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post #16 of 36
I recently gave up wearing a t-shirt under any kind of shirt (polo, dress shirt, etc.) when worn casually - I just came to the realization that it looks a little too college/frat-boy for my taste. I still wear a crew-neck t-shirt under my dress shirts when I am wearing a suit and tie, more out of habit than anything (perspiration is not a problem for me).
post #17 of 36
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I recommend a white v-neck.. If you aren't wearing your jacket, then it's obviously a casual enough situation where it doesn't matter if you can see the shirt underneath.
very good point. i wear a t-shirt under a dress shirt, and afterward the t-shirt smells like my deodorant. on the occasions i've worn a dress shirt sans undershirt, my shirt smelled like sweat. i don't know why this is, but it is.
post #18 of 36
Interesting - never thought about this. Perhaps, if you are in the habit of puting on your undershirt right after applying deodorant, then the undershirt enjoys the same protection from sweat as your armpit does as some of the deodorant will be transfered by contact before it dries. However, a dress shirt is not as snug as an undershirt so it does not get 'immunized' by the deodorant. How is that for a theory ? B
post #19 of 36
I am fortunate to live in Indianapolis, Indiana, where most men wear shite for clothing. Anything I do to look nice stands out. If my shoes are shined I get comments. My #1 shirt problem is what to wear beneath merino wool sweaters, especially those cut in a polo style. Wool irritates my skin to no end, so that is why I need an undershirt. But with an orange polo sweater, for example, I don't want a little triangle of a frikin white crewneck t-shirt sticking out. So what is the solution? T-shirts to coordinate with colors of sweaters? I haven't discovered the right color to go beneath orange. What I do now is wear a v-neck t-shirt, red, and keep a button on the sweater done so the t-shirt remains hidden. But has anyone found a better solution?
post #20 of 36
Thanks.
post #21 of 36
Today, I wore a white MTM shirt, and the outline of the V-NECK undershirt could be seen through the shirt. I have always felt this looks cheap and low-grade. I paid $120 for the shirt. A CREW neck undershirt should solve it.
post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by johnapril View Post
I am fortunate to live in Indianapolis, Indiana, where most men wear shite for clothing. Anything I do to look nice stands out. If my shoes are shined I get comments.

My #1 shirt problem is what to wear beneath merino wool sweaters, especially those cut in a polo style. Wool irritates my skin to no end, so that is why I need an undershirt. But with an orange polo sweater, for example, I don't want a little triangle of a frikin white crewneck t-shirt sticking out. So what is the solution? T-shirts to coordinate with colors of sweaters? I haven't discovered the right color to go beneath orange. What I do now is wear a v-neck t-shirt, red, and keep a button on the sweater done so the t-shirt remains hidden. But has anyone found a better solution?

Don't wear polos. Or orange, for that matter.
post #23 of 36
That's some potent thread necromancy.
post #24 of 36
I never wear an undershirt. Why would I add another layer of insulation and heat to a shirt with a buttoned up collar and a jacket? Nope. I will pass.

Also, it adds a whole new level of tuck difficulty when dealing with two layers.

Finally, it looks like shit if it is seen in any way, shape or form.

Mike
post #25 of 36
I use thin grey vnecks for wearing under white shirts. Got the tip by searching here in the past and was surprised it works great. The vneck and sleeve hem is invisible even under a lightweight dress shirt. I find any sort of heather color works the best. Grey or oatmeal.
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by kidkim2 View Post
On April 7, 1975, a lithe American Airlines stewardess told me how glad she was that, as she said, "You're not the kind of guy who wears an undershirt."  

Haven't touched one since.  (A tee shirt, not a stewardess.)

i love these kind of golden nugget quotes one carries with them for years after hearing. even better when with sexual undertones.
post #27 of 36
Look at wintersilks.com. They have superlightweight but warm and breathable undershirts in long and short sleeves with both crew and v-necks (for polos or open neck shirts). Impossible to see under a shirt, wash and dry easily and quickly and are light for packing.
post #28 of 36
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
Don't wear polos. Or orange, for that matter.

And give up any use of "frikin."
post #29 of 36
I have a similar problem: whenever I wear undershirts beneath my open-collar dress shirts, the thick gold chains I like to wear slide around too much beneath my shirt. Normally, my solution is to not wear an undershirt at all, and simply allow my thick, curly chest/lower neck hair to keep my chains in place.

However, I also sweat profusely and constantly, particularly during police interrogations. Is there some variant t-shirt that will both absorb my comically abundant sweat and allow my luxuriant chest hair its full functionality / exposure?

Please advise.
post #30 of 36
I tend to enjoy wearing V-neck undershirts, mostly because I don't wear a tie at work (casual offices are the best) but I wear button-downs frequently with two buttons open. I feel that a crewneck in those kind of situations look dorky.

What I do dislike is the fact that people can see my undershirt sleeves. I'm a fairly dark-skinned guy, so the sleeves do kind of pop out, especially when I'm standing directly under the kind of lighting you can expect in any office.

Cutting off the sleeves seems kind of drastic...and it would not help with perspiration in the summer, as I tend to overheat easily. Lucky for me though (or not so lucky), I sweat mostly on my face. A blessing and a curse.
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