Welcome to our series Famous People On, in which we crowdsource the best stuff to buy by turning to the on-the-record favorites of celebrities. This week, we went and found the very best famous-people-endorsed T-shirts: from the vintage and graphic to the cotton versions that come in multipacks. (See also our survey of stylish men and women on the best white T-shirts.)
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“My favorite thing to wear is: Cactus Plant Flea Market T-shirts. I don’t know where (designer Cynthia Lu) sources the material from but they’re just comfortable.” — WSJ, August 2017
“This T-shirt, which comes from prison deadstock, is handprinted by Amy. She makes all the shirts we wear on tour. These are kind of my secret. I was in a dilemma before this interview — should I tell them about this? Why can’t I just tell them about Cadbury chocolate or something? Amy’s my guide.” — GQ, February 2015
“Funnily, my co-star Dorinda Medley and I discovered this brand around the same time. We’d show up for scenes and we’d both be wearing the same cutout shirts. I’m very particular about T-shirts and tanks. I like either a super-high-end, linen $200 T-shirt (which is ridiculous, and which I do own), or a perfectly broken-in cotton shirt. The LNA cotton is ideal because it’s not tissue-papery, but it’s not totally opaque either. I love that they’re not conventionally shaped either. I love all of it. They’re all ripped up and look a hundred years old, and like you washed them 500 times, so they hang on your body just right. They look like the shirts you had in high school. In fact, I wish I’d had this shirt in high school.” — The Strategist, April 2017
“Part 1920s meets the ‘90s, and add a Saint James striped T-shirt for good measure. I’m a creature of habit. I like long vintage dresses with biker boots, high waisted jeans with a Saint James tee, and a perhaps a head scarf to control my frizzy red mane.” — Allure, May 2017
“You can just throw these on and wear ‘em with anything — either something casual or some dressy jeans and some fresh slip-on shoes. Personally, I’m a V-neck guy. We had to wear all Nike in college, but in high school I used to wear these Polos under my jersey.” — GQ, February 2012
“These guys are friends of mine. They just started it, but now it’s becoming like a cult; they’ve even got a secret store. I love that it’s all about cool graphics on hoodies and tees that are so simple, but make you instantly feel right.” — GQ, August 2014
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