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Old 09-20-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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There's a lot of stupid people making erroneous comments in this thread.

Underwear serve purposes:
1. Sweat absorption
2. Fight white shirt transparency
3. Undo the nipple effect
4. Prevent yellowing of the armpits (some deos, even good ones like mitchum, do this)
5. Applying cologne on the armpits and preventing it from spilling into a dress shirt and chemically reacting with the fabric

All of this are done to enhance one's sartorial presentation to the rest of the world.

Those who don't do underwear, especially under a shirt:

1. Need some sartorial schooling
2. Smell bad
3. Have little knowledge of deos/colognes (I wonder if they apply cologne on the shirt itself)
4. Appear trashy with pokey nipples
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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I wear V-necks with even polo shirts. I picked up deep V-neck underwear in Macy's to serve the purpose of hiding it well within my polo shirts. I think it was Calvin Klein's slim fit version. The polos I have come from Thomas Pink, Duchamp, Aquascutum etc., and there's no way in hell I'm letting deo/cologne spill into that fabric. Any yellowing or fabric degradation will make me literally cry.

When the wuss is wearing one of those, it's impossible to even imagine he has a V-neck underneath
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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The de-masculinization of America continues....

"I don't like to see my man's chest hair or nipples through his polo shirt." Well I don't care what you like! I don't shave my chest & I don't wear a t-shirt....because I'm a MAN! I ooze testosterone! Most of my golf shirts have self-wicking abilities built in, as well as SPF protection, so no need for a cumbersome t-shirt.

REAL men have hairy chests & nips that poke out through their shirts.
Historically men have worn even more layers of clothing, not less, so I don't know when you think this golden age of layerless masculine clothing happened.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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Undershirts are very practical. Not only do they hide sweat, especially when wearing dress shirts, they also enhance dress shirts by creating a smoother, more modest appearance. They add a level of modesty that is especially fitting for business wear.They are an expression of good taste, something that seems to be slipping away from our culture at an alarming rate.

I thin there are few looks more fitting for men than a crisp, starched white shirt with an obligatory undershirt. I can't image any well tailored businessman dressing in any other way.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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For my entire life I have almost always, unless we are in a heat wave worn a tee shirt under my button up shirt. At the least I match the colours!!!! I just find it much more comfortable and of course being a Canadian it's warmer. Three seasons of the year it's cold here and I would rather wear a tee under my shirt than a sweater over my shirt.

PS, I never ever wear a sweater without some kind of garment under it. I like wool sweaters and they are mega itchy if worn against the skin. Also I only want my wool sweaters to be washed once per year. It's a pain hand washing them and they don't like it either.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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Okay this is going to be the undershirt issue revisited. Do you realize how ridiculous you look with a t shirt sticking out of your polo collar, or the outline of a wifebeater under your dress shirt? There is no reason to worry about "too much chest hair" unless you have unbuttoned THE FIRST FOUR buttons. I realize many many people do this but I think it is a ridiculous look, and doesn't look very "proper."
Some guys sweat, they need that shirt as a buffer.
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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Goodness, how much do some of you people sweat? I live in Miami and walk to work and sweating is not a concern, what in the heck are some of you doing?
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Goodness, how much do some of you people sweat? I live in Miami and walk to work and sweating is not a concern, what in the heck are some of you doing?
That's great. For you.

For those that sweat, not so much help...
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'm a woman, and I've worn camisoles or tank tops or even t-shirts as a layer under an outer shirt, even in summer, and I haven't had the sweating issues that y'all are talking about.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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Goodness, how much do some of you people sweat? I live in Miami and walk to work and sweating is not a concern, what in the heck are some of you doing?
It's heredity for me. My Dad was a heavy sweater as I am. Both of us are pretty stocky and hairy. He's gone now, but I remember well. Wished many times we had a cooler summer climate to live in.
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