Originally Posted by BB1
The attitudes of what's acceptable for male fashion in the US has become very constrained over the last 100 years. Take for example what's commonly accepted for the neckline of a t-shirt....
WOMEN: Crew neck, v-neck, scoop neck, boat neck, u-neck, etc.
MEN: Crew neck
Occasionally v-necks are considered acceptable for men, but generally only if the neck line is so high up that it nearly resembles a crew neck. Look at BR v-neck tees for an example of what it has to look like in order to avoid being mocked by the "that's gay" crowd within some social circles.
Japanese fashion is more interesting since it is not as heavily constrained.
I'm like a woolly mammoth from the neck down. Chest hair might be your answer as to why the Japanese can get away with showing more chest. In all my time in Korea, I've yet to see a dude who looks like he was born in a Hemingway sweater, thus the lower cut tees have a place.