Reader looking for v-neck undershirts in colors other than black and white:
I’ve looked a lot for this, but can’t find much. Found DKNY has black, but no other colors. Found some color variety in Fruit of the Loom, but the V neck isn’t very V. It’s a very shallow V-neck, essentially like a crew neck undershirt, but slightly V-ed. The DKNY is perfect, deep V-neck, but I wish it came in a few more colors than black (and white of course).
Do you know of anything? I wonder why no market has developed for this. Or, unless its there but I just can’t find it. I’d like to see any colors, gray, tan, olive, some variety.
Thanks for your email. There are only a few select companies that offer a variety of color options for v-neck undershirts. The most common non-white or black color for an undershirt is grey. The one deeper grey v-neck that I know of off hand is the one from Duluth Trading company — check my blog for details.
I also took a trip to Macy’s recently and discovered they have a nice selection of v-neck undershirts in various colors. For example, Macy’s house brand of undershirts, Alfani, offers a nice looking v-neck and it comes in a navy blue. They also sell Calvin Klein v-neck undershirts (colors: black hole, raisin) and a Hugo Boss v-neck undershirt (color: olive).
Also, American Apparel has a large variety of jersey v-neck tops that have a couple of v-neck options (regular and deep v) plus they come in a large variety of colors. They aren’t specifically marketed as undershirts, but they are light enough to be used as undershirts. Also, if you broaden your undershirt search to light-weight t-shirts, you’ll likely find a much larger variety of colors to choose from.
The 3 main men websites that offer many different brands, styles, fits and colors of undershirts are barenecessities.com, freshpair.com, and hisroom.com. Those sites have rather good search facilities that let you drill down to the exact type of undershirt you’re looking for.
From what I understand, crew neck undershirts outsell v-necks in general and white is the most requested undershirt color. So I have to assume that’s the reason you can’t find a wide selection of non-white or black undershirts. It just doesn’t pay for an undershirt manufacturer to offer a bunch of colors if they are not big sellers.
Additional Post about colored undershirts:
Ask Tug: Are there colored V-Neck undershirts beyond the basic black, white, & grey?
Thanks again for writing in. Let me know if you need more info!