So my pal Kyle over at The Distilled Man just pinged me to let me know about a new undershirt-related article he just wrote.
The topic? 5 RULES FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT UNDERSHIRT
As part of doing research for his article, he came by my What’s The Difference Between A T-Shirt & Undershirt? article, and referenced it in his writing. I poked through his article, and came across a gem of a find.
Kyle brought to my attention a very interesting reason why grey undershirts were better than white. And, it’s not what you may think.
It’s not because grey undershirts are less visible under white or light color dress shirts, though he does a great job of demonstrating how that is the case.
It’s not even because grey undershirts can compliment your outfit better (if they are visible for whatever reason) or that you can secondarily wear them as a t-shirt.
The #1 Reason Why Grey Undershirts Are Better Than White?
Kyle states it brilliantly:
The other advantage of light gray is that it takes longer for wear like armpit stains to appear, and you can easily throw it in with your “darks” when you do the laundry.
Whoa, now that’s a damn good reason, and one I can honestly say that I’ve never thought about!
But the truth is, Kyle is 100% right. I know from first hand experience because in comparing both my well used white and grey undershirts, the grey undershirts actually do look less stained than my white undershirts in the armpit area.
Now whether or not the grey undershirts are actually cleaner than my white undershirts in the armpit area could be debated. But, each morning when I’m getting dressed, I personally find myself reaching for my grey undershirts a lot more than I do my white, and it just might be because they visually look cleaner!
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My mind is officially blown (not really, but you get the idea).
Kudos to Kyle for uncovering a great reason to buy and wear grey undershirts over white ones.
What Is Your Favorite Color Of Undershirt?
White, Grey, Black, Other?
Tell me in the comments section below so we can discuss this topic further.
Category: Undershirt Style