Question from a reader about the life expectancy of Faded Glory Undershirts from Walmart:
Is Faded Glory fading away?
Hello Tug, since you’re the undershirt guy, just wanted to know what the deal is with Faded Glory undershirts.
They have disappeared from Walmart site and the stores(in Houston,TX).
These are my absolute favorite, cheap and super comfortable (thin, soft sleeves, just the right length).
I cannot find them anywhere.
Please let me know the deal, or something comparable if you’ve ever reviewed them.
Thanks in advance.
I reached out to Walmart Media Relations to see if they’d be willing to comment or provide an update on their plans for the Faded Glory Undershirts.
I was also curious of whether or not they were replacing Faded Glory with Gildan Undershirts.
Here’s what they had to say:
Hi Tug – So sorry for the delayed response.
I did want to let you know that Yes – We will continue to offer our Faded Glory t-shirts.
We also offer an assortment of t-shirts, socks and underwear from top brands such as Hanes, Fruit of the Loom and Russell at great prices.
- Fruit of the Loom Basic T-shirt – $3.58 (currently on roll back from $4.47)
- Hanes Crew Socks (6 pairs) – $7.96
- Russell Men’s Short Sleeve Tee – $9.44
Not exactly sure why the Faded Glory Undershirts are not available for sale on Walmart.com.
Maybe they’re doing some seasonal rotation, or maybe they’re going to only offer them in certain locations of the country.
Maybe we’ll find out more soon.
Still slightly perplexed, I reached back out to my PR contact at Walmart.
I asked for some clarification as to why the undershirts were no longer offered on the website. Additionally, I provided some product sku information to see if I could learn more.
After a bit of back and forth, got the following response:
We are always evaluating the needs and wants of our customers to ensure we are offering the right products.
We no longer carry the undershirts and tanks, but will continue to carry the Faded Glory t-shirts.
So, they’ve been discontinued — officially.
No word as to why. But, every time I’ve seen a product get discontinued, it simply because it either had bad sales numbers, or performed bad (high return/complaint rate).