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The 10 Best Men's Undershirts For Every Budget

From Uniqlo to Spanx, here are the best undershirts to buy right now.
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An undershirt is an often-overlooked men's essential. (Be honest, the last time you bought an undershirt did you really think about the quality and fit?) With all the innovations with fabric, an undershirt should no longer make you feel warm or look obvious underneath your clothes. So, it's definitely time for a good refresh.

Whether you're wearing it under a dress shirt or for your barong Tagalog, an undershirt is an important component that shouldn't be an afterthought. It takes a bit of work to find out what works for you, but we've narrowed it down to the best undershirt brands. From Uniqlo to Spanx, here are the best undershirts for men to buy right now.

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1| Elance Crew Neck Shirt

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Jockey
jockey.com.ph
P244.75
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At less than P250, Jockey's version of the undershirt can't be beat. The shirt uses Elance, the brand's trademarked fabric that is extremely lightweight and breathable. Other features include a label-free back, unique side seam construction, and pre-washed cotton, which resists fading and shrinkage. There are also over 10 colors to choose from, you know, just in case.

2| V-Neck Slim Tee

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Bench
bench.com.ph
P309.75
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Bench's tees are straight-forward and fuss-free. Really, it's just your classic cotton shirt in different necklines and colors. Since there's practically a Bench store everywhere, this is a great option if you're in need of a good undershirt.

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3| Modern Fit R-Neck Shirt (Pack of 2)

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Hanford
hanford.com.ph
P500
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Made from natural cotton, Hanford's undershirts are probably the most affordable out there. This two-pack V-neck T-shirt features a modern fit, non-itch label, and is tagless, too. It is the perfect base for any attire, and the cotton makes for a lightweight and durable fabric, too.

4| AIRism V-Neck T-Shirt (Short Sleeve)

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Uniqlo
uniqlo.com/ph
P590
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If you want great quality undershirts at a good price, Uniqlo is the only answer. Just try out any item from the brand's AIRism line, and you won't be disappointed. AIRism uses quicky-dry, cool-touch, anti-microbial, odor-controlling, and odor-eliminating technology that fights against pit stains, sweat and, of course, odor.

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5| Comfortlight V Neck 3s

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Hanes
zalora.com.ph
P969.75
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Hanes' three-pack of V-neck T-shirts is another great deal. As a tried-and-trusted brand, it's a good idea to stock up on these in bulk. It doesn't get more classic than this.

6| Tactical HeatGear Compression V-Neck

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Under Armour
underarmour.com.ph
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Under Armour isn't just for activewear. If you pick right, you can get a shirt that has all the good features without being bulky. The brand's compression shirts offer an ultra-tight, second-skin fit while also being lightweight and stretchable. Plus, the material wicks sweat and dries fast. What more could you ask for?

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7| Crew-Neck Relaxed T-Shirt White

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Bread & Boxers
rustans.com
P1,950
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We're stepping into luxurious territory now, starting with Bread & Boxers. Sure, it may look just like your regular tee but if you try it out you'll definitely notice how it uses 100-percent cotton fabric. Think of it as an undershirt that you can wear out in public on its own.

8| Men's Basic T-Shirt

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Calvin Klein
zalora.com.ph
P2,650
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Calvin Klein does basic essentials well. The brand's idea of a basic tee, for instance, slips-on with ease and is unlined. There's also a subtle embroidered logo on the chest.

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9| Men's V-Neck Pima Cotton Jersey T-Shirt

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Lacoste
lacoste.com.ph
P2,950
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Lacoste's V-neck is far from typical. It uses fine Pima cotton jersey, and has the embroidered green crocodile branding on the chest. It's for the guy seeking comfort that money can buy.

10| Cotton Compression V-Neck

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Spanx
zalora.com.ph
P4,350
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A P4,000 undershirt is ridiculous, to say the least. A P4,000 undershirt with slimming technology, however? We'll take it. It has that compression technology that Spanx is known for, after all.

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