Threadmason Review: Your New Favorite T-Shirts

UPDATE (March 2015): Unfortunately, I think this company went out of business. I've heard several complaints about them from readers, and I haven't been able to get in touch with the founders. Sorry gents!

Yup. T-shirts. Because if you're under 5'8″, even basic wardrobe staples don't fit properly. I bet you have the same problem with all of your tees:

They're too long.

A t-shirt that fits properly will go 1-3 inches past your belt, no further than halfway down your fly.

But even small and extra small tees are several inches too long for most short men. Many go all the way down to the bottom of your fly.

Unacceptable. Plus there are other problems with the way t-shirts fit:

  • Maybe you're a muscular guy, and any t-shirt that fits your shoulders and chest is way too wide around the waist.
  • Maybe you're super thin, and even “slim fit” tees are too big. They make your arms look smaller than they really are.
  • Maybe you're a heavier guy, and t-shirts that fit your mid-section are way too long and baggy everywhere else.

Well, my friend, I have good news. A better t-shirt has arrived. It's called the Threadmason Tailored Tee (a.k.a. my new favorite t-shirt):

Threadmason review

Ever since I started getting into custom clothing, like made-to-measure shirts, I've wondered: Why doesn't anyone make better-fitting casual clothes?

Maybe men just don't care about t-shirts as much as they care about dressier clothes. Or maybe men who aren't short don't have problems with how t-shirts fit.

Whatever the reason, no company has focused on t-shirts.

Until now.

Threadmason was founded by two regular guys who were sick of t-shirts that didn't fit. After all, men don't come in three sizes, so why should our t-shirts?

They created a proprietary sizing system that incorporates your height, weight, body type, waist size and fit preference. So instead of just picking small, medium or large, you use their Size Finder to get your individual size.

For example, I'm a Threadmason S1A (small/slim/short).

Threadmason S1A

The shirt fits great in the shoulders, chest and arms. It's fitted but not tight, so it doesn't ride up into my armpits (good for comfort and avoiding stains).

But the best part is the length. Finally, a t-shirt that isn't too long.

No more tucking the front of my shirt behind my belt. No more hoping new tees magically shrink down to the perfect length in the dryer.

Plus, the shirts are made in the USA, and you can feel the quality craftsmanship in the details – rib trim, no loose threads, pre-washed to eliminate shrinkage.

Threadmason made in USA v2


Threadmason USA label

Right now, they're available black, navy blue and natural white (which looks like undyed cotton, as opposed to bright bleached white). All three colors come in crew neck or v-neck. I have two crew necks (navy and white).

They aren't the cheapest t-shirts you can find, but I think they're worth the price. They fit great and will last longer than most other t-shirts.

If you're fed up with t-shirts that are too long, too baggy, or just don't fit, give Threadmason a shot.

Go find your size, then let me know what it is in the comments section.

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  1. Definitely great shirts. I have the M1A in white. I am not afraid to dress this t shirt up either, as the quality really shows. It just looks nice, like my other quality t-shirt costing almost twice as much.

    I hope they get some other colors as well as long sleeves.

    • Yeah definitely able to dress them up. I’ll throw a cardigan over my white one and wear it with chinos + desert boots.

      Hoping to see more colors soon.

  2. I measured M1A but is there a way to know the actual measurement of the t-shirt in inches? It’s because “form-fitting,” “relaxed,” and other terms are subjective aka useless info LOL.

  3. I’ll definitely check out these shirts, thanks. I usually buy JCrew t-shirts and they fit well after washing a few times. I tried a Land’s End t-shirt a few weeks ago and it was way to big in my usual size. Something just right would be nice.

  4. Personally, American Apparel XS t-shirts fit me just about perfectly. I think I’ll buy one anyways though just to support a business that’s actually making an effort to cater to shorter guys

  5. I ordered the navy blue crew in M2A. The shirt fits perfectly and is well tailored. I too hope to see additional colors. The customer service is excellent. Good recommendation Brock.

  6. Thanks for this review. Looks like I’m an S1A as I expected. If I had the extra cash I’d definitely get one of these now, but I’ll keep it in mind as something to buy in the future.

  7. This is indeed good news. However, can they ship the clothes overseas?

  8. Looks great brother!

  9. I visited the site for the second time to see if the black crew was back in my size (S2A) and it’s not. I’ll check back later I guess. One amusing thing to note, at least in that you recommended the site to us shorter guys, they have a blog post up with style tips for tall guys, yeah, that was helpful, ha ha.

  10. dlassoff says:

    I tried these guys and their t shirts. When I got them I tried contacting them to exchange them for a larger size like they said I could. They never even had the decency to email me back, even after repeated attempts to reach out to them. They are cheats as far as I am concerned, and not worth doing business with!

  11. dlassoff says:

    Definitely don’t use these guys. They don’t stand behind their product and don’t do what they say!

    • Sorry to hear that! I just put an update at the top of this post. Thanks for letting me know.


    • dlassoff says:

      Dear Brock,

      Thank you for your update to this. Unfortunately, they might not be out of business, although they should be, as they lie to customers and they have no regard for their product or service. But they seem to take our money just fine.

  12. I guess you take down reviews you don’t like. Could it be you are a shill for them. Hmmm

  13. This company went out of business a couple of days after I purchased a shirt. They have not responded to me. My account has been charged and I’m not sure if they ever intended to ship the merchandise

  14. Bought a Black crew neck medium from them in February 2015. Didn’t get an order confirmation and tracking information. So I emailed them but didn’t get a respond. So much for customer service.

    My order arrived eventually and I must say… I absolutely hate the fabric and fit of the shirt. The neck opening was a little too bracing; the fabric felt stiff, heavy and coarse. I tried softening it in the wash but it still feels like I’m wearing sackcloth. While the length is just right, something about the way it’s hemmed or cut gave the waist opening a wide boxy feel.

    • At this point I’m not surprised to hear that about your experience with their customer service.

      I didn’t have a problem with the fabric, although it is a thicker, more casual feel.

      The fit is a bit in the relaxed, boxy side.

      I really can’t / don’t recommend this company anymore (like I said at the top of the post).

      Too bad, they had a good idea.

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