Where to find your basic t-shirt in Calgary

A basic tee is a simple piece that is versatile, inexpensive and is a staple for anyone’s wardrobe. A cousin to the standard blue jean, tees can be worn a hundred different ways and be changed to suit your personal style. Choose from a V-neck, Henley or pocket tee, in jersey knit or cotton and find the tee made for you at one of these trendy Calgary shops to create a simple, yet stylish look. [Image credit: iStock.com/druvo]

The Livery Shop

1130 10 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W1

Nestled in the heart of historic Inglewood you’ll find this brightly coloured red barn, home to many local artisans, jewellery makers and the famous local clothing retailer Camp Brand Goods. Camp is known for their fleece and casual wear for both men and women, branded with designs that reflect the outdoor lifestyle. Their tag line, “If it’s not comfortable, it’s not Camp,” speaks volumes about what you should expect Whether you are taking a leisurely bike ride, hiking in the mountains or enjoying an evening campfire their tees will have you dressed for any outdoor adventure.

Meraki Supply Co.

103-305 10 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V5

Founded by Chelsea Risling, this outdoor lifestyle boutique located in Kensington is an adventure lover’s dream come true. The shop boasts a variety of well-curated, local, quality designers, such as Alberta Apparel, Local Laundry, Camp Brand Goods and Peace Collective. Here you’ll find a variety of basic tees for both men and women that are trendy yet comfortable and represent the Canadian active lifestyle.

Adorn Boutique

1216A 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1

Adorn boutique has been described as the “prettiest boutique in Inglewood.” Owned by Kari Owen, they are known for their fun party dresses and elegant tulle skirts, but also offer classic white tees with sassy sayings, famous quotes and cute graphics. Shop the “Adorn Collection” made in collaboration with Calgary lifestyle blogger Becky Kung for tees that are great for a casual Sunday brunch or a fancy girls’ night out.

The UnCommons

1325A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2

The UnCommons is a boutique retail and lifestyle concept shop located in a beautiful heritage space in the midst of Inglewood on 9th Avenue. It’s their mission to provide Calgary with alternatives to mass-produced products, while supporting the local community. As a result, you can find anything from housewares and furniture, to incense, accessories and apparel. Shop their local designers for simple, versatile and well-curated tees that are a staple for any wardrobe or personal style.

The Brooklyn Clothing Company Inc

201-1211 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P6

Established in 1989, this Kensington men’s boutique is known for their premium denim and quality brand names from North American designers. You won’t find a large variety if tees here, but what they do have is true, quality basics. Choose from white, black, navy and grey Henleys that come in both short and long sleeve styles. Paired them with the right pair of jeans can either a casual or dressy look.

Oak + Fort

1129-6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0K8

Oak and Fort is a Canadian designer that began in Vancouver and is now a famed international brand name. From the architecture of their stores to the people who work there, they embody a culture and a style that encourages creativity and minimalism. Their entire line is full of neutral, loose-fitting basics for both men and women that gives its customers a blank canvas and allows you to push the boundaries of your personal style, within a reasonable price range.

Kit & Ace

800 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S9

Created in 2014, Kit and Ace provides everyday wear that is functional and practical, without sacrificing style. All of their clothing is made from high-performance fabrics, such as Qemir and cashmere, both silky and dynamic, allowing for comfort and high performance. Shop their various styles of basic tees, from crew necks to turtle necks, and discover a whole new meaning to street style.


102-709 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3

Stuff4Him is a novelty concept shop for men, located on 11th Avenue SW. Here you will find an array of curated, locally made goods, from furniture to leather goods, all made for the modern man. Shop many local brands, such as Local Laundry, and get a t-shirt that proudly represents your neighborhood in Calgary.

Frank & Oak

831 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A1

Visit Frank and Oak on 17th Avenue and shop their classic style tees that will easily take your look from professional to casual. Their tees are also great for smoothly transitioning your wardrobe between seasons. Need help finding the perfect tee? Frank and Oak offers a complimentary personal styling service to give you a hand.

Less 17

930 17 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A2

Less 17 is a men’s boutique located in a beautiful100-year-old building nestled in the middle of 17th Avenue that features reclaimed wood and steel that has been converted into art fixtures. The shop is also the entrance to the “Secret Eight Project Space,” which is a space that highlights local artists. Shop casual tees from over 50 brands from North America, Japan and Europe and get access to exclusive global brands. Though this shop is not cheap, you will find investment pieces to add to your wardrobe that will last you for years to come.

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