The 18 Best Long Sleeve Shirts for Men to Shop in 2023

An option for every occasion

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Welcome to fall and winter gents. It's starting to feel a tab bit chilly outside now isn't it? That means it's time to start swapping your spring and summer pieces for fall and winter ones, and long sleeve shirts are an essential part of any capsule wardrobe during the cooler seasons. Not only does a quality long sleeve shirt keep you warm and comfortable when it's chilly, they also make for versatile clothing pieces that work very well with a number of options including jeans, chinos, sweatpants/joggers, and more. They even pair well with dress shoes and sneakers. Bottomline, there's no better clothing investment to make then a few long sleeve shirts, and depending on what kind of shirt you purchase, you may even find that it transitions well into the spring and summer. As such, we've put together a comprehensive guide on the best long sleeve shirts for men to shop right now.

These shirts take into account comfort and breathability first and foremost, while also checking the box of being stylish and versatile as well. Whether it's our best overall choice Everlane Premium-Weight Long-Sleeve Crew, ($60) or a super affordable option like the Hanes Mens ComfortSoft Long-Sleeve T-Shirt ($9.94), these will serve you well.

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The Best Long Sleeve Shirts, at a Glance:

1. Everlane Premium-Weight Long-Sleeve Crew

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Best Long Sleeve Shirt for Men, Overall

  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Colors: Black, White, Mid Heathered Grey, Heather Oatmeal, Kalamata, Toasted Coconut
  • Neckline: Crewneck

Everlane is the stop shop for a long sleeve shirt that's loaded with quality and hits the mark of being sustainable. Made with 100% cotton, the Premium-Weight comes in an assortment of versatile hues that include Black, White, Mid Heathered Grey and more, is accompanied by a comfortable cozy neckline. While the fit is a slim one, there's still room for movement giving you plenty of flexibility and comfort as you go about your day. What's more, Everlane says the dense cotton material is one that allows the shirt to become softer over time, which is a bonus in our book. Sizing goes up to an XXL with the shirt currently being priced at $60.


2. Hanes Mens ComfortSoft Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

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Best Affordable Option

  • Material: 100% ComfortSoft cotton
  • Sizes: S - 3XL
  • Fit: Regular
  • Colors: Deep Forest, Smoke Gray, White, Black, Deep Navy, Deep Royal, and 6 others
  • Neckline: Crewneck

Who says you have spent dozens of dollars to get a quality long sleeve shirt? Not Hanes! The brand's ComfortSoft Long-Sleeve T-Shirt is made of a cozy ComfortSoft cotton that's pre-shrunk, with the material providing a optimal comfort that allows for plenty of movement and flexibility. There's over ten colors to choose from, and the affordability allows you the option of grabbing several shirts for the price you would normally pay for one with other companies. With an understanding that "clothes are an investment," Hanes has made sure through the shirt's construction that this is a product that can last you a good while. Currently priced at $10.76, sizing goes up to a 3XL on this bad boy.


3. Eddie Bauer Men's Active Tee Long Sleeve

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Best Breathable Option

  • Material: 93% Polyester, 7% elastane
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Classic
  • Colors: Black, Grey, Blue
  • Neckline: Crewneck

A shirt that really provides the warmth and comfort is Eddie Bauer's Men's Active Tee, which is moisture-wicking and made with 93% polyester and 7% elastane. Designed with cool features such as a reflective heat transfer “signature” and motion icon, the shirt features a mid-weight material that is both heavy enough to keep you warm in the cool weather, but still light enough to be worn on a relatively warm day. The shirt comes designed in a classic crewneck style and is tapered to fit your body nicely. Three different colors accompany the shirt, which goes up to a 2XL and is priced at a very reasonable $17.


4. Alo Yoga Triumph Long Sleeve

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Alo Yoga

Best Option for Comfort

  • Material: 50% Polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Relaxed
  • Colors: White, Black, Athletic Heather Grey, Navy, Black Heather
  • Neckline: Crewneck

Up next is the Alo Yoga Triumph Long Sleeve, which is a great option for comfort as it's made with sueded tri-blend jersey material. Offering a relaxed fit, the tee is functionally stylish with a great potential to become a centerpiece of your capsule wardrobe. The fabric is a breathable and sweat-wicking one which allows you to go about your day without any irritation and comfort, and there's plenty of room to move around without feeling constricted. Alo Yoga gives you five different colors, with sizing up to an XXL on this one.


5. Lands' End Men's Long Sleeve UPF 50 Swim Tee Rash Guard

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Lands' End

Best UPF 50 Long Sleeve Shirt for Men

  • Material: 84% Polyester, 16% spandex
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Classic
  • Colors: Deep Sea Navy, White
  • Neckline: Crewneck

Built with UPF 50, this long sleeve shirt from Lands' End will keep you protected from the harshest of sun rays should you be out and about while wearing. Seamlessly crafted with a polyester/spandex blend, the shirt is moisture-wicking, quick-drying, and super lightweight meaning you can also wear it in the warmer months if you wish. In case you doubted the power of this shirt's ability to protect you from the sun—the fabric it's made out of is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. Showcasing a classic crewneck, you get two different color choices at the affordable price of $44.95.


6. Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Long-Sleeve Shirt

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Best Outdoor Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Material: 100% Recycled polyester jersey
  • Sizes: XS - 3XL
  • Fit: Classic
  • Colors: Belay Blue, Burl Red, Feather Grey, Sleet Green
  • Neckline: Crewneck

Whether you're walking your dog on a nice fall day or plan to wear this underneath a vest to brace that winter weather you're going to have to take on, the Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Long-Sleeve Shirt is one that is durable and holds up nicely. The Capilene fights odors with its HeiQ Pure odor control and miDori bioSoft (which is a plant that helps to increase wicking speeds) features, and also has other cool technical specs such as set-in sleeves for chafe-free comfort and flexible shoulder movement along with minimal stitching to also help reduce chafing. We've also got to give the Capilene bonus points for its sustainability as it's made with 100% recycled polyester jersey fabric.


7. Nike Men's Dri-FIT Slim Long-Sleeve Fitness Top

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Best Athletic Option

  • Material: 90% Polyester, 10% spandex
  • Sizes: S - 2XL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Colors: Smoke Grey, Obsidian, University Red, Game Royal, White, Black
  • Neckline: Crewneck

When it comes to athletic long sleeve shirts, Nike is a surefire choice because, well, they're Nike. The Dri-FIT Slim Long-Sleeve Fitness Top is one built for the gym and outdoor workouts with its polyester and spandex makeup. Not only is it made with Nike Dri-FIT technology (which is designed to move sweat away from the skin for quicker evaporation), the knit fabric is one that feels luxuriously soft. The little bit of spandex in the shirt is what gives you the flexibility and mobility for your workouts, and it is laidback enough to wear casually should you not want to use it for workouts. Sizing goes up to a 2XL, with the asking price being $35.


8. RHUDE Men's Desert Racing Jersey T-Shirt

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Bergdorf Goodman

Best Designer Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Sizes: S - XL
  • Fit: Classic
  • Colors: Brown
  • Neckline: Crewneck

If on the hunt for a designer option, RHUDE's Men's Desert Racing Jersey T-Shirt is both easy on the eyes thanks to its colorful and design, and comfortably made with 100% cotton. Crafted in a crewneck style, the shirt is made to be breathable and keep you cozy as you go on about your day. The rich cotton also prevents excess sweat and stench from ruining the shirt, and overall loose fit means no clinging, sticking, or chafing. Banded cuffs are present on the shirt for a little extra finesse, with sizes ranging from S to XL. You can currently cop for $410.


9. Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt

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  • Material: 53% Nylon, 40% recycled polyester, 4% elastane, 3% x-static nylon
  • Sizes: S - XL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Colors: Medium Forest
  • Neckline: Crewneck

The Metal Vent Tech Long-Sleeve Shirt from Lululemon offers superior comfort and technology as it's built specifically for athletic/training purposes. Boosting a slim-fit and seamless chafe free construction, the Metal Vent gives you the nylon for comfort and sweat-wicking, the polyester for additional comfort, and the elastane for stretch and mobility. You won't have to worry about any ripping or tearing as you go about your workout, and neither will you have to fret about sweat/stinking as Lululemon claims the shirt "refreshes after every workout" through releasing heat while letting cool air in. Sitting at $59, the shirt goes up to an XL in sizing.


10. Apt. 9 Premier Flex V-Neck Tee

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  • Material: Cotton, spandex
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • Fit: Standard
  • Colors: Gray, Black, White, Burgundy, Dark Slate Heather, and 3 others
  • Neckline: V-neck

Apt 9.'s Premier Flex V-Neck Tee gives you luxury quality at under $10 price. Crafted with a breathable cotton/spandex blend that allows for a lightweight feel and seamless movements, the breathability and airflow of this shirt is bar none, along with its ability to stay odor-free throughout the day. The shirt is a standard fit that leaves enough room in the chest area, and multiple versatile colors are available. This is another shirt where due to the pricing you can pick up multiple for the price of one at other shops, and the sizing range is versatile as well, going from XS to XXL.


11. Vuori Long Sleeve Current Tech Tee

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  • Material: 95% Recycled polyester, 5% elastane
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Athletic
  • Colors: Black, White, Lake, Shale
  • Neckline: Crewneck

The Vuori Long Sleeve Current Tech Tee is another long sleeve shirts that checks all of the technical elements of what a long sleeve is supposed to provide. Breathable with the ability to be worn by itself or layered over, the Tech Tee will keep you both warm and cool with its recycled polyester and elastane make up. The stretch room is more than ample with 4-way stretch being incorporated into the fabric, with the knit material being responsible for its sweat and odor-wicking properties. The Tech Tee is another shirt on our list that gets bonus points for its sustainability as it's made recyclable materials, and the care process is quite easy. Sizing goes up to an XXL with the price tag being $68.


12. Mack Weldon Pima Long Sleeve T-Shirt

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Mack Weldon
  • Material: 100% Pima cotton
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Colors: Moss, Mission Fig, Walnut Heather, Rainforest, Gulfstream Forest
  • Neckline: Crewneck

High in demand and highly rated, Mack Weldon's Pima Long Sleeve T-Shirt has been a heavy hitter for the brand, making it one of the most popular long sleeve shirts for men on the market. Made with 100% pima cotton, the shirt features an easy pull-on style, is super soft to the skin, and has a decent amount of stretch room despite its slim nature. The tee itself is designed to be worn both solo, or layered under blazers/vests/jackets for extra versatility. Sitting at steal price of $28.99, an assortment of colors are available with the sizes ranging from S to XXL. Don't miss out on this one!


13. Banana Republic Soft Wash Henley T-Shirt

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Banana Republic
  • Material: 100% Organic cotton
  • Sizes: M - XXL
  • Fit: Standard
  • Colors: Dark Charcoal Grey, Lyon Wine Red, Sheltered Earth, Heather Grey, Oatmeal Heather
  • Neckline: Henley

It you're searching for a long sleeve shirt that's slightly on the dressier side but still casual, Banana Republic has you covered with their Soft Wash Henley T-Shirt which is well-rounded and comfy. The on the front allow for cool customization options, and the tee is loaded with comfort due to its 100% organic cotton crafting that's made even softer through Banana Republic's special wash process. Multiple colors are available, you can sport by itself or wear it underneath a jacket, and once again, we've got to call out the comfort. You can currently cop for $45.


14. J. Crew Garment-Dyed Slub Cotton Long-Sleeve

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J. Crew
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • Fit: Classic
  • Colors: Pale Sun, White, Cabernet Rouge, Bright Begonia, Topiary, and 5 others
  • Neckline: Crewneck

If you want a shirt with a soft material that provides an easy-to-layer slightly tapered fit, the J. Crew Garment-Dyed Slub Cotton Long-Sleeve Shirt is your guy. Built with a buttery soft cotton fabric and an aesthetic that works for multiple settings including the office and date nights, the rich texture and appearance makes this shirt a no-brainer in our books. Ten colors accompany this shirt giving you option after option, with sizing going up to an XXL. J. Crew also gives you the choice of selecting whether or not you want a classic, slim, or tall fit, which is also super helpful. You can cop for roughly $50.


15. AllSaints Mode Merino Crew Sweater

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  • Material: 100% Merino wool
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Colors: Beetle Blue, Black, Grey Marl, Ink Navy, Mars Red Marl, and 6 others
  • Neckline: Crewneck

This merino wool long sleeve shirt from AllSaints keeps it cool and simple with its supreme softness and enhanced crafting. A low maintenance easy-to-take-care-of build is the main drawing point with this tee, along with the overall versatility it offers. Boasting an easy pullover style and cool features that make it standout such as the Ramskull embroidery on the front, the Mode Merino Crew Neck is a must-have when it comes to luxury long sleeves. Sizes range from an XS to XXL, multiple colors are available, and the asking price is $159.


16. HUGO Boss Relaxed-Fit Cotton T-Shirt

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  • Material: 100% Merino wool
  • Sizes: XS - XXL
  • Fit: Slim
  • Colors: Black
  • Neckline: Crewneck

While simple works with long sleeve shirts, you can get funky with it as well—it's always fun to play around with colors and patterns. HUGO Boss has a very cool long sleeve shirt worth adding to your collection if you want to mix it up a bit. Cut with merino wool and offering a streamlined comfortable fit that complements your shoulders, neckline, and tapered v, the shirt is reasonably priced at $98 despite its designer label, the care instructions are easy, and the sizing goes up to an XXL.


17. Alexander McQueen Logo Detailed Long-Sleeved Jumper

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  • Material: 100% Wool
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Regular
  • Colors: Blue, White
  • Neckline: Crewneck

Speaking of funky designer long sleeve shirts, this Logo Detailed Long-Sleeved Jumper falls in line with the 1970s trends we're seeing re-emerge in current fashion. Cut and crafted with a warm wool material, the shirt is breathable and sweat-wicking despite its furry construction, and has enough stretch room for you to go about your day comfortably. The brand gives you the choice of either a blue or white color, with a price tag of $537.20. Very comfortable and perfect for the winter season or any setting where cold weather dominates.


18. CUTS AO Long Sleeve Curve-Hem Tee

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  • Material: 62% Polyester, 33% cotton, & 5% spandex
  • Sizes: S - XXL
  • Fit: Athletic
  • Colors: White, Black, Sage, Mountain Mist, Heather Grey, Pacific Blue, and 10 others
  • Neckline: Crewneck

CUTS has quickly become one of our favorite brands for not just technicality, but athletic style as they check both boxes with every single one of their products effortlessly. The Long Sleeve Curve-Hem Tee is made with polyester/cotton/spandex, and propped up by its wrinkle-resistant, anti-piling, and 4-way stretch properties. The fabric is slim-fitting, but still roomy enough for workouts/going about your daily activities, and comfortable for all-day wear. With over 15 colors to chose from and multiple sizes, this $44 shirt is another must-have—especially if you are into athletics/working out.


What we looked for in long sleeve shirts:

Here's everything we looked for with the selection of our long sleeve shirts.

Fit: Most of the options we selected for this list were slim fits with a bit of stretch room as we feel that's the best shirt for complementing your body while not being too tight at the same time. Classic/regular fits are also a solid choice for long sleeve shirts as they prevent chafing, give you breathing room in the chest area, and further hinder excess sweat through its sweat-wicking properties.

Material: Seeing as though most people wear long sleeve shirts in cooler weather, we primarily looked for cotton, polyester, and merino wool materials in the shirts we picked to provide warmth and comfort. For our slim-fit selections, spandex or elastane was an important material as well to provide the right amount of stretch needed to not make the shirt extremely tight. Nylon is also a good material for long sleeve shirts as well.

Neckline style: Most long sleeve shirts come automatically come in a crewneck style, which is why majority of our selections are in the crewneck category. However, we do have a few v-neck entries and a selection with a henley neckline in here for some added variety.

FAQs about long sleeve shirts:

Here are some frequently asked questions about long sleeve shirts.

How should a long sleeve shirt fit?

In our opinion, a long sleeve shirt should feel slightly snug without being tight as that is what best accentuates your shoulders, arms, back, etc. However, oversized looks are also in style (especially in couture), so it's definitely in line with current fashion trends to sport oversized looks as well. The key is comfortability. You should never feel discomfort while wearing your shirt.

Can you wear a long sleeve shirt when it's hot out?

You can wear a long sleeve shirt when it's hot out, but we recommend a shirt with polyester fabric. Regardless of material, any long sleeve shirt you wear in warm weather should have sweat-wicking and anti-odor properties, and it's even better if the shirt has technical features that allow it to adapt to your body temperature.

How do I layer a long sleeve shirt?

You can layer a long sleeve shirt by wearing it underneath a blazer, jacket, vest, or coat. You can even accessorize by adding a scarf to give the shirt a different look.

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