It’s Answerland, the Chubstr reader Q+A series. This week, we’re talking about big and tall t-shirts. Bethany asks:
I’m looking for big & tall t-shirts for my husband that don’t shrink each time they’re washed. Any recommendations?
Thanks for the question, Bethany. While t-shirts in extended sizes are easy to find, quality big and tall tees aren’t. Here are a few places to look for t-shirts that will hold up to whatever your hubby can put them through.
DXL Big & Tall T-shirts (Sizes to 8X)
If you haven’t already, take a look at the wide variety of t-shirts DXL offers. If your husband wants a more modern look, try their Harbor Bay and PX Clothing brands, both of which make designs with style and detail, something not always seen in big men’s clothing. Harbor Bay makes shirts to 8X and PX Clothing goes to 5X.
If you’re looking for a basic tee that gets the job done, check out the selection available at Goodfellow & Co. With sizes to 5XL, you’ll find several colors and one or two patterns to choose from. The t-shirts are a middle weight, meaning they’re not super heavy and can be good when it’s boiling out there. I own a Goodfellow tee that works perfectly as an undershirt.
If you’re serious about finding a nigh indestructible t-shirt, look at what your favorite workwear brand is doing. Both Carhartt (sizes to 5X) and Berne Apparel (sizes to 6X) make a heavier weight cotton tee that both fits well and looks good. I’m partial to Berne’s Heavyweight Pocket Tee when I want to wear something for hanging out or running errands. It feels solid, and it’s the perfect fit for my body.