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Old 11-08-2019, 01:24 AM
 
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Do men today still wear those? Yeah I get not judge men because of fabric, but nevertheless it still has a awful connotation.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Texas from Maryland
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I'm a woman and I wear them as tank tops under my regular shirts. It's just a term. Don't be so sensitive.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:52 AM
 
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Ohh my! i sure hope they do! Something about their arm features in those ! *swoon*.

Nothing awful...just an eye full
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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I rarely see guys wearing them, but im sure some people do, somewhere. As a guy, I've always found them to be rather unflattering and banal as an outer garment on any guy I see wearing it and as such would never wear one. That being said, people can of course wear whatever they want.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:40 AM
 
Location: SoCal again
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They are hot on a hot body.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:04 AM
 
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They are still worn. While the term isn't great, sleeveless shirts are still common.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:14 AM
 
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When I was young, they were called "athletic undershirts" or "A-shirts."


The term "wifebeater shirt" got coined some time around 2000.



I think the term is more classist than misogynist, in reference to such shirts being worn by working-class men, and working-class men being stereotyped as "wifebeaters."
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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I'm a woman and I wear them as tank tops under my regular shirts. It's just a term. Don't be so sensitive.
Same here and if they come in different colors I buy them as well.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:32 AM
 
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We just called them "sleeveless undershirts" or "old man undershirts" until around 1970, when they started coming in colors other than white and being referred to as "tank tops" or "muscle shirts".

They are also referred to as "tank tops" in this list of "The 5 T's of Snakebite Envenomation" that I saw on an ER workers' web site -


The 5 T's of Snakebite Envenomation:

Toothless
Tattoos
Tank top
Arrived at hospital in pickup Truck
InToxicated
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Old 11-11-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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Back when I was on OurTime (dating for people 55+) looking for dates a few of the guys wore them in their profile pics- and believe me, it was NOT to show off superb arm musculature. I have no idea what they were thinking.
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