Fit to a Tee
The T-shirt used to be worn by military men and farm boys, and was most commonly worn as an undergarment. It was only after Marlon Brando wore a t-shirt in "A Street Car Named Desire" that the t-shirt became fashionable to wear on the outside.
If there is one thing that should be a "basic" in everyone's closet, it should be a t-shirt, and it is more than likely that 100% of people have at least one in their possesion. I wear them for almost anything and everything- going to the gym, sleeping, a night out, days spent at home, gardening- you get the picture. While I do enjoy my mens Hanes shirts for more casual festivities, I do look for something a little bit more structured and fashionable as a base for many other activities.
James Perse is my go-to-guy for all things T-shirt related. His shirts are lightweigh, cut beautifully, and hang effortlessly off most body types. Most times, I wear a James Perse shirt with cardigans, jeans, scarfs etc. It is the most versitile T-shirt out there. James Perse has also designed great T-shirt dresses, wraps and much more that definately make dressing a little easier.
Another favorite of mine, is the relatively-new line, T by Alexander Wang. Again, his shirts fit beautifully on all body types and are great for going out. They can turn your average jeans a little bit more dressy, and that is something I definately like. The line also includes dresses, tanks, and much more.
A few other honorabe mentions go to: LNA, Kain Label and Vince.