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Finally, undershirts that hide in your open collar.  jT by Collected Threads gives you confidence and protects your shirts from sweat.
Finally, undershirts that hide in your open collar. jT by Collected Threads gives you confidence and protects your shirts from sweat.
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This Startup Needs Your Support.

Why Kickstarter?  We're a small company.  Like, really small.  It would be a one man show if I didn't have such awesome family and friends volunteering their time to help with copywriting, video production, shipping, programming, marketing and modeling. What you see here is a year's worth of work since quitting the day job last February.  It's time to turn this onetime hobby into a real business.

We've been selling the original jT through our website but we want to bring 5 more styles to production.  We don't have the funds now to meet minimum order quantities at the manufacturer. Your Kickstarter support will get 5 new styles off the ground.  What's more, you'll give us the visibility we need to put these products on a shelf near you.  Maybe even create some paid jobs while we're at it.

Men's Visible Undershirt Problem Solved!

Why spend good money on a work or club shirt only to spoil the look with the disheveled, distracting, uneven white collar of your undershirt?  Don't be a V. Can the crew - however we need to convince you, your undershirt is bringing your fashion down with it.  If it was meant to be seen, we wouldn't call it an undershirt.  Let's all make men's fashion history, right here, right now.

C'mon, you know you're gonna have fun handing these out.
C'mon, you know you're gonna have fun handing these out.

jT is Confidence

Men derive confidence from the clothing we wear, and the undershirt is the foundation of men's fashion.  It keeps us dry and preserves the life of our shirts.  

  • Tired of the crew-neck college look? 
  • Find yourself tugging at today's V-necks to keep them hidden? 
  • Go without an undershirt to maintain a natural, open collar style? 

Collected Threads needs your help to provide a complete solution.  NO other undershirt line on the market is this focused on your finished look. 

The jT Advantage

Whatever Your Fashion Level, jT Improves and Protects it.

You don't have to be a runway model or a high fashion guy.  You just have to be a man that prefers to:

  • Protect his shirt from sweat
  • Reduce washings / dry cleanings between wears
  • Up his style no matter what his style is
  • Be confident all day knowing he'll be dry and looking his best

Original jT customers have a wide range of personal style.  From business casual to the golfer; to the Vegas/NYC club type, retired resort hopper, and everything in between. What's great about our undershirts? jT's goes with any shirt you're wearing.

Gentlemen, there are no other undershirts like the jT on the market. With an ultra low neck, the jT keeps you collar free, sweat free and worry free. The rest is up to you.

So Which jT is Right for Me?

One of each!  Seriously though, they're quite different and it depends on your intended use.  Here's a quick comparison with more details below.

  • jT - Ultra low and wide for any open collar challenge.  3 colors hide through your thinner white and summer shirts.   Goes surprisingly well with just a sport coat.  
  • jT-V - Stylish cut to wear by itself or underneath. If James Dean were here, he'd wear it while puffing a vaporizer 20 feet from the entrance.
  • jT Modal - Form fitting and the softest, silkiest of the bunch.  Flattest colret leaves fewest lines though thinner shirts.  Compare to Calvin Klein Body and Tommy John Second Skin at a 30/40% discount, respectively. 
  • jT Compression - For guys with 'problem areas.'  Will firm your chest, waistline and improve posture.  Compare to Spanx Cotton Compression except invisible neck and half the price.
  • jT Thermal - Fashionable warmth; perfect for a cold office, ski lodge after-party, or the polar vortex.
  • jT Tank - For the guy who doesn't sweat under his arms.  Lucky him.

Since the release of the jT years ago, customers have been asking for more styles. Well, always  late to our own party, here are the prototypes.  We need your help to take the 5 new jT styles into production!

jT Undershirts are Well Priced, but is it a Premium Line?

Absolutely.  We are selling direct to you, the backer, cutting out the middle man. That's how we can deliver designer level products at a great value. Longer term, we may go retail so lock in these prices while you can!  Plus, would we let you get this close to the product if it wasn't good?

 Designer Details.  Every jT Style Includes:

  • Itch-free tagless neck label
  • Tuckable lengths (except jT-Compression.  You would not want this, believe you me)
  • Fitted or form cuts to reduce baggage under your shirt
  • Combed cottons and blends that are organically treated for maximum softness
  • Low key, sewn in jT label on bottom left.  Trust us, you'll get tired of answering the same question in the locker room: "Where did you get that awesome undershirt?" Just point to the label, fellas.

Most Functional Undershirts You Will Ever Wear

jT-V (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT-V (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT-Modal (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT-Modal (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT Compression (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT Compression (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT Thermal (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT Thermal (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT Tank (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT Tank (Prototype, Needs Kickstarter Support)
jT (available today in white, gray and black)
jT (available today in white, gray and black)

jT for Women

It's here, ladies.  Not really but we know you're going to borrow his.  Here's how we see it going down:

  • You buy him one to solve the pet peeve you've had with his undershirt for weeks, years even.  Then you borrow it.
  • You buy one for yourself, then tell your girlfriends about it.  We know you talk about undershirts, we've been on Twitter
  • You tell us to expand the line for women's cuts and sizing. Since you typically win every argument, there's a good chance you'll win this one too.

jT Style

jT line is not only the best undershirt to wear, but many styles can be worn on their own.  Here's a couple ideas to get you inspired 

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Ok jT, I'm Sold!  What's My Size?

 NOTES

  • jT Compression is real compression, that means tight enough to cinch you in.  Please do not size down.  Not offered in Small.
  • jT Modal is quite stretchy.  Sizing down will not constrict and will still have plenty of length to stay tucked.  
  • XXL and larger men - We would like to develop these styles in larger sizes eventually and perhaps we make it a stretch goal during this campaign.  Today, however,  the XL modal will stretch to fit a 2X male or larger.

Humble Beginnings for an Undershirt Revolution

Handmade shirt in a hand built shed.  Since the first v-neck scissor surgery to the expansion of the line, we've never forgotten our roots.  Now it's time to elevate men's fashion everywhere. 

The days of shipping out of the red barn are behind us (upgraded to the garage), but we have a lot more work to do.  With Kickstarter support, we can get this product from the shed to every shelf near you.  

Please share our story or make a pledge today!  Thank you!!
 
Let's expand the jT line and get this business out of the garage!
Let's expand the jT line and get this business out of the garage!

Risks and challenges

No project is without risk.

We have good systems in place, however, and have been fulfilling the original jT orders for some time now. Depending on the success of this project, we will move from in-house fulfillment to outsourcing and that's a potential for hiccups. ShipWire or Amazon Fulfillment advertise easy transition but it is something we have no experience with.

Good news: the development is done. Every photo you see is a prototype sample (except original jT). The patterns are set. Every detail is sourced - fabrics, tagless neck labels, side sewn labels, artwork, and packaging are ready to go.

Manufacturing is set. We've been working with the same manufacturer for 5+ years (original jT) so we do not anticipate any hangups there. We just need to raise funds to meet the minimum order quantities.

There is always a chance for delays when working with overseas suppliers. Customs can inject delivery delays and dock workers can strike, but we have not experienced this in the past. Collected Threads will make this promise - you will never be in the dark regarding delivery and we will always respond to questions in a timely manner.

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    THANKS: You're in! You're about to change the course of men's fashion history and for only a dollar. We'd say that's a bargain. We'll show our appreciation with a tweet or Facebook shout-out, you call it.

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    TAG IT: What's better than 5 thank you Tweets? A jT sticker, that's what. Really, we appreciate your support! FREE US shipping.

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    JOHNNY LAW: Undershirt Violation Citation Book - 50 Page, 2 Ply, carbon copy citation book will make you feel like the person you love the most, the meter maid. Only more fashionable. Confront a violating co-worker, boyfriend, or a random guy in the street. Or, if confrontation is not your thing, leave it covertly on their desk/pillow/Vespa. You're helping us and him at the same time! Thanks for backing and spreading the word. Citation text altered slightly for generic use and will not mention Kickstarter project as shown. FREE US Shipping

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    jT Modal - Have you ever felt micro modal? If not, you're missing out. This is the smoothest and silkiest fabric on the market. Form fit, tuckable length, the ladies won't be able to keep their hands off this, which, might not be the best thing for you. We thank you regardless of what you have to deal with. Designer box, FREE Shipping US

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    jT Thermal - Who said cold and fashion can't mix? There is no other low neck product out there like it, truly a fashion exclusive. Vinyl zippered bag. FREE Shipping US.

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    jT Compression - This is the real deal, folks. This undershirt will improve your shape, your posture, and flatten out your problem areas. It's going to be tight, that's how you know it's working. Half the price of a competitor that might rhyme with 'THANX.' FREE Shipping US.

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    jT Original: Super wide and low, no one will ever see this in your collar. Matthew McConnaughey might have worn one in Magic Mike. Or, he might not have, we'll never know. Vinyl zipper bag. FREE Shipping US.

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    jT-V: angled neck keeps you dry and looking great under a shirt or by itself. Check our model again. Yes, you will look just as handsome. Vinyl zippered bag can be used for storing maps in your NEW CAR! You supply the new car. FREE Shipping US.

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    jT Tank 3 PACK in a vinyl zippered bag. Our tank is made out of smooth, ribbed, 100% combed cotton and stays hidden in almost any open collar. Like the jT, this shirt worn by itself is also a hit with the tattoo, motorcycle and rock star communities. FREE Shipping US.

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    jT-V, jT Original, or jT Tank 3 PACK: All Kickers for $39 are the 3 packs in a vinyl bag. Somehow we forgot to mention the quantity!

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    EUROPEAN AWARD - for the EU backers out there, this is for you. Select any products adding up to a minimum of $72, and we will take care of shipping and customs charges using Amazon.de. FREE Shipping, FREE Customs to EU.

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    SKI BUM LONG WEEKENDER: 3 jT Thermals. One for each night of the ski getaway. Sit by the fireplace and crack a button or two, you're money. We're even throwing in an Undershirt Violation book for a whole new meaning to the word SKI PATROL. FREE Shipping US.

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    WORKING MAN: Get 5 jT Modals for every day of the week. Think you can get tired of wearing a silky smooth base layer under every button up or polo? Trust us. You won't. FREE Shipping US.

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    DIRTY DOZEN: Mix and Match four 3-Packs from the jT, jT-V or jT-Tank. Remember, depending on your skin tone, gray and black original jTs will hide better through your thinner white and light shirts. You might want to throw one of those in there for good measure (jT-V and jT-Tank not yet available in colors) FREE Shipping US

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    WORKING MAN SLIM: 5 jT Compressions for every day of the week. Don't get caught meeting the new intern on laundry day. Stay firm - we got you covered and looking stylish. FREE Shipping US.

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    EXECUTIVE: Remember how you couldn't decide which of the 6 styles you wanted? Now you don't have to. This is five 3-packs, mix and match of jT (any color), jT-V, jT-Tank + 1 jT Compression + jT-Modal + Thermal + Undershirt Violations. We assure you, this grab bag will keep you fashionable with whatever weather Mother Nature has in store. Plus, you'll be an undershirt expert and much more authoritative while issuing citations.

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    BLACK CARD: You and 4 friends each get treated to the EXECUTIVE package. BUT we hand deliver and bring a party to you. Details on how we are pulling this off are top secret but trust us, it is going to be WAY COOL - maybe newsworthy. There will be a vetting process for this award so please email us and we'd be happy to share more details. Not only will you be part of the Founders Circle of Collected Threads, you'll have a story or 10 after we're done. Serious inquiries please, contiguous 48 states only.

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