Here’s an email from a reader who’s seeking out a reasonably priced black v-neck undershirt:
Firstly, let me thank you for your blog. It’s been quite helpful and I’m grateful it exists. I’m having a rather hard time finding affordable black v-neck t-shirts that are as cheap as the white ones. I don’t really care a whole lot about it’s brand just something what won’t shrink nor something that the color would fade quickly. If you can help me find these I would be super grateful especially if they came in packs of 3’s.
Hey there R! Thanks for your email, the compliment and for your question.
Well, I hate to say it, but I haven’t ever come across any black v-neck undershirts that are as inexpensive as the cheaper white ones (typically around $3-$4 each). In addition, if you’re looking for ones that won’t shrink, it will be nearly impossible to find something under $8.
Nonetheless, I’m always here to help :) Below, I have compiled a list of black v-neck undershirts, ordered from least expensive to most expensive, that just might work for your needs.
Category 1 – Most suitable based on your needs. This grouping of undershirts are made from stretchy materials and blends that maintain their size, shape and fit rather well over time. I have some experience with black or dark colored Calvin Klein, Alfani, Gap, and RibbedTee undershirts and can tell you from my personal experience that I haven’t seen any noticeable color fading.
- V-Neck Men’s Short Sleeve T-Shirt by Canvas – $8.95 each ($8.00 each for 3)
Pre-shrunk, 100% combed ring spun super-soft cotton. Colors: Gray, Navy, Black, White and Brown
- Alfani: Stretch V-Neck (2-pack) – $16.98 ($8.49 each)
Available at Macy’s Department Store
Moisture Wicking. Ultra Fresh’s Silpure state-of-the-art antimicrobial
95% Cotton, 5% Spandex. Colors: Black, White, Blue, others
- RibbedTee: Long, Tailored Cut, Stretch V-Neck (2-pack) – $19.50 ($9.75 each)
Classic Fit, Enhanced Fit, Relaxed Fit. Colors: Black, White
100% Ribbed Cotton
- Nautica: Active Stretch V-Neck T-Shirt (2-Pack) – $22.12 ($11.06 each)
95% Cotton, 5% Spandex. Colors: Black, White, Gray
- Polo Ralph Lauren: Stretch Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt (2-Pack) – $26.00 ($13.00 each)
95% Combed Ringspun Cotton, 5% Spandex. Colors: Black, White
- Gap: Fitted stretch v-neck T – $16.50 ($12.00 each, if you buy 3 or more)
96% Cotton, 4% Spandex
- Jockey: 3D-Innovations High V-Neck T-Shirt – $13.50 each
90% Cotton, 10% Spandex
Also Available at Macy’s (macy’s online store)
- Calvin Klein: Flexible Fit Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt 2-Pack – $29.50 ($14.75 each)
94% Cotton, 6% Dow XLA Lastol.
Available at Macy’s or online at barenecessities.com
Category 2 – This category of undershirts start at prices slightly cheaper than the ones above, but they are made of 100% cotton and will likely shrink after their first washing.
- Fruit of the Loom Lofteez V Neck Tee 20230V – $5.51 – $8.26
100% FRUIT SPUN cotton jersey
- Gap: V-neck undershirt (2-pack) – $14.50 ($7.24 each)
100% Cotton. Prewashed. Colors: Black, White, Gray
- 2(x)ist: Essential V-Neck T-Shirt 3-Pack – $22.12 ($7.37 each). 100% Cotton
- Nautica: Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt 3-Pack – $22.12 ($7.37 each). 100% Cotton
- Emporio Armani: Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt 3-Pack – $22.50 ($7.50 each). 100% Cotton
- Polo Ralph Lauren: Classic Cotton V-Neck T-Shirts 3-Pack – $29.50 ($9.83 each). 100% Cotton
- American Apparel Adult Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt – $8.49-$8.99
100% Ringspun cotton. Tailored Fit
- Gap: Perfect V-neck T – $14.00
100% Cotton. Colors: Lots, including black
- Banana Republic Essential cotton v-neck – $16.50 ($12.37 each if you buy 3 or more)
Available in the store or at bananarepublic.com
- American Apparel: Fine Jersey Short Sleeve V-Neck (3-Pack) – $45.00 ($15 each)
100% Fine Jersey Cotton
If anyone has run across any other inexpensive black v-neck undershirts, please feel free to post a comment or email me with the information so I can add it to the lists above.
Thanks for reading!