If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’m not a frequent wearer of tank top undershirts (aka: wife beater, a-shirt, singlet, vest). The reason I wear undershirts, for the most part, is to avoid getting underarm stains on my “good” outerwear shirts.
I also find myself preferring fitted undershirts over regular box-cut loose undershirts for a few reasons:
- if long enough, they tend to stay tucked in better
- they don’t bunch up or gather underneath my outer shirts keeping me looking and feeling more put together
- they provide a slight slimming effect. of course, they won’t provide the same slimming effect as a compression undershirt, but they also don’t come with the high price tag either. you can usually get a nice fitted undershirt for under $25
However, there is a large population of men who prefer the tank top over the typical crew neck or v-neck undershirt.
Well, I received this email from a reader who wrote in to tell me about the Evolve tank from 2xist:
About a week ago, I was in Target and saw the 2(x)ist Evolve sleeveless undershirts (A-shirts). As a wearer of the 2(x)ist pima cotton A-shirts, I thought that I would give these a try.
I believe that they are 95% cotton and 5% spandex. While I do not care for the look when it is visible under my shirt, the feel was nice and tight. It is more full in coverage which really does not appeal to me because I like a narrower strap and deeper cut in the back.
However, the feel was great and I will wear them under shirts where they are not visible. Also, the price was reasonable at either $11 or $12 for a package of two.
Since you are not a wearer of the A-shirt style, I thought that this might be of interest to some of your readers.Tom
Coincidentally, Mrs. Tug and I were at Target a couple of weeks ago and I picked up some 2(x)ist Evolve fitted boxers made out of the same material (95% cotton, 5% spandex) and have to say they are really comfortable!
So, if the tank is as comfortable as my boxers, I would definitely recommend giving them a try. And at the affordable price of around $6 a shirt, why wouldn’t you?
Thanks Tom! Really appreciate you taking the time to write in and share the information.