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Old 07-07-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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I was always under the impression that men wore white t-shirts under dress shirts as a persperation shield -- to protect the pits from getting ruined on the expensive dress shirt.

Last night we were watching Burn Notice and I realized that the sharply dressed Michael Weston was wearing a "wife beater" style t-shirt under his dress shirt -- and that made me wonder -- what's the point?

And does anyone wear t-shirts under dress shirts anymore?
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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T-shirts are also worn to hide chest hair from showing through and "man boobs".
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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It also prevents nipple from showing through, wicks sweat, and adds another layer, among other things.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Wifebeaters are basically glorified cleaning rags. Once you wear wash/them a few times they start to get holes in them and fall apart. I've always had the best luck with sleeveless tees underneath dress shirts/polos etc.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I generally wear t-shirts, generally for sweat protection.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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I also think T-shirts were worn in the winter for extra warmth.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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I have done both and many times no undergarment under the shirt.
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I wear crew neck t-shirts under everything, except for other short sleeved t-shirts.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I don't wear anything under a dress shirt. I'm generally wearing a suit jacket and tie or in the winter a sweater anyway so not much is likely to show.

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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I didn't wear anything under a dress shirt until I was 28 years old, and only because my job required it.
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