Wearing No Undershirt - Page 2
That means what? Washing shirts after 3-5 wearings?
Until I saw many articles and threads on undershirts, I never knew so many Americans were so self conscious about showing their nipples or body hair. My boss at work is very hairy on his chest - not that I have seen it, but he never wears an undershirt.
One of my friends, now retired, always wears an undershirt (A-shirt), and in his last few years at work, always wore a shirt that was a bit too small, and the buttons were always gaping - a very cheap look. His shirts were always of thin material, so always displayed he had an A-shirt on. On the day he retired, he wore an open buttoned hawaiin shirt with a white T-shirt underneath, and an A-shirt under that.
I always say - to each his own, but if you have to wear an undershirt - be considerate and don't show that it is there. Underwear is underwear - keep it hidden when in public.
Undershirt with a dress shirt and tie for me, all seasons, no exceptions. If anything, they are more needed in the summer as they prevent damp spots of perspiration from appearing on my shirt. My dress shirts defiitely last a lot longer with them than they would without them.
Whomever said they don't feel dressed without one, that goes for me too. I'm trying to figure out what the down side is. Oh well, to each his own.
This is the most silly thing that I've read in a while. It's an undershirt; there's nothing to discover or experiment with. I'm not sure if some members take this too seriously or if their just too simple to realize the obvious (for instance, you don't have to wear undershirts).
I always wear an undershirt under dress shirts. It is more comfortable to me even in the summer. I usually wear a tie and wear crew neck. If open collar, I wear v neck. Undershirts are better if it cold for obvious reasons. When warm, they absorb sweat that might otherwise show. When I get to my office in the summer, the A/C is often set to arctic temperatures, so they are again helpful. Only problem I used to have was with undershirts coming untucked. Now, I buy from the Ribbed Tee and their shirts are reasonably priced and longer and fit snugly. They even have cooler shirts for summer. Problem solved.
A white or light-coloured shirt can discolour under the armpits if no undershirt is worn. Unlike wear on the inside of the cuff or colar, this is visible to others when the shirt is worn. Undershirts absorb (literally) that damage. I don't claim to "have it hard" but I would prefer that the quality dress shirts I buy last as long as possible.
I seem to recall hearing a phrase that goes, "Undershirt = Underage"
In my personal experience, it's more comfortable in the heat without an undershirt. Cotton undershirts get sweaty and stay sweaty. I've never tried the synthetic moisture-wicking shirts, but I feel just fine without them. Just give me a lightweight and breathable dress shirt and I'll be A-Okay.