional decorations such as stones or studs.  Although this type of T is usually found in the woman’s department, some creative designers have managed to give the guys a chance.  This is the most difficult type of t-shirt to maintain because there is a loss of embellishments if you don’t specially wash these items.

T-Shirt Neck Shapes

The neck shape of your t-shirt can play a major role in where your shirt is appropriate to wear.  Let’s take a moment to examine the different types of neck shapes commonly found on today’s shirts.

Round Necklines

This is the most common type of neckline found on today’s shirts.  It consists of a reinforced fabric ring.  This type of T can be worn around the house or hanging with friends.  Depending on the fabric your shirt is made from, in hotter climates, it can start to feel muggy.  You get a clean classic look with this neckline.


V-neck T-shirts are considered more stylized and because of this, it is common to see this type of t-shirt in the club scene.  Depending on your style, you may prefer a deeper style v-neck.  If you are looking for the comfort of a t-shirt but you need to look a bit more dressed up, go with a nice V-neck.

T-Shirt Fit  Tips

Be sure you don’t pick a shirt that is not properly fitting.  If your shirt is too large you are going to loose some sex appeal and you will look less polished.  Your shirt should fit snug with no excess around the sides of the abdomen.  Styles are always changing and evolving but one thing is for sure, a good fitting t-shirt makes anyone look great.

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