Hey Undershirtguy, maybe you can answer my question!
I used to live in Switzerland (1998), and I bought a bunch of Jockey ribbed white cotton undershirts over there. They’re T-shirt style, with a much bigger, rounder neck than American style crew necks, so they don’t show so much under a dress shirt with the collar unbuttoned. You could say they’re like a wife-beater tank with sleeves. They’re also quite form-fitting and long down the waist.
I also got a few French Calida undershirts, and they work well too.
I love these shirts, but they’re getting old and I need to replace them with something acceptable. I’ve been trying to find a similar style for years in the States, and I’m having no luck. I don’t like crew necks, since they ride up so high on your neck – they look ridiculous with an unbuttoned dress shirt at work and I feel strangled.
Do you know if such undershirts are available in the USA anywhere? And what’s up with the U.S/European collar difference? It seems all American undershirt makers only make the same three styles: Crew, V-neck or tank, always the same.
I suppose one could pay a small fortune for a fancy imported Italian undershirt, but I’m looking for something simple; ideally under $20 a shirt.
I tried the CollectedThreads shirt, but that one’s too big in the neck and the quality is rather low. I just ordered a trial shirt from Denmark in desperation.
I sure do!! Have you checked out RibbedTee.com yet? Their ribbed undershirts are made out of the exact same fabric as ribbed tank tops (aka “wife-beaters”) and they are long, form fitting, etc. The crew neck collars don’t ride up as they are a little bigger than standard crews and they offer multiple fits so you should be able to find something that fits your body style.
They are priced at $18.50 for a package of two white undershirts ($19.50 for a two-pack of black undershirts), so they fit your budget – and then some!
Give them a try and let us know what you think.
Btw, when you get a chance, let us know what you think about the ribbed undershirt your ordered from His Basic Wear.
Take it easy,