The Undershirts
Meant to Be Seen

Best men's undershirts meant to be seen

The Undershirts
Meant to Be Seen

The Undershirts
Meant to Be Seen

The Undershirts
Meant to Be Seen

The cool summer shirts you don't have to hide under another shirt

Photographer Paul Jeong captured the freshest ways to wear T-shirts at Pitti Uomo in Florence for Hypebeast.

Photographer Paul Jeong captured the freshest ways to wear T-shirts at Pitti Uomo in Florence for Hypebeast.

Undershirts provide a crucial layer under your clothing. They stop the sweat from saturating the nicer (and pricier) top shirts, which ultimately helps preserve your clothes. Plus, in the summertime, that thin cotton layer will actually wick the sweat from your skin, which helps regulate body temperature. Traditionally, the only time someone would see your undershirt is during times of desperation, when you've stripped out of your top shirt. But today, there is a huge range of lightweight shirts that are made to be seen. They look great when layered under another shirt—whether just peeking out from under the collar, displayed proudly from behind an open placket or out in the open with your top shirt tied around your waist. Herewith, three styles to wear right now.

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Striped

Striped

A more modern take on the classic sailor stripe, these are bolder and more colorful, influenced by the Cali skate culture and surfers in Venice Beach.

Alex Mill Striped Undershirt

Alex Mill, $75

Uniqlo Striped Undershirt

Uniqlo, $14.90

Faherty Striped Undershirt

Faherty, $68

Levi's Striped Undershirt

Levi's, $42

Alex Mill Striped Undershirt

Alex Mill, $75

Uniqlo Striped Undershirt

Uniqlo, $14.90

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Patterned

Patterned

More in your face than a simple, solid color, these pack a punch without being too loud. Especially when they're worn under a simpler top shirt.

Insight Patterned Undershirt

Insight, $54

Nike Patterned Undershirt

Nike, $29

H&M Patterned Undershirt

H&M, $12.99

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Longer

Longer

With a slightly longer body, these tees are looser with a touch of flowy fabric. The hem is meant to peek just under a jacket or button-down shirt.

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