Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
I think the problem lies in that you need a very specific body type for it not to look bad. If you are super super thin, and the V shows your poking sterum, it looks bad. If you are at all soft in the pecs, you'll look "booby", which looks very bad. If your pecs are built-up to any degree, you'll have cleavage in the V, and that looks bad too.
Basically, you need definition under, but not on top of your pecs. It's a mericlessly hard to wear shirt, IMO.
this is quite possibly the most perfect explanation of the hit or miss quality of v-necks. i for one love the look, and especially when one can pull it off disheveled and slouchy looking
here are some examples of what i think constitutes successful attempts of wearing v-necks (and maybe a henley v-neck thrown in there too) . . .
braidkid does it well too
i think a necklace with some kind of catchy pendant whether it be a coin or bullet etc, helps the look out too also. it makes it look slightly less like 'look at my bare chest; i'm wearing a v-neck shirt' and more complete and 'hey look, cool necklace, cool shirt, cool pants - nice ensemble . . .'
i also tend to like them wider at the top and with the deepness of AA's regular v.