Ok, for me to write about a shirt it's going to take a lot - especially after having abandoned this blog for months. But, yes, I'm coming back like Michael Jordan and Jay-Z to tell you about these incredible shirts.
I only have one Icebreaker shirt right now. But I only own three shirts, so it's a significant part of my wardrobe. When I go to LA for a pit stop before Japan, I'm going to buy two more Icebreakers and get rid of my other shirts. That's how good they are.
They're lightweight, breathable, and luxuriously soft. I wear mine working out as well as out to dinner or karaoke. Wool is NOT itchy and gross anymore - this is WAY more comfortable than cotton.
But here's what's REALLY amazing about it : it doesn't smell bad. EVER. I can literally do a full workout, be dripping with sweat, and smell awful. I take a shower and get out, and I go to give the icebreaker a sniff test.
I'm not talking about a cursory whiff, either. I'm talking about holding the thing up to my nose and breathing through it.
It doesn't only smell "acceptable", it smells bounty-fresh. It is absolutely astounding. There is no trace whatsoever of odor on the shirt.
I was worried that wool may not be durable, but that's proven not to be the case. Besides wearing wool socks every day that haven't shown any signs of wear, I've done tons of workouts in my Icebreaker. No wear, no loose seams, nothing.
Icebreaker shirts all have a number associated with them, ranging from 140 to 320. This is the weight of the wool in grams/square centimeter or something. If you're going to wear it all year round, get a 140-200. If you're going to wear it in the winter, get a 260-300.
I really can't stress how awesome these shirts are. Once I get two more, plan to wear them exclusively for the forseeable future.
They're sold out pretty much everywhere, but you can try Icebreaker at Ebay.