Ever since my parochial-school days, I’ve worn a t-shirt under my outer shirts.
In junior-high through college, it was almost always a branded t.
When I got out of college and started working, I upgraded to the traditional men’s white crew-neck t-undershirt. I just don’t feel put-together or presentable without wearing one now.
Maybe it’s as much a psychological thing as it is a comfort and style thing….anyhow….
I’ve tried other styles and cuts but the v-necks and tanks always left me feeling like I was this guy.
So I’ve been wearing my Hanes crew-neck t’s every since. (And Lavie and Alvis have been stealing them for night-shirts!)
Only one winter I started wearing a mock-turtleneck short-sleeve shirt under my polo’s for a bit of added warmth. I really liked the style. Reminded me a bit of Tiger with the higher undershirt collar.
Only during the summers and then, it is just too hot with the heavier cotton.
So my options seemed a bit limited.
I could go with a the UnderArmor line as their necks are a bit higher, but paying $20 a pop or more per "undershirt" seems a bit high, especially when I would need seven or eight of them.
So I got searching the web for options, certainly there were a lot of baseball gear mock turtlenecks out there, but the colors and neck were still too high and pricey.
I did hit the jackpot though and found a curiously entertaining blog:
Blogger Tug goes into great detail in searching out and reviewing all things men’s undershirts! Lots of links, in-depth reviews, good stuff.
After spending much of Saturday morning on his blog I did track down what looks to be a possible candidate for my undershirt search: The 5.11 Tactical Utili-T undershirt.
I’ve put in a back-channel email to Tug asking for any more leads before I pony up some money for a couple of packs. However, they do seem reasonably priced and as they are all-cotton, and should be cool and soft for the Houston climate.
The ones with Lycra or Spandex or other stretchy materials just feel a bit funny to me.
I’ll let you know how things turn out.