Tee shirts are the go-to when it comes to athletic wear. Whether as a base layer or outer ware, there are tee styles for every activity. Some brands, like Under Armour, specialize in performance tees. They offer short sleeved tees with lots of high-tech features, such as moisture wicking, which moves moisture from the inside of the fabric to the outside, for easy evaporation. Some athletic t-shirts use compression as well, which reduces muscle fatigue. Look too for anti-microbial fabrics that block odor. Some short sleeved performance tees use fabric that both reflects and repels sunlight, allowing you to withstand the sun's heat. These are perfect for sports, a day on the golf course, even finishing up that outdoor to-do list.
For men looking for all-around short-sleeve tees, cotton is always a good choice. Cotton is breathable, hypoallergenic and easy to care for. Many tees are made of cotton blends, which add elastane or lycra for shape retainment and stretch. Polo neck tees are versatile enough to double as casual wear and leisure time. Some athletic t-shirts are made of modern synthetics known for their quick-drying properties, perfect for heavy workouts.