Originally Posted by underwearer
Isn't this a different application? 100% synthetic wicks water away from the body where cotton absorbs water. When I play tennis I wear a shirt that dries quickly but as an undershirt I want cotton otherwise the sweat just gets absorbed by the outer layers. And I thought cotton breathes more and in general makes one sweat less than say polyester.
Yeah, I see what you mean. I would think that if one sweats profusely, the cotton undershirt would tend to get saturated and therefore would become uncomfortable (wet cotton against skin).
Originally Posted by steviecakes
and kontai, would the duluth undershirts be wearable on its own in the summer or does it look too obviously like an undershirt?
To be honest, I'm not sure of the difference between an undershirt and a regular t-shirt (latter not as fitted?). Nonetheless, the Duluth is quite long (designed to be worn tucked) and only comes in white or gray, so I personally don't think it makes for a good stand alone shirt. I also want to add that the Duluth shirts appear to be very well made.
However, Duluth looks like they just came out with some new shirts (100% poly) in many different colors. Wickers also sells 100% polyester shirts in different colors.