A few weeks ago I wrote about a bunch of great sales I found on undershirts when I was killing some time at our local mall while Mrs. Tug was getting her hair done. One of the specials I found was on a 3-pack of 100% Cotton 2(x)ist white, large, v-neck undershirts (Normally $29, on sale for $17.40).
2(x)ist is a fairly well known undershirt brand that has made a good name for itself and it’s fashionable underwear since it was founded back in 1991. They have a collection of undershirts (and boxers and briefs) that range from basic to high-end performance moisture wicking products. They really do have a nice variety of underwear to choose from.
Fit – Overall, this large undershirt fits me rather well for a standard-cut undershirt(Tug’s undershirt model pictured here). Pre-washing, the bottom of the shirt falls about 9.5″ below my waist line (pretty standard), the 6″ shoulder strap length (sitting about 1.5″ behind my center shoulder line) provides a little more room than I need, but it’s perfectly acceptable. The shirt sleeves are roughly 7.25″ inches long and are short enough to keep them from peaking out of my short-sleeved shirts. If I had wider shoulders (mine are about 18″ from shoulder to shoulder), it would fit nearly perfectly in these areas. The collar width is a hair over 1/2″ wide (1″ wide with stitching) and it lays pretty flat. Since this is a standard-cut undershirt, there’s a lot of room in the torso and waist area on my frame, but again, perfectly acceptable for this kind of undershirt. I’m still kinda of hung up on the shoulder seam sitting back 1.5″ from my center shoulder line because I do think it’s a bit odd, but many undershirts are designed this way and this one fits and lays just fine on me.
Feel – The 3-pack of undershirts that I picked up were their basic undershirts, but to be candid, I was pretty impressed with how comfortable they were right out of the package. This undershirt is made out of 100% Cotton, however, it’s much softer on the skin than many other cotton undershirts I’ve reviewed here, but as I mentioned in the Alfani undershirt review I wrote not too long ago, these slightly more expensive undershirts ($5.80 – $10 per undershirt) should be more comfortable than their lesser expensive counterparts. The fabric is stretchy and forgiving so overall, I really like the feel of this undershirt. Lastly, although these undershirts are on the thinner side, they do seem to keep me cooler than some other undershirts.
Function – Nothing to really talk about in the function area other than the best part of this undershirt is it’s feel. It doesn’t try to solve any other fit or function problems so I can’t really rate this area.
Affordability – Not including tax, these shirts cost me about $5.80 per shirt (on sale) which for a shirt that feels as nice as this one, it’s a bargain. At their regular price of $29, it’s still not a bad deal — primarily because they are pretty comfortable.
Wash Test– Coming Soon! (mrs. tug is killing me for washing all these individual undershirts) :)
Overall, I’m kinda diggin’ this undershirt. Even though it doesn’t solve any function problems I typically look for, I would likely keep a set of these handy for casual wear or for bumming around the house.
It’s going on the Tug’s favorites list, and bumping the Alfani Basic down to #5.