Everyday Tee-Time Vol. 6 – The Sale Edition

7 deal-worthy artsy tees to invest in.

By Chris Ong        5 July 2021

It’s sale time in SG, so you know what this means – bargains galore! While we are all in for staying safe, we also know how a little retail therapy via promotions and sales, can help uplift your mood without blowing the month’s budget. For this installment of our regular T-shirt feature, we’ve kept a lookout for the best illustrated ones out there (so you don’t have to) and put together a list of 7 top tees on discount for you to look splashy in, not splash out on.

“Everyday Tee-Time” is our regular fortnightly round-up of the best new T-shirts that fit you, well, to a tee.

Beams Plus Printed cotton-jersey T-Shirt
Photo: Mr Porter

Printed cotton-jersey T-Shirt, $65/£35 (Usual Price: $163/£87.50), Beams Plus

All you need is to put some animal prints on a tee and we are halfway to being sold. Such as this one with an elephant block print (extra points if you like these largest existing land animals). Print them on a comfy top dyed with real indigo and made well by Japanese hipster brand Beams Plus? Just “cart it” and card it already.

Available at Mr Porter


Aries Noodle-print cotton-jersey T-shirt
Photo: Matches Fashion

Noodle-print cotton-jersey T-shirt, $45/USD 33 (Usual Price: $110/USD $82.50), Aries

Nope, this is not a tee made for people born under the star sign of Aries, but a brand founded by cool girl Sofia Prantera and graphic designer Fergus Purcell, one that’s hip with the streetwear fans in SG (and around the world). This made-in-Italy tee makes sure people know just where you got this from (note the bold yellow brand logo on the front left chest) and have a tongue-in-cheek attitude about owning it. (Why else wear a top with yellow, squiggly supposed doodles of noodles on the back?)

Available at MatchesFashion


Uniqlo Roy Lichtenstein UT short-sleeve graphic T-shirt
Photo: Uniqlo

Roy Lichtenstein UT short-sleeve graphic T-shirt, $9.90 (Usual Price: $14.90), Uniqlo

What’s better than an affordable Uniqlo tee? An affordable Uniqlo tee that’s on sale. Here’s one to show off that you’ve got dibs on good-priced bargains, are a cultured person because you know your art (the print’s by renowned Pop Art artist Roy Lichtenstein), and have a quirky sense of humour (if you find the artwork’s speech bubble quote absurdly comical).

Available at Uniqlo stores, multiple locations, www.uniqlo.com/sg


Lo-Fi Arts & Crafts T-shirt
Photo: HBX

Arts & Crafts T-shirt, $47/USD $35 (Usual Price: $59/USD 44), Lo-Fi

The discount ain’t much (it’s 20% off) but this cotton tee from the Down Under brand Lo-Fi is oh-so-cute, so who can resist? The definite appeal’s in the retro graphic stylistics of the caterpillar, crayon and fonts, which harken back to the 80s, when book and art clubs everywhere employed such imagery. A nostalgic tee for the never-grow-old folk.

Available at HBX


Timberland Field Trip print pocket tee

Field Trip print pocket tee, $31.90 (Usual Price: $69), Timberland

Missing the outdoors or wish you can head off to somewhere nature-filled again soon? Don’t need to stress; in the meanwhile, wear this tee to express your feels. This one’s all about the large front pocket – if you look closer, it shows one outfitted explorer fishing out a tin can from the river, with another half-dressed man sitting nearby meditating and being all Zen about it. Odd but funny.

Available at ZALORA


BONUS: SAFRA members receive 25% off + 3% cashback with no minimum spend (for new ZALORA customers) and 20% off + 2% cashback with $80 minimum spend (for existing ZALORA customers). Click here for more information.

Zara Wes Robinson illustration T-shirt
Photo: Zara

Wes Robinson illustration T-shirt, $29.90 (Usual Price: $49.90), Zara

Love the vibrant orange colour that will brighten up any body’s look and day; love the comfy-looking fit and cut; love U.K. illustrator Wes Robinson’s cheery graphic of a thirst-quenching, summer drink (lemonade, we think); and most certainly, love the price (the tee is on 40% discount so it goes for just below 30 bucks).

Available at Zara stores, multiple locations, www.zara.com/sg


Nike Rise 365 A.I.R. Chaz Bear running top
Photo: Nike

Nike Rise 365 A.I.R. Chaz Bear running top, $49.90 (Usual Price: $75)

This one’s for the joggers; a black running top that will bring some curious looks your way, thanks to the wavy ’50s- and ’60s-inspired purple illustration of an amorphous human (at least we think it’s human) by musician Chaz Bear (also more famously known as Toro y Moi). This tee not only looks arty, it’s totes functional, too: Constructed with Nike’s Dri-FIT Technology to help you stay dry and comfy, the knit fabric of the top’s made from a lightweight blend of recycled polyester and organic fibres so you are kept mobile, while the mesh fabric at the back keeps you ventilated.

Available at Nike stores and brand stockists, multiple locations, www.nike.com/sg


BONUS: SAFRA members receive 15% off regular-priced footwear and apparels. Click here for more information.

All products are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Prices stated are correct as of time of posting and are based on current exchange rates.