I am the opposite. I counter-intuitively wear an undershirt on hot days because i sweat like a bastard and i prefer not to have it show through my dress shirt.
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Lived abroad for 15 years and slowly got over my American conditioning of wearing undershirts. Women outside of the US do not find them sexy ... just the opposite and I was told so. Now that I am back here I noticed all the undershirts: I see them under dress shirts with an open collar, under polo shirts and even under T-shirts. What is up with that? Does it look *gay* not to wear one and expose one's chest just a little? Well, I see gay men wearing undershirts all the time. I think it comes down to this: in other parts of the world a well-dressed man is just that - a well-dressed man. Only in the States would a well-dressed man be thought of as gay ...
i remember at my previous job, some of the finer looking women told me that they didnt mind the undershirt peeking from underneath. instead, some even thought it was a nice contrast. I was gone from that job the following month
I wear a shirt and tie to work most days and have a commute that involves riding my bike for a mile uphill in the morning heat and humidity, getting on a stuffy, crowded DC Metro train, and then walking the rest of the way in. Plus, before I go to work, I run in the morning, and even if I allow myself an hour to cool down after I shower, my sweat switch has been flipped and it doesn't stop. A discreet, plain, white v-neck undershirt keeps the sweat from literally soaking through my dress shirt and making me arrive at the office looking as if I've jumped into a swimming pool with all my clothes on. I manage to dry off quickly in the cool air conditioned space of my workplace but before that happens, I manage to look presentable and feel better. An undershirt also makes me feel cooler despite the extra layer. Go figure. I don't give a crap about nipples or chest hair showing through my shirt - it's the sweat that bugs me.