For the previous 5 years or so, I’ve been sporting Hamilton & Hare’s tubular T-shirts below issues.
They’re what I put on beneath knitwear, what I put on below a shirt, even what I sleep in. They’re one of the best fine-cotton tee I’ve ever worn, partly because of the uncooked materials, but in addition the seamless development with its sportswear-like panels.
I’ve a pair which have been worn over 100 instances, they usually’ve aged effectively: not misplaced their form, not misplaced softness or deal with.
Nonetheless, there have been a few issues I all the time needed to enhance. The primary was that to get the precise match within the physique, I needed to take a measurement Small, which was a slightly shut match across the shoulders.
The second was the neckline, which is a bit of low, significantly on the again. I couldn’t get that good line of white exhibiting above knitwear, and I didn’t discover the profile on the again flattering.
It didn’t happen to me to attempt to change this stuff, nonetheless, till I noticed how in style the PS Tapered T-shirts have been final yr. They’ve bought by way of many times – so I believed it might be good to attempt to produce an ideal model of the opposite mannequin of tee I put on.
I’m happy with how effectively it suits in with all the things else. The T-shirt is one thing I’ve worn and talked about on PS for years, and it is what I’d put on below the Cashmere Rugby or Dartmoor (if I needed the neckline to point out) plus the one factor high-quality sufficient to put on below the upcoming Best Crewneck.
Nonetheless, I ought to make it clear that this T-shirt may be worn by itself as effectively, if you wish to. It doesn’t look unusual or clear – merely like a light-weight tee. I are inclined to desire heavier, Japanese-style T-shirts after I’m sporting one by itself, however I do know some readers (significantly in scorching international locations) will likely be totally different.
This additionally means, importantly, that for those who’re sporting it below a sweater, there’s nothing stopping you taking that sweater off (not like a vest or Henley-style undershirt).
So what makes this such a very good undershirt?
First is the high-quality, open-weave cotton of the physique. That is extremely breathable, and its lightness is an enormous a part of the rationale I can put on it and fully overlook I’ve it on.
The fabric suits carefully to begin with, however then grows, adapting to your physique. This sort of stretch is one thing you discover in lots of good undershirts – such because the Lee Kung Man undershirts from Bryceland’s for instance, the one one I’ve discovered as comfy.
That stretch was a part of the rationale I needed to alter the sizing in comparison with the H&H model. I discovered a Medium grew to become too huge within the physique for me, so I needed to measurement right down to a Small, however with a 39-inch chest and 34-inch waist, I’m probably not a small.
So on our model, I took the physique match of the Small and paired it with the shoulders of the Medium. This feels extra like an everyday match to me now – actually, the type of match readers will likely be used to from PS shirts and knitwear.
The Undershirt then has panels of a pique mesh cotton working up the aspect physique, which add breathability and take away the aspect seams. It’s an attention-grabbing addition, as this development approach is de facto solely used elsewhere on sportswear – with soccer tops for instance.
The panels are very delicate – as you may see within the picture above. You’d barely discover them in the event that they weren’t identified, which once more is why it doesn’t look odd for those who put on it by itself.
The underside of the T-shirt is completed with a ribbed hem. This offers it some grip, however there’s no gathering or elasticity – it sits flush with the physique. I’ve had tees up to now that had this, from Iron Coronary heart for instance, however the ribbing was tighter and it type of crimped the hem, which didn’t look nice.
Hamilton & Hare additionally put the care directions on the within of that hem, lowering the variety of labels wanted inside.
The neckline has been modified to be nearer to that of our Tapered Tee.
I do know lots of readers will likely be accustomed to that match now, but when anybody isn’t you may see it on the authentic article right here, as effectively after all within the pictures immediately. It’s comparatively excessive, in the front and back, however with out being tight. I’ve a reasonably large head (60cm) and it goes over simply.
By way of sleepwear, I’ve by no means actually favored pyjamas – I discover they pull as quickly as transfer or flip, and experience up. I’ve some good ones from Anderson & Sheppard, however I put them on within the morning, for the hour and a half between getting up and my first alternative to have a bathe.
I sleep in underwear, with maybe a merino T-shirt (previous Non-public White ones) within the Winter however Hamilton & Hare ones the remainder of the time. Everyone seems to be totally different after all, but when anybody wears a T-shirt at night time, they could discover this probably the most comfy model. And actually in the event that they put on nothing on high they could even prefer it too, as they’re unlikely to even discover it.
I actually hope you just like the shirt, and it turns into as a lot a go-to for you as it’s for me.
I do just like the look of a T-shirt below a shirt lately (above, as mentioned beforehand) and that is the one one which I discover works effectively. It is virtually so long as the shirt itself, suits comfortable to the physique however grows the place it wants it, and does not experience up out of the trousers because of this.
And after I placed on a sweater the remainder of the time – any sweater, however significantly one thing slimmer like a Colhay’s or finer like a Smedley – that is all the time what I put on.
The Undershirt is offered on the PS Store now, worth £55 (together with VAT).
- 100% high-quality cotton
- Tubular knit, with no physique seams
- Flat, ahead seams on the shoulders
- Mesh pique panels within the aspect physique
- Ribbed hem
- Physique suits barely slim, however grows as you put on it, adapting to measurement
- Because of this, can match as much as two inches bigger in width than proven within the chart beneath; will really feel comfortable when first worn
- Simon wears a Medium and has a 39-inch chest, a 34-inch waist
- Within the pictures, it has been worn all of it day and loosened to measurement
- Lengthy within the physique, designed to be tucked in and keep that means