What are crewneck shirts? Also spelled on
occasion as two words “crew neck".
A crew neck is a type of shirt or sweater that has
a round neckline and no collar. The T-shirt crew neck was
developed in 1932 as an undergarment that would absorb sweat. The
crewneck tee is often worn by athletes under uniforms or as a uniform
A crewneck t-shirt is often worn with other layers.
For example, a t-shirt being worn under a long sleeve flannel shirt.
Light weight crew neck t-shirts are often worn under a businessmen’s
Although crew necks are very common for t-shirts,
they also are used with other types of tops such as sweatshirts and
sweaters. This type of round neckline is used on both short sleeve
& long sleeve varieties.
This construction of neckline can also be used on
See examples of this type of shirt:
Hanes crewneck shirts
GAP crewneck shirts
Nordstrom Crewneck Shirts
Crew neck t-shirts can be made in various fiber
contents and fabric constructions. They are commonly made in 100%
cotton, polyester, spandex, blends, etc. This category of shirt
styling can be made in either
natural fiber or
Learn more about
shirt necklines in our apparel definitions section.