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The T-shirt is the most humble of wardrobe items--and the quest to find the perfect one is never-ending. To aid in your search, we’ve rounded up the best tees available on the East End now. Whether you’re looking for a basic white style or a statement maker, here are nine shirts worthy of a spot in your closet.

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Best Classic White: Onia Zoe Tee at Steven Alan

Everyone needs a great, reliable white tee. Onia just branched out into womens wear and among their first orders of business was creating a timeless top. Enter the Zoe tee ($75).

75 Main St., East Hampton; 631-604-1726 or stevenalan.com  

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Best Commemorative: Float Tee at Haven Montauk’s RM 09

While perusing the curated selection of indie finds, check out the shop's namesake collection, which includes this nod to Hamptonites’ affinity for beach toys ($35).

533 Westlake Dr., Montauk; 631-668-7000 or havenmontauk.com 

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Best Embellished: Southwest Tee at The Styleliner

From the Styleliner's first eponymous T-shirt collection, this soft white tee ($88) comes finished with three vintage necklaces for easy accessorizing.

25 Madison St., Sag Harbor; 631-725-1436 or thestyleliner.com

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Best Inspirational Phrase: Stacey G + Milly at Milly

In an ode to her love of SoulCycle, Milly designer Michelle Smithteamed up with her favorite instructor to launch a limited-edition line of inspirational T-shirts ($90).

54 Main St., East Hampton; 631-604-6544 or milly.com 

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Best Funny Phrase: Private Party at Poolside Collective

From “Netflix, Nachos & Naps” to “Champagne Campaign,” these statement tees are hard to beat ($52).

55 S. Elmwood Ave., Montauk347-560-1709 or wearepoolside.com

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Best Muscle Tee: A.L.C. at Intermix

This store exclusive has a lot going for it, from the classic stripes to a cutout on the back ($150).

64 Main St., Southampton; 631-283-8510 or intermixonline.com

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Best Souvenir: Local Spot Tees at Local Knit

Let the East End know you’re a true Hamptonite by sporting one of the many authentic tees from Local Knit. They’ve got tops inspired byeverything from Cyril’s Fish House to Nick & Toni’s to Sag Harbor Cinema ($26).

725B Montauk Hwy., Montauk; 631-668-8117 or localknit.com 

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Best Graphic: Ben Watts x The Surf Lodge at The Surf Lodge

Photographer (and brother to Naomi) Ben Watts’s collaboration with theSurf Lodge is still going strong. While the store is already sold out of most items, you can still grab one of these tees ($50) and reminisce about all the fun you had at the Shark Attack Sounds party.

183 Edgemere St., Montauk;  631-483-5037 or thesurflodge.com 

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Best All-Purpose: Good Hyouman The Craig Tee at Bandier

For a slightly oversized but still flattering tee, check out the inspirational ones from Tracy Anderson fave Good Hyouman, which you could wear to class or out for a casual day of shopping ($38).

44 Main St., Southampton; 631-488-4304 or bandier.com 

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