5 Ways to Style Long-Sleeved T-shirts

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If you thought that long sleeve t-shirts are just for college boys or doing chores around the house, think again. 

This comfortable piece of men’s clothing is actually very versatile and will quickly become one of your go-to items if you give it a chance. 

A long-sleeved t-shirt is an excellent addition to your daily rotation and can be worn to the office, weekend lunches, casual hangouts with friends and even out to dinner.

Here are 5 ways to style a long-sleeved t-shirt for men. 

With denim trousers

Let’s start with the basics. You won’t do better for your everyday errands and leisurely weekends than with nice, classic denim trousers and a comfortable long sleeve t-shirt. 

But to avoid looking like you’ve time-travelled from the 90s, make sure that both of these items are well-fitted and don’t hang loose around your waist, neck and hips. 

We also recommend experimenting with colours – remember, it’s not just white, black and blue!

Wear simple canvas or sports trainers or opt for Chelsea, desert or black Derby boots if you want to look more put-together.

With an unstructured blazer

We love an unstructured blazer as it’s less formal than your regular jackets and allows you to move more freely. 

The unstructured blazer is the jacket equivalent of a decent pair of chinos and can be dressed up with a shirt and tie, but it is also relaxed enough that it looks as good over a T-shirt and jeans.

So here you have a choice and go for a more formal look of a blazer, long sleeve t-shirt, chinos and Oxford shoes or loafers or embrace the “chill vibes” and choose casual jeans, slacks, cargo pants and sneakers. You may even elect to pair it with a Merino jacket.

With chinos

We’re not sure how did guys survive without chinos! These incredibly versatile and stylish trousers are the best thing since sliced bread. 

Many guys have rediscovered chinos during the extended work-from-home period. And with a good reason. As nymag.com explains, unlike some denim, most chinos are comfortable enough to lounge around in, and they’re also smart (looking) enough to trick your brain into thinking you’ve dressed up for the workday.

And they work wonderfully with long sleeve t-shirts, creating a relaxed yet still somewhat formal look. We say yes, thousand times yes because that’s our favourite way to dress.

With a plaid shirt 

Lumberjack look never goes out of style, and we just love the combo of a long sleeve t-shirt and plaid shirt. 

Add classic denim trousers, work or dessert boots, and a few leather band bracelets for the ultimate effect. 

Need tips to choose the best plaid shirt? We recommend opting for classic colours, such as red, black, green, white and brown, styling them with monochrome long sleeve t-shirts. 

With cargo or chino shorts

For the warm summer days that can quickly turn into chillier nights, there’s no better combination than a long sleeve t-shirt and cargo or chino shorts.

Chino shorts are more formal, so when you want to keep it up a notch, choose a nice olive, navy or grey pair. 

Cargo shorts are very much back in style and will be ideal for fun outdoors, hiking, or biking. 

Experiment with colours, and don’t forget that there’s more than just black and white. Our favourites would be salmon pink, bright yellow and various greens.

Depending on the weather, you have plenty of footwear options, from sneakers, flip flops, boat shoes, canvas espadrilles to sandals.