I wanted to bring in a guest reviewer to test out the new RibbedTee undershirts and then provide his feedback here. See below for his write-up.
August 2008 Update: Our guest reviewer returned to review the RibbedTee Enhanced Fit undershirts.
October 2008 Update: The folks at RibbedTee introduced new and improved fits of the Classic and Enhanced Fit undershirts. Now 10% wider.
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I recently purchased a two-pack of white v-neck RibbedTee Classic Fit undershirts from www.ribbedtee.com. I received 3 identical confirmation emails from RibbedTee within the hour of my purchase, confirming the purchase and an order number shortly after. I emailed their customer service to let them know about the multiple confirmation emails. They informed me that was a byproduct of the google checkout system and that they were working on a resolution. I’m sure it’s fixed by now.
From a manufacturing point of view, the shirt is well made overall. The stitching looks nice and there doesn’t appear to be any gathering. The shirt came in clear packaging with a cardboard insert, in which it was nicely folded. RibbedTee is an amazing idea and it blows me away that no one has ever thought about manufacturing a ribbed undershirt before! Big props to the creativity of the founder in designing this concept. It’s nice to see someone creating an innovative shirt that can compete against other manufacturers.
The fabric is 100% lightweight cotton and was surprisingly very breathable. I am 6’1 185 lbs and ordered a large. I wear a suit and tie every day so it’s important for me to wear an undershirt that fits, breathes, and allows my dress shirts to slide over the undershirt without bunching. I felt the shirt was a little too tight in the chest area on me and I’m usually a Large in all undershirts. (ribbedtee may be better for thinner/smaller builds) The shirt was very form fitting and I liked the fit in the arms, especially. It tapers nicely and gives you a nice form fit. The downside for me is that the tightness in the chest forced the shirt to ride up when moving around.
This shirt is being marketed for it’s cool comfort and form fit so I wore it to the gym. This shirt’s wicking capabilities are great! It breathed just as good, if not better than any of my ribbed tank tops. Personally, I prefer softer material in my undershirts since I wear them under dress shirts in the business world.
The best feature: cool comfort and form fit. The shirt was very durable and nice to wear to the gym.
Overall: a good undershirt and nice price point. I think the form fit is for more slender builds as I’m a little more muscular than most men. I think the creator has a nice niche carved out in the lower cost shirt market.
In summary, if you’re someone who wears a wife beater tank top or a hanes undershirt and you’re looking for an undershirt that will breathe nicely, keep you cool, and fit better than most….then I highly recommend purchasing the RibbedTee. I definitely see this shirt as a better fitting, more breathable alternative to Hanes or Jockey. I would love to see RibbedTee in Target, Kohls, Nordstrom Rack, etc….
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