U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-26-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
8,692 posts, read 11,421,128 times
Reputation: 3684

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coolhand68 View Post
Undershirts serve a practical purpose. Comfort during hot weather being one of them. Who wants a sweaty dress shirt clinging to their body on hot humid days? Some dress shirts are more sheer than others, do you really want to see man-nipples through a light colored dress shirt? Or skin/body hair in between poorly placed buttons? Undershirts also help keep the stink off of your outer shirt. Unless you are a French gigolo, there's nothing wrong with wearing an undershirt, it is actually encouraged.

If you're wearing a dress shirt with an open collar, V-neck or tank top is the way to go.
With a tank top, why even bother?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-27-2013, 12:39 PM
 
455 posts, read 732,518 times
Reputation: 631
My father once got reprimanded at his job back in the day for never wearing under-shirts (everyone could see his nipples through his white button-down...) and wearing patchouli oil (mixed with "pheromones to attract women"). Suffice it to say, I don't do that. Not because I'm worried about being reprimanded, but if my dad did it, that's fair enough warning for me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
8,692 posts, read 11,421,128 times
Reputation: 3684
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soup Sandwich View Post
My father once got reprimanded at his job back in the day for never wearing under-shirts (everyone could see his nipples through his white button-down...) and wearing patchouli oil (mixed with "pheromones to attract women"). Suffice it to say, I don't do that. Not because I'm worried about being reprimanded, but if my dad did it, that's fair enough warning for me.
Patchouli oil? What is wrong with him?! Not wearing an undershirt pales in comparison with the patchouli offense. What is he trying to attract, some old cat-lady from Woodstock that bats for the other team?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2013, 11:01 AM
 
1,072 posts, read 2,403,720 times
Reputation: 1281
Funny I was just thinking this week that several of the younger (and by younger I mean late 20s/early 30s) guys in my office need to learn to wear undershirts. Visible nipples and gaps in their shirts among the primary reasons. They simply do not look as pulled together as the older men who have learned to dress. Now an undershirt under a golf shirt or polo is debatable, but if you are wearing a dress shirt you should probably have an undershirt on as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-02-2013, 10:33 AM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
2,624 posts, read 2,111,724 times
Reputation: 1679
I like undershirts, if they don't show. Much of the controversy here could be headed off with the understanding that wicking works better when nothing is tucked in. Tightness, materials, and so on also make a difference in many of the issues debated.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-02-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
9,783 posts, read 15,328,540 times
Reputation: 2833
It's good to wear when a jumper/sweater is too hot but you want a bit of extra warmth.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-20-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
4 posts, read 6,801 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adi from the Brunswicks View Post
Well, for some people like me, underarm sweat is not such a major issue (thanks Degree). It is usually a sweaty back that irritates me the most. In such cases, a tank undershirt would solve the purpose. I usually wear tank undershirts, not the T shirt type.


Like Adi, underarm sweat is not much of a problem for me so I always wear A-shirts (tank style undershirts) with dress shirts, polos and casual shirts. The sleeves on a crew or v-neck undershirt bother me, so the A-shirt is the perfect choice. Most of my dress shirts are white or a light color so you can see the undershirt, but I really am not concerned about it. It is more important to be comfortable.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-20-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
5,530 posts, read 8,184,647 times
Reputation: 5765
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
Dont bother, who cares what you think about men wearing undershirts.

if i want to wear one, i will. Your opinion means squat to me, and probably most if not all of the men on this thread.

it needs to be closed now.

Haha, so true. I wear undershirts because they make me more comfortable. In the winter, they add warmth and in the summer, they absorb perspiration and keep it from being visible on the outer shirt.

I don't care what anybody thinks about it. If a person has nothing better to worry about, they're either very lucky or a very sad case. Either way I don't care.

And I actually like when a crisp white, or even colored, undershirt shows through the V-neck opening of a polo shirt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-20-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
3,914 posts, read 4,006,935 times
Reputation: 5781
Quote:
Originally Posted by BadGalBee View Post
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."
Hey, so long as chicks give up that bra under a tube top, I'm on board...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-20-2014, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
15,228 posts, read 23,743,496 times
Reputation: 19847
Quote:
Originally Posted by beth98 View Post
Funny I was just thinking this week that several of the younger (and by younger I mean late 20s/early 30s) guys in my office need to learn to wear undershirts. Visible nipples and gaps in their shirts among the primary reasons. They simply do not look as pulled together as the older men who have learned to dress. Now an undershirt under a golf shirt or polo is debatable, but if you are wearing a dress shirt you should probably have an undershirt on as well.

are you kidding me, whats so terrible ablot seeing mens nipples, duh, we have them. so do women

also gaps??? are you kidding me, seriously hang ups there.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top