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post #16 of 27
last time I wore a undershirt was 20 years ago ! Who wears under shirt these days ? No offence to anyone who likes them. My dad used to wear them religiously( not sure if he still wears them).He had it hard supporting his family and possibly wore them so that the shirts would last longer. Wearing a under shirt to protect an expensive shirt …. I don’t really get the idea. Shirts worst damages happens around the collar and underneath the cuff and a under shirt is no good to protect these places.
post #17 of 27
For my officewear I wear an undershirt every day, bar none. even during a heatwave I wear an undershirt.
post #18 of 27
I always wear an undershirt because I sweat, and because It's more comfortable having a layer of fabric between my body and my holster. I've tried going without, but it's less comfortable, and I end up having to wash my shirts more often.
post #19 of 27

No undershirt for me either so I try to pick shirts that aren't too thin.

post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by MedusaOblongata View Post

I always wear an undershirt because I sweat, and because It's more comfortable having a layer of fabric between my body and my holster. I've tried going without, but it's less comfortable, and I end up having to wash my shirts more often.

That means what? Washing shirts after 3-5 wearings? smile.gif
post #21 of 27
I work in a office, but it is fairly relaxed. The bigger bosses all wear collars and ties, but it varies as to whether they wear an undershirt. Here in Australia, many men who do wear an undershirt favour the A-shirt style, which really does look tacky under a white business shirt. I haven't worn an undershirt for over 40 years, and I don't like displaying whether or not I am wearing one - so I wear thicker material or darker colours. If you have to wear an undershirt, don't let me see it. A T-shirt under an open kneck shirt looks tacky. Wear a V-kneck. But sometimes even a dark coloured shirt can show the lines of an A-shirt.

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.
post #22 of 27
I wear a business suit and tie every workday and I always wear an A-shirt. While the A-shirt might be visible underneath my dress shirt, I look much, much better than the majority of my co-workers who are wearing so-called business casual attire. Never have I received a unfavorable comment from anyone about my wearing an A-shirt. To the contrary, the comments are always about my crisp, neat tailored look.
post #23 of 27

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.

post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by maybob View Post

 After wearing undershirts for a long time, I realized that lots of people don't and decided to experiment....

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).

post #25 of 27

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.

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

Wearing a under shirt to protect an expensive shirt …. I don’t really get the idea.

 

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. 

post #27 of 27

I seem to recall hearing a phrase that goes, "Undershirt = Underage" tounge.gif

 

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.

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