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STYLE ADVICE

Oversized and over here

By Alistair Mulhall, 21 July 2014

No doubt you’re familiar with T-shirts. Heck, you’re probably wearing one right now. But tees as you knew them are changing, friends. Like Bruce Banner when he turns into The Hulk, traditional cuts are exploding into bigger, boxier shapes – the kind of which we haven’t seen since the early 90s.
 
Anyone with his finger firmly on the sartorial pulse has probably already clocked the growing appetite for longline and oversized T-shirts. But before you take a bite of this meaty trend, you need to know your fits and sort out which style is best suited to your build. So check out our #yourfit breakdown of new tees that have just landed on site, go forth and supersize your summer wardrobe.

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Skater

Loose, free-flowing or sleeveless. Ideal to actually skate in. But even if you don't own a board, you should wear this style if you're an active chap. And don't forget the deodorant if you go sleeveless.

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Longline

Here it's all about the length. Yes, it could look like a dress, but longline has been catapulted into pop culture thanks to Givenchy head designer Riccardo Tisci's tops for Kanye West.

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Boxed

More sculpted and structured than square, a boxed cut is ideal for layering. Wear a shirt underneath and you'll be having a proper style moment.

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Oversized

Ah, the go-to classic for the whole trend. A true oversized tee is so wide and square it falls loosely over a pair of skinny jeans. In fact, they key is to contrast what you're wearing down below to show off the size of the top.

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Relaxed

Lighter in fabric, the relaxed fit takes a more basic approach to oversizing. Perfect for the summer season, a relaxed-fit tee lets you breathe, as opposed to being swamped in the fabric of a top that’s too big.

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