Choosing Ideal Undershirts for All Occasions

Most men rarely give much thought to the type of undershirt type that they wear day to day. This is probably because most people grew up purchasing cheap generic types that are practically disposable. However, times have changed and designers are more responsive to the needs of their consumers. Nowadays, there is a wide variety of undershirts to choose from.  Here are a few of the considerations that you are supposed to make when purchasing undershirts.

The main designs

The shirts have three major designs:

  • V-neck
  • Tank top
  • Crew neck

Each of the three has features that make them preferable when compared to the others. However, the purpose for your purchase of the shirt should dictate the type you choose.


Pit protection

The main purpose of the undershirts is to absorb the sweat from your body and protect the outer shirt from stains and the unsightly dark rings that form around the armpits.  If you need this type of protection, your best choice should be the V-neck or the Crew neck. This is because the tank top does not have coverage of the armpits and will not be able to soak the sweat coming from there.

The type of shirt you will wear

This is another important determinant of the inner shirt design you will choose. It is recommended that whatever you are wearing inside the dress shirt should never be seen peeking out. This means that if you are wearing your shirt with the collar unbuttoned, you have to try and ensure that you wear a V-neck, and that the V is deep enough such that it doesn’t peek out. If you are going to wear a buttoned up shirt, you can wear a crew neck because it will be hidden by the collar. When planning to wear shirt and tie, the best option is the crew neck because the V-neck distracts from the tie, especially when the dress shirt is made of a transparent material.

Covering up chest hair

There are some men that have so much chest hair that you would think they are smuggling a ferret or other furry animals under their clothes. If you fall in this category and are self conscious about it, avoid V-necks at all costs. The crew necks and the tank tops will do a better job at hiding what you need hidden. Similarly, if you have tattoos and other body markings that you would wish to conceal, especially in the work environment, it would be best to avoid the V-neck and opt for the tank top and the crew neck.

These are some of the considerations to make when choosing undershirts. Other important things to think about include the color of the shirt compared to that of the shirt, the size and the material it is made of.