SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced on Wednesday that it would be providing Stretch Cotton garments for men. The new garments are now available for purchase.
The Church reported that the new garments come with 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. The sizes range from 2XS to 5XL, for short, regular and tall statures.
The new garments are 95 percent cotton and five percent spandex. The church stated that the garments’ breathability and four-way stretch makes it more comfortable for a variety of body types and for differing climates around the world.
Garment product manager Jim Christensen stated that the changes resulted from member feedback and suggestions. He noted that the two new necklines are less visible beneath outerwear. He also stated that the shorter sleeves better accommodate commonly worn T-shirts and similar clothing.
“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 garments are considered sacred by those members of the Church “who have made sacred promises of fidelity to God’s commandments and the Gospel of Jesus Christ in temples.” They also “represent the sacred and personal aspect of their relationship with God and their commitment to live good, honorable lives.”
As of this week, U.S. and Canadian customers may start buying or order the garments at various Church Distribution centers located inside Deseret Book Stores. They may also order them via store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org or call Customer Support at (800) 537-5971. The new garments will be available for men worldwide by the end of the year.
The Church reported that women’s Stretch Cotton garments have been available since January 2018 and provided additional styles in February.
For more information on the new men’s garments visit ChurchofJesusChrist.org.