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What are the best undershrits to wear to prevent soggy pits on your dress shirts?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by weatherguy, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. weatherguy

    weatherguy Member

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    I have very sweaty pits, and antiperspirant isn't enough to prevent soggy pits on my dress shirts.

    What's a good undershirt to wear to hold all that pit sweat back and away from your dress shirt?
     
  2. mp906

    mp906 Well-Known Member

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    Basic cotton/poly blend with a v-neck. I've tried underarmor but they wick the moisture right into your dress shirt.
     
  3. HK Ace

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    Look at the deep V Diesels at Nordstrom if you don't like the visible crew-neck look. They are not cheap though. Kinda ridiculous to pay that but I like heather grey deep v necks under light shirts. I only have three, and am looking for cheaper options in the same color/style.

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/diesel-...oryid=0&fashionColor=Gray&resultback=0&pprd=0

    I wear a 42R suit (6'/185lbs) and the large is comfortably snug though not tight.
     
  4. HK Ace

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    My posts keep getting moderated, so sorry for any duplicates. Nordstrom has those Diesel Deep Vs and eBay has some cheaper versions. Search for "Canvas Deep V Neck T Shirt" on eBay.
     
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    Also, you might want to dry CertainDri. Unlike a normal anti-perspirant, you apply it under your arms the night before and it seals your pores to releive perspiration during the day. I reccomend you giving it a try as well if you haven't already. From my experience it works much better than other "extra strengh" anti-perspirants.
     
  6. gambit50

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    I would recommend against the 'rec' for CertainDri. Sealing your pores is dumb at best and dangerous(though it will not be obvious because you cannot see the damage so people think it doesn't exist) at worst. Anti persp is bad enough.
    And while you are free to do what you like, I had to put in a counter vote to sealing your underarm pores.
     
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  7. Evil Abed

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    You can also ask a doctor (dermatologist) to prescribe you Robinul Forte. It's used to treat stomach ulcers, and its main side effect is a reduction in sweating. For this reason it's also prescribed specifically for that effect. Works very well, with no other discernible effects. You'll still sweat (you need to) but you won't be nearly as soggy as before.
     
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  8. Winendine

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    Botox for sweaty arm pits- FDA approved
     
  9. AlexE

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    Why a cotton-poly-blend? If I avoid having plastic in my dress shirt I certainly don't want it in my undershirts either.
     
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    That's hilarious. There has to be some way to treat that. I've never had "soggy pits." Do you deal with a lot of anxiety? Until you find the cure, just wear a t-shirt underneath your shirt.
     
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  11. Veremund

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    If you've never had this problem, you have no idea what a pain in the ass it is. I wear icebreaker merino wool tshirts, and put a paper towel (or toilet paper) in each armpit as well. When the papertowel gets soaked, throw it away and replace.
     
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  12. dbhdnhdbh

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    See a dermatologist. Your problem is not that unusual. If Certain Dri, shaving your pits, and controlling your environment (cooler office, lightweight clothes, don't do the job, they can zap your sweat glands.
     
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    What are the best undershrits to wear to prevent soggy pits on your dress shirt

    ABuy salt deodorant spray. Odorless and natural. The salt soaks up moisture. Reduces my sweating.
     
  14. GBR

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    Cure the problem, Antiperspirant and shaving your pits regularly.
     
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    Anyone who thinks shaving armpit hair solves this problem doesn't understand how sweat glands work and doesn't have this problem. :facepalm:
     
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    I am thoroughly confused by the suggestion to shave your pits, haha. Do people think that hair is like a blanket for your armpits, causing them to sweat more? I don't think it works that way.

    I used to have issues with this, I transitioned over to deodorant rather than antiperspirant. It took a couple weeks for my body to transition to not having "cake" slathered on my pits, but once it did it helped a lot. The yellowing usually comes from the chemicals in the AP, not your sweat.

    Also, losing a few pounds and excercising regularly has helped me a ton with sweating.
     
  17. Evil Abed

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    Yeah wouldn't armpit hair create space/an airway between clothes and your skin? I've always been told it aids in cooling in this way.
     
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    lol...How do you keep the tissue from falling out when you raise your arms? Do you walk around like Herman Munster all day?
     
  19. dbhdnhdbh

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    Shaving by itself has no effect on perspiration.
    Shaving removes a repository for bacteria (which cause the odor), and ensures that antiperspirant actually goes on the skin (where it has its effect).

    Also use antibacterial soap. It reduces the bacterial levels. It then takes longer for the bacteria to recover to the point that they can make the hexenoic acid.
     
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    :) Thankfully, the wool tshirts are body-hugging, so they hold the papertowel in place.
     

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