Best Undershirts for Tall Men | Long Stay Tucked Undershirts

I’m hearing from lots of tall guys that they just can’t find a tall undershirt that not only fits right, but is also long enough to keep it from coming untucked.

From what I’ve heard (and experienced), the shirts that are long enough for our longer torso friends are generally too wide to fit them properly.

A Bonus From Wearing Tall Undershirts

Although I hadn’t thought about it earlier, another good reason to buy an undershirt that is longer is that it actually keeps your outer shirt tucked in better.

Blogger Jason Howell says it best in the following post about dressing for success:

A couple tricks for keeping your shirt tucked in is:

1) wearing a long undershirt, and

2) keeping good posture (while sitting or standing).

The undershirt is typically the first thing that gets “untucked” and it starts by puckering your clothing around the waist. 

Once that happens it is pretty easy for the top shirt to follow suit.

If however your undershirt is a little longer, it will likely be more difficult for it to come undone, making it less likely that your top shirt will. 

This is dependent on whether your good posture is maintained throughout the day.

Maintain your posture and your clothes will better maintain themselves.

Here’s a list of long undershirts for tall men that I’ve found over the years.

Tommy John

TommyJohn offers a nice soft tailored undershirt that is cut a little longer and uses something called “TailoredStretch” technology to keep the bottom of the shirt from untucking. 

In simple terms, the bottom is narrower than the chest and the fabric at the bottom is stretchy, but snug so it hugs your bottom pretty nicely and it stays in place rather well.

They also recently announced a light Micro Model version of their undershirts as well as a new line of low-rise boxer briefs

Site: tommyjohn.com

RibbedTee

The latest company to join in the long undershirt bandwagon is RibbedTee.com.  

Their primary undershirt lines (CoolWear Undershirts, Retro Fit Undershirts, MicroModal Undershirts) are 1.5″-2″ longer than typical undershirts.

Size large is 30″ long compared to 27″-28″ and the bottom is also narrower than the chest so they stay tucked!

They’re also specially designed so they won’t bunch up underneath your clothing.

Site: ribbedtee.com

Stafford @ JCPenney

Stafford® Essentials brand undershirts from JCPenney include v-neck, crew neck, and tank tops (wifebeaters) and each offer a variety of style options including tall, extra tall, big tall.

They also offer a cotton/poly blend that will add some moisture wicking capabilities

Site: amazon

Underfit Undershirts

Learn More: undershirtguy.com

Mr. Davis Viscose from Bamboo Undershirts

Learn More: undershirtguy.com

More Tall Undershirts

Learn More: Uniqlo Undershirts, Sloane Men Undershirts, Bread & Boxers, Jockey JKY, Mack Weldon

LandsEnd

Landsend offers “Tall” versions of their undershirts in smaller sizes like Medium and Large

Site: landsend.com

Duluth Trading Company

Let’s not forget the long-tail undershirts at Duluth Trading Company

Site: duluthtrading.com

Sears Covington

Reader Ed from the comments below says that the Sears Covington undershirts come in a Tall version. 

Looks like they are a 3-pack for $19.50 (Item # 033VA78293012,  Model # 0114TCVU-LW).

Learn more: undershirtguy.com 

ShirtsofCotton & Sleeve7

The folks at ShirtsofCotton & Sleev7 (Netherlands) said they sell long t-shirts.

Site: ShirtsofCotton (link) | Sleev7 (link

Express

News in from a reader that Express makes a Tall Tee. He’s 6′ tall, 193lbs, and says his Express Tall Tee is about 29.5″ long after before/after washing.

I’m guessing he bought a size large. A good find.

Note, this is t-shirt, so it’s likely a bit heavier than some undershirts on this list. Also, keep in mind many other undershirts in this list are at least 29″ at size large

Site: express.com 

Banana Republic

Banana Republic Pima Stretch Tall Tee.  Reader Dan got the chance to try out several of the large-tall tees from Banana Republic.

Says the Pima Stretch Tall (28″-29″ long after washing) is working well for him.

Learn More: undershirtguy.com 

Girav

Folks at Girav.com (Netherlands) make “standard long”, “long fit”, and “extra long fit” undershirts & t-shirts. 

A nice collection of tall undershirts.

Site: Girav.com 

Hanes

Hanes men’s tall undershirts. Available in crew neck and v-neck styles.

Site: amazon

Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom is offering a Men’s Stay Tucked crew neck undershirt. Based on some customer photos, it looks like they are quite a bit longer than some standard length undershirts.

Site: amazon 

More Articles Related to Long Undershirts

As I hear about more undershirts that fit into this category, I’ll update this article.

That way, there’s one central location for people to find extra-long undershirts (or better put as undershirts that actually fit tall men).

You may also want to check out the following articles for other information about undershirts for tall men:

  1. Deep V-Neck Undershirt for Tall Men
  2. Update: Deep V-Neck Undershirt for Tall Men
  3. Tall Undershirts Part 2. Undershirts for Tall Men or Long Torsos

34 thoughts on “Best Undershirts for Tall Men | Long Stay Tucked Undershirts”

  1. I’ve been struggling for years with undershirts that don’t untuck and was excited to find your site and recommended brands.

    I’m a 52” chest with a 20” neck and always find it difficult to source properly fitting shirts.

    This site was fantastic thank you! I should have known that if I’m struggling then most likely a lot of guys are! Thanks again

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  2. Just coming back here to say I purchased some Tommy John undershirts per your recommendation on this site. We got size M for my husband (who is 6’2 and 175lbs), and they are fantastic! (albeit a little pricey) He loves them, they fit nice and snug and long for his long torso. He still tells me every time he puts one on that they’re the best undershirts he’s ever had. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. Have you tried the Kirkland Signature from Costco (you can buy them on Amazon if you don’t have a Costco nearby.) They are quite a bit longer than other undershirts my husband has tried. In fact, some of the reviews claim they’re too long. :)

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    • heya becky,

      yeah, you’re right — costco kirkland undershirts/t-shirts are nice and long too.

      though, for me, they are too thick and the sleeves are too long.

      that said, i do like the kirkland pima cotton v-neck undershirts/t-shirts (:

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    • heya jessica, great stuff!

      mind if i repurpose/reorganize the info in your article, create a new article on my site, and give credit and a link to your article?

      if i do that, it likely perform better and get more attention than just linking here in tge comments section.

      let me know, ok?

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  4. I am a big guy, long torso, big gut, and I wear my pants waist under the belly. That combination has made the search for an undershirt long enough to stay tucked in a long, expensive, and very frustrating one. I have tried so many brands, some listed in your article above, that I won’t even try to list names. Some worked until they were washed, some weren’t even close, but none had worked well enough to be considered a success.

    I had resigned myself to the idea that I would always have to stretch a crew into a V to keep it long enough to stay tucked in the front. That is, until I read your comments and saw that the Stanfield’s was suppose to be 7 inches longer than other brands. To say I was skeptical would be understating it but I decided to try them anyway.

    Ordering was easy, shipping cost a little higher coming from Canada but not bad. The 5XLT shirts arrived within a week and I can’t say how happy I am with them. Very soft material, thin enough that I wouldn’t want to wear them as anything but an undershirt, the neck lays flat and isn’t huge like most big shirts(why manufacturers think that because a guy has a big belly that his neck is 32 inches around I’ll never know), and the sleeve length is cut short enough not to poke out from under a polo.

    I’ve washed and dried them at least 3 times so far and I’ve noticed no shrinkage, no collar distortion, and no pilling. Basically, they still look like they did when I took them out of the box.

    Thank you for this information, I think I’ve found the perfect undershirt for me, now to lose this belly and drop down to the 2XLT.

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    • thanks for stopping by and posting your feedback and thoughts russ!

      glad to find out the stanfields extra long undershirts worked out for you (:

      always love a good success story.

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    • Man, this is EXACTLY me, 6’2″ 430 lbs and I haven’t been able to tuck a shirt in in years. It’s hard enough to find one that doesn’t risk showing belly if it rides up an inch or two! I’m ordering a few shirts now based on this recommendation, thanks so much for leaving feedback about how it worked out.

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  5. Covington makes a decent line if tall undershirts. You can get them at sears, and maybe other places too. I’m 6’1″ 200 lbs and I wear the MT which is nice and snug.

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  6. Any suggestions for a tall and small shirt? I’m 6’3″ and weigh about 170, but have only found M and L in tall sizes. I’d kill for a Small Tall..

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    • heya josh, i’ve never come across a small tall (yet), but my recommendation would be to try some of the fitted undershirts i’ve mentioned in this article if you haven’t already done so.

      you could probably find a medium fitted, that would likely fit your torso, that had enough length to stay tucked in.

      two of the longer ones that come to mind are tommy john & sloane men cause they stretch a lot, so you might just get that length you’re looking for in a size small.

      let me know if you try anything out, and what you think of it.

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      • Thanks, guys! Per your recommendation, I ordered one from Sloane. Man, never realized how much someone could squeeze out of me for a properly fitting undershirt!!! I’ll post a reply once I’ve had a chance to try it on for a day.

  7. I just ordered some 4XLT undershirts from Jockey.com for my husband. They went all the way up to 6XLT and they appear to ship to Canada as well. They even had their 6 pack on sale for $30! Just another option for those looking for long undershirts :)

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  8. I’m 6’5 and a slim 350. I used to buy t-shirts from finish line designed for the fellas that like to sag their pants. They were really long, but a little heavy (hot) for guys that do work all day. Having trouble finding them at my finish line now, but thought I would share the tip

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    • I just purchased JC Penny’s Stafford Tall Crew Necks. They are medium weight (light) and have an anti-microbial treatment to prevent stains and odor. I’ve always had a yellowing issue with other shirts.

      They come in TALL and EXTRA TALL. The Tall is long enough for me (6′ 5″). I have a 37″ arm length and the sleeves on the tee shirt cover my arm pits and end about 2″ from the elbow. I wear tall polo and button down short sleeves, so the t-shirt doesn’t protrude out.

      Even though I’m a 52″ – 54″ chest, I buy XL Tall vs. XXL Tall. I like a snug fit to hold in the loose ends. Keep in mind that I’m shy of 300 lbs, but it’s all gut. I don’t have the muffin top spare tire, so the XL might not work for everyone.

      After three weeks of wash and wear, the shirt is holding up. The collar doesn’t go bacon neck, and I’m comfortable. No staining and the medium weight holds it’s own to sweat and keeping me cool.

      Wish there was a moisture wick style tall size shirt, but this is the best I’ve found.

      You have to order these shirts on line. JCP has a limited Big & Tall and these shirts fly off the shelf. JCP offers free shipping and discounts for quantity purchases.

      Here’s the link: http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/jsp/browse/product.jsp?containerId=JCP|EMAIL&ppId=16ab825

      JCP Performance T-Shirts are heavy duty, and I like them in winter. But they do not breathe in the other seasons.

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      • I have 4-5 left that I wear all the time. The tag says

        “FINL 365”
        “Finish Line Athletics”

        On a side note, I just got my first long tail T from the Duluth trading company. I wore my first one to work today. It stayed tucked in well, is soft, and very comfortable. I’m still debating if it is a good “undershirt” or a shirt to just wear by itself. It seemed a little heavy for an undershirt. I will have to wait to see how it holds up after laundering it a few times.

        I appreciate your site, I’m going to try the extra tall shirts from stafford mentioned in the previous comment. I think they may be the same length as the one from Finish Line I use to buy. Thanks for the info.

      • Hi,Im also looking for the Finishline Mens tall tee from the FINL365 line. Discontinued years ago. My bf only has a few left and hasn’t been able to find anything since. He likes that they fit long and slender, lightweight cotton. He likes the collar not being thick and heavy. He has tried many other tees without luck. Please help. Thx.

  9. Thanks for the info. I’ve tried Jockey, Hanes, and Stafford. As a big & tall man (6’5″ 290 Lbs) I also have long arms. The sleeve length is key to comfort as the sleeve can ride up. I like to wear an XLT vs a XXLT to get a snug fit. Short sleeves will often inch back and that’s bad news for underarm sweat. Jockey and Stafford offer the best arm lengths, but Stafford does go bacon neck after a few wears & washes. I will try their moisture wick tees and let you know if it works. I was not impressed with Hanes (and Jockey doesn’t make cooling tees for tall guys).

    -Mike (Chicago, IL)

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    • my pleasure mike, that’s what i’m here for! thanks for the info on the undershirts you’ve tried and keep me posted on your search.

      if we can find other undershirts that work great for very tall people, i want to add it to the list above.

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  10. Good suggestions – I’ve been looking for something appropriate for my 6’5″ frame. Calvin Klein undershirts used to be perfect, but they must have changed the design because the ones I bought six months ago are way too short. I once found some Jockey tall undershirts, but they came half-way down my thighs.

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  11. Thanks TUG!! I’ve been looking for a long undershirt that won’t come untucked for the LONGEST time. I’m gonna check out the Tommy John ones and let you know how it works out.

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