How did I find out about the Sloane invisible undershirt for men? Well, it was brought to my attention by a good friend (and former business partner) via email, in a sort of “look how random of an item this is” kind of way. I often get emails like that from her and we definitely share a silly, giggly sense of humor, but my immediate response was: “wait… that’s actually a really good idea!” I have seen some terrible uses of conventional undershirts. The crew neck that’s peeking out of a formal button-down collar that’s slightly unbuttoned. The glaringly obvious sleeve outline that makes stocky guys look even bigger. The outline of the a-line tank (better known by the classy moniker “wife beater”). The Sloane option is a close match to skin tone, creating an almost invisible layer. The fabric is developed to be smoother, softer and more breathable than the standard undershirt and to have a snugger fit, without compression.
Let’s talk for a moment about why undershirts are important:
– They protect the dress shirt from sweat stains
– They hide things like hair and nipples (best sentence EVER!)
– They make guys feel more physically comfortable when they are dressed up
There was some grumbling from commenters about the price… Yes, this is in a whole different category than your 3-pack of Fruit of the Loom undershirts. It feels, looks and functions differently. As someone who shops for men and women of all budgets all the time, I have to say the price is fair. I have women clients that can spend as much as $80 on a good layering camisole, and brands like SPANX are thriving in spite of being in a higher price point. I recommend you try one, and if you love it, add 1-2 more. Then, and this is the important part, you take REALLY good care of it by washing it in the delicate cycle and laying flat to dry. Dry time should be quick based on the fabric. Let me know if this becomes a go-to for you, and in the meantime, I am going to grab one for my husband and see if it passes the test at home!