The PS Undershirt – Everlasting Fashion

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The PS Undershirt – Everlasting Fashion
The PS Undershirt – Everlasting Fashion


For the previous 5 years or so, I’ve been carrying 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 the very best fine-cotton tee I’ve ever worn, partly as a result of uncooked materials, but additionally the seamless building with its sportswear-like panels. 

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I’ve a pair which have been worn over 100 occasions, and so they’ve aged properly: not misplaced their form, not misplaced softness or deal with. 

Nevertheless, there have been a few issues I all the time needed to enhance. The primary was that to get the suitable match within the physique, I needed to take a measurement Small, which was a somewhat shut match across the shoulders. 

The second was the neckline, which is somewhat low, notably on the again. I couldn’t get that good line of white displaying above knitwear, and I didn’t discover the profile on the again flattering. 

It didn’t happen to me to attempt to change these items, nevertheless, till I noticed how well-liked the PS Tapered T-shirts had been final 12 months. They’ve bought via time and again – so I assumed it will be good to attempt to produce an ideal model of the opposite mannequin of tee I put on. 

That is the brand new collaboration that was flagged up in our round-up of of Spring/Summer time merchandise just a few weeks in the past: the PS Undershirt

I’m happy with how properly it suits in with every thing 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 indicate) plus the one factor tremendous sufficient to put on below the upcoming Most interesting Crewneck

Nevertheless, I ought to make it clear that this T-shirt could be worn by itself as properly, if you wish to. It doesn’t look unusual or clear – merely like a light-weight tee. I are likely to desire heavier, Japanese-style T-shirts after I’m carrying one by itself, however I do know some readers (notably in scorching international locations) will likely be totally different.

This additionally means, importantly, that in case you’re carrying 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 superb undershirt? 

First is the tremendous, open-weave cotton of the physique. That is extremely breathable, and its lightness is an enormous a part of the explanation I can put on it and fully neglect 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 numerous 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 explanation I needed to vary the sizing in comparison with the H&H model. I discovered a Medium grew to become too large 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 a daily match to me now – definitely, the sort 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 fascinating addition, as this building approach is admittedly solely used elsewhere on sportswear – with soccer tops for instance. 

The panels are very refined – as you possibly can 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 in case you put on it by itself. 

The underside of the T-shirt is completed with a ribbed hem. This provides 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 sort 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 numerous readers will likely be conversant in that match now, but when anybody isn’t you possibly can see it on the unique article right here, as properly in fact within the photos right now. 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.

When it comes to sleepwear, I’ve by no means actually appreciated 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 (outdated Personal White ones) within the Winter however Hamilton & Hare ones the remainder of the time. Everyone seems to be totally different in fact, but when anybody wears a T-shirt at evening, they could discover this probably the most comfy model. And in reality 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 today (above, as mentioned beforehand) and that is the one one which I discover works properly. It is virtually so long as the shirt itself, suits comfortable to the physique however grows the place it wants it, and would 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 notably one thing slimmer like a Colhay’s or finer like a Smedley – that is all the time what I put on. 

The Undershirt is accessible on the PS Store now, worth £55 (together with VAT).

Product particulars:

  • 100% tremendous cotton
  • Tubular knit, with no physique seams
  • Flat, ahead seams on the shoulders 
  • Mesh pique panels within the aspect physique
  • Ribbed hem

Match particulars:

  • Physique suits barely slim, however grows as you put on it, adapting to measurement
  • Consequently, 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 photos, it has been worn all of it day and loosened to measurement
  • Lengthy within the physique, designed to be tucked in and keep that approach

 

Small Medium Giant Further giant
Chest width 47cm 50 53 56
Hem width 45.5 48.5 51.5 54.5
Again size 68 70 72 74
Neck width 18 19 20 21
Bicep width 18 19 20 21

Navy knit proven: Fender II from SNS Herning at John Simons. Tailoring outfit: PS chambray shirt and Sartoria Ciardi jacket, in element right here.

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