DARK GREY UNDERSHIRT???
March 27, 2012 10:28 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to buy a bunch of dark grey undershirts. I can't find any.

I'd like to purchase a wardrobes-worth of dark grey undershirts. Cost is not a concern, neither is package quantity (so I don't mind if I have to buy a pack of 2 shirts, or a pack of 100)

I'd like something basically like this in color, but as an undershirt. So lightweight. Preferably a crew neck with sleeves, but I could think about a v-neck if that's the only option.

I've tried the usual suspects (Hanes, Jockey, Fruit of the Loom) but either can't find the right color or can't find an option where I don't have to buy a pack of assorted colors just to get the grey ones.

Light grey is not what I'm looking for, and neither is black. But I won't kill you if you suggest something where you can't make the call as to whether it is light or dark grey


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posted by Patbon to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are the Old Navy ones too heavy to be undershirts?
posted by Ideefixe at 10:31 AM on March 27, 2012


You can buy basic t-shirts like this at Banana Republic. They have this in the Underwear and Socks dept.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:31 AM on March 27, 2012


This one?
posted by insectosaurus at 10:32 AM on March 27, 2012


I really like the BDG brand t-shirts from Urban Outfitters. They have a dark gray version with a crew neck. It is slightly heathered, but they are really comfortable t-shirts (though a bit expensive).
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 10:34 AM on March 27, 2012


American Apparel? a (that's the lightest weight of the bunch) b c d
posted by brainmouse at 10:37 AM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


My fiance wears American Apparel as undershirts
posted by radioamy at 10:40 AM on March 27, 2012


UNIQLO?
posted by Capt. Renault at 10:40 AM on March 27, 2012


I seem to remember seeing these coming up now and then in the Sportsman's Guide catalogs.
posted by small_ruminant at 10:41 AM on March 27, 2012


(Sorry -- this UNIQLO.)
posted by Capt. Renault at 10:42 AM on March 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Urban Outfitters
posted by John Cohen at 10:43 AM on March 27, 2012


Gildan, 4.5 oz., Dark Heather. I buy all my T-shirts here.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:46 AM on March 27, 2012


You could buy some white ones and dye them grey yourself.
posted by BlahLaLa at 10:55 AM on March 27, 2012


The "long sleeve" is really the challenging bit. I am going through this right now with my husband, with the added difficulty factor that he only likes sleeves with a little seam on the end, not the ones with a ribbed cuff. Also, no pockets.

The Gildan SoftStyle long sleeved charcoal shirt may be for you. The color on your monitor is accurate; we ordered one, but the husband sent it back because it was too lightweight for him. That may be a feature rather than a bug for you. It was a nice, smooth-feeling knit.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:16 AM on March 27, 2012


I'm sorry, when I said sleeve I meant a short-sleeve, as to distinguish it from a wifebeater.

Anyone know how UNIQLO works? I like the suggestion, but as you can't order online, can I just take the product number into the store? I live in NYC and have been in one of their locations once, and was completely bewildered by the organization.
posted by Patbon at 11:19 AM on March 27, 2012


I've had decent luck in taking a print-out of the web page with the item in question into the store. Or I suppose showing them the page on your phone if you aren't a Luddite like me.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:22 AM on March 27, 2012


The mens t-shirts at Uniqlo in NY are in the socks and underwear section upstairs. Not the designer printed t-shirts downstairs
posted by cazoo at 11:23 AM on March 27, 2012


The most affordable and convenient solution you're going to find (meaning that I have ever found :) is buying them at a craft store like Michaels or AC Moore. They stock a wide range of colors and they have them in lightweight styles rather than "Beefy T" heavier weight.

Or maybe you want a heavier undershirt; I like mine to be light. Like you, I only ever have had luck finding the non-white undershirts in multiple color packs.

They're competitively priced to buying the Haynes multi-packs, particularly if you keep an eye out for the inevitable coupons and sales.
posted by phearlez at 11:37 AM on March 27, 2012


I am wearing one such dark gray T-shirt from Old Navy right now. I think that would work. They usually have them in stock (even if not in every color and size all at once) so if you have one of their stores nearby you can easily check if it's what you're looking for. And their online store has free shipping on orders over $50, so if you like it you can just order a whole case.

(If you don't have a store nearby, just go ahead and order online, although I'm not sure if their online return process is smooth if it comes to that.)
posted by madcaptenor at 11:42 AM on March 27, 2012


Cotton undershirts are very easy to dye, by the way.
posted by small_ruminant at 12:09 PM on March 27, 2012


The mens t-shirts at Uniqlo in NY are in the socks and underwear section upstairs. Not the designer printed t-shirts downstairs

There's a separate set of shelves sorta in the middle upstairs, going back towards the street. The underwear t-shirts that are UNIQLO's 'thing' are in separate packages arranged by size, just as any standard underwear rack in a department store. (At least, this is how it was set up opening week.)

Mother and Sister Renault swear by them. I have no experience with them myself, being somewhat more portly than your average Japanese hipster.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:15 PM on March 27, 2012


I live in NYC and have been in one of their locations once, and was completely bewildered by the organization.

At the Soho location, go to the back, go up the stairs, and then turn left to get to the men's undergarments. Or ask a member of the staff.
posted by John Cohen at 2:27 PM on March 27, 2012


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