Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts
The graphic T-shirt has always been a staple of the every-man's wardrobe. But the tee has matured and taken on new personas and purpose since your rebellious high school days. There are many more colors, designs and styles to help you look casual, cool and cutting-edge -- see for yourself.
Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

FOSSIL “BIRD GUITAR TEE”

Think Fossil just sells timepieces? Time to reset your thinking. With a groovy guitar and rockin’ bird design, this cotton/poly blend sings with an updated version of the Woodstock festival poster that touted peace, love and coolness.

Cost: $24

Link: Fossil.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

DESIGN BY HUMANS “THE SITE OF SOUND”

Created by an ongoing T-shirt design competition, these custom-made T’s are created by artists from all over the world. Juiced up by a massive lightning bolt piercing a melting LP-record, this shirt is music to our eyes.
Cost: $15

Link: DesignByHumans.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

WORN FREE “JOHN LENNON -- GRAPEFRUIT T-SHIRT”

These guys reproduce original tees famously worn by rock legends. So you can wear the same yellow T-shirt worn by John Lennon in 1971 (one of several Lennon-worn designs available). T-shirt designs worn by The Ramones, Frank Zappa, Debbie Harry, Joan Jett and many other rock icons are also on the bill.

Cost: $39.99

Link: WornFree.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

STAR 500 “ROLLING STONES -- DISTRESSED UNION JACK”

Featuring icons like the Rolling Stones’ infamous tongue logo, the Star 500 music T-shirt collection offers designs for 1,700 legendary artists, including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and Air Supply.

Cost: $17.95

Link: Star500.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

T-SHIRT HELL “SORRY LADIES, THE SHIRT IS STAYING ON”

With more than 1.5 million sales, these guys claim that they are the largest offensive T-shirt companies online. You can customize your insults with more than 100 different style/color combinations and politically incorrect slogans, including this adorable conversation-starter.

Cost: $20

Link: TShirtHell.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

EDUN “CUP TEE”

This brand was launched by Bono and his politically correct partner, Ali Hewson, to promote international trade with Africa. Edun has produced a series of shirts featuring hand drawings by Kenyan children, with the proceeds providing for their basic needs. So slip one on and convince yourself that you’re a hero.

Cost: $60

Link: Edun.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

PEDIGREE “DOGS RULE”

If it’s a dog-eat-dog world, why not dress for the occasion? Fido’s every man’s best friend, so pay homage to your pal with this black and gold “Dogs Rule” T-shirt from Pedigree. A portion of every purchase is used to help shelter dogs find loving homes … and make more of these T-shirts.

Cost: $21.49

Link: DogsRuleGear.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

ONE GEAR CLOTHING “RIDE ME”

Discover your inner Lance Armstrong with these hand-screened, slim-fitted tees, featuring the possibly too inviting words “Ride Me” emblazoned on the back. Geared toward cycling enthusiasts, these babies will make you a true spokesman for the sport.

Cost: $18

Link: Etsy.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

ORIGINAL PENGUIN “DISTRESSED LOGO”

Here’s a unique spin on formalwear: tuxedo-sporting flightless birds! Penguins cut a dashing, if somewhat pear-shaped figure. And the best part? Women love them.

Cost: $29

Link: OriginalPenguin.com 
Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

THE BLACK DOG “MARTHA’S VINEYARD 2010”

The Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog restaurant logo has been a T-shirt staple for 40 years. Order it branded with the year of your favorite summer. The logo has generated a cult following around the world. (Call us if you get a craving for their pancakes. We have them under surveillance.)

Cost: $24

Link: TheBlackDog.com

Top 11 Summer T-Shirts

LIVE LIFE ORGANICS “RED CLAY TEE”

This pre-shrunk, fitted cotton T-shirt features the “Orb of Life” logo on the front and the empowering phrase “Be … Spontaneous, Be … Courageous, Be … Tolerant, Be … Genuine and Be … Bold” printed on the back in eco-friendly inks and dyes. So spiritually sound!

Cost: $32

Link: OrganicClothing
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Julie Taylor is a New York-based public relations professional that specializes in TV, entertainment, magazine publishing and general media. She has written about pop culture for RepMan Blog and her work has appeared in online literary magazines WordSmitten and Insolent Rudder. Julie's articles have previously appeared on Style and Tech for Men.