If you’re all about that base (layer) to keep you from sweating through your work shirts and pricey designer duds, there are a few things to think about when picking out that perfect men’s undershirt for you.
For a lightweight breathable shirt, nothing beats good ol’ trusty cotton. If you’re down to splurge, pima cotton is a high-quality cotton that’s both silky soft and durable. According to Bustle, the natural fabric isn’t necessarily the best for quick-drying if you’re a seriously sweaty guy, but you’ll see some of our favorite undershirts have a cotton blend with moisture-wicking technology and crazy-soft synthetic fabrics like modal.
A little elastane goes a long way for a stretchy undershirt that will skim your torso to prevent unnecessary bulk. If you’re not sporting a six-pack and want an undershirt that you can feel comfortable wearing without a top layer, it might be best to either purchase your shirt one size larger for comfort or avoid spandex options.
Most undershirts have a longer length to stay tucked and avoid visibility, but if you’re a shorter guy who just wants an un-tucked layer to be the barrier between his outer layers and his pits, there’s an option for that, too!
Crew neck is classic, but if you like to wear your button-down shirts slightly open at the neck, go for a deep V-neck so your undershirt doesn’t have a peekaboo effect when going about your busy day.
With all of that information out of the way, check out the stellar undershirt options for every guy’s needs.
Jockey Men’s Modal Crew Neck Undershirt
Just like some of your favorite underwear, this top-notch undershirt has a cotton-modal fabric that’s oh-so-soft. With great stretch that doesn’t lose its shape, cooling technology to keep you from overheating, and a length that stays tucked throughout the day, this is a solid option for any guy.
Thompson Tee Men’s Undershirt
Never fear of sweat marks again! A $33 T-shirt that has patented sweatproof Hydro-shield barriers under the arms, anti-odor technology, and is still machine-washable? If a T-shirt could save lives, this would be the Superman of tees.
Fruit of the Loom Men’s Crew Neck Undershirt 4-Pack
Keep it classic with the undershirt you’ve loved since childhood. This affordable pack of four will keep you covered for months and won’t hurt your wallet.
Calvin Klein Cotton Short-Sleeve Undershirts Pack of 4
All you need is this multipack of gray, white, and black 100% cotton undershirts from Calvin Klein to keep your favorite fashions protected this season. The only thing coming between you and your Calvins is the click of a button.
Uniqlo Airism Crew Neck Undershirt
Like most of Uniqlo’s wardrobe essentials for men, this undershirt comes with crazy-cool Airism technology to keep you dry and odor-free with a soft feel and the right amount of stretch. Basically, this one’s a no-brainer.