Flint and Tinder 10-year crewneck sweatshirt



A price and style comparison

A good undershirt is an all-season staple. Right now, it adds a layer of insulation against the damp chill and provides a soft buffer between you and scratchy wool sweaters or thick overshirts. Come spring and summer, it's your first line of defense against sweat stains. They can also be a last resort, allowing you to strip out of your top shirt when things get really hot.

Which is why you want a really good one. That doesn't always mean an expensive one, but like with so many other things, you often get what you pay for. Of course, there are many different styles to choose, but you can't go wrong with a classic, tried-and-true white crewneck. We wondered who was making the best on the market today, so we put a handful to the test to bring you the top three that are worth your time, in a range of price points.



The Legendary Staple

• Made from a breathable cotton/polyester blend with a touch of stretch

• Relaxed silhouette can be worn on its own

• Wrapped collar

• Fabric features moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry

AIRism cotton T-shirt,
$14.90 by UNIQLO


For Ultimate

• Made from Supima cotton, with 10% Ionic+ polyester and Lycra for extra stretchiness

• Slimmer fit and higher arm holes make it easy to layer under shirts

• Holds up well to abuse and continual washing, thanks to strong ladder stitching

• 99.9% pure silver is permanently embedded into the fabric to kill odor-causing bacteria

Silver Supima cotton T-shirt,
$42 by Mack Weldon


Silky Smooth Luxury

• Made from a Tencel lyocell and pima cotton blend

• Feels silky against the skin and drapes nicely without feeling clingy

• Fabric is substantial feeling, yet moisture-wicking and breathable

• The cut is tailored for ultimate comfort and movement—shorter sleeves, chest-accentuating and just long enough to tuck

Mid-weight T-shirt,
$98 by CDLP

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