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- Tommy John started with men’s underwear, but now makes high-quality basics for everyone.
- We have tested and reviewed most of what Tommy John has to offer, and a lot of its styles have become top picks in our buying guides.
- Below, you’ll find reviews of everything we’ve tested along with notes on fit and sizing.
While essentials like underwear and undershirts are often referred to as “basics,” they’re actually some of the more difficult pieces of clothing to get just right.
Founded in 2008 by Tom Patterson and his wife Erin Fujimoto, undergarment brand Tommy John was born out of Patterson’s struggle to find comfortable undershirts that wouldn’t bunch up under his dress shirts. He ultimately decided to make his own, an idea that snowballed into re-engineering boxer briefs and, eventually, a full line of undergarments, loungewear, casual clothing, and even business attire (an effort that has since been discontinued) for everyone.
With each updated design, Tommy John addressed the three Fs of clothing — fabric, fit, and function — to create more comfortable and longer-lasting pieces. Although the prices are considerably higher than other brands (men’s boxer briefs range from $18 to $42 per pair and women’s underwear ranges from $20 to $32 per pair), we’ve found great value and longevity in its styles.
Over the years, we’ve seen Tommy John grow from a men’s underwear brand to a full-fledged clothing company with intentionally made pieces for all parts of your daily life. The Insider Reviews team has tested tons of Tommy John’s products, from loungewear to dress shirts to underwear and bras, and we’ve been consistently impressed. It is easily one of our most-loved and recommended brands — and is only one of few brands that we collectively agree to be the best in its category every time.
Read our reviews of everything we’ve tested from Tommy John: