Church Offers New Stretch Cotton Garments for Men

Contributed By Camille West, Church News.ChurchofJesusChrist.org

  • 14 May 2019

The Church is offering new Stretch Cotton men’s garments that provide a close but comfortable fit.

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  • Men's Stretch Cotton garments are now available for purchase.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is introducing new Stretch Cotton garments for men, available beginning May 14.

Women’s Stretch Cotton garments were introduced in January 2018, with additional styles offered in February 2019.

Stretch Cotton fabric is 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex. Its breathability and four-way stretch makes the garment more comfortable for a variety of body types and climates around the world.

Men’s Stretch Cotton garments have shorter sleeves, a soft elastic waistband with a lower rise, supportive brief style bottom, semi-flat performance seams, printed labels, mesh air-flow panels, and two new neckline options. Sizes range from 2XS to 5XL, in short, regular, and tall statures.

According to Jim Christensen, garment product manager, the design changes were in response to member feedback and requests. For example, the two new necklines are less visible beneath outerwear, and the shorter sleeves better accommodate commonly worn T-shirts and other similar attire.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer new garment styles specific to what men have been asking for, like a lower crew neckline and shorter sleeves so they can wear T-shirts without being concerned that their garment tops are showing,” he said. “And the new, snugger-fitting V-neck top provides a slimmer, modern profile.”

The men’s Stretch Cotton knee-length support brief, V-neck top, and lower crew top will be available to members around the world by the end of 2019.

Beginning mid-May 2019, customers in the U.S. and Canada may purchase or place orders for the product at a Distribution Services retail store, including Deseret Book stores with a Distribution Services section; at store.lds.org/Garments; or by calling Customer Support at (800) 537-5971.

Sacred temple garments are worn by adult members of the Church “who have made sacred promises of fidelity to God’s commandments and the gospel of Jesus Christ in temples.” They “represent the sacred and personal aspect of their relationship with God and their commitment to live good, honorable lives.”