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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by atoms, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. atoms

    atoms Senior Member

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    Oct 5, 2012
    I'm fed up with them and seeking assistance. I've avoided them as much as possible for most of my adult life (I'm in my middle thirties). I am 5"10', 160 lbs, with very narrow shoulders, very small chest, and 32" waist. Imagine a skinny man with little muscle mass and a small belly, that's me.

    I avoid undershirts because they always feel uncomfortable when tucked in along with my shirt. My main issues seem to be:
    • Undershirt not long enough (I want them to tuck in deeper).
    • Undershirt too loose in sleeve area or chest area (folds become visible).
    • Material too thick (This bugs me at the waist as it untucks over time and starts bunching up).
    • Cheaply made (e.g. the neck area stretches out)

    What affordable undershirts or features should I be looking at? I've tried a lot of brands over the years but none have been right yet. For comparison; the latest shirt I've tried are those pima shirts with 4% spandex at Banana Republic in size medium. They are loose fitting, and not long enough, but they are nice otherwise. Many shirts have the fit I need in a size small but then the length is a huge issue.

    Thank you for your suggestions or tips.

  2. mudderfudder77

    mudderfudder77 Member

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    Oct 3, 2012
    You need to find slim fit 'Mediums' in tall sizes. Banana Republic sells Medium-Talls. They'll be plenty long enough for you to tuck in.

    Failing that - look to buy 'compression shirts'. They'll fit snug and are unlikely to come untucked.

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