Recently, however, the company reached out to me to send me a couple new shirts from their new production line. There are two big changes:
- The v-neck has been deepened.
- The stitching has been vastly improved around the openings.
I’ve thought a bit about how to write up my thoughts, as the changes don’t warrant and entirely new post, but they warrant something more than just a link list posting.
At first glance the two above points don’t look like they matter, but shirts are a really funny thing, because the smallest of details can mean the world of difference between comfort and hate.
I didn’t test the new v-neck shirts, instead I tested the crew neck versions this time. I can’t imagine the v-neck changes would be anything but good, but take these updated thoughts as only directly applicable to the crew neck shirts.
The crew neck shirt is like a Michael Jordan commercial, the neck line lays flat — really flat. Even after a few washings these shirts still lay flat. It’s the one aspect of the shirts that I really like.
They are mannequin perfect around the neck.
However, I’m not a fan of the crew neck. This is outside of style reasons, I simply find the cut of the neck on these shirts too uncomfortable. This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed this with crew neck undershirts, in fact most that I try (which are made as true undershirts) have the same problem: I dig at the neck constantly to keep it from touching me.
I really can’t stand the neck of a crew neck shirt touching my actual neck area, which is why my undershirts are v-neck. I have no doubt, though, if you love crew necks these shirts will be top billing for you.
Underfit mentioned updated stitching, and they weren’t kidding. I don’t know much about this stuff so here is my thoughts on what I do notice:
- I’ve never had a problem with the old stitching.
- The old stitching always made the shirt look cheaper.
- The new stitching looks robust, but is still comfortable, and now looks very nice.
In other words: the shirt feels and looks like it is worth the price now at the cost of nothing for the wearer.
I’ve updated my recommendation from ‘recommended’ to ‘extremely recommended’ for this shirt.1
Not that I have any kind of true rating system. ↩