What a Graphic Tee Says about You

What your graphic tee says about you in mens fashion

What a Graphic Tee Says about You

Quote of the day: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

Fashion and style does not have to be hard. If you think about the fact, that what you are wearing is telling others about you, it’s really just a message. Just like the graphic t-shirts. What a graphic tee says about you can be almost as powerful as a saying. Think of it as a quote on fabric.

And even though you may love your t-shirt, you may want to incorporate other items with it so your message is more than casual or sloppy. Us women on this blog, tried to show the same concept recently by wearing our t-shirts with fun bottoms and different accessories. The same idea could hold true for the males out there!

Rob’s Outfit: This is actually Rob’s recipe for almost any day of getting dressed.

He will grab a pair of jeans, and t-shirt. Then he’ll layer another shirt over top to make it look more intentional.

There’s another reason that this is a smart technique. Because then he can usually wear the button down shirt a couple of times before I have to wash it!

Making a men's graphic tee say it all

You’ve seen these brown jeans on Rob in his last outfit post!

I think they are one of his favorites because they aren’t as loud as his red jeans, yet they are different enough compared to blue jeans! If your man doesn’t mind some interesting colors, then this green pair or grey pair could garner some fun attention!

Men over 50 Wearing what a graphic tee says and feel

But the real message behind this post is the wording on the t-shirt!!

I could be philosophical for days on end when I see this t-shirt! But the truth is we are getting older, and there is no time like the present! So we should all wake our dreams and enjoy life!

I love to include quotes on many of my post because those couple of words can be so powerful! Just like what your graphic tee says! The message could be your inspiration for the day!

Of course it could also be a way to make you smile or tell people what you like. For instance if you’re a beer drinker or a surfer, these shirts could be a conversational starter!

Graphic t-shirt for men's fashion

And even if no one else notices what your graphic tee says, if it means something to you, that’s what’s important.

Because we all need some inspiration every now and again.

Whether your inspiration comes in the form of clothing, quotes or just a smile; here’s wishing you a fantastic day!

Men's Style including their graphic tee say about life

Jeans: H&M (similar here)~~Shirt: Fiume (similar here)~~T-Shirt: (similar here)~~Shoes: Ralph Lauren (here but not on sale)

I just have to tell you a back story about Rob’s shoes! When I posted his first fashion post talking about his shoes, I had linked to some other shoes in the post. When he was reading it, he decided that these shoes were too good a deal to pass up (they were $25)! So I just want to point out that I’m not the only one who succumbs to the great deals I find!!

Thanks to you all! 

P.S. Happy Father’s Day to all of the men out there! Both Rob and I miss our fathers terribly, but we celebrate it with my mom’s instead. Family is family, right?

The Facts

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And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here! Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page!

If your guys doesn’t love going shopping himself, then that’s the perfect reason to buy him things online! I’ve found some great short sleeve shirts that won’t break the bank!

  • I don’t really wear t shirts, but I like to see what other people have on theirs (& therefore I am not going to hold reference to Thatcher against you! 😉 )

  • This is the way my husband likes to dress when it’s a little bit cooler.

  • My husband turns 70 next year and although he is youthful, he wouldn’t wear a graphic tee. I had a hard enough time re-outfitting him in linen shirts, which he now loves. But me? I love a graphic tee.

    • I totally get that!! My husband has taken awhile to change his thinking on different styles!! But these shirts can be funny or even meaningful!!

  • Deb’s World

    I love a good graphic T shirt. I’ve just bought my husband one that says – ‘your wife’ with a basic pic and then ‘My wife’ with a picture of Wonder Woman! Not sure he’ll actually wear it outside the house yet! 🙂

    • OMG–that’s the best shirt ever, Deb!! Where did you get it??

  • My husband really likes graphic tees and he has a ton. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so boring and buy some for me too, but they end up in the drawer most of the time. But thinking about it, I guess if I found any with a funny craft or woodworking saying I could wear it.

    • You’re not boring Pili!! But that’s exactly what you need…something like “DIY is my thing”!!

  • Rob’s outfit formula is so smart! I’ll have to share it with Kyle. He doesn’t layer his outfits very frequently, but this is a great strategy for getting started.

    You know I love a graphic tee and wear them frequently. I think they’re fun and playful, and like you said, a graphic tee is just a literal representation of what we’re already doing with our outfits: communicating a message! I love and appreciate your quotes at the top of each post, and I have a board on Pinterest where I’ve been collecting quotes for years. I just might start incorporating some of my favorites into my posts as well!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how a short quote can be so inspiring, right?? I wonder why that they can mean so much more to us than a long story (although some of those work too…)?
      ps…did you see how Amy’s url came after your name in this comment? strange…

      • Haha! I’ve done that like three times this morning. It’s because I keep thinking I last copied my blog url but really I’d copied another blog’s to save and pin the post. Way to pay attention, Liz! Whoops!

  • I love graphic tees! And so does my husband. I really like the way Rob layered this outfit. I’m going to have to show this to my husband. This way he can wear some of his graphic tees and look a bit more put together. 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Lindsey!! I know we started doing this layering just to help out on laundry–the t-shirts are so much easier to wash & wear than his dressier shirts (those I have to iron…ugh!!)

  • Lovely model and graphic t-shirt 😂😂
    I like what you do, Jodie!
    Don’t have any at the moment though…but you giving me thoughts here.
    Have a great week

    • Jodie Filogomo

      There really are some great saying out there Ifeoma—but then again, not everyone needs them on your shirt!!
      I do love having t-shirts with my blog logo on it though—that’s marketing, right??
      Thanks for the lovely words!

  • I don’t have many graphic tees but when i saw the one the one that Catherine had on last Monday, i decided that I had to have it. I haven’t ordered yet but went to the ETSY site to check them out. They also have one that I am going to get Michelle; it says, “I was normal three cats ago”. Between the clinic and home, she has nine cats.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I wasn’t a huge fan of them, until I found some that really speak to me!! I guess it shows they can be fun and oh, so true!!
      That cracks me up about Michelle….we’d have lots more than 2 if our HOA allowed it—we always want to rescue them all!!

  • Bumbis Mom

    Great post. Thanks for linking up with the #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo


  • I am ALL about making statements with my tee shirts, friend 🙂 not as much as I’d like to on the blog, but more so in my everyday life, and at the gym. For instance, I have a shirt that says, “Don’t fuck with my happy place” and I enjoy parading that around town. When working out, it runs the gamut from, “I’m not quite that delicate”, “Vanity trumps sanity”, “Boss lady” to “Though she be but little, she is fierce” and a special Zumba one that simply says, “Shut up and dance!”

    • Oh and the man doesn’t do graphic tees. His are strictly Stile di Vita and Lacoste collared tees 🙂

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I mean we make a statement no matter what we wear, right? Whether that be a sloppy mess or stylish fun!! So I don’t think it’s that much different to have fun and meaningful words on our shirts!!
      Where in the heck did you get that “she is fierce” one? I might need that myself??

      • Search for Firedaughter Clothing on Etsy. Tell Saumya I sent ya 🙂

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  • can actually picture myself in a body fitting grafic tee & jeans 🙂

    Have a blessed week ahead!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • I love a shirt over a tee! It really elevates the entire outfit instantaneously. And the message on the graphic tee is really great and so important! Rob is a fantastic model!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Andrea!! I’m a sucker for a good quote, so I think that’s why I love some of these graphic tees so much!!

  • & I think Ron is a great model too! Love it when you see a man is comfortable in what he wears.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Su!!

  • Neha 14wow

    Wow!! what a great post…!!! Awesome outfit…
    Xx, Neha


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Neha!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Rob always looks fashionable! Wearing a shirt over a T is not my hubby’s idea of fashion (not that he has one, unless windsurf chic is a fashion-statement–shorts, flip-flops, graphic T or sweatshirt).

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Terri—he’ll love to hear you say that!! Of course, this has only come along since we’ve been together. He used to sweat at the thought of entering a mall–LOL!!

  • Rob looks great! Awesome outfit! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cielo! His outfits have certainly gotten way better over the years!! And to think he used to hate shopping….ha ha
      Have a great weekend!!

  • That’s so cool that your hubby is making an appearance! He’s looking very stylish! My husband refuses to go anywhere near my blog…haha.
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I figure our guys need to look as good as we do, right Jessica? LOL!!
      So I just stole the camera and decided that fair was fair!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    That does look good and I like the shirt with it as it not only looks good but does have that added bonus you mentioned of lasting longer before needing washing! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jocelyn!! T-shirts are so much easier to wash, since I don’t have to iron them!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Charlotte Miller

    As usual Rob’s LOOKING GOOD. Love the message.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’ll tell him you said so!!
      Hugs & kisses from us both!!

  • So fun to see the hubby featured! He is rocking the graphic tee. Can you believe I don’t have one. They can be so fun and really send great messages. This one is so fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t have one before I retired…so I totally get it, Amy!!
      But I have to admit, there are some fun ones out there!!
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Rob looks great! Is his name Robert? My husbands name is Robert and he goes by Rob or Bob. Anyway Rob looks fabulous! He is very stylish. My husband will only wear black tees (some are graphic) and jeans. He doesn’t want to think about what to wear. I’m ok with it though! Whatever he feels good in. Great post! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

    • Jodie Filogomo

      His name is Rob—but not Bob. For some reason he hates Bob (but I call him that when I’m trying to get his goat–haha!!)
      Thanks Cheryl and have a fabulous weekend!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Your man is stylin’! I wish my guy would consider dressing like this, but he is very set in his ways, so I don’t even try. Ha, ha. Hope you all have a great weekend. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I am lucky that Rob was willing to try to change. I always wonder if it was all of the What not to Wear shows we watched or the fact that we were newly married at the time!!
      But now he really appreciates the attention and respect he gets!!

  • donnanance

    Rob always look great! The graphic tee looks great on him and it’s not a less than tasteful message. Rob is a class act! When I was the warehouse manager for a interior design studio and furniture store, more than once I told the kids to turn their shirts inside out. I’m with Miss Karen; I don’t like people reading my chest. Although if I could find a “ooh la la” tee, I probably would wear it. Saw one on a blog, adorable and of course, can’t find it. What are you feeding Rob for Father’s Day? We are having pot roast with little red potatoes, carrots and onions. Youngest daughter will probably eat with us if she gets her house in order…this is moving day.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Now that’s an interesting thought, Donna to turn your shirts inside out! I’ve done it accidentally…but not really on purpose!!
      I found a couple of Oh la la shirts, but I’m not sure of the sizing: http://shopstyle.it/l/7Aw & http://shopstyle.it/l/7Az & http://shopstyle.it/l/7BI!!
      We are going to Perry’s Steak House for a Pork Chop Special they are having for Father’s Day!! It’s been hard to cook with this remodeling job going on—you’ll see more about it next week!!
      Have a great weekend!!!

      • donnanance

        The fellas were asked to turn their shirts inside out because of the offensive content. Some people have no class whatsoever. Thanks for digging out the tee shirt links. The striped one is really cute. The one I found had a demure scooped neck and the message was in a pretty font.

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    LOVE THIS!! I really need to get my husbands some colored jeans. It really does make the entire outfit more stylish, but in an effortless way. And, the tan color wouldn’t be too crazy for him! HA!! I love layered looks on men! And, yes, you can get more use out of that button down shirt before it has to be washed.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think it’s true!! The color jeans seem a little more (what’s the word?) different?? Rob really likes his grey ones too!!
      Have a great weekend, Carrie!!

  • Karen Anderson

    Rob is really a good sport! The comment you made about the dreams is so true. The older we get, the more we realize it’s something like “now or never”! I have a VERY understated graphic (if you can call it that) tee shirt, and I like wearing it with casual skirts. But you can barely read it. I feel really uncomfortable when people are reading my chest, you know? So I usually don’t wear them! The one I have is one I picked up in the Keys and it has the name of a place, white on very pale coral, you almost can’t see it!! I guess I’m weird this way. I’d prefer a picture and might look for something like that! (For me, just saying…)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t think that’s weird at all!! And pictures/logos make for a great graphic tee too!! But you raise a very good point, Karen! Especially if the person is a slow reader, it’s little print or they are rude!!
      Have a fabulous weekend, Karen and thanks for always being so supportive!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Sports teams, rock bands and pheasant hunting have been proudly displayed across my husband’s t-shirted chest but philosophy is espoused verbally and usually only with friends and family.
    Being male and NOT frequently wearing jeans and a t-shirt is unAmerican isn’t it? 🙂
    I like Rob’s positive message. As we age we sometimes forget that dreaming still applies to us!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s so true, Jude!! We all need to dream no matter what our age. I mean, look at you—you guys are doing it to the umpth degree, right??

  • Liz

    Your husband is such a great sport to model outfits for you! I love wearing a graphic T with a frilly skirt and denim jacket! So fun!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      He is a great sport—definitely. But it’s only fair, right? He’s always taking my photos, so I should take his!
      I love that you dress up a tee that way, Liz!! I think that’s the funnest!
      Have a great weekend, 🙂

  • Susie Weaver

    I love that you’ve featured Rob in this post! And he looks great. My husband loves a slogan T as do I. #FabFridayPost

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Susie!!
      I used to think the graphic tees were too young and silly….but life is short, right? Might as well have fun!!
      Have a great weekend!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    My husband doesn’t wear very bold t-shirts….he’s kind of an understated guy. Trying to get a little more boldness and color in his preferred choice of gray lol.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My husband used to be the exact same way, Bev. Tan pants and small plaid shirts were all that were in his closet. Even my stepmom (the 60+ model) tells him he’s come a long way!! But he has noticed that people treat him differently when he looks great! So I think he likes it now!!
      Have a great weekend and thanks for the love!

  • My husband lives in t-shirts!! He’s one of those guys that hardly cares what he wears, so sometimes he walks around in t-shirts from high school, haha!! But I do love that you can make a statement with a graphic tee!!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Well…he is making a statement with that high school tee—LOL!!
      Have a great weekend!!