May 02, 2023 5 min read

If you’ve spent much time in the gym, you’ve probably noticed all sorts of guys wandering around in different types of muscle shirts. They’re the go-to garment for anyone who wants to show off their hard work and enjoy a wide range of motion, but are they actually any good? 

Muscle shirts are different because they don’t have any sleeves, so your arms hang freely. At first glance, this can seem like a good idea for athletic men, but it’s a look that’s probably best left at the gym.

While the various styles of muscle shirts are all designed for different needs, we think we can offer you a better option.

If it’s comfort and style you’re looking for, you don’t need to jettison half your clothes. TAILORED ATHLETE’s True Muscle Fit T-Shirts are exactly what you need, and no one will judge you for looking like you’re getting ready for a steel cage match.

What this article covers:

Muscle Shirts and Tank Tops

There are different types of athletic shirts and muscle shirts. Muscle shirts don’t have sleeves, so they show off your whole arm. Some muscle shirts have deeper drops (the section between the arm-hole and the rest of the shirt) so they show off substantial portions of your torso.

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Many tank tops and muscle shirts have a V-neck or loose-fitting neckline. Muscle shirts often feature a high neckline that offers more coverage.

Tank tops and muscle shirts drape over the torso and fit loosely, whereas muscle shirts hug the torso. 

Perhaps the biggest difference between muscle and athletic-fit shirts is where they’re appropriate. Muscle shirts are fine if you’re at the gym or hanging out on the beach or at home, but they’re not something you’d want to wear on a date. 

This is one of the biggest reasons we think our True Muscle Fit T-Shirts are better for almost any occasion. Whether you’re heading to the gym or a job interview, we’ve got you covered.

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Types of Muscle Shirts and TAILORED ATHLETE Alternatives

Crew Neck Muscle Shirt Vs. TAILORED ATHLETE Muscle Fit T-Shirt

Crew neck shirts are great because they’re casual and work with almost anything. 

Instead of a crew neck muscle shirt, try out theTAILORED ATHLETE Muscle Fit T-Shirt for something a little more refined. It has raglan-cut sleeves which are purposely designed to accentuate your physique. 

These shirts are designed for comfort and minimal design, which makes this an essential T-Shirt for your wardrobe.

This is perfect as a versatile base layer or as a smart, signature T-Shirt. It has a stretch fabric, is machine washable, and is created from 95% cotton, and 5% elastane.

V-Neck Muscle Shirt Vs. TAILORED ATHLETE Essential V-Neck

V-necks are a favorite for showing off your chest, which makes our Essential V-Neck True Muscle Fit Shirts a favorite for gym-goers.

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These athletic-fit t-shirts are made of premium 4-way stretch fabric keeping you comfortable and allowing a full range of motion. It’s comfortable and has a minimal design, giving you the best features of a V-neck with none of the tackiness.

You can wear this as a versatile base layer or as a smart, signature T-Shirt. It’s machine washable and is made from stretch fabric, 95% cotton, and 5% elastane.

Hooded Muscle Shirt Vs. TAILORED ATHLETE Mercerised Tipped

Hooded muscle shirts are often used for people who want something to wear on a night out. They want something with a bit more detail than a plain piece of clothing, which is why we think ourMercerised Tipped T-Shirt is a great alternative.

The light detailing is perfect to draw attention to your arms and chest without being garish, and a great way to accentuate your fit.

You can pair it with shorts for a fresh take on your Spring outfits.

The fabric is a stretch fabric and is lightweight. You can machine wash it and it’s made from 100% Cotton.

Fitness Muscle Shirt Vs. TAILORED ATHLETE Ribbed T-Shirt

The goal behind fitness muscle shirts is (like most muscle shirts) to show off your physique.

While all TAILORED ATHLETE clothes achieve this goal, our Ribbed T-Shirts are targeted at showing your body off. The ribbing highlights your form with the creasing that shows up as the clothes contour around your body.

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This T-shirt, like all of them, is completely machine washable, so you can expect it to last for many years even after some serious work.

The fabric is moisture-wicking, which helps keep you cool and comfortable even if you’re working up a sweat.

High Neck Muscle Shirt Vs. TAILORED ATHLETE High Neck T-Shirt

One of the less common types of muscle shirts is one with a high neck. These are good for adding a bit of style, but they can elongate your torso and make you look like a turtle.

Our High Neck T-Shirt, however, is the perfect balance of style and function. The high neck adds detail and pairs well with a jacket or blazer. It’s a nice twist on a classic that helps you stand out against the crowd.

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Final Thoughts

While there are many types of muscle shirts available on the market, they all fulfill the same function. They’re available in many different styles and cuts, but there’s only so much you can do to style them, which makes them a pretty limiting option in terms of your wardrobe.

On the other hand, TAILORED ATHLETE’s True Muscle Fit T-shirts work with pretty much everything. Whether you want to go out and keep casual or want to dress up and impress, there’s something on this list that’s perfect for your needs.

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What’s more, we don’t just make t-shirts. We also have a wide array of chinos, jeans, and athletic fit polo shirts for you to choose from. We want to kit athletes out from top to bottom with clothes that not only look good, but also keep you comfortable and make your life easy.

You don’t have to worry about the usual hassle of buying clothes that are two sizes too big just to get inside them. Finally, you can shop with ease and be confident that whatever you get is going to fit you and look good doing it.

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