Love your site. Thought I was the only guy who took detailed interest in the quality and fit of a simple white men’s undershirt!
Got a question since it looks like you got answers!
I normally wear short-sleeved polo-style shirts. I have settled on a traditional crew-neck undershirt, but really prefer the look and comfort of a higher crew-neck collar.
For a while during the winter I work a short-sleeve white mock-turtle-neck shirt as an undershirt, but it was a bit heavy.
I like the idea of 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. UnderArmor shirt Link
The 5.11 Tactical Utili-T undershirt that you reviewed looked interesting and might fit the bill. Certainly falls in the budget range.
Do you know of any other particular recommendations that might fit my bill? Needs to be a regular weight cotton (or cotton-like) undershirt, and have a collar that is thin-to-average but sits higher than normal or about a 1/2 inch below the adam’s apple.
Thanks for any recommendations.
Thanks for your email and for stopping by undershirtguy.com!
I checked out the UnderArmor shirt you referred to and I’m not sure I’ve seen anything with a collar that high with exception of a black compression shirt from CoolClothingUSA that I reviewed a couple of months back and a nylon/spandex blend undershirt from Execwear that I plan on reviewing soon. Unfortunately both of them are priced over $20 each, so neither of them meet your price needs.
However, there are two potential alternative undershirts you could take a look at:
- Campbellsville Apparel has a 100% combed cotton undershirt that has a fairly high collar. I reviewed the shirt back at the beginning of June. Although the collar is a bit wider, it does sit on the higher side and the price is right. You may want to consider buying a pack to see if they work for you.
- I just received a package from CoolClothingUSA that contains their Coolmax short-sleeved crew-neck undershirt. I haven’t had a chance to take a detailed look at it yet, but based on the pictures on their website the collar does seem to sit higher than others. Also, at $13.95 each, its about $6 less than the UnderArmor.
I should be able to review the Coolmax undershirt later this week, so keep an eye out for the review on my blog. I’ll also look through some of my undershirt inventory to see if any of the others might be a potential candidate.
Thanks again for your question. If you wind up trying out any of these undershirts, please write back so we can share your experiences with my readers!