In Search of US Made Tall Cotton Undershirts

March 16, 2014 | By | Reply More

A reader, looking for a very specific undershirt:

Hello Tug,

I have recently come across your website and I am impressed with your dedication to the world of undershirts.

I am writing to ask if you know of any brand of Made in the USA, 100% cotton shirts in tall sizes. I followed the links on your “made in the USA” post, but so far all the shirts I have come across fail to meet all the criteria.

I am starting to think I should look into purchasing white tees and use them as undershirt instead.

Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thank you in advance and Happy New Year. -Serg

Wanted to clarify a couple things, so I asked Serg how tall he is and what the length of his current tees/undershirts are.

Serg is 6’5″ and he’s currently wearing undershirts that are only 25″ long (from HPS to bottom). I really should call those 25″ short because Serg’s existing undershirts are a good 3-4″ shorter than many newer undershirts.

I threw out the following recommendations:

heya serg,

my pleasure buddy! whoa, those undershirts are really short (:

from my made in usa undershirt list, here are ones that i know make undershirts that are several inches longer than your current ones (depending on your size):

  1. american apparel – has a 100% cotton tee, lightweight so it can be worn as undershirt
  2. flint & tinder – has a 100% cotton undershirt
  3. ribbedtee – coolwear supima or classic fit – both 100% cotton, but supima is nicer/smoother cotton
  4. thompson tee – has a 100% cotton undershirt too, though they a limited-edition product and they are currently on clearance

none of the above guys have “tall” versions, but they are all definitely longer than 25″.

the only brands that i know of that make “tall” versions of undershirts include:

  • landsend (imported)
  • jockey (imported)
  • stafford (imported)
  • stanfields (made in canada) – 7″ longer

they are listed here:
http://www.undershirtguy.com/undershirts-for-tall-men-long-undershirts/

hopefully the above information will get you dialed into finding something that’ll be long enough for you.

made-in-usa-tall-cotton-t-shirts-from-jensen-apparelUpdate from Serg

Hello Tug,

I wanted to give you an update on my undershirt-Tshirt search. I ended up trying two white shirts manufactured by Jensen Apparel (a company I found on your website).

The Large Tall white shirts are long enough to be worn as undershirts and tailored well enough to double as tees. I had to wash in hot water to shrink them slightly, but now they are perfect.

I think I will place another order for white and colored shirts both.

Thank you for putting the time and effort that you do in your website, it was really helpful.

Best, Serg

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