Street StyleHow to Wear a Graphic Tee When You're Not A Teenager
Every day of every month at GQ, we start your morning on Instagram with visual advice on What to Wear Today. But we want to go deeper. Give you the nuts and bolts of how to get the look into your wardrobe. Today we're walking you through how to style your favorite printed t-shirt if you don't want to look like a teenager trapped in a grown-man's body.
A broken-in T-shirt with a great band name, street wear label, or educational institution emblazoned on the front is a beloved and integral component of any man's wardrobe. But, if you're over the age of 25, you might be struggling with how to wear it in your grown-up life without looking like a guy with a raging hangover (never a good look). That's where the stylish men of Paris Fashion Week come in.
Instead of wearing their T-shirts with the typical jeans and Chucks, they dressed them up ever so slightly with cropped black pants and luxe-y sneakers. The important detail? Tucking the shirt in. We know it might seem dorky, but if your clothes fit like James Dean's instead of Jerry Seinfeld's circa 1993, you'll look like an old-school gentleman. Feel free to nudge the Rat-Pack vibe along with high-shine hair pomade, slick shades, or a piece of jewelry.
Paradis3 The Movie T-Shirt, $35, available at unionlosangeles.com
Garrett Leight Grant Clip-On Sunglasses, $150, available at garrettleight.com
Maison Kitsune Cotton Chinos, $170, available at endclothing.com
Penhaligon's Bayolea Hair Pomade, $45, available at mrporter.com
Greats The Royale Leather Sneakers, $170, available at mrporter.com