Tall Undershirts Part 2. Undershirts for Tall Men or Long Torsos

Here’s one of many emails I get from readers who are looking for tall undershirts, ones that are long enough to stay tucked, but narrow enough to not feel bulky or bunch up.

Even tougher — she hopes to find one in colors other than the standard white, black or grey.

Tall Undershirts – The Question

Here’s her email.

Tug,

I’m having a hard time finding undershirts for my husband. He is 5’11” and about 170 lbs.

The biggest issue is that his current undershirts keep coming untucked during the day and it drives him crazy.

I’ve been looking for extra long ones, but usually can only find “tall” and they usually start at size XL, while he generally wears a medium.

The other issue is that he would like some colored undershirts: navy blue, black and brown.

Some brands carry the blue and black, but I have had trouble finding brown.

Do you have any suggestions. Oh and of course we are looking for a decent price. :)

Thanks, L

My Reply

Hi L,

Sorry for the delay in getting back with you but I’ve been swamped!

This is a tough one because in addition to there not being a large selection of narrow longer undershirts, there aren’t that many companies that offer a wide variety of colored undershirts.

There are plenty of companies that offer colored t-shirts, but many times those t-shirts will be too heavy to wear as undershirts and most won’t be long enough.

Because your husband is a little taller and thinner, it’ll be hard to find an undershirt that is not only long enough for him to keep from coming untucked, but also thin enough not to be baggy on him.

But don’t you worry, I’m sure we can come up with something for you.

Here’s an article I wrote about undershirts for tall men:

Undershirts for Tall Men (Long Undershirts)

Here’s an article I wrote about colored v-neck undershirts:

Ask Tug: Looking for non-white V-Neck men’s undershirt

Here’s a quick comparison of the width and lengths on several undershirts I have handy (sorted by narrowest first):

Undershirt
Size
Length
Width
Styles
RibbedTee (Classic Fit)
Large
31″
17.5″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
RibbedTee (Relaxed Fit)
Medium
32″
17.5″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
Tommy John (Tailor Stretch)
Medium
29.5″
18.5″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
Costco Kirkland
Medium
28″
19″
Crew Neck
Execwear
Large
30″
19.5″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
Jockey 3D
Medium
28.5″
19.5″
V-Neck
Calvin Klein Flexible Fit
Medium
28″
19.5″
Crew Neck
Old Navy
Large
29.5″
20″
Crew Neck
Vdri
Medium
28″
20.5″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
Cambellsville Moisture Wicking
Medium
29″
20.5″
Crew Neck
Tactical 3.11 Utili-T
Large
29″
21″
Crew Neck
Duluth Trading Long Tail
Large
30.5″
21.5″
V-Neck
Alfani
Large
29.5″
22″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
Jockey Tall
Large
34″
22″
Crew Neck or V-Neck
CoolClothing Coolmax
Large
28″
22.5″
V-Neck

The tough thing is that most of the undershirts above come in the standard black, white, or grey colors, except for Alfani that does have some other colors.

Home Dying Tall Undershirts

I’m not sure if you ever thought about it, but you could try buying one of the longer undershirts mentioned above in white (if it’s cotton) and try dying it with the color of your choice (brown, right?).

I’ve seen clothing dyes like this in the past at the local grocery store and it just might do the trick! (I just thought of that idea by the way)

Let me know if the above information helps you find something that will work for your husband.

Thanks for writing in with your question!

Tug

10 thoughts on “Tall Undershirts Part 2. Undershirts for Tall Men or Long Torsos”

  1. hi, im looking for tall tee shirts .im 5″4 and i like wearing tee shirts that reaches knee lenght …can you help me out i cant find these kind of shirts

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  2. Land’s End makes a MEDIUM TALL sized undershirt. That’s unique given that most stores seem to only have LARGE TALL and up. Great if you want a circus tent, not great if you’re tall and thin.

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    • y8s, thanks for stopping by and for mentioning landsend!

      i have been recommending landsend’s “tall” undershirts for some time, but i never got around to adding them to my list of long undershirts until just now (when your comment reminded me to).

      now they have been added, so thanks!

      you may want to check out some of the other undershirts listed on that page — most are more fitted or slim-cut, with longer length.

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  3. I saw your articles about men’s tall undershirts. I too am looking for a t-shirt that is long enough to stay tucked but with less material around the midsection. I believe your article was written in 2008 and I was wondering if there are any companies now making what I am looking for. I have searched the internet high and low but have not come up with many options. I can not go to a smaller size because I need the room in the shoulders. I am an XL.
    Thanks,
    Matt

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    • hi evelyn, this is a blog about undershirt companies and information about their products. please visit one of the company’s websites and send in your question.

      thanks for stopping by though!!

      Reply

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