It’s a truly embarrassing (and often super-secret) condition: over-sweating. As a sufferer of hyperhidrosis, the clinical term of excessive regular sweating, Billy Thompson tried everything to alleviate his underarm dampness. From ritualistic deodorant practices to banning colored shirts from his wardrobe, Thompson had done it all—but to no effect. That’s why he paired with apparel guru Randy Choi to try and brainstorm a piece of clothing that could do the trick. Choi, a sufferer of cranial hyperhidrosis, had been through the ringer trying to relieve his sweating, including a risky (and unsuccessful) ETS surgery that just made matters worse. That is, at least, until the two friends launched Thompson Tee in 2014.
Thompson Tee is a brand of undershirts for men and women that feature a unique sweat-proof fabric that’s designed to completely stop the appearance of sweat stains. These shirts are not created to be sweat-resistant, they’re designed to be sweat-proof. When Thompson and Choi launched their line after more than 10 years of development, they knew they would only be satisfied with something that would erase any evidence of sweating at all. They even received the first and only U.S. patent for their fabric.
HydroShield sweat-proof technology combines the comfort of your favorite undershirt with an anti-microbial, hypoallergenic barrier. This barrier captures moisture and body heat released in the underarm area and releases vapor in its place. This process serves as a sort of ventilator for your body, turning wetness into a vapor that can be easily released, without being captured in your best cotton, polyester or silk shirts. It’s a simple concept that’s perfect for any person—not just those who suffer from a diagnosed case of hyperhidrosis.
Thompson Tees are created for anyone who sweats excessively, at any time. The tee is perfect for when you work on your feet and tend to work up a sweat in turn, or for “anxiety sweaters” who worry about keeping arms covered during interviews, meetings or big dates. Thompson Tee is designed to replace all the yellowed tee shirts in your drawer. No more wearing blazers or sweaters every day even when it’s warm (perhaps especially when it’s warm) for fear of sweating through your layers. Choi has even added colored shirts back into his wardrobe!
The brand isn’t the first to try to alleviate the issue of over sweating, as many deodorant brands and clothing companies offer “extra protective” lines that are “sweat resistant”. Thompson Tee, however, is the first of its kind in the U.S. that promises to be absolutely sweat-proof. And the world has certainly taken notice. The Thompson Tee website features dozens of testimonials from happy customers in over 80 countries on every continent. Hyperhidrosis sufferers have left rave reviews, as well as business professionals, lawyers, doctors, pharmacists, and teens.
Whether you need something for a special occasion or for your everyday life, Thompson Tee is your underarm savior. You can even find these Hydro-Shield shirts on Amazon. The company has been featured on The Doctors, ABC News and CNBC. You’ll find them in Shape Magazine, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. They are dedicated to their mission of 100% Made in the USA products and fabrics, with ethical treatment of workers and they comply fully with U.S. EPA standards. Since their crowdfunding campaign in 2013, the brand has been working hard to ensure they keep the mission at the forefront of the mind, and if popular opinions are any clue, they’re doing very well.