If you’re looking to keep your arms so breezy, take some cues from Jay-Z circa 2001 and reach for an oversized T-shirt. Rappers, ballers, and any man with a considerable amount of street cred from that era were rocking the look—just take a look at Hova’s “Izzo” video to get the vibe. And if the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York serve as an indicator, the style is back in full force.
We’re talking about the return of Y2K fashion here—but not in a direct sense. The T-shirts are big, baggy, and boxy, yes. But they’re not the extra-long versions of yore. The silhouette blankets the body but doesn’t overwhelm it: shoulders are dropped, hems are straight, and the front and back panels hang extra, extra loose. And the fabric, usually cotton or a cotton-blend, has more heft than standard tees. Avoid terms like clingy and fitted. From this point on, pick the oversized style that strikes your fancy, from monochromatic options with pockets to printed ones without. And we have all these options, all ’em ready for you, right here.
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Heavyweight Oversized Short-Sleeve Crewneck T-Shirt
Big and baggy, Goodthreads’s oversized crewneck, offered in 10 colors, hits all the bullet points to rock the oversized look—and it comes at a bargain, too.
Loose-Fit Heavyweight Short-Sleeve Pocket T-Shirt
When it comes to oversized T-shirts, Carhartt is the OG. The celebrated workwear label, regardless of what is in fashion, has consistently offered roomy, heavy-duty styles that are beloved by men with power tools (and those without). So, if the real deal is what you’re after, look no further than this crewneck option that comes in a range of colors.
Essential Oversized Pocket T-Shirt
There’s was a time when Abercrombie was all about super slim silhouettes that enhanced pectorals. The brand, thankfully, has evolved passed all that, now offering styles that are more accessible to Average Joes who don’t spend hours pumping iron and shaving their chests. Evidence: this super soft cotton T-shirt that features a front pocket and comes in 10 colors and patterns.
AIRism Cotton Oversized Crew Neck T-Shirt
With French designer Christophe Lemaire at the helm, Uniqlo U has become a go-to source for all things minimal and elevated, sans the kind of price tag you’d expect from high-end fashion. This oversized, half-sleeve tee is a perfect example. Big, burly, but somehow still sleek, it’s made from Uniqlo’s proprietary, cooling AIRism fabric so you don’t have to sweat it this summer.
Extreme Oversized Cotton T-Shirt
Back in the day, around the 2010s, Topman was the affordable brand for skinny fits with a rocker edge. It was the prevailing style at the time, and as a high street retailer, Topman followed suit. But now that oversized has come back into the fashion fold, the label, characteristically, is offering styles—like this oversized T-shirt is a cool shade of green—at prices that are right on the money.
Relaxed Fit Pocket T-Shirt
Ah, the Gap. The brand made a name for itself by providing a slew of basics, the kinds of pieces that act as foundation for any fit. In every category, from hoodies to chinos, the Gap is ready with a range of colors, sizes, and silhouettes. It’s pretty hard to pinpoint a style that the label doesn’t have in abundance, including oversized tees.
COS specializes in pared-down, well-made, and well-priced clothing that prefers to make a statement using things like texture and silhouette instead of logos or busy patterns. This oversized tee, offered in a calming shade of blue and cut from heavier-than-usual 100 percent cotton, is a prime example of the brand’s ethos.
The Premium Weight Relaxed Crew T-Shirt
Everlane provides a uniform, a selection of styles that you can reach for and mix and match depending on the event at hand. And if an occasion calls for you to take it easy and relax, well, just take a look the name of this oversized tee made of dense cotton.
Boxy Organic Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
The good things about this shirt? It’s made from heavy organic cotton, the color is exactly the sort of mood-booster we all need for spring and summer, and it’s got a very nice drape that will add a little something extra to even the most minimal look. The even better thing about this shirt? Ninety percent of the proceeds go to charity.
Before founding his eponymous brand, Darryl Brown was a railroad engineer for General Motors before becoming Ye’s stylist. Since founding his brand, he’s shown that even with that kind of backstory, he can easily stand on his own merits when it comes to churning out thoughtfully made modern workwear. It’s basically the perfect mix to have when crafting an oversized T-shirts, a style with roots in both workwear and hip-hop culture.
Oversized Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
Adidas loves itself a good collab. And one of the sportswear giant’s latest, under its Consortium banner, is with Kerwin Frost, a Harlem-born comedian who’s known for his wild and wonderful style. So, if you’re the market for an oversized T-shirt that blends performance and playfulness, cozy up to this option with a cadre of colorful creatures.
Oversized Cotton-Jersey T-shirt
In 2015, Raey launched with a sustainable ethos in mind. The London-based brand does its part to reduce fashion’s harmful effects on the environment by using recycled fibers and making sure the means by which it manufactures collections are up to snuff. All this means that its assortment of oversized T-shirts, made of super-soft and lightweight jersey, will make you feel good in more ways than one.
The man behind one of the most notorious slim hoodies on the market—the Villain—can also serve up a damn fine oversized piece when he wants to. The University Tee is bigger all-around, made with recycled cotton, and features blind stitch detailing at the neck, sleeves, and hem. It’s like finding a perfectly preserved vintage gem, but without all the work.
Pretty much every top in the Fear of God Essentials lineup is cut big, loose, and easygoing. That’s as true of the hoodies and sweaters as it is of the basic T-shirts, which are offered in three-packs, making them a pretty solid value. Another thing that’s true of the FOG Essentials collection: It’s almost always sold out everywhere. So if you can find some tees in your size, snap ’em up as quick as you can.
NYC-Print Boxy Oversized T-Shirt
Willy Chavarria celebrates city life, the rough and tough parts that are often overlooked. His designs are steeped in street culture, which he then elevates with premium fabrics. For him, big and boxy styles are not a trend—rather, it is intrinsic part of his brand, an homage to his Chicano roots.
Gehry Oversized Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
Architectural, futuristic, and super cool are apt ways to describe the collections from A-Cold-Wall’s Samuel Ross. These characteristics also apply to the designs of Frank Gehry. So, it just makes sense that the designer would release an oversized tee inspired by the legendary architect’s oeuvre.
Speaking of futuristic, Rick Owens, Paris Fashion Week’s lord of darkness, never fails to offer styles that exaggerate proportions, tweaking standard silhouettes in a way that feels fresh. In his world, an oversized T-shirt is paired with skinny leather pants and platform boots—a look for the most adventurous among us.
Oversized Satin-Crepe T-Shirt
Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo, the sultan of sweats and oversized tees, has been in the game for almost a decade. But the last few years have felt like he’s really coming into his own, with luxurious takes on the now-signature items that built his business sitting alongside top-notch tailoring and exceptional outerwear. So if that cotton tee from his Essentials line doesn’t feel special enough for you, try this satin-crepe version.
‘The Simpsons’ Oversized T-Shirt
Like Lorenzo, Balenciaga’s Demna is a directional designer. He sets the trends; he’s not a follower. So when big and baggy fits took over his show last season, one complete with a mini movie starring the animated cast of The Simpsons, it pretty much signaled to everyone else to start producing oversized tees.
Oversized Triangle-Panel T-Shirt
If Prada is releasing big and boxy pieces, you know it’s a thing. The Italian label has been offering ultra-skinny fits, particularly suits, since way before everyone else hopped on the bandwagon. But as any great leader knows (and Prada certainly is a leader), it’s important take in it what’s around you. And this oversized T-shirt, done up in the brand’s signature colorblocking, is proof of this sentiment.
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