The interesting material was the first and most obvious element that stood out when I first received my package of ComfortBlend undershirts. I was initially skeptical, as I have had mixed results with next-to-skin undergarments that include synthetic blends in regard to long term comfort and odor. The thin, almost satiny feel of shirts were a dead giveaway of a blend, and the tag confirmed a 60/40 cotton and modal makeup. This, to me, is one of the most important elements of an undershirt. Its ability to wick and wear unobtrusively underneath a polo or button down shirt relies a lot on the quality of its fabric. They felt light, pliable, and airy though-not the slick "I'm going to sweat through this and into my shirt" claminess that polyester or some rayon blends give off.
Thusly encouraged, I gave them a week of wear in the Texas summer.
The cut and length of the shirts fresh from the pack gave me pause, as I was concerned the tail would shrink to the dreaded belt-length-always-rolling-up-into-your-shirt nightmare that some all cotton brands default to after a few washes. With this regrettable condition also comes the dreaded sloppy and loose neck. After 3 hot washes and long dries, these shirts all uniformly rode the perfect edge of not uncomfortably long and not too short, tucking and staying put nicely. The neck seams are thin, flat, and snug yet unrestrictive. The cut of the shoulders is generous, I am 74 inches tall and wore a medium. Its shoulder seams rode the outer edges of my shoulders, but not loosely so. After several full days of wear with linen and standard cotton shirts, I can safely recommend these to anyone looking for an undershirt you simply forget you are wearing. I never felt hot, sloppy, or restricted by my undershirts, and can easily commit to buying a second package to phase out my older all cotton ones for summer wear. Thanks to the weeSpring Peer Panel for sending me these shirts! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]