Forearm Length Undershirts? Undershirt Sleeves That Reach Your Elbow

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.

Regards, Ross

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:

  1. “3/4 sleeve men’s undershirts”
  2. “elbow-sleeve men’s undershirts”
  3. “elbow-length undershirts” (maybe purchase a ladies elbow-length lightweight tee?)
  4. “elbow sleeve tee”
  5. “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)

My good buddy Antonio Centenno from RealMenRealStyle created a how-to video on the proper way to Roll Up Shirt Sleeves, so I thought I’d share it since it’s on topic.


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:

heya 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.

3 thoughts on “Forearm Length Undershirts? Undershirt Sleeves That Reach Your Elbow”

  1. this product came by way of miguel, a reader who recently stopped by my site and was looking for an elbow length undershirt.

    also know as:
    a. half-sleeve undershirt
    b. 1/2 sleeve undershirt
    c. half-sleeve compression top
    d. 1/2 sleeve compression top

    product name: men’s eastbay evapor core half sleeve compression top

    note: use the search function and search for “half sleeve”.

    thanks to miguel for offering up that great find!


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