While cotton T-shirts are certainly the most comfortable for everyday use, don't make the mistake of wearing them for your workout. They retain moisture, which makes them heavy and increases the risk of chafing and irritation.
What you should be wearing:
Synthetic fabrics like polyester, nylon, and spandex are designed to wick moisture away from your body, and they tend to dry out more quickly than cotton. For athletic apparel, you definitely want a synthetic shirt.
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You also need a shirt that fits well (while still showing off your awesome muscles), gives you enough room to move around, and survives heavy sweating/regular washing. Plus, you want moisture-wicking, which will reduce the risk of your getting sick when you step outside the gym - at the very least. (Plus, the ladies love a good workout shirt!)
We've done the research to bring you only the best workout shirts for men, from tank tops to long-sleeved shirts to shapewear to compression shirts—everything you need to be comfortable while hitting the weights, treadmill, or running trail!