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Old 01-20-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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There are many practical reasons. I've never had a problem with them, and how they look depends on what else is being worn, the look of the man, and his physical shape.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:22 AM
 
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My rationale:

My dress shirts are made from Egyptian cotton and are made to measure, they can last 3 years if I don't get sweat stains on them.

I would rather chance that someone might see the short sleeves through the dress shirt rather than brown colored stains when I raise my arms! Interestingly enough, light gray undershirts are said to be less visible than white undershirts when worn with a white dress shirt. Look into it on Google.
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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So your not talking vests here or Simmits as we used to call them.. sleevless cotton tops worn under shirts etc... BBC - Ulster-Scots - Words and Phrases : simmit sometimes different spelling of the word. http://caledonianmercury.com/2011/09...semmit/0024403
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Ottawa, IL ➜ Tucson, AZ ➜ Laramie, WY
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idk if this has been posted, but I thought this was a pretty good write up for those of you that need to wear undershirts:

http://effortlessgent.com/quick-guide-undershirts/

http://wideeyestightwallets.blogspot...-tees-and.html
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I also figured it was mostly for the extra warmth, especially when it wasn't quite cool enough for a sweater or jacket.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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Who the hell are you? The fashion police?

Men sweat. Undershirts are cheap and absorb sweat. Dress shirts and polo shirts are expensive. Dress shirts and polo shirts that don't get stained by sweat last longer.

Get over it.
This.

To the OP, there is nothing more gross then sweatstains in the pits.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Hmmm. I can't say I'm bothered by seeing the clean, white collar of a man's undershirt. This is really an issue?
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Hmmm. I can't say I'm bothered by seeing the clean, white collar of a man's undershirt. This is really an issue?
I've never seen an undershirt that has a collar!
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:34 AM
 
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Exactly. Undershirts allow your dress shirts and polos to be worn muliple times before laundering. My shirts last YEARS instead of just one season due to being over washed.
This is exactly why I started wearing V-neck undershirts. Sweat is the other major reason. I don't own any shirts that are so thin that a V-neck is obvious beneath them.

That being said, I'm not a fan of seeing the collar of an undershirt in the open neck of a "top" shirt. To me, that's not much different than undershorts being visible above the beltline of pants. It's all underwear.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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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."
To answer your question:
"Why are people (men) STILL wearing undershirts?"

The glaringly obvious answer is that no one bases their attire on what you think.

Frankly, you come off as a raving narcissist by deluding yourself that your (minority) opinion is actually some sort of objective truth.

Get over yourself.
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