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Old 05-26-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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They are hot ... on a hot guy.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:15 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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It is just a white tank top. The preferred attire of gang bangers in the summer.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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I wear them all the time, like when I'm walking my dog or even if I need to pick something up at a convenience store. I guess I have a low IQ and no education.
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Old 05-26-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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this has to be the cheapest of garments. muscular or not, you are going to look like a broke man wearing underwear in public. worn as a teen, during the summer or on the beach is one thing, but a hairy grown man walking around in one is tasteless.

An image of Carl from Agua Teen Hunger Force comes to mind every time. dress it up with some sweat pants and flip flops.
I'm in my late 20's. I wear them, regardless of whether some disapprove or not. But, then again, I never really gave a damn about what people think of me. I'll wear what I want to wear

And, in response to an earlier comment, I'm far from low class, low IQ, etc.
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I think you are thinking of the Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason......
Aw thats it... thanks.. I just remember it being like a poorer area where the show was set..
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:22 PM
 
Location: West of Louisiana, East of New Mexico
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I don't get it. The reason you wear an undershirt is to keep the sweat off your shirt. The wifebeater doesn't do that.

I just don't get the appeal.

I'll usually wear wife-beaters underneath nice t-shirts. It works much better than wearing a "smedium" t-shirt under a larger screen-print shirt.

If you're wearing a full suit (dress shirt, tie, suit coat etc), the wife-beater works well under the dress shirt especially if you aren't going to take off your jacket or if your shirt isn't borderline see-through.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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A lot of guys where these things under clothes because it makes their traps look bigger. I knew guys who would wear two of them so their traps look bigger.
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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I didn't like having to wear a top like that as part of a basketball uniform. Always appreciated Patrick Ewing for starting/popularizing the practice of wearing a T-shirt under the uniform top.
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Old 05-26-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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It keeps your chest hair from showing through your shirt
Not cut high enough to do that. Never really saw a point to them, except perhaps in the past when a gentleman always wore some kind of undershirt (back when a lady always wore a slip), and it was the least amount of fabric necessary to fit that sartorial requirement.


I'd always heard or seen them referred to as "athletic style undershirt." Only heard the term "wifebeater" in recent years.
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:58 PM
 
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originally were intended to cover ¨men tits¨ when a guy wears white shirts.
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