There is a common truth among men who wear dress shirts for a living: most undershirts are terrible. Too heavy, loose, baggy, boxy, or ill-fitting. They bunch, and they don’t really fit all that well. Our friends at Underfit have worked long and hard to develop a better undershirt, and by all accounts, they have succeeded.
Underfit developed a technically advanced made-in-America undershirt built to keep you comfortable and stylish all day. Now, building on that achievement, the company is set to add some additional innovations to their signature shirts.
A Kickstarter campaign was recently launched, and although we don’t typically promote these sorts of efforts, we are big fans of Underfit, their product, and their story. Please consider backing this great brand and innovative menswear company.
The updated design will have a deeper v-neck for when you wear open collared dress shirts, an even better quality fabric and additional fit adjustments. And, at about US$25.00, these are still a good deal when it comes to performance underwear.
The new Underfit design incorporates a blend of 95% ProModel and 5% spandex. It’s a lightly stretching material which offers a close and light body-hugging fit. While not compression shirts, they do feel closer than other undershirts we have tested, but in a soft, non-constricting fashion.
The shirts are wider at the shoulders and chest and narrower by the waist, which follows the true shape of most men’s bodies. This design reduces bulk and under-shirt billowing. The shirt also has an extra three inch drop, which helps keep these undershirts stay tucked in all day long.
The fabric used by Underfit is made by Lenzing, a leading specialty fiber manufacturer, and employs modern technology to make your day a comfortable one. It is exceptionally soft, provides temperature regulation, moisture absorption, and due to its particular moisture wicking features, is even odor resistant.
The ProModel fabric also possesses a high tensile strength, which means it is hard to tear, retains its shape, and lasts for years.
We have already tested both the v-neck and crew neck versions and found each to be comfortable and well-fitting. After a couple of months of wearing and laundering, we see no signs of weakness. So, take a look, back the effort, and get some shirts.