In certain parts of the country, it’s starting to get chilly and folks are looking for ways to stay warm.
One way of course, is to layer up and focus on finding base-layer undershirts that are insulating rather than cooling.
Here’s a question from a long-time reader wondering if I could recommend any good winter undershirts.
Hey Tug, Chris here.
It will start getting colder before long and will definitely be time to start dressing somewhat different than we have been for sure.
Probably will include some base layers at times or those longer thigh length underwear with some over the calf socks, which I wear anyway due to circulation problems I have. Also definitely going to be breaking out the various shades of wool flannel trousers with camel hair sport coats and the like for sure.
Just to let you know, I have been wearing the daylights out of the kirkland undershirts and just now they are showing some wear, like small pinholes right at the center of the back side of the collar area. I can not complain though as for the price, they have done their job for sure. I have an extra package of four that have not been opened yet, but will not be long before I will. Be wearing them this winter under most of my shirts for sure as they have passed their test with me this summer with flying colors.
Was wondering if you wear an upper base layer under dress shirts in the winter, and what color?
Be glad to hear from you as I have not talked with you in a while, but I know we both been busy, but that is ok.
good to hear from you buddy and thanks for checking back in!
appreciate the update on the costco pima undershirts — good to hear you’ve been getting good use of them (:
my winters here are pretty mild, so i don’t have to layer up too much more — if anything i wear fewer tank top undershirts (which i wear more in the summer) and replace them with v-neck undershirts in the winter.
if you’re looking for undershirts to keep you warmer in the winter months, i’m inclined to make these recommendations:
- uniqlo heattech — made from acrylic and specifically designed for warmth (like a wool alternative)
- wool undershirts – kinda a no brainer, but these guys are usually pretty expensive. the most popular is merino wool undershirts, but there are others
- silk undershirts — perform pretty well in the winter, but not nearly as available as other types of undershirts
- silk-like undershirts – the closest silk-like material is micromodal, so if you can find an undershirt blended with micromodal and something else, and not too thin, it’ll be pretty insulating and will keep you toasty
here’s a good article about cold-weather undershirts that you might want to take a look at:
everything else good with you?? anything new i should take a look at?
look forward to hearing back from you!
I am fixing to test one out this fall made by a company overseas I think, and I will give you the brand, company and info on the performance of this shirt.
I think it is called a thermowave, and is off white in color and is a short sleeve v neck, but runs at a price of 39.00 for one. [Made from 100% Merino Wool]
If it does what it is supposed to do, it might be worth it as use under long sleeve shirts and dress shirts because your core chest area would be I think the main part to keep at a decent temperature as my forearms do not really get cold unless just openly exposed.
Do You Have A Favorite Winter Undershirt?
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