One of the most frequently worn items in anyone’s wardrobe, the simple black t-shirt is among the most versatile articles of clothing. Coming in a range of styles and fits, including crew neck, V neck, Polo, long sleeved and even sleeveless, there is a black t-shirt for almost every occasion.
Interestingly, research into the colours of sports kits has shown that teams wearing black are penalised more often than any other team, due to the association of black with malevolence. As most of us tend to wear black away from the sports field, we need not worry about these connotations!
Let’s take a look at some of the key reasons why the black t-shirt ticks so many boxes for so many people.
1. Black looks great on everyone
As a neutral colour, black will look good on people regardless as to skin tone. Similarly, it works with people who may feel too slim or too large. Black is very much a go-to colour when it comes to fashion choices.
2. Refinement personified
Whether paired with jeans or even shorts for a casual look, or with smarter trousers and a blazer, a black t-shirt adds an air of refinement to an outfit, no matter how casual or smart you intend to look.
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3. Black hides a multitude of issues
In keeping any additional padding you may be carrying hidden, black can help you to appear slim. A black t-shirt can help you to hide that extra baggage, but keep the ensemble on point.
4. Have you got a busy day?
One of the best things about a black t-shirt is the forgiveness it offers you if it has to be worn for a long period of time. If you suffer from excess perspiration, or are likely to get a little grimy over the course of a day, a black t-shirt is likely to look far nicer than any other colour. This is thanks to the dark colour masking any stains or other dirt.
5. Easy to match with
Creating a soothing look, working well with jeans, trousers, chinos and shorts, a black t-shirt will work with almost any look. This makes styling with the black t-shirt simplicity itself.