The Obtainer - 3/6/24, Wednesday

↦ Putting Undershirts to the Test

The Obtainer
The Obtainer

Wednesday, March 6th Edition

CDLP undershirt
CDLP undershirt
Cory Ohlendorf

If it’s been a while since you refreshed your undershirts, let this be your reminder to do so—ideally with one of our recommended options below.

- Cory Ohlendorf, Editor in Chief ⋯ @coryohlendorf



CDLP Mid-weight T-shirt

A good undershirt is an all-season staple. Right now, it adds a layer of insulation against the damp chill and provides a soft buffer between you and scratchy wool sweaters or thick overshirts. Come spring and summer, it's your first line of defense against sweat stains. They can also be a last resort, allowing you to strip out of your top shirt when things get really hot.Which is why you want a really good one. That doesn't always mean an expensive one, but like with so many other things, you often get what you pay for. Of course, there are many different styles to choose, but you can't go wrong with a classic, tried-and-true white crewneck. We wondered who was making the best on the market today, so we put a handful to the test to bring you the top three that are worth your time, in a range of price points.


Made from a breathable cotton/polyester blend with a touch of stretch

Relaxed silhouette can be worn on its own

Wrapped collar

Fabric features moisture-wicking properties to keep you dry

AIRism cotton T-shirt, $14.90 by UNIQLO


Made from Supima cotton, with 10% Ionic+ polyester and Lycra for extra stretchiness

Slimmer fit and higher arm holes make it easy to layer under shirts

Holds up well to abuse and continual washing, thanks to strong ladder stitching

99.9% pure silver is permanently embedded into the fabric to kill odor-causing bacteria

Silver Supima cotton T-shirt, $42 by Mack Weldon


Made from a Tencel lyocell and pima cotton blend

Feels silky against the skin and drapes nicely without feeling clingy

Fabric is substantial feeling, yet moisture-wicking and breathable

The cut is tailored for ultimate comfort and movement—shorter sleeves, chest-accentuating and just long enough to tuck

Mid-weight T-shirt, $98 by CDLP

Stuff We Swear by

Skin-Saving Patches Made From Snail Slime

CosRx Snail hydrogel patches

Have you been hearing more about snail mucin lately? I feel like I have. And while there’s always a new buzzy ingredient being touted in the world of grooming, snail mucin seems to have endured and only gotten stronger over the past few years. It is exactly what it sounds like—the slime secreted by garden snails as a way for them to protect themselves, which is harvested by having snails roam around a dark room on top of a surface like glass or mesh, which can then be scraped up and filtered. It’s been a staple in Korean skin care for decades. The reason why is pretty simple: It’s both versatile and effective. It’s full of natural peptides, antioxidants, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid, which means it hydrates skin while gently stimulating collagen production, and encouraging skin cell regeneration. It’s like a superfood for your skin and the best way I’ve found to apply it is with these handy patches.

Made by CosRx, a cult-favorite Korean brand, these patches (first introduced to me by 3sixteen’s Andrew Chen) are soaked in concentrated “snail secretion filtrate and niacinamide” and the circular patches separate into two sizes, a large crescent shape to fit snugly under the eyes and smaller version, which tucks into laugh lines or stubborn creases around your eyebrows. It works on both dry and oily skin, and the results are almost immediate. Slap these on for 10-20 minutes, let them soak into skin and after you peel them off, rub the remaining essence into skin. After just a few uses, your complexion is more even, redness is reduced, fine lines are smoother and your face just looks healthier—brighter and hydrated, like you got a really good night’s sleep last night.

CosRx Snail hydrogel patches

Snail hydrogel patches,$28 / $25.99 by CosRx

Smart Buys
Smart Buys

The sales and discounts our team is currently watching.

Right now, SeaVees is offering an additional 25% off marked down styles, so it's a great time to grab a fresh pair of canvas kicks for spring.

$100 / $45 (w/code SALEONSALE25) by SeaVees

Everlane's striped rugby is the perfect nod to a classically preppy look. This one's been updated for today and is now marked way down.

$70 / $21 by Everlane 

Grab these throwback shoes while they're discounted during Reebok's sale. The early '90s-inspired Club C Revenge are an adaptable style and they've never been this affordable.

$80 / $51.98by Reebok

There are some serious savings going on at Levis: Get an extra 40% off with the discount applied at checkout. This pair of 501s, in a spring-ready light wash, is now more than half off.

$89.50 / $41.99 by Levi's

This week, certain items at Nike get an additional 25% off with the code CELEBRATE for Women's Week. And this reimagined tech fleece is one of them.

$125 / $61.47 (w/code CELEBRATE) by Nike

Prepare for spring showers with this jacket, made from PFC-free, recycled materials. Available in nearly a dozen shades, four colorways are currently on sale.

$145 / $71.83 by Cotopaxi

Mood Board
Daiki Kobayashi

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