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Old 05-25-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: The Commonwealth of Virginia
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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.

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Old 05-25-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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If the guy has a great body I certainly get the appeal. :-)
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It keeps your chest hair from showing through your shirt
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:35 PM
 
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Clothes aren't always for practicality. It also makes you feel a certain way. Wifebeaters make them feel macho. Just like a tight shirt may make you feel sexy.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I don't get it. I just don't get the appeal.
It's all about who is wearing them.

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Old 05-25-2017, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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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.
Dudes who walk around in "wife beaters" are pretty much guaranteed to be of the lower class, lower I.Q., and lower educated types.
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I drop some pounds again, I'll probably start wearing them. But I'd much rather wear an unbuttoned shirt to go with it.
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Dudes who walk around in "wife beaters" are pretty much guaranteed to be of the lower class, lower I.Q., and lower educated types.
Is this what you call a vest or simmit... never heard it referred to as this and this , its a horrible name for a piece of clothing..
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:33 AM
 
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Is this what you call a vest or simmit... never heard it referred to as this and this , its a horrible name for a piece of clothing..
I believe they're called that because on the reality show "Cops" so many guys that got arrested for domestic violence were wearing them.

The also called "guinea tees" in the NY/NJ area.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I believe they're called that because on the reality show "Cops" so many guys that got arrested for domestic violence were wearing them.

The also called "guinea tees" in the NY/NJ area.
Never ever heard these names... thanks doc for info. Im actually sitting her smiling thinking of words we use in Scotland ...a ganzie or jersey was a pullover or jumper.. a semmit or simmit was a vest...I was thinking about their origins and think maybe ganzie and jersey come from Guersey and Jersey.. as in wool from these places but I dont know. however the Semmit or Simmit, I dont have a clue why haha.
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