A couple of weeks ago, I posted this reply on the "Undershirt" topic title in this forum. Â I did so to defend those who wear athletic undershirts/A-shirts/tank undershirts/wifebeaters from what I saw were some demeaning attacks. Â I was disappointed to receive no meaningful responses and was hoping that I would receive some by posting it as its own topic... Had to jump in to defend wearing wifebeaters. Â Although they are technically referred to as A-shirts, far more people know them by their more colorful name. I wear them virtually all the time. Â I used to wear standard t-shirt undershirts, but switched for a variety of reasons. Â Wifebeaters still function as undershirts, keeping you warmer in cold weather and soaking up (at least some) perspiration in the summer. Â Also, they tend to be thinner and, thus, more lightweight than a standard T. Â Further, because they are somewhat scooped at the neck, they do not show (or at least as much) with an unbuttoned shirt. Â In short, they're a good compromise between wearing no undershirt (which shows sweat, hair, and skin) and a t (which can be uncomfortable and is obvious under an unbuttoned shirt) Yeah, I know others in this post think they are "tacky," "blue collar" and "gross." Â But why? Â Isn't that just a stupid stereotype? Â For those that characterize them this way, have you tried to wear 'em to see whether they provide at least some of the benefits of wearing an undershirt, without some of the undesireable side effects? Or am I just way out in left field here?
post #1 of 16
5/12/03 at 5:23pm