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Not what they used to be . . .
on May 5, 2013
These are the replacement for Calvin Klein's flexible fit undershirts - the ones that were 92% cotton and 8% elastane (mostly made in Egypt). I wore the flexible fit undershirts for years and they were the best - very soft, held up wonderfully, shrunk very little and were just the right cut overall, being a bit longer as undershirts should. Yes, they were expensive, but worth it.
The new ones are 95% cotton and 5% elastane (mostly made in Thailand) and the quality is nowhere near that of the flexible fit. First, the cut is what I would consider slim fit or very slim fit. I am neither a big guy nor a skinny guy and these were very tight. The old flexible fit undershirts were cut for the "average" guy where these are definitely meant for people who are very slim. After washing, it was even tighter. The length was about as long as the flexible fit. The seam at the V-neck collar was also very disappointing. Unlike the flexible fit that had a very low profile collar, these new ones have multiple stitching and were raised a bit - something too pronounced for an undershirt. The cost of the new undershirts is the same as the old flexible fit but nowhere near the quality. These new shirts are not as soft and do not hold up as well after even the first wash. I still have a few newer flexible fit (I was stockpiling just in case something like this happened) and holding each you can also tell the weight on the flexible fit was heavier.
As someone who has purchased Calvin Klein undershirts since I can remember, I was extremely disappointed. I considered going up a size but considering the length was good, I didn't want to have something too long. Also, the overall quality does not warrant a price like this. I will not purchase these again and will be looking for new undershirts.