Ask Emmi: Better Than Basic T-Shirt?
Q: When I go out I generally wear a plain t-shirt (grey, not white) and jeans. My female friends say that's too boring, so how can I liven it up without too much effort? I still want to be completely casual. A: Lots of guys call the T-shirt and jeans combo their off-hours uniform. Pro: super easy. Con: B-O-R-I-N-G. Luckily, simple doesn't have to be bland. Since you currently favor the plain grey T-shirt, replace it with a version that has some interesting design detail. This printed T-shirt from French menswear maker Sixpack is available online and a great example of a unique print that's completely casual and unpretentious. Just remember that Hawaiian prints, team logo jerseys or overplayed Ed Hardy roses and thorns, do not constitute 'interesting design detail'.