Crew neck tees are the workhorses of a man's tee shirt collection. That classic round banded neckline works under almost everything and, as a bonus, looks just as good when worn as casual outerwear. Now there are crewneck t-shirts that benefit workouts, sports and any active pastime--wicking tees. Wicking refers to the process of moving moisture from the inside of a fabric to the outside, where it can easily evaporate. Any guy who has gone through a workout with a sweaty tee glued to his body knows the benefits of moisture-wicking clothing: you stay dry and, as a result, cooler.
All of this hard work doesn't sacrifice style. Today's brands offer crews with wicking properties in a variety of styles. High-performance tees are available in a classic loose fit as well as in body-hugging stretch styles. Long sleeve wicking t-shirts are perfect in colder weather or as a base layer under outerwear. And moisture-wicking tees are also available in breathable cotton, often blended with a bit of elastane or spandex for fit.