Reader curious if I’d ever come across a mid-arm length sleeved undershirt
Great site with lots of helpful information! I have a problem that I think a lot of people run into.
When I wear some light colored dress shirts, they tend to be a bit see-through. To counter this effect, I wear an undershirt.
South Florida weather can get very humid so I always like to unbutton the top few buttons and roll my sleeves up on my dress shirt.
This is where I run into an undershirt predicament.
A short sleeve/tank top undershirt is clearly visible underneath the dress shirt, and a long sleeve undershirt will be exposed once I roll my sleeves up to mid-forearm or elbow length.
As far as I can tell there are no undershirts in mass production that cut off at the elbow or forearm.
So now I turn to “the guy”.
In all of your infinite undershirt wisdom do you know about any undershirts that can satisfy this common need?
I thought I had some leads with undershirts for scrubs, but came up empty handed.
I am particularly interested a v-neck or deep v-neck that won’t be exposed with a few top buttons undone.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Are There Elbow-Length Undershirts?
My response to Ross:
heya ross, good to hear from you and thanks for stopping by my site and sending in your question!
interesting timing on your question. in fact, not too long ago i received a similar email wondering if i ever ran across a company making elbow-sleeve length.
the short answer is no, i haven’t yet come across any undershirts like this, but here something to consider.
on google, try and search for:
- “3/4 sleeve men’s undershirts”
- “elbow-sleeve men’s undershirts”
- “elbow-length undershirts” (maybe purchase a ladies elbow-length lightweight tee?)
- “elbow sleeve tee”
- “elbow length sleeves”
the only undershirt i know of off-hand that has elbow-length sleeves is funkybod, but that’s a padded undershirt designed to make you look more muscular. i think it would be too much work to buy that and remove the pads, but it’s an option.
another idea would be for you to purchase a long-sleeve undershirt and have the sleeves hemmed to your desired length.
companies like tommy john, c-in2, and calvin klein make lightweight long-sleeve undershirts.
so maybe just buy one of those and take it to a seamstress and have s/he modify as needed.
keep me posted on what you decided to do. i’d love to hear about what undershirt you wind up with!
Tug Plug: “How To Roll Up Shirt Sleeves” (Video)
Now, back to undershirts (:
No Show Undershirts?
It dawned on me that I forgot to address one important item in my response to Ross.
He was troubled with the fact that his undershirts would show through his lighter-colored dress shirts, and I failed to mention how he could avoid that.
My follow-up to Ross:
it just occurred to me that i left out one piece of valuable information.
if you don’t want your undershirt showing under a light-colored dress shirt, you should consider wearing one that is neutral in color, like heather grey or something more body-toned.
check out this article for more information:
Have You Ever Come Across An Elbow-length Sleeve Undershirt?
If so, let me know about it in the comments section below.