European undershirts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RobReich, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. RobReich

    RobReich Member

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    I'm looking for some decent undershirts like Ribbed Tee.
    Criteria: V-neck, grey color.
    I'm asking for an alternative since Ribbed Tee is based in the US, and I really don't want to pay import taxes for undershirts. Does anyone know a European company that makes good undershirts?
    Thanks
     


  2. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Horrible things, surely with modern heating everywhere these are outmoded in the twenty first century?
     


  3. RobReich

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    It's not about heating. Undershirts prevent sweat from getting to nice dress shirts, giving them a longer life.
    I came and asked for an alternative to some undershirts, I didn't ask what your opinion was on undershirts, so I'd take that somewhere else.
     


  4. bdavro23

    bdavro23 Senior member

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    I suppose the subtext is "why spend money on dress shirts with nice fabrics if you are wearing an undershirt?" I know that isnt your question, but I am always curious why people do this. Washing them at home instead of sending them out for laundering will give them the longest life. Also, not using starch will greatly prolong the life of the shirts.

    With all that being said, the usual suspects are Sunspel, Hanro, and Zimmerli. At the far other end of the price spectrum, Uniqlo surprisingly has good undershirts in their Airism line.
     


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    Right. The same way that modern heating has rendered the sweater outmoded, such that someone under the age of 50 has probably never even seen one.
     


  6. GBR

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    Correct, I have not owned a sweater for many years now, don't need them. Sweat does shirts no harm whatever, all mine are made by Ascot Chiang in Hong Kong and none over a twenty year period has suffered any harm.
     


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