Must-Read: Sweatproof Those Clothes
Anyone else been there? Where you’re out with a lady and maybe a little bit more nervous than usual? You walk past a mirror or other reflective surface in order to check your hair or make sure there isn’t any food or boogers dangling off your face, and you notice a large dark stain forming in your armpits. That’s right. You are sweating profusely. And once that faucet gets turned on, it’s nearly impossible to turn it off. There’s no worse feeling. (Well, sure, there’s plenty of worse feelings. But let’s pretend for a second here, huh?)
AskMen.com has put together a list addressing this problem. They look at certain ways you can sweatproof your clothes to make sure that it doesn’t happen to you. Here’s their tips on how to manage clothing that will keep you from sweating a bit too much:
Wearing dark-colored tops is a common sweatproofing strategy — and it’s a valid one. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear a white shirt. The first thing you want to look for when sweatproofing your clothes is fabric. Natural fibers and water-absorbent ones like bamboo, linen, cotton, and micro modal are all good choices. Do your homework: Check the garment’s tags to see what percentage of it has been made with the aforementioned fabrics.
Fit is also important. Wearing fitted muscle tees isn’t wise here; opt for a little breathing room so you can facilitate the regulation of your body’s temperature. Finally, undershirts can go a long way. I’m not talking some flimsy T-shirt; look for performance-oriented ones at sports stores for maximum effectiveness.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.