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barginbin

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Hello I'm new to the forum I'm just after some advice, hopefully in the future I will be able to contribute more and help others.

When wearing a polo shirt (mainly Rolph Lauren) would it look good if I wore a contrasting colour t-shirt underneath if so what length should the arms be for the t-shirt under the polo shirt?

I was thinking of a dark green polo with a yellow t-shirt underneath and having the t-shirts arms rolled up with the polos slightly for a smart casual look.

Advice please?

Thanks
 

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Your undershirt should never be visible.
 

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Originally Posted by onion
Your undershirt should never be visible.

+1

but at least even money that more people will disagree with the t-shirt not showing.
 

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I don't like tees under polos. My preference is for fitted polos which really doesn't leave a lot of room for another garment underneath anyway. I think just a well-fitted polo sans tee-shirt is a much slimmer look.

I tend to agree with the advice about tees not showing in general, with the possible exception of a sweater worn very casually. I'd rather see a fitted tee under a v-neck sweater than a v-neck sweater with bare skin exposed, for example. As another exception, tees worn just by themselves with jeans are fine. But I don't think it's a good look with most other shirts, and especially not with dress shirts.
 

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never wear T-s under polo shirts.
 

Robert

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There ya go. Sounds like a pretty simple rule to follow. And that way you don't have to worry about coordinating colors.
 

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+1 I prefer the fitted polos as well, and they leave NO room for me to fit an undershirt.
 

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Originally Posted by Lucky7
+1 I prefer the fitted polos as well, and they leave NO room for me to fit an undershirt.

I never knew it was possible until I bought a polo that ACTUALLY fit and wasn't a size too large.

To the OP I used to do what you want to and let me tell you it doesn't sound too nice to me anymore. I actually stopped doing it before I joined this forum but the polos I bought were too big for me anyway which was one of the reasons I did it, I didn't really try them on before I bought them. Waste of money now.
 

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By never wear a T under a polo does this rule out undershirts? This is my first post in DSTW, I don't know if you guys differentiate between undershirts and T's.
 

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Originally Posted by Bhowie
By never wear a T under a polo does this rule out undershirts? This is my first post in DSTW, I don't know if you guys differentiate between undershirts and T's.

You can wear an undershirt, I do. It just shouldn't be visible. This is why the V neck was created.
 

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When wearing a polo, be sure to have no undershirt and chest hair.

GQ had a great article recently on how a polo shirt should fit-

Additionally, there is a thread on here about how polo shirts are going out of style. Buy accordingly-
 

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Yes, only buy things that are currently in style. That way your wardrobe is sure to remain free of anything timeless, classic, or classy.
 

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The worst look ever is when people wear long sleeved t-shirts under a polo shirt. Buy a long sleeved polo shirt if you want to wear long sleeves.
 

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Hmm... Not sure about that.
 

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