Seeing that we just learned about Pro-5 T-Shirts today, and discovered they have sizes up to 5XLT as well as 7XL, I thought it would be a good time to share this quick email exchange that I had with a reader who was in search of some big & tall t-shirts to work out in.
I need an extra tall shirt. The issue is, I already wear a 5XLT, and I am having trouble finding undershirts that won’t shrink a million sizes, but most importantly, will stay tucked in when I raise my arms over my head.
I am trying to lose weight. I’ve got the diet part lined up, but I also would like to be more active. I enrolled in a yoga class and I wasn’t aware of how much time you spend with your arms up. I was very embarassed that my shirt came up above my navel throughout the whole thing. I want to keep doing this, without exposing my midsection to everyone.
I’ve looked all over, but this is kind of your thing, so do you know of anything that might help?
I appreciate anything you can share. Thank you. Bill
good to hear from you buddy! thanks for stopping by and sending in your question.
while i don’t know where you normally buy your tees or where you’ve looked, i do have a few recommendations:
- have you looked at “performance” or activewear t-shirts, like the king’s court “tall” wicking crew neck? t-shirts made out of polyester, nylon, or other moisture wicking fabrics usually won’t shrink very much. the king’s court is made from poly/spandex, comes in a tall version, and would probably be something good to wear to yoga because the shirt won’t get weighed down by sweat, because these types of fabrics transfer moisture – meaning they are non-absorbent.
- i do have some tall men’s sites listed on my other places to shop page. i know that the “tall man’s clothing” website shows some extra long light weight undershirts that you probably could wear as a base layer. maybe there’s a site there that you haven’t visited?
- if you’re looking for something more heavyweight, one of my readers said he was pretty happy with the tall/thick tee shirts from pro5. they make tall sizes in size 5xl, so you might find something worthwhile there. maybe not the ideal tee (thick/heavy 100% cotton) to wear to yoga because cotton absorbs moisture
if i could ask one favor from you, i would like to know where you normally shop online so i can add that site to my other places to shop page. also, if you decide to try any of the above options, i’d love to hear back from you with feedback on what you’ve tried, and whether you like it or not. this will make for a great future article!
keep me posted!