Tips on Selecting the Best Fitted Undershirts

Most people do not realize this, but the quality of the underwear one buys goes a long way in determining how comfortable they will be as they carry out their day to day activities. In case you are in the group of people that believe in not caring too much about what cannot be seen, then you need to understand how the unseen affects the scene. Think about the rashes that you suffer from time to time as a result of using ill-absorbent undergarments. Then, think about the uncomfortable heat that you feel, especially on hot days. Now, how about the itchiness, and the sweaty and wet armpits? Is the poor inner wear choice really that unnoticeable? Here are qualities that you should never compromise on when shopping for fitted undershirts.


The sizes that these garments come in are the small, abbreviated as S, the medium size, M, the large, L, and extra large, XL and the extra extra large 2XL. These sizes are allocated depending on one’s burst or chest measurement. It is important to ensure that you know your chest measurement so that you do not end up with the wrong shirt size. Note that there are some shirts that have a smaller fitting than the others. When buying the shirts:

  • Pick a couple or three of them, one in your size, another one size smaller and another a size bigger and head to the changing room.
  • Try the 3 and see what feels most comfortable.
  • Make sure that the shirt you choose offers complete coverage to the pit area such that when you sweat, this undergarment will soak in all the moisture.
  • Also make sure that the neckline is what you are looking for. For instance, the V-neck is ideal for people that wear their shirts with the collar open while the crew neck favors those that button up and wear a tie.

The material of the shirt 

The material of the garment also comes into play when determining the fit. The best inner wear for men  are made of a blend between the natural fibers like cotton and lined, mixed with an artificial fiber such as Lycra or elastin. These two should be in a ratio of 90 percent cotton and 10 percent artificial. When they are created like this, they will be comfortable, but at the same time, have some ability to stretch, hold on to the skin and not become untacked and start riding up the back.

The cost

The easiest rule to remember when buying fitted undershirts is that the better they are in quality, the more you will have to spend on them. Therefore, do take your time  and come up with a good budget for superior quality shirts. This will stop you from buying the department store models that are poor in quality and don’t last that long.

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