Are your undershirt sleeves too long & visible? Are they sticking out from your polo or short sleeve shirt? If so, you need an undershirt with shorter sleeves.

Here's a question from a prospective customer who is looking for undershirts with shorter sleeves:


I have a problem with the sleeves of my undershirts extending beyond my short sleeve shirts.

It seems as though my undershirt sleeves are too long.

How do your short sleeve undershirts address this issue?

Also, do you offer a sleeveless tee or undershirt?

- Rizzo

Visible Undershirt Sleeves

Here's an example where the undershirt sleeves are visible -- sticking out from underneath a short sleeve shirt. This also commonly happens when wearing polos.

undershirt sleeves too long

Here's another example -- from the movie Knocked Up (2007) where Paul Rudd's undershirt sleeves are showing -- clearly his undershirts sleeves are too long.

Paul Rudd: Needs shorter sleeve undershirt

Are Your Undershirt sleeves too long? Our Reply.

Hi Rizzo!

Thank you for contacting RibbedTee Customer Service and for your interest in our undershirts!

When the short sleeves of an undershirt extend beyond the end of short sleeve shirts, it's an indication of three things:

  • The undershirt sleeves are too long (a practical assumption)
  • The side shoulders of your current undershirt are too long for your shoulder width
  • A combination of #1 and #2

The best way to determine whether or not an undershirt sleeve will be short enough would be to:

  1. Measure the length of your existing undershirt sleeves (measurement "D" in the undershirt measurement graphic below)
  2. Measure the length of your undershirt's side shoulder/shoulder strap (from where the sleeve attaches to the body to where the collar attaches)

Undershirt Measurements

undershirt measurements chart

The combined length of 1+2 above determines whether or not the sleeve of your undershirt will extend beyond your short sleeve shirts.

Undershirt With Shorter Sleeves

As a point of reference, our RibbedTee CoolWear Supima in size Medium have a combined length of approximately 12.5". 

If you're looking for even shorter undershirt sleeves, our Retro Fit undershirts have slightly shorter sleeves than our CoolWear Supima undershirts.

In most cases, our undershirt sleeves will be shorter than the sleeves on polos and other short sleeve shirts, and as such, they would not stick out or be visible. 

Based on your email, it appears that your current undershirts have a (1+2) measurement that is several inches longer than ours.

We do not offer sleeveless muscle shirts at this time.

However, if you prefer the muscle-shirt style of undershirt, we'd be happy to assist you with a custom order.

We hope the above information has been helpful.

Please do let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

RibbedTee Customer Service

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