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An outfit can make or break an occasion, be it an important interview, meeting on a big business deal, or a date with someone special.
Everything needs to be in place — from your choice of shirt to what type of shoes and socks you’ll wear.
One particularly tricky question you might find yourself dealing with is when to wear an undershirt and with what outfits.
We’ll teach you how and when to wear an undershirt so that you can look your best while feeling confident and cozy.
A good-fitting undershirt should ideally do a few things well. Generally speaking, when you’re shopping for undershirts, you ensure that the fit and materials adhere to the following benefits:
The primary purpose of an undershirt is to protect your clothes, be it dress shirts, casual shirts like polos or button downs, tuxes, suits, and the like.
Undershirts are especially useful for men who sweat profusely. Wearing one doesn’t just hide your sweat stains. It also protects your clothes from body oils and makes your clothing last longer.
People who use undershirts should not worry about embarrassing pit stains that could potentially ruin a good night or day. If this is a problem for you, look for an undershirt that is made from sweat-proof material.
For example, a cheap undershirt entirely made of cotton may not get the job done.
Wearing an undershirt can also prevent deodorant stains. These stains are the yellow or white marks caused by salt and other deodorant chemicals.
Thin clothing is especially useful during hot summer days. However, these clothes may give away everything you’ve been hiding. Hence, an undershirt works best to mask the things that make people a little less confident.
Whether it’s the nipples, gynecomastia (man boobs), or hairy chests, undershirts can help conceal them all.
The right undershirt can eliminate any of those areas you’re self-conscious about. That added privacy can go a long way to helping you look and feel your best.
Guys who get cold quickly or live in places with cold weather may benefit from the added insulation of certain types of undershirts.
Undershirts allow you to wear your favorite looks whatever the season. No need to ruin your style by wearing thick outer layers over your go-to fashion pieces.
Long sleeve undershirts do exist, but we recommend a short sleeve shirt as it will allow you to move more freely without bunching along the arms. Plus, keeping your core warm is paramount when thinking about insulation.
Undershirts are articles of clothing worn under different kinds of clothes for protection from body odors and sweat.
Think of undershirts as underwear— they should be invisible. Undershirts are made from different fabrics, but generally, they are designed to be thin and stretchy so that they don’t show.
They can be made from cotton, modal blends (a mix of cotton and synthetic fibers), merino wool, and modern, synthetic fabrics designed to be moisture-wicking.
When a piece of fabric is moisture-wicking, it moves (wicks) sweat to the outer surface of the clothes and helps dry sweat quickly. For this reason, the material does not absorb high amounts of sweat.
Several factors make a great undershirt. In developing our line, we, at UnderFit, have taken these to heart.
This is among the most common questions we get, but we think about it a little differently than most.
Rather than asking when should I wear an undershirt, ask what should I wear an undershirt with.
It’s much easier to answer the question when thinking about pairing undershirts with different types of clothing.
Polo shirts are typically worn as a base layer close to the body. Wearing an undershirt is not recommended when one is wearing a polo because it can add bulkiness to the outfit.
If you still prefer to wear an undershirt with your polo, it’s best to get one with a neckline that won’t be seen, like UnderFit’s V-necks.
When wearing a dress shirt, it is imperative that you also have an undershirt if you want your dress shirt to last longer. As mentioned, undershirts are a protective layer against sweat, stains, and odors.
A V-neck undershirt gives you that sweat protection while remaining unseen even when the top button is undone. A deep V-neck is required if you plan to open two dress shirt buttons or more.
Men who want to wear button-down shirts should wear V-neck undershirts so they can unbutton their dress shirt whenever they feel like it. Even if they remove their tie, this type of undershirt still will not show.
Button-up shirts, meanwhile, can be worn with crew necks from UnderFit. Necklines from our undershirts don’t gape and are flat most of the time, giving you that sleek look that works well with completely buttoned-up dress shirts and ties.
Crew neck undershirts are also perfect for men who want to conceal their hairy chests.
Suits are expensive, so we could all use that protective layer from sweats and stains that undershirts offer. When picking an undershirt for your suit, go for one with a lighter color than your dress shirt.
UnderFit’s white crew neck undershirts are a go-to when clients are looking for the perfect pair for their suit. Similarly, undershirts should also be worn with a tuxedo, mostly for hygiene purposes.
The good news is UnderFit’s high-quality undershirts will remain invisible underneath the bib front tuxedo shirt while absorbing all your sweat.
Fun events, like weddings, can lead to a full night of partying. If you don’t want to get your tux drenched in sweat, UnderFits are what you need.
Sweaters are made from delicate fabrics, like cashmere and wool. Without an undershirt, these sweaters could soak in your sweat.
Undershirts are also useful because sweaters are high-maintenance protective wear. These sweaters can’t be laundry-washed every so often because their materials, like wool, shrink in the dryer.
You may opt for dry cleaning. However, that is a far more expensive solution than just buying a handy set of undershirts.
Undershirts may be worn with jackets as well. These undergarments should be snug and extra thin, so their rings do not appear on the upper arm once the jacket is removed.
Oversized undershirts could be bulky. They could also reveal creases and wrinkles that do not look neat.
Undersized ones, meanwhile, are uncomfortable and restrictive. Therefore, getting the perfect undershirt size is essential.
Buy one that has small armholes and is long enough, so it doesn’t get untucked frequently.
Also, when choosing an undershirt, the neck opening should have the same size as your dress shirt collar, so it doesn’t bunch around your neck. Use a lightweight undershirt to hide lines and bulky spots.
At UnderFit, we make sure that you get a size that fits you best. We’ve got an online size calculator and a size chart to ensure that the products you purchase feel like they are tailored to your own measurements.
We pride ourselves in having no record of customers complaining about our shirts not being wide enough or long enough.
If underwear should not be seen, the same principle applies to undershirts. V-neck undershirts are a safe choice, especially with unbuttoned dress shirts.
High-quality undershirts, like UnderFit, are a little more costly than the rest. Still, they guarantee that they’ll stay invisible, especially during important functions.
If you go with high-quality undershirt brands like UnderFit, you’ll be sure to find the right cut and the right color for your outfit. We guarantee that your UnderFits won’t be seen by others.
Note that undershirts cannot be worn on their own. Their function is different from that of a shirt. In the same way, regular t-shirts cannot be used as undershirts.
The white undershirt is practically every man’s go-to. If the dress shirt you are going to wear is darker in color, a white undershirt, like those from UnderFit, would work fine. However, in some cases, it is not always the best choice as white is one of the most visible colors.
Beige undershirts, such as those from UnderFit, are a popular choice because they work with a wide range of skin tones. They are best paired with white dress shirts that are a little transparent.
When choosing the right undershirt color, one’s skin tone is also a significant factor to consider.
For men with light skin, the best undershirt colors are white, beige, or light gray. For dark-skinned men, the best undershirt colors are gray, black, or brown.
We believe that undershirts are essential to a man’s wardrobe. To date, advanced and far newer styles have been developed. However, these new products can be confusing to some males.
Here is a quick guide to the most basic undershirt styles:
UnderFit’s product line focuses on V-neck and crew neck undershirts because there are more advantages to using these types of undershirts than the other styles.
Unlike UnderFit’s crew neck and V-necks, tank top undershirts do not provide ample coverage. While they protect the body from sweat and oils, especially the chest area, they are sleeveless. Hence, they cannot protect you from armpit stains.
Men who sweat profusely have little to gain from wearing tank top undershirts. The large armholes of tank tops provide no underarm protection at all.
Compared with other undershirt types, tank tops are cheaper. However, they are useful only for those who want to wear short-sleeved and low-necked summer shirts.
UnderFit is primarily made of modal fabric, a semi-synthetic material that is blended with Tencel fibers.
Tencel fibers manage moisture and regulate temperature. They have smooth fiber structures that help avoid skin irritations. These features guarantee that our UnderFit products will give you freshness that lasts all day long.
Compression undershirts have gained popularity for their usefulness during workouts and outdoor activities, such as hiking.
They are made of microfiber and synthetic materials designed to move moisture away from the body. This feature is what makes users feel dryer.
However, compression shirts are not recommended as undershirts for dress shirts and other clothes because of their designs and styles.
Typically, these types of undershirts come in dark or bright colors, with patterns and logos that may be visible through the shirt.
As mentioned, plain white or heather gray undershirts are more recommended for users with lighter skin. Meanwhile, dark-colored undershirts work best for those with darker skin complexion, as long as the undershirt’s shade is darker than the dress shirt.
Like compression shirts, UnderFit’s undershirts are designed for optimum moisture management. The advantage of UnderFit products is that our designs are minimal, thus, more subtle.
We’ve also streamlined our color options to two shades: white and beige. These colors cater to a broader market in terms of skin tone.
T-shirts are not undershirts. Usually, their fit is not as snug as that of undershirts. Hence, wearing a t-shirt could result in visible lines through one’s shirt.
Shirts are also not made of lightweight material. They are heavier, baggier, and bulkier.
Usually, shirts are made of 100% cotton, which makes them not as breathable and as light as undershirts, like UnderFit.
T-shirts are also usually shorter, so they cannot be tucked in for much longer, unlike undershirts.
Meanwhile, UnderFit’s stretchable material hugs the biceps and the waistline to remove “t-shirt bulks” that form in shirts and low-quality undershirts.
UnderFit products are also moisture-wicking, helping men keep dry and fresh.
It takes a lot of confidence for men to wear white-colored shirts during casual and formal events. White is a classic choice that is easily paired with several types of pants and suits.
However, the main problem with wearing white dress shirts is that they can be see-through. A sheer white dress shirt could give people a negative image. It may signal carelessness and sloppiness.
Men are encouraged to wear undershirts to avoid having to deal with situations involving translucent shirts.
The best color paired with white shirt dresses is actually not a white undershirt. A beige-colored one works best, especially for those with lighter skin.
Meanwhile, heather grey (light grey) is recommended for those with darker complexions.
We always like to finish out our articles by posing and answering some important questions that may not have been answered directly in the post.
It’s certainly fine not to wear an undershirt – it’s really a matter of personal preference. There are definitely some drawbacks of not wearing one, though.
If you run hot, you might sweat directly into your clothes, which can cause some odor or sweat stains. You’ll lose out on the added privacy that undershirts can provide – especially when thinking about dress shirts or button downs. And in colder climates, you’ll lose more insulation from your core.
It totally depends on your style and preferences. If you work in a business environment where dress shirts are common, wearing an undershirt is ideal. But if you’re a t-shirt or polo guy, they’re not always needed.
We’d recommend having at least a few quality undershirts in your wardrobe for when you do wear button downs, dress shirts and formal wear, though.
A quality undershirt will actually keep you cooler when it’s hot outside. The added barrier keeps your sweat from drenching your outer layers and cools your body, as it’s supposed to.
Another added benefit is you won’t have to worry about embarrassing sweat stains – especially if you go with an UnderFit shirt with moisture-wicking capabilities.
The same cannot be said for cheapy cotton-only undershirts.
UnderFit has high-quality white and beige undershirts to choose from. They are made from breathable materials that guarantee freshness throughout the day or night.
Whether they’re crew neck or V-neck, we’ve designed them with your comfort in mind.
If you’re not that happy with the product, we’ve got a friendly return policy where there will be no questions from our end. That’s how much we value your satisfaction. It also shows how confident we are that you’re getting the best products that only we, at UnderFit, can give!
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