When it’s not warm enough to wear one of my new nylon tanks, I’m known around the office for mostly wearing my “trademark” plain black tee and either Commando Chinos or Gym Shorts since they have a zipper pocket. There’s a story behind that…
About 3 years ago, my second year in business, I wanted to start printing my own tees. Already being very particular about them (my favorite brand was RVCA) I went on a mission to find the “perfect” blank tee to print on. It had to have just the right modern cut, strong but relatively thin material to feel like a well-worn favorite go-to, and it had to survive dozens of washings without fading or looking fuzzy. After testing and trying over a dozen manufacturers, I found it!
Guns blazing, no guns required.
On most guys, the arm sleeves on this tee stop just or about below bicep – and being black, the sleeve gives the illusion of depth – thus making your bicep appear a little more pronounced than normal. It doesn’t shrink as much as the others (although over time it will some for sure) and so I’m also able to wear a smaller size than I would normally have to get. The result? I feel like I look better overall…because yes it’s true, black is slimming! So I can wear a closer fitting black tee without looking lumpy.
If you’re a muscular dude? You’ll be twice as in love with this thing!
Fifty shades of black.
The end result is a tee unlike any “undershirt quality” plain, unbranded tee you’ll find on the market. I still have some around that are nearly 2 years old and have been washed dozens of times, and still look just as black as the first day. And we’ll print a tag-less label inside, in-house before it ships, so you can read our washing instructions without feeling them!
Commando Classic Black Tee™ Features
- Fabricated 100% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton in the USA
- Lightweight 4.2oz cotton feels like an old fav
- Modern sleeve cut accentuates the guns
- Very slimming, lasting jet-black color
- A classic elevated from a “basic”