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Old 11-13-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Except the 'wife beater' is an undershirt, not a tank top.

But you do you.
How many men do you know who own formal wear undershirts? A tank top is a tank top. Solid body, thin straps over the shoulder, no sleeves or collar. Color is optional. They can be worn as an undershirt, but what makes an undershirt is an overshirt, not a label.
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Here comes the PC police clashing with the fashion police and telling people what to wear. My response, as usual:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScRCuFpTNXg



(warning; NSFW)
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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They are only awful if you don't have the body for them. I think lots of guys wear T-shirts under their shirts. Especially in the winter they provide a nice insulating layer. Also, many men wear them under light color dress shirts I think generally for propriety, as the shirts can be otherwise see through, and the button gaps.
Bingo.

They are undershirts. Some people can pull off wearing them as your only shirt, but you really need to have the right body for that.

They come in other colors than white
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0f/26...f72cf6b4aa.jpg

But, as far as undershirts go, they are sometimes a better option than a t shirt under a button-down shirt. T-shirts sometimes bunch up in the sleeve area under an long-sleeved button-down, or might be too hot if it's a warm day. The outline of the t-shirt can generally be seen as well. The "wife-beater" does a great job covering up the gaps on the front between buttons that might appear and show some belly fur to your adorning coworkers (not me..but I have coworkers who need to wear an undershirt).

I remember my grandfather, as far back as the 80's wearing them under his button down's with a jacket.


Plus my wife seems to like the look on me
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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My daughters wear them quite a bit. One son wear them often. He is a crew rower and coach. They cover you up a little but to not get in the way, get soaked or keep heat in as much as a full t-shirt does.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Of course! My husband wears them under dress shirts.

I hate the look of a dress shirt with no tee shirt or wife beater under it. Especially a white dress shirt or tuxedo shirt.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: The BA & l o v e it
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Of course! My husband wears them under dress shirts.

I hate the look of a dress shirt with no tee shirt or wife beater under it. Especially a white dress shirt or tuxedo shirt.




That’s different tho than a guy that wears a wifebeater as a shirt......

But I don’t think it looks good to see any undergarments under formal wear. That’s like a bra showing through a dress for us.....& why the bra is sometimes built in to more formal dresses....
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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That’s different tho than a guy that wears a wifebeater as a shirt......

But I don’t think it looks good to see any undergarments under formal wear. That’s like a bra showing through a dress for us.....& why the bra is sometimes built in to more formal dresses....
I have never wore one under a dress shirt and I don't think you could tell because I use shirts that are thick enough to where you don't see through. I guess if the dress shirt made of thin fabric the you would see through. Either way I haven't use one in years but I like them.
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Old 11-13-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: The BA & l o v e it
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I have never wore one under a dress shirt and I don't think you could tell because I use shirts that are thick enough to where you don't see through. I guess if the dress shirt made of thin fabric the you would see through. Either way I haven't use one in years but I like them.




Ita...I was going to recommend to blueherons her husband wear a heavier shirt....my fiancé doesn’t wear any kind of tee shirt under suits or tuxes.....
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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We just got back from Chicago. Yes, the indigenous people still wear them
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Ita...I was going to recommend to blueherons her husband wear a heavier shirt....my fiancé doesn’t wear any kind of tee shirt under suits or tuxes.....
Unless you are wearing a $500 Brioni tuxedo shirt, by design, they are thin.

There are either cheap or very expensive. Since he only wears them once or twice a year, I go with the cheaper tuxedo shirts.
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