Courtesy of a reader, I just learned that the infamous Macy’s Alfani Stretch undershirt is available for purchase again in store and online as well.
Hi my name is Dominic. I posted on your blog about a month ago about finding white undershirts with tigh, high collars.
I purched 3 undershirts….
Jockey from JCPenny’s. (I forget the exact kind of jockey I’ll look for you) Very good undershirt. Better than most. I’d give it a 8.5 out of 10.
Stafford heavyweight. Incredible high and tight neck. Only problem is the shirt is heavy as heck. As far as neck and fit go its a 10 out of 10. Just be ready to sweat since the shirt is made from heavy cotton.
Alfani stretch from Macy’s. Quite simply this is the Michael Jordan of all undershirts I’ve ever purchased. High, tight neck and the fit is perfect. It’s an 11 out of 10.
Thanks for all your feedback to help me find all three products. I appreciate it.
Over the last two to three years we’ve seen Macy’s remove this product from the shelves and bring them back a few times.
While I’d love to say I understand the rationale behind why they seem to keep doing this, I do not.
Speculating only, my guesses would be:
- Something to do with seasonality
- Possibly changing manufacturing suppliers. They clear out all the existing inventory and give enough time to ensure any new items come from new stock
- They want me to keep writing about it :)
By all accounts, this product is as popular as the no-longer-made Target Merona 95/5.
While I’ve never owned one of those, I did see and feel one and can understand why guys loved them so much.
From memory, I don’t think the Alfani Stretch is as soft as the Merona 95/5, but it’s definitely a great alternative.
Another reader reader (also named Dominic) swears by the H&M Stretch T-Shirts (88% cotton 5% viscose 5% elastane and 2% polyester).
Something else to consider.
Hey Macy’s Alfani Stretch, welcome back to my Top 5 Favorite Undershirts!