A man's under layers shouldn't be stuck in the past.
Or anywhere else.

When it comes to the thing that is literally closest to any man—his base layers—evolution has gotten hung up in a lot of places we'd rather not mention. 

Tom Patterson faced this reality every day. As a medical device salesman confined to a suit as he traveled from meeting to meeting, he couldn't get through the day without his undershirts, underwear and socks bunching, pinching and sagging.

Tom Patterson
CEO, Tommy John

Instead of getting his base layers in a bunch, he made it his mission to reinvent men's underwear.

Planning session

"Fixing things" doesn't mean tugging at your crotch or pulling up your socks again. It means finding a solution to this age-old problem, once and for all. It means understanding how men move, combining innovative fabric technologies and tweaking the fit down to the placement of the last stitch. Tom made this task his mission.

That's why he quit his job and started Tommy John. With the support of his wife, Erin, a local tailor and a small team of designers, Tom re-imagined the fit, feel and function of man's most fundamental layers. He built and patented new features from scratch. The result? Shirts that stay tucked, socks that stay up and underwear that keeps everything in place, whichever way a man moves.

No Adjustment Needed.™

What makes Tommy John stand comfortably above the rest?


We break with tradition and use innovative materials and proprietary fabric and blends. Like our patented, non-pilling micro modal.


We research and find new ways of adapting to the real, moving human body. Such as our patented undershirt design, guaranteed to never come untucked.


We constantly evolve and improve our products to make our customers more comfortable. Like our Quick Draw® Fly.

The only part of a man we can't contain is his love for Tommy John.

What People Are Saying

"It's the most brilliant underwear on the planet and I'm not kidding..."

Watch Tom Patterson on CNBC's Squawk Box.

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