Do you wear an undershirt? Why?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Feb 2, 2012.

Do you wear an undershirt?

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  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    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.
     


  2. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    I wear an undershirt for warmth. Winter is real where I live.
     


  3. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    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
     


  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    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.
     


  5. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    An undershirt is underwear.

    Layering in the winter. Layering in the summer.

    Of course I fill out an A shirt quite well. :lol:
     


  6. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    Yes. So?
     


  7. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    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.
     




  8. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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


  9. andrewgreg

    andrewgreg Senior member

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    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.
     


  10. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    It wicks sweat. In the spring/fall it does keep the torso warm. It can actually keep you cooler during the summer.
     


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


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    Snoopy Senior member

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    +1
     


  13. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    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?
     
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  14. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    Laundry works too.
     


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