Two years ago I wrote about the worst undershirt in America, Faded Glory from Wal-Mart. Ever since then I've gotten inquiries for me to try the "best" undershirt on the market. And since then I've continued to buy my own undershirts too of course.
Underfit sent me one of their high-end shirts to see how it measured up and I found it quite good.
At $25 a pop it better be, right? But believe it or not there is a big market for upscale undershirts that routinely cost more than $25 each.
The Underfit is what I would call 'slightly" form-fitting. It isn't a shape forming shirt but it has elasticity to it so it clings to your body. That may not look great when you're looking in a mirror with just the undershirt – your love handles look even less lovely than normal – but the shirt definitely helps how you look when wearing a dress shirt.
The clinginess of the Underfit means you see less love handles with the dress shirt on and I definitely noticed the difference. A standard Jockey undershirt won't do this. It will bunch up around your waist making your gut look worse than it really is and it's hard enough for me to get my gut to the sad state its currently in. I asked for a size Large which fit well and I think their size chart is pretty true to size.
I also found it incredibly soft and the fabric light. The collar also has a nice look in the crewneck form. I don't wear V-necks.
A lot of the marketing copy around the shirts is that they stay tucked in but I don't really have an issue with this in other undershirts so that wasn't very remarkable to me.
The only real drawback is that it needs to be dried on low and most of the whites we wash go on high. My wife hates having to treat all my various workout shirts or Pearl Jam tour t-shirts like they're delicates so that can be an issue. I got two wears before it hit a high cycle and it shrank fast. I can also see these shirts wearing quite quickly. I wonder if they'd last a year? But maybe I shouldn't expect more than that anyway as I seem to replace my undershirts about that often.
Happy to hear feedback on how often other folks replace their undershirts.
Underfit provided a shirt for review and if you're interested you can buy one here.