The last time the graphic tee reigned, you were probably surrounded by guys doing keg-stands in a buddy's off-campus apartment. A staple of the nineties, the stylized T-shirt became a fashion punch line thanks to ink-loving labels like Ed Hardy, TapouT and Xtreme Couture. Now, the summer essential is getting a much needed makeunder courtesy of brands as diverse as Maison Martin Margiella and Gap. The only rules: No lame messages—and if you're going to drink a beer while wearing one, make sure it's in a cup.
The Return of the Graphic Tee
Staple Archives by Staple Design
The only time you want a pigeon hovering around your chest is when it's a artfully shaded screening of one on a gray, slub cotton T-shirt.