While I’m not psychic, I have been known to identify upcoming undershirt trends. I’ve been a fan of thin undershirts for a long time, and it looks like more and more people are seeking them out.
Over the past 6 months, I’ve gotten a very large number of inquiries from people wondering where they can get their hands on very thin undershirts.
Here are just a few of the questions I’ve received:
Undershirt That Stops Sweating?
If you don’t mind me asking, what is the best undershirt brand that prevents sweating?
Thanks so much and have a great day.
Undershirts For Sweaty People
I live in Texas (it’s damn hot and humid here), and I am a sweaty guy.
I have been using SilverBack Apparel for the last few years but their website and service has been going down fast.
Now I can’t even buy their shirts (web site error and no response from the vendor).
What would you recommend as the next best undershirt after silverback xstatic?
I need something that is light, breathes, and absorbs sweat.
Best Thin Undershirt?
Hi, – looking for undershirts for my son who just started his first ‘real job.’
He wears a dress shirt but then has to deal with underarm sweat/smell when laundering.
Can you recommend a thin (cool temperature) undershirt to wear underneath?
He tried a few brands but felt too warm and bulky.
Thanks for your input! :-)Carol
Cheap Lightweight Undershirt?
I am looking for a cheap, thin lightweight undershirt that I could buy a 3-pack for like $20.00.
What would you recommend?
Can Undershirts Stop People From Sweating?
There really isn’t such a thing as an undershirt that technically prevents a person from sweating. Sweating is a natural function, that happens to all of us, either a little, or a lot.
Even when we don’t appear to be sweating, we’re sweating.
That said, if you noticeably sweat as a by-product of wearing a heavier undershirt, then your best option is to wear a light or thin undershirt.
Thin Lightweight Undershirts
Out of all the undershirts I’ve personally tried or am currently familiar with, the coolest and thinnest undershirts currently available include:
- Zimmerli Undershirts – though the one I have is a bit itchy for some reason
- Uniqlo AIRism
- Retro Fit Tri-Blend or Cotton/Poly 50/50 Undershirts
- EVO TENCEL Undershirts – TENCEL / Spandex
- tasc Undershirts – Cotton / Viscose from Bamboo / Elastane
- Sheer T-shirts (semi see-through) that can be worn as Undershirts
Most of the above undershirts are in this category because they are made from almost gauze-like fabric, and when held up to light, they are more transparent than other undershirts.
I would guess that most of these undershirts have a weight of 140gsm/gms or less, since typical undershirts range around the 150gsm/gsm weight.
A while ago a reader asked if I could show him how the sheerness of a few undershirts compared, so I took some photos:
Retro Fit Undershirt
Hanes ComfortBlend Undershirt
SHIRTLESS Undershirt (no longer available)
Urban Outfitters 50/50 T-Shirt (no longer available)
Are Thin Undershirts More Popular Now?
Well in a few short months we’ll be entering spring and summer, I have no doubt that more and more people will be looking for super-thin, lightweight undershirts for the summer-time, like they seem to do every year.
I’m just kind of surprised that I’ve received so many questions about where to buy thin undershirts during the fall and winter.
It’s telling me that another shift in the undershirt marketplace is looming and about to take place.
Personally speaking, I’ve favored wearing thin undershirts for the last few years, mostly because I’ve become more sensitive to feeling warm.
If an undershirt is too thick or too tight, it’ll make me feel a bit on the uncomfortable side.
So, I definitely recommend wearing thinner undershirts over thicker ones.
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