Top critical review
Would be good value, if not for the cut.
on 6 June 2016
I received two of these vests this morning, one black and one white in large size. As others have pointed out, the cut of the arm holes is all wrong. They are far too small for the size of vest, which is very uncomfortable. Two days prior to delivery, I bought a pair of sleeveless vest from Sainsbury's (Tu brand), also large size, and when comparing I found the Tu large is bigger than these Fruit of the Loom. The Tu sleeves are cut 2 inches lower than the FotL ones, and fit across the chest more comfortably. The FotL vests catch under the arms, and I feel that they will chaff badly with repeated movement. They are also tighter across the chest and down to the waist than the Tu of the same size, leading me to believe that Fruit of the Loom has underestimated the sizes. Large is not really large.
The material is 100% cotton from the Value range i.e. not thick like their famous heavyweight t-shirts, which is okay for a vest. The texture is akin to a printed t-shirt, a bit rougher than a vest intended as underwear, but it's fine - not sandpaper!
These vests would be good value for money if the cut was better. Their sizes are smaller than they should be, so buy a size up from what you normally wear. Hopefully this will solve the armhole problem.