This is pretty interesting. Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I’ve received several emails from readers who are looking for undershirts or t-shirts that are NOT tagless.
Meaning, they are in search of undershirts that have traditional sewn-in care/size labels.
Here are a couple of the emails I’ve received:
– from Margy –
I am need of a cotton crew undershirt, that does not have the tagless inking on inside for label. Need a satin label or none as my husband is very allergic to the ink. what can you do for me?
– from Lawrence –
The traditionalist that I am, the so-called “tagless” undershirts are not satisfactory to me; I find undershirts with sewn-in labels much more comfortable. Might you be able to suggest those companies that continue to sell V-neck undershirts with sewn-in labels? From pictures it appears that Ceceba is in this category (is that indeed true?), but perhaps there are some others as well. . . .
First, let me share with you the information I sent Margy about “tagless” labels:
there are a couple different ways to apply tagless labels:
- screen print with ink directly on undershirt
- apply heat transfer label (kinda like a sticker that is applied to the shirt with heat)
most tagless undershirts i’ve seen use heat transfer. not sure which your husband is allergic to, but you may want to figure out if he is allergic to both types as you’ll have a bunch more options if he can wear undershirts with heat transfers.
also, heat transfers can be removed with a little bit of work, so you might want to find a good undershirt that uses heat transfer labels, then remove them with a soft scrub-brush.
Now, here’s the list of undershirts/t-shirts which have sewn-in care/size labels that I recommended to both of them:
not many companies still use sewn in labels. but off the top of my head, i believe these companies still make undershirts or light-weight t-shirts with tags:
- american apparel 50/50 or summer shirt
- hawkchurch & tyne
- campbellsville apparel
- next level apparel (wholesale)
- alternative apparel
* you should confirm with each company the exact fabric content and whether or not they still use tags.
you can find some additional information about the many of the above undershirts on my website (by searching), or if you just want quick links to the where to buy them, visit my other undershirt brands page.
hope the above information is helpful. please let me know which product(s) you try and what you think of them!
Do you know of others?
If so, please let me know which ones in the comments section below and I’ll keep the list above updated.
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