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Do you wear an undershirt? Why?

Poll Results: Do you wear an undershirt?

 
  • 65% (213)
    Yes
  • 34% (110)
    No
323 Total Votes  
post #1 of 219
Thread Starter 
9 out of 10 of my coworkers wear undershirt. When I asked them why, they asked me why I wear underwear? How are they alike? And why are you wearing an undershirt. I don't undertstand it.
post #2 of 219
I wear an undershirt for warmth. Winter is real where I live.
post #3 of 219
I used to wear an undershirt - when I was 15 yo.

There are various reasons why insecure hetero males wear undershirts.

They think it makes them look slightly bigger.
They think it blocks sweat.
They don't like showing chest (they are afraid this will look gay).
As soon as they get home they take the dress shirt off and douche around in their t shirt.
They think they can wear the dress shirt 3x before laundering (only Reevolving).
They are afraid their delicate hetero nipples will show without an undershirt.
They find dress shirts stiff and itchy, they like the kindergarten-recess type of comfort that a cotton t provides.
They think they are Don Draper
post #4 of 219
I just wear an undershirt to keep warmer in cool weather. Don't wear 'em in warm weather.

I also sleep in my undershirt in cool weather.
post #5 of 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

9 out of 10 of my coworkers wear undershirt. When I asked them why, they asked me why I wear underwear? How are they alike? And why are you wearing an undershirt. I don't undertstand it.

An undershirt is underwear.

Layering in the winter. Layering in the summer.

Of course I fill out an A shirt quite well. lol8[1].gif
post #6 of 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

I used to wear an undershirt - when I was 15 yo.
There are various reasons why insecure hetero males wear undershirts.
They think it makes them look slightly bigger.
They think it blocks sweat.
They don't like showing chest (they are afraid this will look gay).
As soon as they get home they take the dress shirt off and douche around in their t shirt.
They think they can wear the dress shirt 3x before laundering (only Reevolving).
They are afraid their delicate hetero nipples will show without an undershirt.
They find dress shirts stiff and itchy, they like the kindergarten-recess type of comfort that a cotton t provides.
They think they are Don Draper


Yes. So?

 

post #7 of 219
have to agree with pebblegrain, undershirt wearing is a fairly uncouth, tacky practice better reserved for plumbers than men in the business world. Unless you have a terrible problem with underarm sweat, don't do it. The business suit (was) intended to be a functional ensemble... adding another unnecessary layer like an undershirt to keep the 'dress shirt' clean is about as artificial and impractical as low armholes, button-down collars, or excessive shoulder padding. I proudly show my nipples.
post #8 of 219
Blocks sweat
post #9 of 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicola View Post

An undershirt is underwear.
Layering in the winter. Layering in the summer.
Of course I fill out an A shirt quite well. lol8[1].gif

Now an A shirt - I never understood, even as a child. What is that for? Keep the tummy warm?
post #10 of 219
No, unless I need to wear a white dress shirt. Some dress shirt material is so thin, I wear a short-sleeve undershirt.

Or wearing a undershirt and layering a sweater/cardigan at home.

For other circumstances, No.
post #11 of 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by pebblegrain View Post

Now an A shirt - I never understood, even as a child. What is that for? Keep the tummy warm?

It wicks sweat. In the spring/fall it does keep the torso warm. It can actually keep you cooler during the summer.
post #12 of 219
I'd rather my undershirts have yellow pit stains than my nice dress shirts.
post #13 of 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

I'd rather my undershirts have yellow pit stains than my nice dress shirts.


+1

post #14 of 219
Thread Starter 
this is mind-boggling to me. I didn't realize so many individuals wore undershirts until I realized everyone at happy hour was wearing a disgusting yellowing t-shirt. What I really dont understand is why undershirts are worn by those with office jobs that require zero physical exertion. how much are you really sweating at your desk? or while walking 3 flights of stairs?
post #15 of 219
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post

I'd rather my undershirts have yellow pit stains than my nice dress shirts.
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Originally Posted by Snoopy View Post



+1

Laundry works too.
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