Originally Posted by csc67
Anyone else have thoughts on Pima cotton?
hey there csc,
you can definitely feel the difference between some regular cotton undershirts and pima cotton undershirts. If you are starting on the low end ($3-$4) per undershirt and compare it to say a $20 pima cotton undershirt, you should notice that the fabric will feel much softer and somewhat silkier. This is because pima is a long staple cotton like egyptian cotton.
the reality is though, the key to finding a nice undershirt is equal parts fabric and overall fit. I have some really nice pima cotton undershirts, but some just don't fit right.
the frank truth is that you can find some really nice feeling and fitting undershirts in the $10-$15 range, and if you find one that fits well, you will be able to feel the difference immediately.
some good options are the cotton spandex blend undershirts like the alfani stretch from macys or the pima cotton undershirts from nordstrom. you might also want to try out the 1x1 rib pima cotton undershirts from 2xist.
there's a bunch more info on my site, but you might also want to check out sites like freshpair.com or barenecessities.com.
hope the info above helps!!