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35 Striped Tees for Every Kind of Person

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In the most recent issue of New York Magazine, we explored the enduring appeal of the striped T-shirt — we tested a bevy of new stripes-specific brands, parsed one stripe-obsessives’ (hefty) collection, and even stood on a street corner in Soho for three hours counting how many we saw (94). Which is to say, you wouldn’t be wrong to assume that we’re a bit mad for stripes here at the Strategist. Stripes of all kinds catch our eyes: classic mariner, preppy, grunge, minimalist, maximalist, ones like Jean Seberg’s in Breathless and ones that would make Ernie and Bert proud. Stripes are one of the few patterns it’s nearly impossible to get sick of — and especially now, when designers are making versions for all matter of stripe preference. Here we’ve found some winning striped tees for practically every kind of person.

For the Francophile purist

For the one who wants to show a little collarbone

For the one who prefers her stripes a little weird

For the one who thinks a transitional-weather crop top is a wardrobe staple

For the one who loves le cinema

For the one who likes a camp counselor vibe

For the Creamsicle fanatic

For the one who only owns baby tees

For the one who likes their shirts sheer

For the one obsessed with going pumpkin-picking upstate

For the one who likes their tops featherlight

For the one who can’t decide between short and long sleeves

For the one who can’t live without a shirt pocket

For the one allergic to anything that clings

For the embroidery lover

For the Karla Welch fan

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For the rugby enthusiast

For the rugby enthusiast who prefers shorts sleeves

For the one who thinks variety is the spice of life