No more searching and searching for the right boys’ tees.
I remember, back in the day when my boys were younger, I would search high and light for t-shirts that didn’t have words or graphics (or only classy graphics) on them. It wasn’t easy! The sooner I’d find something we both liked, the sooner they’d reject it.
Today, I find getting them the t-shirts they like is soooo much easier, because there’s certain brands they like. The t-shirts are basic enough, some are cooler than others, so there’s really no more t-shirt battles.
Note on Pricing of Brand Name T-Shirts: All of the brands featured below have options in the $12.99 price point, with fancier ones topping out at $20, rarely higher. Abercrombie, I find, goes even lower because they frequently have creative sales. As of today, Abercrombie is running a 3 for $29 sale on t-shirts. There’s also a swimwear sale. Sign up for emails so you can be alerted when a sale is happening. They also always have a great clearance section. In past seasons, I’ve gotten many t-shirts in the $6-$10 range. It’s nice to search on Abercrombie because they separated their “basic tee” from their “graphic tees” so you don’t have to sort. For Lower-Priced “Fill In” T-Shirts: Old Navy has this great solid basic. H&M used to sell this great 3-pack for both younger and older boys, but unfortunately, there’s nothing like it now. For solid polos, see the H&M and J Crew/J Crew Factory will have nicer fits. Old Navy and Gap are typically wider.
Note: We focused on boy sizes, even though your high school boy may need mens sizes. The same type of t-shirts are relevant for them too.
Here are some picks: